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Junior GB figure skaters prepare for ISU Junior Grand Prix

Junior figure skaters Kristen Spours and Graham Newberry will be representing Great Britain at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating this week, 19th – 22nd August.

The International ISU Junior Competition will take place in Bratislava in Slovakia. Organised by Slovak Figure Skating Association and the local organising committee Figure Skating Club Slovan Bratislava, junior skaters will compete in the disciplines of Junior Men, Junior Ladies and Junior Ice Dance. Graham and Kristen are excited to compete in Junior Men and Junior Ladies at this event.

Before she flew off to Bratislava, we spoke to 15-year-old Kristen Spours from Guildford. She said:

“I have been skating for eight years after seeing the very first series of Dancing on Ice but this is my very first ISU Grand Prix so I am extremely excited! In the lead up to the competition I have spent around 21 hours a week on the ice with my coach Christian. I am hoping all the hard work pays off!”

Christian Newberry, coach to Kristen and Graham, said:

“Kristen and Graham have both been training extremely hard in the lead up to the ISU Junior Grand Prix. This will be Kristen’s first major international and Graham’s fifth and both have the potential to go far. I would like to wish them the very best of luck!” 

For the most up-to-date event information please visit the official ISU website.

18th August 2015