MK Ice open temporary rink
Posted: 5th September 2013
Not only have we had our usual busy schedule of ISS camps and master classes around the UK and Internationally, we have also had ISS representation at other international camps and development camps.
ISS kicked off our summer activities with a string of ISS master classes around the UK, led by Director and Coach Yuri Bureiko and supported by his team of renowned and hugely credible coaches. Master Classes are a key element for ISS as they give a great insight and opportunity for skaters to be coached by some of the highest level of coaching – Yuri went on to say “The master classes are great as they are designed for skaters of any level and age and provide on and off ice conditioning, we are able to come back year on year and re-visit rinks and clubs and see improvement in all the skaters.”
(Skaters and Coaches at the Scottish mini Camp - June 2013)
The ISS team flew to Latvia at the start of August, where we had a full week of intense on and off ice training to skaters from the UK, Lithuania, Estonia and Kazakhstan. The camp went really well, skaters and coaches worked hard day in day out and pushed themselves to the limit in what were really hot conditions. We also had the privilege of having Olga Baranova - ISU tech specialist who broke up the physical training with in-depth insight in to the judging system which was really useful, not just to skaters and coaches but also parents. We also had another guest speaker, our very own Phil Harris from ISS Coventry who gave a very frank and heart felt presentation about his daily routines, diet and what it takes to maintain the level of training he does.
Skaters came away feeling replenished and encouraged. It was great to see a mixture of abilities and ages take to the ice in Latvia, with this year seeing an increase in our adult participants. The week was rounded off with a gala which brought the dance routines that skaters had been pulling together off-ice to the ice and also gave the opportunity for skaters to show off routines and choreography in preparation for the up and coming season.
As soon as the international camp was complete, skaters and coaches quickly returned to the UK to the ISS Coventry summer camp for the week that was immediately followed by a successful master class at Planet Ice Gosport which brought and end to our summer events.
(Planet Ice Gosport - ISS Master Class)
ISS Coventry's Phil Harris has already had a great year, currently ranked number 1 in Britain has continued the theme with a summer of essential training in the run up to the start of the season. Phil represented ISS at an international training camp in Chicago then on to Slovenia for the ISU Dev camp and coaching seminar which was organized by the Slovenia Figure Skating Association.
The camp had been designed for selected skaters from the eastern region of Europe and ran throughout the day for 2 weeks. These camps are essential for Phil for his mental and physical preparation for the season ahead.
The Development camp was lead by Sanneta Folle – former Coach for the 2010 ladies world champion Mao Asada and along side Sannetta was Oskana Gorbachova with ISS being represented by our very own Yuri Bureiko.
(ISU Development Camp 2013 (Slovenia) and Phil Harris wiorking with Coach Yuri Bureiko)
Phil participated in the development camp in Slovenia, flew to Latvia for the International ISS Camp and then to ISS Coventry for our UK summer camp, back to back camps is a grueling schedule for even the toughest of athletes.
Phil and Yuri were not the only ones working hard, ISS was represented by coach Marina Serovea at an international camp in France, Marina worked in conjunction with Jolanda Franken who lead the international camp. Marina took ISS Coventry skaters who joined the international line up that had skaters from the UK and Holland including Holland's currant number 1 skater Thomas Kennes.
(Marina Serova represents ISS at French international camp)
ISS would like to thank all skaters and coaches for their participation over the last few months and to the hospitality that all the rinks and clubs have shown us. It is great to see so many new faces along with our regulars skaters and see so all the improvements that every one is working so hard to achieve.
One thing major change to ISS this summer was the closure of ISS MK while Planet Ice carry out a much needed refurbishment. This is a big loss to the community ISS has built up over the years in MK, and ISS is doing everything we can to provide ice and support to the skaters and coaches that find them selves with no ice. ISS Coventry and Planet Ice Coventry have been hugely accommodating in supplying ice time for ISS MK and making them feel very welcome. We will be following the refurbishment closely, hoping for a speedy completion!
MK Ice open temporary rink
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