As the international figure skating season kicks off, our elite figure skaters show exactly what they have to offer placing second in day one against some of their closest rivals on the world stage.
The 23rd Ondrej Nepela Trophy is a three day event in Bratislava, Slovakia showcasing some of the greatest in figure skating from across the globe. With one day of skating to go, Nick Buckland and Penny Coomes are standing strong in second place and look forward to their Free Dance tomorrow.
The couple have represented Great Britain in two Olympics and claimed gold at this same event just two years ago. Last season, however, was a difficult one for the couple as illness and injury affected both skaters. Their performance today has shown that they are back, fighting fit and ready to show the world what British figure skating is all about.
The pair said:
"We were really happy to get back onto the international stage. Last season was tough but we've put the new Short Dance out there and it felt good to be back. The anticipation of the past few months is behind us. Bring on the free dance tomorrow"
Alongside Nick and Penny representing Great Britain men is Charlie Parry-Evans. His first performance in the short programme afforded him 48.18 points ranking 11th. He too will be back on the ice tomorrow hoping for a strong performance setting him up for the season ahead.
The final day of the competition tomorrow will see the following performances:
15:00 - Nick and Penny in Ice Dance, Free Dance
17:15 - Charlie in Men's, Free Programme
You can watch both performances by tuning in to the live stream
A full listing of results can be found here
2nd October 2015