Ciara Hoey Finishes 14th At World Development Trophy 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Irish National Figure Skating Championships 2015

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The Irish National Figure Skating Championships organised by the Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI) took place over the weekend at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, County Antrim with the cream of Irish skating talent taking to the ice in eleven different categories. The skaters were greeted and cheered on by an exceptionally enthusiastic and vocal audience with many making the trip specially to attend the event. Continue reading

2015 Nationals Timetable And Spectator Access

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The Ice Skating Association of Ireland is pleased to announce the provisional timetable and information for spectators for the Irish National Figure Skating Championships 2015 which will take place Saturday, 14 March at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast. Continue reading

ISAI Skaters March To The End Of Season

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The Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI) Irish National Figure Skating Championships on the 14 March usher in a busy period for Irish skaters both near and far. Continue reading

Annual Membership Renewal 2015/2016

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Photo by tungphoto (FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

The Ice Skating Association of Ireland (ISAI) wishes to inform members who plan to renew for 2015/2016 on 1 March 2015 that your current membership will be extended till 31 March 2015.

The ISAI is hoping to have membership renewal possible online within the next few weeks and, in the interim period while we complete this work, all current memberships will remain valid.

The ISAI will send additional information on membership renewal in the coming weeks.