The hard work and dedication of the National Ice Centre’s skaters and coaches came to fruition at the annual British Figure Skating Championships in Sheffield last week, with gold medals achieved in the Novice Ladies competition, the Novice Men’s competition, Junior Dance and Senior Dance competitions.
1st place – Kloe Rozgonyi
30th place – Rebecca Gillespie
1st place – Joshua Brown
3rd place – Charlie Parry-Evans
Junior Ladies Competition
18th place – Emily Stuar
21st place – Kershia Broughton
22nd place – Abbie Forman
3rd place – David Richardson
Basic Novice Dance Competition
2nd place – Ellie O’Connell & Joshua Tarry
2nd place Coach Sophie Yates
1st place – Olivia Smart & Joe Buckland
1st place – Penny Coomes & Nick Buckland
Olivia & Joe and Penny & Nick train in the USA under Evgeny Platov and when they return to the UK they train in Nottingham with Philip Askew.
Head Coach, Joy Sutcliffe spoke of the dedication from Joshua and Kloe: “Both the skaters and their families have made great sacrifices to train at the National Ice centre. Joshua’s family relocated from Lincoln to Nottingham to support Joshua’s ambitions of achieving success at international level’. All the hard work and dedication has all come to fruition and culminated in the success at this Championship. At the beginning of the season Joshua’s goal was to become the British Champion and he has achieved this with an outstanding result.
“Kloe’s family relocated from Budapest to train with her coaches Gurgen Vardanjan and Jeranjak Ipakjan. At the 2012 British Championship Kloe achieved 9th place and with a great work ethic and commitment to the sport she has improved immensely and achieved her dream of becoming the British Champion.
“Rebecca Gillespie performed well in her first British Championship and we have great hopes for her in the future. All three skaters will be representing Great Britain in Budapest, Hungary in the Santa Clause Cup 2013 next week and following their success at the Championship, this will give them a great boost in their next competition.”
Nine young up and coming free skaters aged 11 – 14 qualified for the Championship, many of these have international experience including Nottingham’s Joshua Brown who recently won Silver at the 22nd Volvo Cup, Riga.
Joshua Brown won with a margin of 14 points and his overall winning score is the highest since the 2006 introduction of the new scoring system.
It was a special year for the British Championships, as not only were the Senior competitors competing for a title in their National Championships but they were also competing for the right to represent GB at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
We’ve got a Christmas cracker of a foam party planned… and you’re invited! Ice Nation and Capital FM are proud to present the 2013 Snow Ball at the National Ice Centre on Friday 20 December 2013.
We’re welcoming Capital FM Breakfast’s Dino & Pete, who will be our guest DJs for the evening, playing the best chart tunes and Christmas classics. And that’s not all… not only have we got the ice and foam machines, we can make it snow too with our new snow machines!
Come in your favourite festive fancy dress and look out for our NIC photographer. He’ll be taking pictures for the NIC’s official Facebook page. Ahead of the night we’ll be giving you the chance to win Snow Ball tickets on the NIC’s official Twitter, just look out for #SnowBall.
Tickets for the Snow Ball are priced at £10 per person (plus skate hire). The party starts at 7:30pm and will finish at 10:30pm (doors 7pm).
Tickets can be booked online over the phone on 0843 373 3000 or in person at Ticketing & Customer Services, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA.
And that’s not all we’ve got in store for you this festive season… we are going to be treating you to extra disco sessions on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve! We have our awesome DJs booked for the Christmas Eve public skating sessions 9.30-11.30am and 13.15-15.45pm AND for the public session 13.15-15.45pm on New Years Eve when DJ Delroy will be playing all the best tracks from 2013.
Click here to see our full Christmas public skating timetable and book your skating online!
Here at the National Ice Centre we’re hosting a very special Parent and Toddler festive get together on Wednesday 18 December 2013 between midday and 1pm on the Capital One Rink.
Children aged between 18 months and five years can take part in this fun activity where expert coaches will be on the ice with you and your youngsters. Christmas songs will be playing to get your little ones all excited for Santa’s arrival!
With a giant Christmas tree alongside all the usual toys on the ice* and a large Olympic sized rink with plenty of room to skate with friends and family; we have Christmas all wrapped up! Enjoy a festive skate and experience the magic of Christmas at the National Ice Centre, whatever the weather!
Parent & Toddler – £6.50
Additional Toddler – £3.50
Additional Adult – £6.00
Please note group bookings cannot be taken for this session.
*Skating aids are subject to availability.
Visit the National Ice Centre between 30 November 2013 and 5 January 2014 come rain, sleet or snow for a magical Christmas experience. Click here to see our Christmas skating times and book online for our Christmas public sessions.
So far this Christmas we have our special Christmas Rink skating sessions, a Parent & Toddler Christmas Party AND our annual Snow Ball 2013 foam party in association with Capital FM. But we didn’t think we were treating you quite enough this festive season…
We are hosting not one, not two but THREE extra Christmas disco sessions on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve!
We have our awesome DJs booked for the Christmas Eve public skating sessions 9.30-11.30am and 13.15-15.45pm AND for the public skating session 13.15-15.45pm on New Years Eve when DJ Delroy will be playing all the best tracks from the last 12 months to see off 2013 with a bang!
With a giant Christmas tree and a large Olympic sized ice rink with plenty of room to skate with friends and family; we have Christmas all wrapped up. Click here to see our full Christmas public skating timetable and book your skating online!
Tickets can also be booked online, over the phone on 0843 373 3000 or in person at Ticketing & Customer Services, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA.