Bracknell Ice Skating CLub

BISC - Newsletter August 2005

Bracknell Ice Skating Club Newsletter - August 2005



Test Successes

None To Report


Don't go on holiday without collecting your BISC gala raffle tickets. And if you are going away, why not take extra tickets to sell to all those new people you will meet! There's loads of super prizes including a trip for two on the London Eye plus lunch for two during a cruise on the Thames. There's also a prize for the club member who sells the most tickets.

The raffle, to be drawn at the annual gala on September 23, is to boost funds for off-ice activities and to help cover the costs of staging the gala.

Panto Registration

All registration of skaters in this year's pantomime is to be carried out in one session at the rink. It means a parent or guardian of any skater who is not old enough to have left school will need to attend the meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday, September 21.They will need to take along:

- 2 passport-size photos
- 1 completed head teacher's letter (these will be available in advance on the club website or from rink reception)
- 1 copy of birth certificate.
They will then complete the licence application on the spot - forms will not leave the rink. Skaters do not need to attend the meeting but they will not be able to skate in the pantomime if they do not have a licence. They must also be paid-up club members.

Group Lessons

There seems confusion among some members about attending the subsidised group lessons. Although there is an eight-week programme, members can attend whenever they like - they do not have to attend all eight.

Name That Group

The BISC committee is looking for names for the three groups - up to Level 2, Levels 3-6, and Level 7 and above - which will be used for the club's group lessons from September. There is a prize for anyone whose names are chosen. The committee has already rejected the names Junior, Intermediate and Senior because of confusion with some championship levels. Please leave your selection of names, plus your name and phone number, on a piece of paper at the club table or at rink reception for Scott Waller. Closing date September 10.

Water, water.

The idea of selling water bottles with the club's logo has been dropped because, when the bottles are lined up on the barrier, it would be difficult to tell which bottle belongs to whom!

Feeling sociable?

BISC needs someone to run social activities so that club members can get to know each other better. If there is anyone who would like to organise something - a barbeque, barn dance, quiz evening, race night, or visits to ice shows etc ) - the committee would love to hear from you. You don't have to become a committee member.

Fitness classes

These sessions, for all club members, continue throughout the summer school holiday so that skaters can maintain - and hopefully improve - their fitness and stamina levels at a time when they may be doing less physical activity than usual. They are held from 5.15-6pm on Thursdays on the playing field across the road from the rink. They are open to any club member aged at least eight and cost just £1.50.

200 Club

The 200 Club July draw was won by Wendy Dawson (£24) and Sacha Hartley (£6). Profits help subsidise club off-ice activities. Subscription for the rest of this year is £5 - you could win £24 each month and £48 in December. See Karen Dredge or ask at the club table.

Club Table

Don't forget that, thanks to Toni Barrett and Allison Brown, the club table is now open from 9am-1pm on Saturdays as well as during club time on Tuesdays on the far side of the rink near the AV room. As well as selling club merchandise, the table has details about Open competitions and a wide range of information about BISC and ice skating.

Photo Permits

If you are under 16, the club cannot submit photos of you to the local newspapers or publish them on the club website unless you have filled in a photo permit form obtainable from the club table or from the website.

Videos & DVDs

The clubs 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

5-9: NISA Cup, iceSheffield
20-21: Scottish Adult Championships, Dumfries
27-28: Ayr Open

4: Bristol Adults Competition.
6: BISC Fun Night competitions
10: Pilates re-starts.
12-13: Chelmsford Open
14-16: Accredited Open - free, dance and synchro, iceSheffield
17-18: Paisley Open
19: Swindon Open.
20: Pantomime registration mtng, JNLC, 7.30pm
22: Gala dress rehearsal, 6-8pm

1-2: British Adult Championships, iceSheffield
1-3: Dundee Open 10: Regional Tests, Milton Keynes 10-12: Alexandra Palace Open 15-21: Scottish Championships & Accredited Open - Free and Dance, Dumfries

TBC: Regional Tests, Deeside 19: Synchro Competition, Lee Valley 29-Dec 3: British Primary, Junior & Senior Championships. iceSheffield.

TBC: Regional Tests, Swindon 10-18: Final rehearsals and perfor- mances of Bracknell panto.

16-22: European Championships, Lyon, France.
23-29: Four Continents Championships, Colorado Springs, USA.

10-26: Winter Olympics, Torino, Italy.

6-12: World Junior Championships, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
13-16: Bradford Open.
20-26: World Championships, Calgary, Canada.

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.

Bracknell Ice Skating Club supports SKATING FOR ALL

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