From behind the scenes to front of house, ncn students have been assisting with one of the biggest events of the year for the National Ice Centre. The annual Christmas Gala, Dance to the Music of Time will take place at the National Ice Centre and Capital FM Arena Nottingham on Thursday 19 December 2013.
Students involved behind the scenes include; Hair and Beauty, Photography and Media Technology, with Foundation Degree in Hospitality Management Events students running the show. The experience gives ncn students the chance to work in a real life setting, whilst practising their well-honed skills.
Hayley Marks, 24, from Jacksdale, studying Foundation Degree Hospitality Management Events said: “When I was given the opportunity to work on such a large scale event at a high profile venue I was thrilled and couldn’t wait to get started! There was so much to take in at first but have really enjoyed it and learnt so much. I’m really looking forward to night of the Gala!”
Claire, 23, from Nottingham, also studying a Foundation Degree Hospitality Management added: “I was really excited to learn about the logistics of putting on such a large scale show. There is so much you don’t think about in terms of planning and preparation and has been a really valuable experience to me.”
Dance to the Music of Time will be presented by skaters from the National Ice Centre, with over 150 skating stars from 3-83 across Nottinghamshire, including skaters from the prestigious Junior Figure Skating Academy.
The dancers will showcase their skills and take audiences on an exciting journey through the music of time from the 1930s through to the present day.
The production will include the most memorable music of the last 80 years including the sound of the 30s and 40s with the Charleston, waltz and samba, the swinging 60s with The Beatles and Elvis, the 70s with Abba and Queen, the 80s with Madonna and Michael Jackson, the 90s with The Spice Girls and Steps, through to the current day with Bruno Mars and Little Mix!
The production will take place at 7pm on Thursday 19 December 2013 with tickets priced £5 for children and £6 for adults.
Tickets can be purchased online at national-ice-centre.com, by calling 0843 373 3000 or you can visit Ticketing and Customer Services, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA.
Skate UK Tots is for under 5s who want to take part in a fun and structured six week ice skating course. Our NISA Qualified Coaches will take your little ones from learning to stand on the ice to fully fledged skaters!
This programme has a progressive and continuous testing structure and tots are rewarded with certificates and stickers upon successful completion of each level.
Come along to give it a try and your tots could be the Junior Figure Skating Academy students of the future!
Skate UK Tots has four levels to progress through. Each of the six week courses will cost £35 and take place on Sunday 8.15-8.45am.
On Sunday 5 January Skate UK Tots will be launching with a FREE taster session 8.15-8.45am. Parents and tots can come along to meet the coaches, find out more about what you can learn and of course, have a go at finding your feet on the ice!
…as if that’s not good enough, anybody who comes to the session and books Skate UK Tots Level 1 on the day will receive a 25% discount. So, what are you waiting for?!
For more information about the taster session or Skate UK Tots, go online, call 0843 373 3000 or see us at Ticketing & Customer Services, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA.
The Nottingham Synchronized Skating Academy competed in the Winter Cup in Belgium last weekend. They came back to Nottingham with three Golds and one Bronze beating Germany, Poland and Belgium!
Juniors – Icicles – Bronze
Novice – Shadows – Gold
Juvenile – Silhouettes – Gold
Mixed Age – Rocking Robins – Gold (came first out of 8 teams with a massive score of 50.37)
A big well done to the Silhouettes, Rocking Robins, Shadows and Icicles who all posted fantastic scores at the Winter Cup in Belgium this weekend. We’re proud of all our skaters who once again represented NSSA and GB brilliantly! Keep up the good work!
Short track skaters from the National Ice Centre took to Solihull last weekend to compete in the Solihull open.
68 competitors attended the event and Nottingham had 24 skaters racing. Many were racing for the first time in their own category and many personal bests were achieved.
Kyle Ross-Waddell achieved 4th place
Nottingham competitors were: Isaac Raizada, Kyle Ross-Wadell, Freddie Polak, Oscar Ayo-Price, Coral Harewood & Isaac Hurley.
Ben Roberts achieved 1st place
Daniel Pickering achieved 3rd place
Nottingham competitors were: Ben Roberts, Holly Hoyland, Jack Urquhart, Harry Jessop, Daniel Pickering & Andrew Martin.
Shannon Scott achieved 1st place
Nottingham competitors were: Isabelle Roberts, Becca Peach, Georgia Shanahan, Shannon Scott, Becky Byng and Jessica Urquhart
Nottingham competitors were: Jacob Porter, Chris Murray & Andrew Garrett
Sophie Robertson achieved 1st place
Nottingham competitors were: Sophie Robertson, Willem Murray and Hollie Robertson
The next competition is an International competition this weekend (7-8 December) in Hasselt, Belgium – good luck to all competitors!