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!
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.