IW skaters at the Guildford Opens this week (23 to 26 May) achieved the following results:

Level 1 ladies aged 9 and under: 10th Sophia Elliott (9.78)

Level 6 ladies: 4th Toni Delap (26.60)

Adult pre-bronze: 4th Melody Sharifi (9.53)

Toni’s score was good enough to pass her level 7 test.

Results: http://www.icephoto.co.uk/GUI16/

IW skaters took part in the Bracknell Singles Opens on 21 to 22 April 2016, achieving the following results:

Beginner Ladies aged 10 and over: 6th Courtney Lane (11.04), 12th Eloise Hayward (9.75)

Official results: http://www.icephoto.co.uk/BRAFS16/

IW synchronized skating teams are having an auction to raise funds for the forthcoming season. The auction takes place on 14 May at Browns Cafe & Golf in Sandown. Items up for auction and the link for email bids are detailed on our special IW Synchro Auction page.

List updated 4 May.


The 2016 senior World Synchronized Skating Championships take place this week in Budapest on 7 to 9 April.

iowskaters should be at the event in time for the opening ceremony on 7 April, and any coverage we see fit to put up will be on our Facebook page. Our ability to post will be limited by internet connections. We are there mainly to enjoy ourselves: you might want to follow Jura Synchro for reports from the event (www.jurasynchro.ch).

Live streaming of the event is on the ISU skating channel at http://www.eurovisionsports.tv/isu/. The event is geoblocked in the USA and Canada: coverage in the USA is on icenetwork.com and requires a season pass.

The short programme starts at 6pm CET (5pm UK, noon east coast USA) on Friday 8 April; the free programme starts at 3pm CET (2pm UK, 9am east coast USA) on Saturday 9 April.

Official website: http://syswc2016budapest.hu/en/

Streaming: http://www.eurovisionsports.tv/isu/live.html?id=66

Results: http://syswc2016budapest.hu/en/result/

The following skaters passed NISA tests at Ryde Arena on 18 March 2016:

Field Moves

Level 1: Hannah Brown, Arwen Rowdon, Melody Sharifi, Ellie Watts, Josie Watts
Level 2: Kerry Baynes, Eloise Hayward, Savannah Randall, Stella Stratton
Level 3: Savannah Randall
Level 5: Oliver Brunton
Level 6: Will Riley


Level 1: Kerry Baynes, Izzy Curtis, Jess Curtis, Courtney Lane, Bethan Perry


Pattern Dance 1: Arron Grist


Level 1: Kerry Baynes, Izzy Curtis, Jess Curtis, Courtney Lane, Bethan Perry, Steve Wood
Level 5: Keelin Scholes

This information is subject to confirmation by NISA.

Arron’s dance test pass is the first dance test on the Island for something like 10 years. Well done, Arron.


Fancy trying synchro? The Isle of Wight teams take in skaters from across the south of England – and even beyond. Work on the next season has already started, and we’re looking for new members. Last season, the Island fielded elementary, basic novice, senior and adult teams – levels may change this season, but our senior and adult teams already plan to build on their successes.

Training is already taking place at the re-roofed Ryde Arena, which is hoped to be fully open to the public again in May. Training for the senior team also requires gym work and other off-ice activities to build overall fitness and strength.

The ISU Synchronized Skating Junior World Challenge Cup takes place in Zagreb, Croatia, on 11 and 12 March, with UK interest in the shape of Nottingham’s Icicles. Icicles will be trying to better their excellent result of 14th place in the world, which they have attained twice over the past two years.

The 13th Zagreb Snowflakes Trophy also takes place over the two days, covering Basic and Advanced Novice and Senior events.

Update (14 March 2016): Icicles were 15th overall in the JWCC with a total score of 97.29, which as usual was well down on the score at the British Championships (117.44 – scores at the British typically do not withstand contact with the real world of ISU competitions). Icicles were 15th after the short on 32.28, and 15th in the free on 65.01. Although they slipped one place compared with last year, they were 22.18 points clear of the 16th-placed team, and therefore firmly in the mix in the cluster of countries scoring in the high 90s to low 100s, with plenty to build on for next season.

Live streaming

Live streaming has been announced at a cost of GBP 8.49 per day and is available via Daily Motion:

Day 1: www.dailymotion.com/video/x3wogbw_isu-synchronized-skating-junior-world-challenge-cup-2016-day-1_sport

Basic Novice starts at 4pm CET (3pm UK), the Junior short of the JWCC at 5.45 pm CET (4.45pm UK), and the Senior short at 9.05pm CET (8.05pm UK).

Day 2: www.dailymotion.com/video/x3wpvi3_isu-synchronized-skating-junior-world-challenge-cup-2016-day-2_sport

Advanced Novice starts at 4pm CET (3pm UK), the Junior free of the JWCC at 4.30pm CET (3.30pm UK), and the Senior free at 8.20pm CET (7.20pm UK)

If you were directed here by the ISU website, please note that iowskaters is merely reporting the links published on the croskate.hr website and the charges posted on the Daily Motion site, and is neither responsible for streaming coverage of the event nor the decision to charge £8.49 a day.

Last year’s coverage via the same route was a debacle; this year was no better, the issue was initially incessant commentary and then termination of the stream on day two because of complaints to Daily Motion that copyright was infringed on the music. Copyright infringement is a new problem for post-event skating videos on services such as YouTube, with a number of routines muted because of music copyright infringement in a particular country; loss of coverage of the JWCC is possibly the first live broadcast event to suffer during transmission.

Results (JWCC): http://www.tvoj-toner.com/sswjcc/

Results (Zagreb Snowflakes Trophy): http://www.tvoj-toner.com/zst/

Official site: www.croskate.hr