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Graham Newberry - Skater blog – October 2014
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Posted: 31st October 2014

I've been skating since I was about 15 months old. My dad was British Men's Champion, so I was at the rink from day one. I don't really remember it, but I was three when I took part in my first competition. I came third and my brother, Jack, came first. I guess I just got the skating bug!

I was born in the United States but have dual nationality. I always wanted to skate for Great Britain just like my dad, but never thought I would get that good (I think I'm better than he was now). Because my skating has been going so well and most of my events have been in Europe, which was costing my parents a small fortune, we recently moved to London to skate and for my dad to teach at Lee Valley. We really like it there. Everyone there is very nice, and the manager, Alan Seabrook, has been great. If you want to see me train I'm on elite patch every week day at 11am taking lessons from my dad, who I think is the best coach in the world, especially on jumps.

I competed and medalled at

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31st October 2014
Solo Dance Series 2014 / 2015 Criteria
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An updated version of the Solo Dance Criteria for 2014/2015 can be found here

29th October 2014
Head of Sports Science & Medicine
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European Youth Olympic Winter Festival 2015
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The timeline and announcement for the above competition are now available – please see attached.

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28th October 2014
ISS Awarded Contract for figure skating at the new Milton Keynes Arena
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Planet Ice are pleased to announce that the contract to operate figure skating at the new Milton Keynes Arena has been awarded to the International School of Skating headed by Yuri Bureiko and Vicky Ogden.

Managing director John Neville said, “we have awarded the operational contract to

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27th October 2014
Update
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We are pleased to confirm that competitive test applications from the Mary Goombridge Trophy held at Lee Valley on the 21st October 2014 can now be submitted.

Any skaters wishing to use their scores for a competitive test pass should send the relevant paperwork and fee to the Test &

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27th October 2014
Success for GB Short Track at first Star Class event of the season
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The GB Short Track speed skaters put in a good performance in Germany this weekend (24-26 October), at the first event in the 2014-15 Star Class Cup series. The squad, who are all part of NISA’s World Class Short Track Performance Programme, won one gold, five silver and one bronze medal

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24th October 2014
Buckland brothers bring home gold and silver
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Great Britain’s figure skaters dominated the podium positions at the 19th International Cup of Nice.

British champions Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland won gold at the French figure skating event – their first competition of the season.

Olivia Smart and Joe Buckland, Nick’s brother,

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24th October 2014
First Lake Bled Ice Challenge, Slovenia – 27th – 30th November 2014

Please find attached the Announcement and entry forms for the above competition. The closing date for this competition is 10th November 2014.

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International Synchronized Skating Mixed Age Trophy – 17th-18th April 2015 Le Havre, France

We are very pleased to announce the first International Synchronized Skating Mixed Age Trophy. The competition will take place in Le Havre, France (near Paris and Lille) April 17th and 18th 2015 .
The competition is exclusively for teams of the category Mixed Age and we are hoping that

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23rd October 2014
Speed skaters to take on Europe in Dresden Star Class Cup

This weekend (24-26th October), British speed skaters will be in action at the Star Class Cup in Dresden, Germany. Nine members of GB Short Track’s World Class Performance Programme will be competing against the best skaters in Europe to battle it out for a place in the final.

This is

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22nd October 2014
16th Tampere Santa Claus Figure Skating Competition 2014 – Finland

Please see the attached announcement and entry forms if you are interested in this competition – 5th – 7th December 2014.

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COACH POSITIONS AVAILABLE – PLANET ICE MILTON KEYNES

ISS Milton Keynes currently has vacancies for full time, self-employed ice skating coaches operating at the newly refurbished Planet Ice rink in Milton Keynes. They are looking for coaches who are reliable, highly motivated and enthusiastic and want to be part of a great team, must be at

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22nd October 2014
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Budapest Cup 2015 - International Synchronized Skating Competition - 19th - 21st March, 2015

Please find attached the Announcement and Preliminary Entry Form for the 1st Budapest Cup - International Synchronized Skating Competition, to be organized in Budapest (HUN), on the 19th-21st March, 2015. The Final Entry Forms will be posted shortly.

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20th October 2014
GB SHORT TRACK - Christie dominates again at Invitation Cup

National Ice Skating Association - elise christie _ invitation cup winner 2014.jpgElise Christie shone at the Invitation Cup in Heerenveen, Holland this weekend (18-19th October) after winning two individual distances (1000m and 1500m) to finish first in the overall classification on points. This is her fifth consecutive win at the competition, which sees the squad

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20th October 2014
GB SHORT TRACK - Successful first day for British speed skaters at Invitation Cup

Britain’s short track speed skaters had an encouraging first day at the Invitation Cup today (Saturday 18th October) following a slow start in the early rounds. There were two top three positions for the GB squad in the women’s 1500m race with Elise Christie taking first place, whilst

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20th October 2014
GB SHORT TRACK - 2014-15 season starts for Britain’s speed skaters with Invitation Cup

Britain’s short track speed skaters are in Heerenveen, Netherlands this weekend for the first international event of the season; the 2014 Short Track Invitation Cup (18-19th October). The competition will be the squad’s first chance to impress on an international stage as they start their

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17th October 2014
British Synchronized Skating Championships 2015

The announcement and entry forms for the British Synchronized Championships 2015 are now available here.

Please note the closing date for entries is the 08-12-2014.

16th October 2014
Solo Dance 2014/2015 criteria

An amended version of the solo dance criteria 2014 / 2015, clarifying the age criteria, can be found here

14th October 2014
British Championships 2014

The provisional allocation of events at the British Championships 2014 can be found here.

The allocation is only provisional and may alter subject to the number of entries in individual categories. The events may also take place in a different order to that shown on the particular days.

13th October 2014
Competitive Test Applications from the Ice Skate Wales Open IJS - Deeside October 2014

We are pleased to confirm that competitive test applications from the Ice Skate Wales Open IJS at Deeside (October 2014) can now be submitted.

Any skaters wishing to use their scores for a competitive test pass should send the relevant paperwork and fee to the Test & Membership

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1st November 2014 - 2nd November 2014
Long Track Speed Skating Introduction Weekend

On 1st and 2nd November 2014, NISA, in association with Schaatstraining Advies BV, KIA Skating Academy and Viking skates will hold a weekend long introduction to long track speed skating.

The course will be held in Inzell, Germany, where the KIA skating academy is based and where we have

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2nd November 2014
Nottingham Open
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3rd November 2014 - 5th November 2014
Basingstoke Open IJS

Due to the high number of entries submitted for the Basingstoke IJS Open, the club have announced that they are unfortunately unable to accept any more entries, and regret that they cannot accommodate everyone. A reserve list is being kept and competitors may gain a place if there are

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Aldwych Open
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8th November 2014 - 8th November 2014
Galleon Centre, Kilmarnock - Levels 1-9 - Higher and Lower level tests

Levels 1-9 - Higher and Lower level tests.
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10th November 2014 - 11th November 2014
Kent Opens (RJS)

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10th November 2014
Altrincham Test Session
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14th November 2014
Widnes Test Session
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17th November 2014
Wales and West Synchronised Skating Competition
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29th September 2014
20th November 2014 - 20th November 2014
Cardiff Test Session
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New & Updated Articles
29th October 2014
Supporters Club
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Goals

“NISA is working hard to return Great Britain to the International competition scene in Long Track and to provide all of its members the opportunity to try and to compete in this great sport. As there are currently no 400m ice

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28th October 2014
NISA Licensed Coaches Levels 1-5 2014-2015
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Test Organisers

For a copy of the Test Organiser Manual click here
For a blank copy of the Test Record Book please click here
Test Organiser Nomination Form click here

For a list of test organisers see below.

Aberdeen Linx Ice Arena

Singles, Field Moves & Dance: Gayle Stephen -

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24th October 2014
National Rankings

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3rd September 2014
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National Rankings 2014 – 2015

The national rankings for the 2014/15 season including all scores submitted up to today’s date are now available. Please note that you will only be included in the rankings if you have requested this and submitted your score (excluding NISA-allocated International Competitions where your

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22nd October 2014
Results
20th October 2014
Board Information
20th October 2014
Membership, Tests, Competitions and All Other Applications Forms

Application, Entry and Membership forms can be downloaded here.

To download the relevant form, simply right-click on the link and 'Save Target As . . . ' which will allow you to save the file to disk. Then all you need to do is print the form, fill it out and send it to NISA at:

National

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17th October 2014
Medal Test Standards

If any skater has a question regarding any of their times on these documents in order for a time to be changed they will need to submit an official protocol containing the time in question to Michelle Neville.

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