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The running order for annual competition between the Isle of Wight and Gosport on Saturday 24 June at Planet Ice Gosport is as follows:

Synchro teams for the Sue Buckingham Cup
1. Wight Crystals
2. Gosport Shooting Stars
3. Wight Sequins
4. Gosport All Stars
5. White Sparkles

Ice Cut

Class One: Level 1 and under
1. Olivia Farr
2. Ruby Matthews
3. Eloise Whitelock
4. Maisy Foreman
5. Eloise Hayward
6. Anneliese Smith

Class Two: Level 2 to level 5
1. Sam Ellyatt
2. Jessica Curtis
3. Sophia Elliot
4. Georgina Evans
5. Izzy Curtis
6. Charleigh-May

Class Three: Level 6 and above
1. Amy World
2. Tivoli Thompson
3. Robbie World
4. Keelin Scholes
5. Roxy Collins
6. Grace Fitzpatrick

Class Four: Adults – over 21
1. Melody Samiee
2. Steve Wood
3. Libby Watts
4. Alison Wright
5. Gemma-Dee Walton

Class Five: 2s, 3s and 4s level 1 and under
1. Clowns
2. Blade of Glory
3. Sassy Servants
4. Pirates
5. OMG

Class Six: 2s, 3s and 4s level 2 and over
1. Alice In Wonderland
2. High School Musical
3. Cruzin
4. Two Looneys
5. Magnificent 4

Class Seven: Group number (5+ skaters)
1. IoW 1
2. Elftastic
3. Peter Pan

Please be ready to skate at 4:45pm.

Information provided by the IWID&FSC.

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IW skaters at Planet Ice’s artistic competition at Gosport, 3 June 2017.

Anneliese kicked off the competition for the Isle of Wight in the Bronze, Silver and Gold Passport solo artistic event, winning gold with her Moana routine. She was every bit the little star and everyone loved her routine. Daddy Howard had been very busy building props as well, as she had her very own Moana boat


The NISA levels 1 to 4 solo class saw an Isle of Wight 1-2-3, with Sophia Elliott earning gold for a fantastic Wizard of Oz routine in which she started off as the scarecrow and changed into Dorothy halfway through. Izzy Curtis and her Aladdin routine took silver, and Jess Curtis was just behind her big sister with bronze for her “be my guest” Disney Descendants routine.


Proving that hard work does pay off and laughing the whole way through the routine, the superb performance from The Pirates (Arwen Rowdon, Eloise Hayward, Ellie and Josie Watts) claimed gold in the groups, aged under 21 class.
There was silver too for Alice in Wonderland’s birthday party, a high-energy entertaining routine from Izzy and Jess Curtis, Anneliese Smith and Courtney Lane. Bronze went to Gosport


The Pirates: Arwen Rowdon, Eloise Hayward, Ellie and Josie Watts. Coach Terri Smith is pictured top between the parrot and the skeleton

Link: Event report

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We’d like to welcome back the Isle of Wight Ice Dance & Figure Skating Club to iowskaters.com. There’s now a new Club News category, which will be used to post details of club events, the achievements of club skaters and so on. The website will be amended shortly to include a page for club contact details, and we’ll be revising other pages where appropriate as soon as possible. The former club website at http://www.iwidfsc.co.uk will be wound down in due course.

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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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Murrayfield Opens take place from 28 April to 3 May at Murrayfield ice rink, Edinburgh, and IW skater Nikita Heathfield is taking part in the level 9 ladies short and free competitions. Nikita currently trains at and represents Dundee, and says she will be debuting her new programmes at the event.

Update (2 May): Nikita was third in the free skate for level 9 ladies, scoring 61.57 for a new personal best. According to Nikita this is her first solo medal since 2012! A costume malfunction in the short programme for level 9 ladies meant she could score only  21.01 for 9th place. The short and the free were held as two separate competitions at this event.

Results: http://www.johnds.org/MISC17/

Club site: http://www.murrayfield-isc.co.uk/

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The 2017 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships gets under way this week in Colorado Springs, USA.

Teams have been arriving in the US over the past week to acclimatize to the time difference (7 hours behind the UK) and the altitude: the event arena is at more that 1,700 metres, and many competing teams train at not much above sea level. The last particularly high altitude championships, at Courmayeur in 2014, was at only about 1,400 metres. Teams have been able to practice at the nearby US Airforce Academy rink at over 2,000 metres.

The UK is again represented by Team Zariba of Aberdeen, who flew out Tuesday. Zariba managed to raise an impressive £22,829 through fundraising to finance the trip. The Isle of Wight’s Gemma Marsh is flying the flag for Sweden as part of Team Surprise (Sweden 1).

Unofficial practice gets under way tomorrow (5 April). The short programme is on 7 April, starting at 6pm local time until 9.24pm (1am to 4.24 am on 8 April in the UK); the free is on 8 April at 3.45pm to 8.30pm (10.45pm on 8 April to 3.30am on 9 April in the UK). Times are taken from the current schedule at: http://assets.ngin.com

Streaming is via icenetwork in the US and requires a season pass. For the rest of the world, it is streamed free on the ISU skating channel: the competition is typically available at lower resolution on catch-up afterwards if the live viewing times prove too much.

Entries and results: www.isuresults.com/results/season1617/wcsys2017

Streaming (free, embargoed in US): www.eurovisionsports.tv/isu/

Streaming (US only, requires season pass): http://web.icenetwork.com

Official Website: www.2017synchroworlds.com

ISU event page: www.isu.org

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The Junior World Synchronized Skating Championships take place from 10 to 11 March in Mississauga, Canada. Great Britain is represented at the event by Nottingham Icicles.

Streaming of the event will be via YouTube, and live results are at http://www.isuresults.com/results/season1617/wjcsys2017/.

According to the current schedule, the short programme runs from 6.30pm to 9.09pm on Friday (UK time 11.30pm Friday to 2.09am Saturday); the free programme from 3pm to 6.22pm on Saturday (UK time 8pm to 11.22pm).

Official site: https://skatecanada.ca

ISU event page: www.isu.org

Results: www.isuresults.com

Streaming (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/user/SkatingISU

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