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Great Britain Skaters Kick the International Season Off with the Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany

This week, NISA’s elite couple Christopher Boyadji and Amani Fancy will represent Great Britain in their first international competition of the season, the Nebelhorn Trophy. The event will see skaters from over 20 countries compete in Senior Men, Ladies, Pairs and Dance from 24th to 26th September in Oberstdorf, Germany.

Alongside the pair representing Great Britain will be current British National Champion, Phil Harris. Phil, 25 from Coventry has started the season well. A fantastic performance at the recent national competition, IJS Sheffield, saw him finish second overall in Senior Men. Here he will be competing against skaters and medallists from more than 10 other countries.

Chris and Amani have been training hard in Oberstdorf all summer but this competition marks the start of a busy season for the couple who will represent Great Britain in a variety of competitions around the globe.

The couple last performed at IJS Sheffield, showing off their new material and pushing their skills with moves such as the triple twist. Now they will be putting their choreography to the test against World class skaters including 2014 Nebelhorn Bronze medallists, Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim from the USA.

The Nebelhorn Trophy is one of the oldest international figure skating competitions and as such it holds high regard in the figure skating calendar. It is an annual senior-level event organised by the Deutsche Eislauf-Union.  

Ahead of the competition, we spoke to High Performance Manager, Robin Cousins, who said:

“The Nebelhorn Trophy is the first major international senior competition of the season and Chris and Amani have a great chance to compete with their new programmes on ‘home ice’. They are now in their third season skating together and I have no doubts that they will look to improve as the season moves on towards the World Championships in March. I wish them the very best of luck.”

You can find out how our skaters do in the competition by staying up to date with the NISA news page where we will share results after the event.

Follow @NISA_iceskating on Twitter and ‘National Ice Skating Association’ on Facebook for updates during the competition.

For the most up-to-date Nebelhorn Trophy event information please click here.

23rd September 2015