Bracknell Ice Skating CLub

BISC - Newsletter March 2005

Bracknell Ice Skating Club Newsletter - March 2005


Test Successes

Congratulations to the following BISC members who notched up a 100% pass rate during NISA tests on March 11:

Robyn Vaughan - Level 1 & 2 compulsory dances;
Paul Dredge and Laura Hartley -Level 1, 2 & 3 compulsory dances;
Viv Coene-Level 4 free dance;
Rachel Kellas - Level 4, 5, 6, & 7 compulsory dances;
Helen Ingram - Level 7 & 8 original dance.

Figure skating:
Kristian Callaghan - Level 1 elements and free;
Jordan Brown - Level 2 elements and free and prelim field moves;
James Bailey - inter-bronze field moves.


The club wishes every success to Rebecca Forsyth and Christopher Hockaday when they compete at primary level in the Spring Cup ice dance competition in Tallinn, Estonia, on April 2-3, and to Simon Waller when he competes in the junior men's free skating event at the Europa Cup in Pinzolo, Italy, April 5-6.


The rink has confirmed that this year's pantomime will be Aladdin and that auditions will be held for all parts. See club noticeboard for details. Final rehearsals and performances will be held December 10-18.

More Dance Couples

BISC could have four dance couples at this year's British Championships.

Tamsyn Pack and Richard Boaden, who are moving up to junior level, might be joined there by Helen Ingram and her new partner, Gary Lanham. Rebecca Forsyth and Christopher Hockaday will compete at primary level again and Claire Miller and Stephen Moore are expected to compete at novice level.

Dance Club

Unfortunately the second session of the new BISC dance club had to be cancelled on March 16 due to a Bees' match. The next session should be 9.15-10.30pm on Wednesday, April 20.

Patch Changes

The rink has agreed to display information about any changes to patch times on the brown noticeboard in reception. Changes to club ice will still be posted on the club noticeboard in the changing room and on the website.

200 Club

The winners of the 200 Club February draw were Roy and Betty Welham (£24) and Eunice Hester (£6).

Shares can be bought at the club table, by downloading a form from the BISC website or by seeing Karen Dredge. Proceeds from the 200 Club are to be used to buy equipment for the club's new off-ice sessions, and to subsidise the pilates and dance classes which start on Saturday mornings after Easter.

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.

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

4-8: Bracknell Academy Camp
11-12: Streatham Open
14-15: Coventry Open-solo dance qualifier & accredited dance.
16: BISC pilates & dance classes start 10am and 11:30am
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
14: Lea Valley Open
17: BISC Adults Competition
20: Oxford Open
23-24: Gillingham Open

1-3: Blackpool Open
6-8: Milton Keynes Open
17-19: Deeside Open
20-21: Guildford 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

4-8: Bristol Open
12-13: Chelmsford Open (accredited).
14-16: Nottingham Accredited Open

2: British Adult Championships, NIC
15-21: Scottish Championships & Accredited Open

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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