Bracknell Ice Skating CLub

BISC - Newsletter February 2005

Bracknell Ice Skating Club Newsletter - February 2005


Test Successes

Congratulations to the following BISC members who passed NISA tests on February 7:

Eleanor Jarvis - Levels 1 and 2 dance variations;
Gail Tudor - Levels 2 and 3 free dance, Level 2 dance moves, and Level 1 variation;
Sue Truby - Level 3 compulsory dance, Levels 2 and 3 free dance, Level 2 dance moves and variation;
Michelle Bannister - Level 8 part 1 compulsory dances, and Level 8 original dance.

Olivia Wessendorf - Level 1 elements and free;
Hannah Connor - Level 3 elements and free;
James Bailey and Christina Keating - Level 4 elements and free;
Laura Connor - Level 5 elements;
Eleanor Jarvis - Level 5 free.

Club Table

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 answering queries about the club, it handles membership of the club and 200 Club, provides a range of information on skating and club-related matters and sells a range of skating merchandise. It is also the place to buy pantomime videos and photos plus photos of competition presentations etc.

200 Club

The winners of the 200 Club January draw were Colin Ingram (£24) and Lawrie McLennan (£6). Shares, which cost £11 for the rest of this year, can be bought at the club table, by downloading a form from the BISC website or by seeing Karen Dredge who has taken over running the 200 Club from Scott Waller. There is no limit on the number of shares each member can have and shares can also be sold to family, friends and colleagues etc. The more shares sold, the bigger the prizes and the more money raised to help our skaters!

Camp Dates
Bookings are now being taken at rink reception for the Easter Academy camp from April 4-8 which will be held on-ice from 8-10am and off-ice from 10.30-11.30am each day. The camp is open to anyone who has passed the rink advanced test. There is another camp in July.


Well done to Gail Tudor on achieving a NISA Level 1, 2, or 3 pass in each part of the free and dance tests. She believes she is the first adult skater at Bracknell to do so.

Help For Skaters

A new dance class, suitable for skaters, has started in Crowthorne. It is run by an experienced teacher and co-owner of a group of dance and theatre schools whose partner used to teach BISC’s successful dance fitness class at the rink. For further details, pick up a leaflet from the club table.

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

28-Mar 6: World Junior Championships, Kitchener, Canada

2: BISC Committee Meeting
2-5: Synchro International, NIC
6: Edges & Bligh Free Skating Competitions, Basingstoke
7-8: Bradford Open
10-13: Synchro Junior World Challenge Cup, Switzerland
12-13: Magnum Open
14-20: World Champioships, Russia
16: Bristol Open
16: BISC Dance Club 9:15pn

4-8: Bracknell Academy Camp
11-12: Streatham Open
14-15: Coventry Open-solo dance qualifier & accredited dance.
20: BISC Dance Club 9:15pm
22-23: Synchro World Championships, Gothenburg, Sweden.
24: Oxford Adult Open.
24-29: Bracknell Open (free & dance accredited).
31-May 1: Kyle Open

2: iceSheffield solo dance qual.
8: Deeside Solo Dance Qualifier
11: BISC Dance Club
13-15: Northern Ireland Open, Dundonald
15: Inter-Club Artistic Competition, Bracknell 4:30pm
20: Oxford Open

1-3: Blackpool Open
6-8: Milton Keynes Open
17-19: Deeside Open
23-24: Bracknell Adult Open - free 23rd, dance 24th.
26: National Team Challenge JNLC Bracknell
28-July 1: Basingstoke Open

4-6: IceSheffield Accredited Open
7: Telford Open
23-24: Solo Ice Dance Champioships
25-29: Bracknell Academy Summer Camp (provisional)
31: World Ice Challenge, Slough

5-9: NISA Cup, iceSheffield
27-28: Ayr Open

12-13: Chelmsford Open (accredited).
14-16: Nottingham Accredited Open

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.

Bracknell Ice Skating Club supports SKATING FOR ALL

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