Our young ice skaters achieved top positions in a competition
Year 2018 has been a successful year of skating as three of Bracknell’s ice skaters reach top positions in the British Solo Ice Dance Championships. On Tuesday 10th July, the three Bracknell skaters travelled to Sheffield to be amongst Britain’s best. The competition looked at a vast range of technical criteria and each element was scrutinised by a large panel of judges.
For level three British Championships our young skaters skated 3 dances – the Golden Skaters Waltz, the Riverside Rhumba and for the third had to choose their own “free dance”.
Krista Good, age 10, was placed first, winning gold in all three of the dances where she skated her theatrical free dance to Pinocchio’s theme, “I’ve Got no Strings. Krista is now the British Champion for her age group, winning this at her first attempt.
Advay Chopra, age 12, was placed second, bringing home a silver medal, with a very flamboyant and exciting free dance to an old-time classic, “I’m a Believer” by The Monkees.
Krista and Advay will now be training as a team and working towards the couples Championships in Basic Novice. This prestigious event will take place in Sheffield at the beginning of December 2018. As a team they will be coached by Lucine Chakmakjian and David Phillips.
Carter Harris age 13 placed second at level four in the men’s category. He skated with great showmanship to “It’s a Man’s World” by Seal. The choreography was created by Hannah Hetebrij and was the first free dance Carter has competed in. He has worked hard to get his solo levels on track and qualify for the British. He is also taught by Gary Peed and Peter Christmas-Kjaer.