Bracknell Ice Skating CLub

BISC - Newsletter October 2005

Bracknell Ice Skating Club Newsletter - October 2005


Test Successes

None To Report

Competition Reports

Three Bracknell skaters travelled to Yorkshire for the iceSheffield Open on October 6 and just missed winning medals. Carly Knowles came 4th of 16 in the beginner girls' class while Alex Smith came 4th of 6 in the Level 1 boys class and Jordan Brown came 4th of 5 in the Level 2 boys class. And three skaters went to the Alexandra Palace Open on October 11. Amy Barnes came 4th of 8 in the Level 1 girls class, Jordan Brown came 2nd of 2 behind Ryan Sowter who also beat him at Sheffield in the Level 2 boys class, and Julia Toivanen came 4th of 9 in the Level 3 girls, aged 13 and over, class.


Many thanks to Carol Briddon for all the work she put into organising the gala raffle which made a profit of £296 towards the cost of this year's event.

First prize - a trip for two on the London Eye plus a river cruise with lunch - was won by Debbie Kerr. The food hamper was won by Nicki Torrington; family ski lesson was won by Richard ?; the picnic coolbag set was won by the Truby family; the electric cafetiere by Doris Bettis; the Weather Vane meal voucher by Rosemary Rogers; Leisuresport World shop voucher by Karen Dick; skating hampers were won by Adrienne Keiles and Kali Turner; family ticket for a Reading Rockets match by Heather Tasker; a facial at Oasis Beauty Clinic, Wokingham, by Betty Lane; Hollywood Bowl family membership by Simon Waller; and two skating vouchers by Hugh Grimswood. The prize for selling most tickets was won by Scott Waller who declined to accept.

200 Club

The winners of the August 200 Club draw were Carol Clarkson and Helen Brooke while Mike Cross and Rebecca Forsyth won the September draw. First prizes are £17.50 and runners-up receive £4.38. Due to the continuing poor take-up of shares, BISC will not run the 200 Club after December.

Off Ice Sessions

The club's fitness sessions now have a new teacher and new venue.

Trudy Dixon, a top British tri-athlete and fitness expert who is experienced in working with people of all ages, is now running the weekly class. The sessions are from 6.10-6.55pm on Thursdays so everyone can attend after the group lessons. They are now held in the rink training room. The price remains at just £1.50. There is no need to book.

Although the individual pilates and ballet classes are full, there are still places available in the combined class from 10.55-11.55am on Saturdays. These subsidised classes, which cost just £2, are ideal for beginners of all ages and for those who wish to skate on the morning public session. The next "term" runs from November 5 until December 10. You are advised to register at the club table before the end of October.

Places are also available in the club's off-ice jumps classes, taken by Charlotta and Jon, on Tuesdays. The class for Indigo and Sapphire skaters is from 6-7pm in the training room and the class for Blue and Adult skaters from 6.30-7pm at rinkside or in the hospitality suite. There is no need to book but classes must be paid for in advance by buying off-ice lesson tickets at reception. Tickets must be handed to the coaches.

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 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

2: BISC cttee mtng, 7pm
10: BISC field moves competition, 5pmv 10-11: Queens rink 75th anniv. gala
11: Nottingham Open
19: Synchro competition, L Valley
29-Dec 3: British Primary, Junior & Senior Championships, iceSheffield

12: Regional tests, Lee Valley
10-18: Final rehearsals and perfor- mances of Bracknell panto.

16-22: European Championships, Lyon, France.
21-22: Synchro international & Brit- ish Synchro Championships, NIC Nottingham.
23-29: Four Continents Champion- ships, Colorado Springs, USA

10-26: Winter Olympics, Torino, Italy
11-12: British Novice Champion- ships, iceSheffield
27-28: Solo dance qualifier, Alex- andra Palace
27-28: Streatham Open

6: Romford Open
6-12: World Junior Championships, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
13-14: Bradford Open. NISA Cup
20-26: World Championships, Calgary, Canada.

3: Solo dance qualifier, Coventry
15-16: Solo dance qualifier & Open, Dumfries
24-28: Bracknell Open (solo dance qualifier and free).

1-2: Solo dance qualifier, iceSheffield
7: Solo dance qualifier, Deeside
21-22: Lee Valley Open

29-30: Bracknell Adult 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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