Category Archives: Ice Skating

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.

BRITISH SYNCHRONISED ICE SKATING SUCCESS

Tilly, in year 10, competed for her club, Altrincham Synchro Club in the British Synchronised Skating Championships at the National Ice Rink in Nottingham. There were 60 teams competing from all over the country. Tilly’s team, The Whizz Kids competed at advanced Novice B category and took the gold with a new personal best. This was a fantastic achievement and reward for all the hard work and 6am training times!!!!

Well done Tilly and her team.

Silver to Tilly

Tilly's Ice Skating SuccessTilly, 10-3, competed in the ISU (International Skating Union) Winter Cup, Belgium this Wednesday with her team The Whizz Kids. She Scored a personal best and they won the Silver Medal, in Synchronised skating with her partner Tabitha (from another school)!

Well done Tilly!

SKATING SUCCESS

Gabriella S, 2016

Congratulations to Gabriella in year 10 for her success in synchronised ice skating. Together, with other members of her team, representing GB, she won the French Masters (International) Championships in Lyon, France. This was their first International competition and they were competing against the French and Swiss National teams.

Well done Gabriella. What an achievement.

SPEED SKATING SUCCESS

Congratulations to Hannah Grant in Year 10 for her success in speed skating. Hannah has been a member at Altrincham for the past two years. She already enters National competitions all around the country. Through her results in many competitions Hannah is 4th in the country in the U15 age group. She has also come 3rd in the skater of the year competition. Through having great results in five out of the six competitions Hannah was awarded the bronze medal. Well done Hannah and we wish you every success in the future.