Sk8scotland Adult Championships (Dumfries 2-3rd Nov 2013) – Cancelled
With great regret Sk8scotland has been forced to cancel the above event due to a very low entry. Refunds of entry fees are being processed by NISA Finance Department and competitors will receive refund cheques shortly. It is anticipated that all cheques will be authorised by Wednesday 6th November and posted to competitors thereafter. Should any competitor not receive their refund, would they please contact NISA Finance Manager at NISA Office.
Sk8scotland Solo Dance 2013
Sk8scotland AGM – 25th May 2013 – Postponed
The Sk8scotland Board has decided under Article 6.1.1, to postpone the AGM & Election EGM scheduled for 25th May 2013.
Following an invitation for nominations for election to the Board, no nominations were received. Consequently the Association, as a Company Limited by Guarantee, would fail to meet minimum requirements of the Companies Act 2006 and would not be quorate. The current Board of directors was elected on 19th September 2010 and can therefore remain in office until then.
It is proposed to hold an EGM to decide on future action, with a current recommendation (subject to legal opinion which is currently being sought) that Ice Skate UK (Scotland) Ltd (Sk8scotland) be made dormant. The date for this EGM will be announced in due course.
As Sk8scotland is a fully owned subsidiary group company of NISA of UK Ltd, one option being considered is to make a co-option to the NISA Board and appoint a sub-committee to assist in the delivery of future Scottish events and championships. This would mirror the situation which existed between 1998-2004 during which time Scottish events were organised via the NISA Scotland Organising Committee.
Sk8scotland Solo Dance & Young Couples Dance Championships 2013
Please note that due to urgent barrier replacement work at Dumfries Ice Rink, the above event currently scheduled for 1-2nd June 2013 cannot now be held. We are provisionally rescheduling this event for 10-11th August, but will advise further in due course.
Inclusive Skating Timetable – Dumfries May 11-12th 2013
The timetable for the Inclusive Skating event on May 1th – 12th is now available below. For more information on this events, visit the Impaired Skating website.
IS May 2013 Printed Timetable V5
Inclusive Skating 2013 – Order of Skate
Skating Camp at The Peak – Stirling 8-12 July 201
Trophy D’Ecosse 2013 Results, Videos and Photos
Elise Christie crowned World Champion
Elise Christie has become Great Britain’s first short-track speed skating World Cup champion for the 1000m event. Elise took the Silver medal in Sochi, guaranteeing her the No 1 spot overall in this distance.
Elise has raised the profile of short-track for Scotland and Great Britain with some tremendous results over the last couple of months, and is receiving a lot of interest for the forthcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in 2014.
More information is available in the following links:
Short Track – Christie storms to 1500m gold in Dresden (Yahoo Sport, Sat, Feb 9, 2013)
Elise Christie wins 1,000m short-track speed skating World Cup (BBC Sport, 3 February 2013)
Sochi one year to go: Britain targets ‘greatest’ Winter Olympics (BBC Sport)
Elise Christie: I believe I can make the podium at Sochi 2014 Games (Interview in the Guardian, 5 January 2013)
Sk8scotland Adult Open Figure Skating Championships
The Sk8scotland Adult Open Figure Skating Championships 2012 were held over the 3rd and 4th of November in Dumfries. The results and selected photos are available here.
Wild Rose presents Beauty and the Beast on Ice
This October the Alhambra are playing host to the spectacular production of Beauty and the Beast On Ice, running from the 17th to 21st October 2012.
Romance, tragedy, drama and magic as Beauty Belle falls in love with the Beast and breaks the spell on the cursed Prince… The Russian Ice Stars deliver a dazzling interpretation of this enchanting story loved by all ages, a treat for the whole family.