Election of ISAI Technical & Officials Sub Committee Members

Ice Skating Association of Ireland

At the Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI) Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 28 June 2015, the members of the association who put themselves forward to serve on the Technical and Officials Sub Committees were duly elected.

For the first time, there will be a committee for speed skating as the ISAI further develops the sport on the island of Ireland. Karen O’Sullivan, ISAI President, congratulated all of the members on their election and, in particular, extended a warm welcome to all the new additions to the committees.

The new sub committees are composed as follows:

Figure Skating Technical & Officials Sub Committee

  • Karen O’Sullivan (Chair)
  • Meg Hilko
  • Sarah Dawson
  • Odhran Allen
  • Natasha Mulligan

Speed Skating Technical & Officials Sub Committee

  • Yvonne Brett (Chair)
  • Colin McAnuff
  • Geraldine Morrow
  • Karen O’Sullivan

2015 ISAI AGM Reminder

This is a reminder for all members of the Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI) that the 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held this Sunday, 28 June 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 from 2pm.

Coach Registration Renewal 2015/2016


The Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI) wishes to inform that all ISAI coaching license renewals are due on the 1 July 2015. This renewal is for CURRENT coaching level only.

All applications and enquiries for first time ISAI coaching licenses should be sent to info@isai.ie from 1 July 2015.

ISAI Coach Renewal Application Form

Section 1100 – Coaching Requirements & Levels

ISAI Annual General Meeting 2015

The Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI) will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday, 28 June 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 from 2pm. ISAI members will be notified of further details via e-mail.

Ciara Hoey Finishes 14th At World Development Trophy 2015


In her final event for this season, Ciara Hoey over the course of the past two days took part in the World Development Trophy in Gdansk, Poland as Ireland’s sole representative at the competition. Continue reading

Sophia Tkacheva Awarded U.S. Skating Scholarship


The Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI) is pleased to announce that Irish National Novice B Ladies champion Sophia Tkacheva has won a skating scholarship this summer to the United States.

Tkacheva was one of 90 entries from Canada, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Korea, New Zealand, Russia South Africa and the U.S. that were considered for one of the awards at the prestigious Shattuck-St. Mary’s Summer Skating Camp in Faribault, Minnesota. Guest coaches this year include Kori Ade and Rohene Ward, coach and choreographer to U.S. champion Jason Brown.

Following a review of her application, the Gorey, Co. Wexford native was given a one week scholarship to the camp this summer as one of only five winners. She was the only awardee who lives outside the U.S.

Irish Skaters Bring Home Hardware At FBMA Trophy


It was an extremely successful day for the skaters representing the Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI) at the FBMA Trophy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates with a gold and a bronze won making history for Irish figure skating at the Zayed Sports City Ice Rink.

Ciara Hoey maintained her leading position from last night’s short programme in the Junior Ladies event and hung on to claim gold with her routine to Rimski-Korsakov’s “Scheherezade”. Hoey made a brave attempt at a double Axel jump with a Level 2 step sequence her highest scoring element. Her victory is the first for any Irish skater at an International Skating Union (ISU) recognised international competition.

There was more medal success for Ireland via Clara Peters who had been in third place after yesterday’s Senior Ladies short. Peters skated superbly in the free skating to come in a very close second in that segment of the event, but remained in third overall when the total scores were combined. Her bronze matched her best ever result in international competition from 2013 when she also finished in third place at Skate Down Under in Sydney, Australia.

ISAI Membership 2015

Photo by tungphoto (FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

Photo by tungphoto (FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

Due to the ongoing work on our brand new online platform, renewal of membership of the Ice Skating Association of Ireland for 2015 on our website will not now be available as previously announced earlier this month.

All ISAI membership must be renewed as soon as possible as membership as benefits expire on the 1 April. Membership forms have been sent to all those registered on our data base. If you have not received one, please contact info@isai.ie as soon as possible.

Two Medals For Irish Skaters On Final Day Of Skate Southern


There were three skaters representing the Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI) in action on the final day of competition at the Skate Southern Club International 2015 in Lee Valley, London.

Conor Stakelum was the sole competitor in the Senior Men’s Free Skating, but nevertheless he went out and gave it his all in what is his final event of the season to win his third gold medal in less than a week. He was also rewarded with a huge new personal best free score of 89.95 and he can begin his preparations for next season in the knowledge that he is making significant progress in his skating career.

Ciara Hoey finished 22nd in the Junior Ladies Free Skating with a score of 36.51 and will close out her season in two weeks time at FBMA Trophy in Abu Dhabi.

Alex Bowker-Lonnecker added another silver to the one he picked up yesterday when he took part in the Advanced Novice Men’s Free Skating. His final score was 19.74.

Four ISAI Skaters Compete At Skate Southern 2015


There has been no time to rest for some of the Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI) National and Development Team members and, after participating in Irish Nationals over the weekend, four of them were in action today at the Skate Southern Club International 2015. Continue reading