Bracknell Ice Skating CLub

BISC - Newsletter December 2004

Bracknell Ice Skating Club Newsletter - December 2004


Test Successes

Congratulations to the following BISC members who passed NISA free skating tests on December 6:

Jordan Brown, Rachael Potts and Sophie Torrington - novice field moves, Level 1 elements and free;
Alana Hudson -prelim field moves, Level 2 elements and free;
James Bailey - Level 3 elements and free;
Olivia Clarke - inter-bronze field moves, Level 3 elements and free;
Elinor Bowes - bronze field moves;
David Truby - Level 5 elements and free.

Dance Club

A monthly dance club is to be introduced on a trial basis in the new year. It will be open to skaters from other rinks who can either join BISC or pay a guest fee in addition to the £4 cost of ice. The format has still to be finalised but it is likely that compulsory dance music will be played and skaters - solo and couples - will be able to join in any dances they know.

The first session will be from 9.15-10.30pm on Wednesday, January 19 and then on the third Wednesday of each month.

While it is envisaged that - due to the lateness - the session will appeal mostly to adults, all BISC members will be welcome providing they are proficient at the dances.

200 Club

The winners of the November 200 Club draw were Jen Truby (£31) and Sandra Kemp (£8). Those people who bought shares for the start of this year now need to renew their subscription. They can do so at the club table on Tuesdays, by downloading a form from the BISC website or by seeing Karen Dredge who has taken over running the 200 Club from Scott Waller. Anyone who doesn't already have a share, or who would like additional shares for themselves, their family or friends, should also buy them now, ready for the January 2005 draw.

NTC at Bracknell

BISC is delighted that it has won the support of the National Team Challenge committee to host next year's competitition. The event will be held at the JNLC on Sunday, June 26.

Synchro Raffle

The club's synchro section is running a raffle to raise funds to alleviate the costs for members of Ice Precise and Fusion.

Among the many prizes is £100 cash, a copy of Microsoft Office Publisher 2003, Virgin Vie gift sets including a cosmetics set worth over £100, and a skater's hamper. There's also Microsoft Photo Premium software, 2 x £50 vouchers from John Watts (for the purchase of blades direct from the factory), and lots of bottles of wine.

Tickets at £1 each are available from Sacha Hartley or any member of the synchro squad.

The draw is on December 20.

Stocking fillers

Stuck for ideas for Christmas presents and stocking fillers. Then visit the club table or speak to Laura Hetebrij, Toni Barrett or Allison Brown about the club's merchandise range. There's items to suit all skaters and all pockets.

And don't forget to order your copy of the gala video, priced £8.

Videos & DVDs

The club’s collection of ISU videos and DVDs, designed to help skaters to improve their elements, is proving very popular.

For a £5 deposit for each video or DVD, they can be borrowed free of charge for a week from the club table on Wednesdays although there may be a waiting list.

The titles are: How to Spin; How to Jump – axel, salchow, and loop; How to Jump – flip, toe loop, lutz; and Pairs. Each has sections about each jump/spin including history, technique, errors, corrections and skaters comments.

Have you paid?

Don't forget that anyone who skates on club ice on Wednesdays must pay at reception for each part of the session they skate on-ie, 6.15-6.45pm, 6.45-7.30pm and 7.30-8pm.

Tickets must be handed to the duty committee member at the gate before going on the ice at the start of each session.

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.

Diary Dates

15-19: Pantomime "Cinderella" at JNLC
16-19: Grand Prix Final China

23: British Synchro Championships
24-30: European Championships, Torino Italy
25: BISC Artistic Competition

6: Grimsby Open
7-13: Four Continents Championship, Seoul, Rep. of Korea.
12-13: British Novice Championships, Nottingham
24-26: Synchro International, Zagreb
28-Mar 6: World Junior Championships, Kitchener, Canada

2-5: Synchro International, NIC
7-8: Bradford Open
10-13: Synchro Junior World Challenge Cup, Switzerland
12-13: Magnum Open
14-20: World Champioships, Russia
16: Bristol Open

14-15: Coventry Open-solo dance qualifier & accredited dance.
22-23: Synchro World Championships, Gothenburg, Sweden.
22-23: Oxford Adult Open.
24-29: Bracknell Open (free & dance accredited).

2: iceSheffield solo dance qual.
20: Oxford Open

1-3: Blackpool Open
17-19: Deeside Open
23-24: Bracknell Adult Open - free 23rd, dance 24th.
National Team Challenge JNLC Bracknell
28-July 1: Basingstoke Open

7: Telford Open
23-24: Solo Ice Dance Champioships

25-29: Bracknell Academy Summer Camp (provisional) AUGUST:
3-7: NISA Cup, iceSheffield

14-15: Chelmsford Open (accredited).

2: British Adult Championships, NIC

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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