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New NISA National Squad Structure
14th July 2014

NISA has revised the national squad structure for Performance and Development as from 1st July 2014.

Nick Sellwood, NISA Chief Executive, says:  “Following the recent review of the NISA Performance and Development programmes, we are now pleased to announce a new structure that will provide a seamless pathway to enhance the development of our figure skaters from Talent levels through to the UK Sport World Class Programme. This new structure was approved by the NISA board, who have allocated the “ring fenced” funding of the “NISA  Legacy Development Fund” to support this programme over the next 4 years.

We will shortly announce the details of the camp activities, educational programmes for skaters and other support”.

There will now be five national squads:

National Team Performance Director – Hilary Selby
UK Talent Squad
UK Talent Potential Development Director – David Hartley
Regional Development Level 2
Regional Development Level 1



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30th July 2014
NISA August IJS
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Skaters are reminded that since there are no official practice sessions at this event there are no restrictions on practice after the initial competition draw for each event.

30th July 2014
Career-changing switch and season of success
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National Ice Skating Association - amani fancy christopher boyadji.jpgWe’ve been skating together since the summer of 2013. In fact, it all began in June. To be honest, starting pairs was extremely difficult for me. For years and years I had been told, “Amani, you’ve got to do pairs. You’ve got the body for it and it’ll get you to the top much quicker if

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29th July 2014
Sad News – Zena Arthur 24.07.14
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Zena Arthur

Zena began working out results for her, daughter, Michele’s competitions, so that they did not have to wait for the official results. On one occasion Zena questioned a result. Her challenge was upheld with the consequence that she was invited to join the results team.
She

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29th July 2014
LAFC Summer Skills Competition 2014
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The London Adult Figure Skating Club held its first ever competition (and on-ice event) at Lee Valley Ice Centre on Sunday 13th July 2014. Many excited, sparkling competitors attended the event, and for many of the skaters, it was their first competitive figure skating experience.

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29th July 2014
ICE ENERGY WORKSHOP with Jenna McCorkell and David Richardson
(Added 2 days ago)

Jenna McCorkell and David Richardson are conducting an "Ice Energy Workshop" at the Silver blades ice rink in Altrincham and is being held from Monday 18th – Tuesday 19th August 2014.

For further information and application please see attached documents.

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British Adult Championships 2015
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As requested we have changed the dates of the British Adult Championships 2015 to avoid a clash the proposed dates Obertsdorf Adult International 2015. The revised dates for the British Adult Championships 2015 are the 12th.13th, and 14th of June 2015. Unfortunately there were no dates

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25th July 2014
International coaches in Sheffield for NISA conference
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Some of the biggest names from the world of ice skating will come together in Sheffield for a prestigious national coaching event.

Internationally renowned coaches and former skaters will present at the Coaches Conference, which will take place from 10 -12 August at iceSheffield and The

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24th July 2014
August IJS 2014 Pattern Dances:

The pattern dances to be skated in the Basic Novice and Advanced Novice Couples competitions can be found here

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Generic Criteria 2014-2015:

Update version containing recent ISU changes at the Dublin Congress can be found here

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Generic Criteria Singles & Pairs 2014 /2015

Generic Criteria Singles & Pairs 2014 /2015

Please note that this may be subject to any changes resulting from the 2014 ISU Congress.

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Long Track all time bests for each distance
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Skaters
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All known UK Long Track skaters are listed here. Further information on each skater is available on either the Current Skaters or Previous Skaters (see below). The UK Squad has not yet been selected. When selected details of those skaters will also appear here.

If you are a Long Track

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31st July 2014
Test Organisers
(Added 4 hours ago)

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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30th July 2014
National Team and UK Talent Squad List 2014-15
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MODERATORS CONFIRMED
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GARY BEACOM – SINGLES
Gary is a Canadian figure skater, choreographer and author. He is the 1983 and 1984 Canadian silver medalist and he also finished 11th at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo and 10th at the 1984 World Championships. In the latter part of his amateur competitive

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29th July 2014
Development Team – Qualification and Application
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Qualification and Selection to Reg Dev Level 1 - Pre Basic Novice - click here
Qualification and Selection to Development Squads 2014_2015 - click here
Scores for Qualification to Development Squads 2014_2015 - click here
Required Elements - Pairs - click here
Required Elements - Men -

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Board of Directors
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Ken Pendrey

Name: Ken Pendrey
Position: President/Chairman, Finance/Audit Director
E-mail Me
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28th July 2014
Safeguarding
(Added 3 days ago)

If you have any queries/concerns relating to any Safeguarding issues, please email safeguarding@iceskating.org.uk

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NISA Licensed Coaches Levels 1-5 2014-2015

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18th July 2014
The History of Long Track Speed Skating

Exactly where and when the roots of speed skating where laid is impossible to trace. In many places in Europe, in particular in Scandinavia, Northern Europe and the Netherlands animal bones of cow and horse have been found dating back a millennium. These were used to move around on the

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