2015 British Championships


Posted: 15th December 2015

Last week, 1st to 6th December, a total of 222 skaters descended on iceSheffield to compete at the British Figure Skating Championships.

The annual competition saw skaters from across the UK, aged between seven through to their 30s, compete for national glory. The competition witnesses an array of talent, from basic through to senior.

Amongst those 222 was the biggest team that ISS has sent to the event since 2000.

SENIOR MEN

The last day of the event saw the Senior Men’s free program. Competing amongst the top senior men in the UK was ISS Coventry’s Phil Harris. Phil recently qualified for the World Championships competing in Dortmumd and after a chase to get a minimum technical score in the free program for the World Championship, he finally got it. (70.73)

At the British Phil was in the lead after the short program and stormed through the Free with a total score of 197.01 giving him first place and earned the title of Men’s Senior British Champion for the second year running. Well done Phil and to the team behind him, his coaches Yuri Bureiko and Marina Serova. Congratulations!

ADAVANCE NOVICE LADIES

Another podium place at the event was Kia Blackburn from ISS Milton Keynes. After the short Program, Kia was in 7th place. Kia went into the Free program and didn’t give up, she battled her way through starting with a double axel double toe combination and won bronze in the event with a score of 79.01 – amazing job, well done Kia.

Also skating in this category was Phoebe Winser from ISS Coventry – well-done Phoebe.

JUNIOR LADIES

The junior ladies event was a tough category with a really high standard. Competing were ISS Coventry skaters Malika Sharshenbaeva, Bethanie Whitemen and Abbie Foreman, finishing 11th,12th and 13th consecutively. Great job ladies.

Lowri Jones, who skates at both Cardiff and ISS Coventry also competed. well done Lowri!

NOVICE B LADIES:

Molly Perry and Lauren Shirlaw both from ISS Coventry competed; Lauren placed 22nd and Molly 31st, both beat their personal best score, and thoroughly enjoyed their first experience of a Championship. Sadly Molly Stackhouse was injured during the competition warm up and was unable to skate, but she is looking forward to hopefully competing again there next year, as she is still young enough to do so at Novice Level.

BASIC NOVICE A, MEN
Daniel Galloway from ISS Coventry only started skating at the age of 8, now 13 he has skated in his first British Championships. Daniel finished in 5th place, which is an amazing achievement, well-done Daniel.

BASIC NOVICE A, LADIES

Sofia Clarke from ISS Coventry competed in the Basic Novice A Ladies category. It was a realy large group. Sofia did a great job, well done Sofia!

ISS are hugely proud of all our skaters that competed during the 6 days, they all work exceptionally hard and show enormous amounts of dedication, well done every one, a great way to end 2015!

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