Category Archives: Ice Skating

Ice Skating

Hannah’s Skating Success

Hannah Skating SuccessHannah Skating SuccessHannah from Year 12 competed in the British Long Track Speed Skating Championship in The Hague Netherlands in March 2018. She won a bronze (1000m) and 4 silver medals (500m, 1500m, 3km and supersprint) in the ladies category. She also took the gold medal in the marathon – skating 16km. A great achievement!

She has also represented UK Longtrack Speedskating twice this season. She was selected to take part in an international skating development camp in Minsk in December and was also was a member of a joint GB / Denmark junior skaters team taking part in competition in Finland in February.

Hannah is a member of Altrincham Short Track Speed Skating Club and finished 9th at the Short Track British Championships.

Well done Hannah!

Tilly’s Success

Tilly competed with the Whizz Kids Junior Team at the Winter Cup this weekend and came away with an international silver medal. The ISU event attracted 30 teams from 8 different countries. The Whizz Kids are back in training now for their next big event, the British Championships in January.

Well done Tilly!

Tilly’s Skating Success at the Lee Valley Synchro Skating Open

Tilly O, Year 11Tilly O, Year 11, competed at the Lee Valley Synchro Skating Open in London with her team, Whizz Kids on Sunday 5th November. It was the first time the team had skated at this higher level (Junior B) and they achieved a massive score of 71.71 and won the event. The team are now starting to prepare for the next competition which is the Winter Cup in Belgium.

We are very proud of Tilly and her achievement!

National Figure Skating Artistic Champion Tilly Year 10!

Tilly and her team competed in the National Figure Skating competition in Coventry at the weekend and were crowned national champions!

They competed against 10 other teams and won with a perfect score,90/90!  This ends her very successful season in which she has become a British Synchronized Ice Skating Champion and also gained three International silvers at the Winter Cup, Belgium Trophy D’Ecosse, Scotland and the Budapest Cup,Hungary.

An amazing year for a very talented skater, we are very proud of all your achievements Tilly, well done!

Gabriella’s Inline Skating Achievement

Gabriella on the PodiumGabriella is a Synchronised ice skater and has done amazingly well in competition this season. In addition to her on ice training she has been training on inline skates – Inline skating is a comparatively new and fast growing sport, in essence it involves wheels instead of the blades you would find on ice skates and it allows the skater to perform all the spins jumps and fancy footwork you would expect to see on the ice.

She is a member of the UK Silverblades inline team and along with the 12 other skaters in the team she has been in Dijon over the weekend at the 7th World Inline Skating Championships representing GB, and won the Bronze medal in the Junior ladies Division 4 category.

Silver to Tilly

Tilly, Year 10

Tilly's teamTilly O, Year 10, has just returned from competing in the  Novice category at the Budapest Cup, Hungary. Her team, ‘Whizz Kids’ skated against teams from Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic and came away with the Silver medal. The competition was also attended by the current Senior World Champions, Paradise of Russia who took the time to come and chat to Tilly and the rest of her team. It was a fantastic experience.

Hannah’s Ice Skating Success

Hanna's Ice skating

Last weekend Hannah from year 11  took part in the Long-track Speed Skating Youth Country match in Sundsvall Sweden, representing Great Britain against Sweden, Finland and Norway. After 2 days of quite intensive pre-match training in The Hague she travelled with the rest of the team to the venue, an 400m outdoor ice track in Sundsvall. Being able to take part in this competition was a great opportunity for the team as the sport is still developing in this country.

Hannah put in a super performance, knocking 5 secs off of her personal best time in the 500m and acheiving good competitive times in 1000, 1500, 3000 m races  She was also part of the girls relay team which took 4th place.