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IW synchronized skating teams take a break from their nightly travels to mainland training rinks to compete at the Viola Synchronized Skating Competition at Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff on 9 and 10 December.

Wight Jewels compete at senior level, facing hosts Team Viola. Wight Crystals compete at advanced novice B, Wight Sparkles in the juvenile category, and Wight Sequins at elementary level.

The teams are all sponsored by Wightlink.

Update (11 December): The teams came home with one gold and three silver medals. Wight Crystals placed first, and the Jewels, Sparkles and Sequins all placed second in their categories.

Results: http://www.iceresultsuk.org.uk/ViolaSynchroCompetition/2017/index.htm

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Unusually,  this year iowskaters gets to report on IW interest in the Australian Figure Skating Championships in Brisbane from 1 to 8 December. Former Wight Jewel Beth Howarth competes as a member of Brisbane’s Team Nova at senior level in synchronized skating on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December.

Update (4 December): Nova finished third overall with a score of 98.64. With luck they will be on the international competition circuit later in the season, possibly even competing against Wight Jewels.

Link: http://isq.org.au/news.php

Results: http://isq.org.au/Results/result.htm

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The British Figure Skating Championships take place at iceSheffield this week from 28 November to 4 December. IW skater Nikita Heathfield, now representing Dundee, competes at junior level, the short programme for which is on Thursday 30 November. There are 30 skaters in the category.

Update (4 December): Unfortunately, with a short programme score of 29.14, Nikita was one place outside qualifying for the free programme. As this is her last possible year at junior level, she will move up to compete at senior level next season.

Details: www.iceskating.org.uk

Results: http://www.iceresultsuk.org.uk/BritishChampionship/2017/index.htm

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Team Surprise, free programme, Shanghai Trophy 2017

Part of iowskaters’ role is to continue to report on IW skaters who have flown the nest. We are delighted to report that Gemma Marsh, who now skates for Sweden’s Team Surprise, won another international medal when the team took bronze at the 2017 Shanghai Trophy over 24 to 26 November.

The Shanghai Trophy is an invitational event that includes short track speed skating and synchronized skating, and this year was extended to include the four figure skating disciplines: pairs, dance, and individual men and ladies. The synchronized skating competition is attended by teams from the top five nations in the sport.

Team Surprise were in fourth place after the short programme, but pulled up to third in the free.

The competition is no longer available on replay on the Olympic Channel.

Short programme: https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/playback/ice-skating-2017-isu-shanghai-trophy-china-day-1-part-2/

Free programme: https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/playback/ice-skating-2017-isu-shanghai-trophy-china-day-2-part-2/

Gala (starts 3 hours in): https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/playback/ice-skating-2017-isu-shanghai-trophy-china-day-3/

Results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season1718/sht17/

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IW-born TJ Nyman takes to the ice with pairs partner Sarah Feng in the Junior Grand Prix in Zagreb, Croatia, today. They skate 6th out of 12 in the short programme. TJ and Sarah skate for the USA, but TJ’s first steps on ice were taken at Ryde ice rink. This is TJ and Sarah’s first international season in pairs.

The event is broadcast on YouTube, and the pairs event starts at 1.30pm local time – 12.30pm UK time.

Update (Friday 29 September): The streaming link for the pairs free programme today, starting at 1.10pm UK time is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6gCbbFxPNA

Streaming (pairs): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-o5tm4MrDw

Streaming (ISU junior grand prix channel): https://www.youtube.com/isujuniorgrandprix

Results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season1718/jgpcro2017/index.htm

Event website: http://www.croskate.hr/hr/aktualno/isu-junior-grand-prix-of-figure-skating/

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IW skaters are in action this week at Skate Southern Club International at Lee Valley Ice Centre, London. The competitions run from 25 to 28 September.

On Monday, Anneliese Smith was 12th in the the beginner ladies aged 8 and under (score: 12.03). Lara Harrison was 16th in the beginner ladies aged 11 and over (score: 9.08).

Tuesday saw six IW skaters in the level 1 ladies age 11 and over. Jessica Curtis placed 9th with 14.93, Josie Watts 24th with 11.26, Arwen Rowdon 25th with 11.22, Eloise Hayward 26th with 10.93, Courtney Lane 27th with 10.38 and Ellie Watts 29th with 9.58.

Sophia Elliott was 4th, scoring 19.26, in the level 2 ladies aged 11 and under. Isabel Curtis’ score of 15.66 placed her 9th in the level 3 ladies age 13 and over.

On Wednesday, Toni Delap was 12th with a score of 29.57 in the basic novice B ladies aged under 15.

Results: http://www.icephoto.co.uk/SS1709/

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IW skater Nikita Heathfield competed in the junior ladies competition at Sheffield IJS on 1 to 4 August at iceSheffield.

She scored 29.23 in the short program for 16th place, and 56.59 in the free for 12th place, giving an overall total of 85.82 and a final position of 15th place.

Nikita currently trains at and represents Dundee.

Results: http://www.icephoto.co.uk/IJSSheffield17/

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