Bracknell Ice Skating CLub

BISC - Newsletter September 2003

Bracknell Ice Skating Club Newsletter - September 2003


Test Success

The following club members passed NISA figure skating tests on September 1:
Rebecca Fraser - Level 1 elements and novice field moves;
Hayley Walker - prelim field moves;
Tristan Whitney - Level 1 free and prelim field moves;
Anastasia Brenikov - Level 2 elements and free and prelim field moves;
Hannah Byrne - Level 2 elements and prelim field moves;
Jessica Ledermann and Robyn Vaughan - inter-bronze field moves;
David Truby - Level 4 elements and free.

Good luck

The club wishes the best of luck to Kira Geil and Andrew Smykowski when they represent Britain in a Junior Grand Prix ice dance competition in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on October 2-5.

The club also wishes good luck to its synchro teams, Ice Precise and Ice Crystals, in the British championships qualifying competition at Lee Valley on October 25.

Annual meeting

All paid-up club members are invited to attend, and vote at, the club's AGM to be held upstairs at the JNLC at 7pm on October 22. The committee would appreciate your support.

Gala programmes

Copies of the gala programme are still available and can be bought from the club table on Wednesdays or by asking a committee member.

200 Club

The winners of the August 200 Club draw were Mrs C Francis (£38) and Judy Wheeler (£9). The tickets, as usual, were drawn by rink reception staff.


Copies of BISC News with colour photographs are now available, priced £1. Members can still get black and white copies free as part of their membership.

Have you paid?

With rehearsals for this year's ice show getting under way soon, all cast members are reminded that they must be paid-up club members if they wish to skate in the pantomime.


The club urgently needs a fundraiser to help bring in additional money to pay for club activities and boost the club's funds.

The role would include taking overrunning the 200 Club and organising raffles at the gala and Christmas social. Other than that it would be down to whoever takes on the post to come up with their own ideas for boosting income. These could include social events, tracking down trusts and funds which might have money available for the club, and trying to get support from locally based companies.

If you don't have time to attend committee meetings, that need not be a problem.

The club would also be pleased to hear from anyone interested in holding one-off fundraising events like a quiz evening or barbeque party.


Some years the BISC committee has several men among its members. Currently there are just two although a number of men do help the committee in other ways.

For the chairman's sake, if nothing else, it would be nice to have a few more men join. The committee meets only about once in six weeks. Other than that, how much or little you do for the club would be down to you. If you are interested in helping BISC in this way, please talk to a committee member.

Diary Dates

26-28: N. Ireland Open Champs.
27-28: British Adult Championships.
Southern League Hot Ice artistic competition, Gosport.
Regional tests, Romford.

1: BISC elements (SSJ) competition, 6.15pm.
Regional tests, Deeside.
2-5: Junior Grand Prix, Ostrava, Czech Republic.
6: BISC cttee meeting, 7pm.
7-8: Alexandra Palace Open.
11-15: Scottish Open Championships incl. dance and synchro quali- fying classes, Dumfries.
13-14: NISA dev camp, Romford.
22: BISC AGM, 7pm.
Synchro qualifier, Lee Valley.
29: BISC 200 Club draw.
Oxford Open

5: BISC field moves and dance moves competition, 6.15pm.
9: Synchro qualifier, Nottingham.
BISC 200 Club draw.
28: Regional tests, Nottingham

2-6: British Primary, Junior and Senior Championships, Sheffield.
10: Pantomime, 6.30pm.
11: Pantomime, noon.
12: Pantomime, 7pm.
13: Pantomime, 2pm & 6pm.
14: Pantomime, 2pm & 6pm.
11-14: Junior Grand Prix final, Malmo, Sweden.
12-14: Grand Prix final, Colorado Springs, USA.

19-25: Four Continents Championships, Hamilton, Canada.

2-8: European Championships, Budapest, Hungary.

1-7: Junior World Championships, The Hague, Holland.
22-28: World Championships, Dortmund, Germany.

BISC News can only include details about how members are doing if it hears from them. Please make sure you keep the club informed by telling publicity officer, Scott Waller, about your achievements. You can do this by talking to Scott at the rink or by leaving a note for her either at the club table or rink reception.

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