Planet Ice artistic competition, Gosport

Planet Ice Gosport held the first of its artistic skating competitions on Saturday 3 June. The event was one of several regional heats at Planet Ice rinks, with the winners of each heat going to the final in Coventry in July.

Results of IW skaters taking part were as follows:

Passport Bronze, Silver and Gold: 1st Anneliese Smith

NISA levels 1 to 4: 1st Sophia Elliott, 2nd Izzy Curtis, 3rd Jess Curtis. Also skating in this event were Eloise Hayward and Robbie World*.

NISA levels 5 and over: 1st Amy World*

Solo Adults: 1st Melody Sharifi*

Groups, any level, aged under 21: 1st Eloise Hayward, Ellie Watts, Josie Watts and Arwen Rowdon; 2nd Jess Curtis, Izzy Curtis, Courtney Lane and Anneliese Smith

Groups, any level, aged 21 and over: 1st Kerry Baines and Melody Sharifi*

IW coach Terri Smith says: “I was extremely proud of all IW skaters competing at Gosport, with IW club members winning six out of seven categories entered and going on to the finals. Many hours have been devoted to prop making and costumes and our skaters did us proud.

“A special mention to Eloise and Anneliese in their first ever solo artistic style competition, you nailed it girls.

“Now we look forward to our annual friendly artistic competition against Gosport on Saturday 24 June. This will be held at Gosport as IW skaters have no home rink to train – many are regularly training at Gosport and Guildford to continue their dreams.”

* Robbie and Amy have in the past both represented the IW but train at Gosport; Amy is a member of the IW synchronized skating teams. Melody trains at Gosport but represents the IW at opens.

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