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January  2012 9.45-10.30 MEMBERS (off-ice) “Component” TRAINING SESSIONS In SISA Outer Office £4.50
  10.15 to 10.45 Group Tuition - Skate Hire end of the rink -
                          This session covers Synchro /Group skating
 
  10.45 to 11.00  Learn a dance  This months dance is the Rocker Foxtrot
                           (learn on end ice then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)
 
  11.15 to 11.45 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink.  
     
Sunday 1st NO Club - Rink Closed  
Sunday 8th Club Back on as usual 10.15am -12.noon  
February  2012 9.45-10.30 MEMBERS (off-ice) “Component” TRAINING SESSIONS In SISA Outer Office £4.50
10.15 to 10.45 Group Tuition - Skate Hire end of the rink -
                          This session covers Synchro /Group skating
10.45 to 11.00  Learn a dance  This months dance is the Blues
                           (learn on end ice then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)
  11.15 to 11.45 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink.  
  This month covering :   Forward 2 foot slalom, Backward 2 foot slalom, Forward outside and inside curves, Backward outside and inside curves, Interlinked 3 turns forward Outside and Inside, 1 foot spin with correct entry and exit, 3 jump introduce salchow, forward outside and forward inside spiral  
March  2012 9.45-10.30 MEMBERS (off-ice) “Component” TRAINING SESSIONS In SISA Outer Office £4.50
  10.15 to 10.45 Group Tuition - Skate Hire end of the rink -
                          This session covers Synchro /Group skating
  10.45 to 11.00  Learn a dance  This months dance is the Tango
                           (learn on end ice then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)
  11.15 to 11.45 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink.  
This month covering :   Forward 1 foot slalom, Forward crossrolls, Change of edge forward outside to forward inside, introduce back spin, teapot, introduce a sit spin, backward spiral, introduce toe loop (loop for some)
Sunday 4th March MISC exhibition show event  9.30am - 12.00noon    
  Advanced Booking
Adults - £4.00
Children Under 16 and Concessions - £3.00
Family Ticket - £12.00  (2 adults & 2 Children or 1 adult and 3 children)
 
  At the door on the day
Adults - £5.00
Children Under 16
and Concessions - £4.00
Family Ticket - £15.00 (2 adults & 2 Children or 1 adult and 3 children)
 
     
April  2012 9.45-10.30 MEMBERS (off-ice) “Component” TRAINING SESSIONS In SISA Outer Office £4.50
  10.15 to 10.45 Group Tuition - Skate Hire end of the rink -
                          This session covers Synchro /Group skating
 
  10.45 to 11.00  Learn a dance  This months dance is the Swing Dance
                           (learn on end ice then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)
 
  11.15 to 11.45 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink.  
  This month covering :   Step sequences, 3 jumps from backward crossovers, salchow from backward crossovers, toe loop jump, loop (for some) Upright spin with correct entry and exit then introduce change foot to a back spin, forward and backward crossovers in a figure of eight, pivots forward and backwards, backward crossovers with and outside and inside landing position  
Sunday 15th MISC UK Skate  Competitions - Events for members & non Members  
  Results     Photographs  
  Skating order after the draw  
  List of Competitors Pre Draw  
  Full Details of requirements      Entry Form  
                        Spectators
Adults £1.50         Children/Concessions £0.50

M
urrayfield ISC members enter free when signing in.
 
     
     
Sunday 8th Easter Bonnet Parade. Prizes for the best Bonnet and the best decorated Easter egg
On ice games and  a visit from the Easter Bunny.
 
     
  Draw for the MISC UK Skate - After the club  
     
Sunday 15th MISC UK Skate  Competitions - Events for members & non Members
5.30pm - 8.30pm
 
                   Spectators
Adults £1.50         Children/Concessions £0.50

M
urrayfield ISC members enter free when signing in.
     
May 2012 Murrayfield Ice Skating Club IJS & RJS Open Competitions  
Friday 4th to Monday 7th The Murrayfield Ice skating Club open competitions held on Friday 4th, Saturday 5th Sunday 7th and Monday 8th May 2012, had a number of firsts.
It was the first open competitions the club had run for over a decade, the first opens it had had run this centaury, the first it had run under the IJS judging system, with full video replay, The first IJS Solo dance events run by a club in the UK and the first Solo Short dance event run. It was also the first time that most of the Club members had ever been involved in running such an event
With so many firsts one there was the potential for errors and problems, however the event ran well, without any problems. This including the use of untested software being for the solo short dance. The club were delighted to be able to assist NISA with the testing of the software which will now be used in the Solo Dance Championships to be held in Sheffield later next month (Monday 25th to Friday 29th June 2012).  The Club was delighted to be the first club running solo dance competitions under the IJS system as part of rolling out this out for all open competitions. The UK is the only country in the World to have a computerised IJS solo dance system. 

The Club are proud that It is one of their members, Mrs Ann Findlay, who as the NISA technical director, has with the assistance of John Donnelly, Hilary Selby and Edward Thorp, developed the scale of values and levels of  for the solo short dance. They along with Liz Littler and  Doreen Hoppe were involved in the adaptation of the IJS system for solo dance since the implementation, in the UK at the Solo Dance Championships 2 years ago. This year will be the third IJS solo dance Championship. The Club hopes that its IJS event next May will be accepted as an event for test passes (providing the requisite level of judges are present on each panel).

The Club is very grateful and would like to thank everyone for the messages of support, congratulations and encouragement received from participants and spectators.
 
     
Friday 4th to Murrayfield Ice Skating Club IJS & RJS Open Competitions  
Monday 7th List of Skaters,  Skating Orders and Results  
  The organisers of Murrayfield Opens would....  (announcement)  
  Timetable  
  The draw for the RJS competitions will take place on Tuesday 1st May 2012 at 5.00pm  
  The draw for the  IJS competitions will take place on Thursday 3rd May 2012 at 4.00pm  
  There is no official practice ice organised by the Murrayfield Ice Skating Club Opens however the ice rink have provided some ice for this purpose on a first come basis.  
  Thursday 3rd May - Guest practice ice slots: 11.15am - 12.00pm
                                                                             12.00pm -12.45pm
                                                                             12.45pm -  1.30pm
 
  A 45min slot costs £5.00 and are limited to 1 slot per skater.
Payment to be made on the day however bookings MUST be made by email and if slot not attended no alternative slot will be available.
PLEASE NOTE: These are practice ice slots and NO music system will be available.
Also we are limited to 25 skaters per slot so it will be on a first come first serve basis.
 
BOOK PRACTISE ICE
 
  Singles (IJS)  Beginners (RJS)
Solo Dance Series (IJS)  & Couples Dance (IJS)
Entry Form, Regulations and Program Content Form
 
     
Tuesday 8th Club receives congratulations from NISA  

I would like to congratulate Murrayfield Club, your, Committee members, all volunteers and the rink staff on an extremely successful first IJS Open competition.

All areas of organisation were first class, from the pre-planning information to the ice,  the timetabling, hotels and very friendly atmosphere.

It is so enjoyable to officiate at a competition where everything runs smoothly and everyone works together as a team for the benefit of the skaters and the Club.

You have proved beyond doubt that as clubs now have the opportunity to run IJS events this success can be achieved with the back up and support of all concerned .

Please pass my congratulations to everyone concerned and I am looking forward to supporting your event in 2013.


Kind regards,
Liz Littler
NISA Judge/Officials Director
 
June/July Rink Closed for Maintenance
August  2012 9.45-10.30 MEMBERS (off-ice) “Component” TRAINING SESSIONS In SISA Outer Office £4.50
  10.15 to 10.45 Group Tuition - Skate Hire end of the rink -
                          This session covers Synchro /Group skating
 
  10.45 to 11.00  Learn a dance  This months dance is the Fiesta Tango
                           (learn on end ice then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)
 
  11.15 to 11.45 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink.  
This month covering :   Salchow, Sit spin, 3 jump combination, (3 jump-3jump), Forward Spiral into bunny hop into a drag, pivots forward and backwards, 2 continuous forward outside 3 turns and inside 3 turns.

Wednesday 1

We regrettably have to advise of the death of Honorary member Henry Thomes.

Henry's funeral is on Friday 3rd August at 9am in Mortonhall main crematorium

September  2012

10.15 to 10.45 Group Tuition - Skate Hire end of the rink -
                          This session covers Synchro /Group skating

 
 

10.45 to 11.00  Learn a dance  This months dance is the Willow Waltz
                           (learn on end ice then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)

 
 

11.15 to 11.45 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink.

 

This month covering :   Outside and Inside 3 turns, Forward skating 2 foot turn to Backwards then Backwards turning to Forwards continuous on circle, 2 Foot Slalom, Forward outside and inside Curves. 2 foot spin.

Sunday 23rd

Murrayfield Ice Skating Club Annual General Meeting. 12.15 SISA outer office.

October 2012 10.15 to 10.45 Group Tuition - Skate Hire end of the rink -
                          This session covers Synchro /Group skating
 
  10.45 to 11.00  Learn a dance  This months dance is the 14 Step
                           (learn on end ice then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)
 
  11.15 to 11.45 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink.  
  This month covering :  Change of edge, Backward crossovers with a sustained back outside edge/back inside edge, Backward outside and inside Curves. Crossrolls, Forward and Backward. 1 foot spin.
Sunday 28th

Halloween Party on ice

Games on Ice - Prizes for best costume

 

  Winter Time  - Clocks GO BACK 1 Hour. 
So change your alarm on Saturday or you will be late for the games
 
  Closing date for entries to the MISC UK Skate Competitions  
November 2012

10.15 to 10.45 Group Tuition - Skate Hire end of the rink -
                          This session covers Synchro /Group skating

 
 

10.45 to 11.00  Learn a dance  This months dance is the European Waltz
                           (learn on end ice then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)

 
 

11.15 to 11.45 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink.

 

This month covering :   Linking elements, making a small routine using all Badges 1 - Passport, A start, steps, jumps, spins and a finish. along with figure 8 Forward and Backward crossovers. (Thinking and Linking) some fun.

 
Sunday 4th Draw for MISC  UK Skate competitions - 12.15  
Sunday 11th

MISC UK Skate Competitions.  Events for members & non Members

 
  Results
Timetable  List of Skaters in Skating order
Skaters/Parents, can you please check that you are in the correct event and advise of any errors PRIOR to the draw.
The draw takes place on Sunday 4th November at 12.15.
 
  Closing date for entries - Sunday 28th October 2012  
  List of requirements    Entry Form   List of Skaters pre draw.  
                          Spectators
Adults £1.75         Children/Concessions £0.75

M
urrayfield ISC members enter free when signing in
 
  Note
There is a Scotland V New Zealand rugby international on Sunday starting at 14.30. To give time for the spectators to disperse please do not try to get to the rink for the competitions until after 5.00pm.
 
     
Tuesday 20th The Club are very saddened by the news that Maureen Scott passed away early this morning in the Western General Hospital. Maureen had a very long association with the Club and skating through though her two daughters and in assisting at the junior club and in judging the exhibition events the club ran.  Our thoughts and condolences go to her daughter and skating coach Karen.
Maureen funeral is on Tuesday 27th November at 2.00pm at Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh.
 
December 2012

10.15 to 10.45 Group Tuition - Skate Hire end of the rink -
                          This session covers Synchro /Group skating

 
 

10.45 to 11.00 Learn a dance  This months dance is the Golden Skaters Waltz
                           (learn on end ice then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)

 
 

11.15 to 11.45 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink.

 

This month covering :   Salchow, Sit spin, 3 jump combination, (3 jump-3jump), Forward Spiral into bunnyhop into a drag, pivots forward and backwards, 2 continuous forward outside 3 turns and inside 3 turns.

Sunday 16th Club session as usual starting 10.15 - then

Christmas Party 
 On Ice,-Games - Visit from Santa (starting 10.45)
                                 Off Ice 12.15 to 14.30 in Riversdale Suite
     
     
     
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