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January  
Sunday 3rd The Club is on as usual this Sunday
Each Sunday 10.15 to 10.45 Learn a dance - This months dance is the Riverside Rhumba
(learn on end ice, skate hire end,then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)
11.00 to 11.30 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink
Basic forward and backward skating. (Not using toe pick and knee bend exercise)
Working on check position to help with landing positions, 3 turns etc.
Forward and backward curves (Outside and inside edge). Forward run.
Sunday 17th Closing date for entries to skate in the Club Exhibition Show.
Members who wish to skate in the clubs Exhibition Show on Sunday 7th February 2016 must have their completed forms in to-day. Exhibition Show application form
February  
Each Sunday 10.15 to 10.45 Learn a dance - This months dance is the Riverside Rhumba
(learn on end ice, skate hire end, then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)
11.00 to 11.30 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink
Step sequences, 3 jumps from backward crossovers, salchow from backward crossovers, toe loop 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 7th Murrayfield Ice Skating Club's Exhibition Show. 10.00am -11.45am
'The MUSICALS'
Advanced Booking
Adults - 4.50
Children Under 16 and Concessions - 3.50
Family Ticket - 12.00 (2 adults & 2 Children or 1 adult and 3 children)
At the door on the day
Adults - 5.50
Children Under 16
and Concessions - 4.50
Family Ticket - 15.00 (2 adults & 2 Children or 1 adult and 3 children)
     
  Exhibition Show Photographs  
Tuesday 16th Sheena MacMenzie, Honorary President
It is with deep regret that we must advise of the passing of our Honorary president Sheena MacKenzie on Tuesday 16th February 2016.  Sheena who was a founding member of Murrayfield Ice Skating Club was only 11 days short of her 98th birthday. 
 
  Our thoughts and condolences go to her family.  
  Sheena's funeral will be at Warriston Crematorium on Tuesday 1st March 20016 at 12.30pm for any members who would like to attend.  
March  
Each Sunday 10.15 to 10.45 Learn a dance - This months dance is the 14 Step
(learn on end ice, skate hire end, then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)
11.00 to 11.30 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink
Basic forward and backward skating. (Not using toe pick and knee bend exercise)
Working on check position to help with landing positions, 3 turns etc.
Forward and backward curves (Outside and inside edge). Forward run.
Wednesday 2nd MISC OPEN Competition paperwork has been approved by NISA  
     
Sunday 13th Sunday Club on as usual however there is restricted parking
The SRU has advise the ice rink that because of the Scotland v France rugby match on this Sunday, and no parking at the front of the ice rink. There is limited parking at the back of the curling rink but it is limited and they have asked member to share transport where possible on this day
Sunday 27th Easter Bonnet Parade. Prizes for the best Bonnet / Fancy Dress
On ice games and  perhaps a visit from the Easter Bunny.
  Summer Time  - Clocks GO FORWARD 1 Hour. 
So change your alarm on Saturday or you will be late for the club.
 
  Easter at the club
Monday 28th    
     
April    
Each Sunday 10.15 to 10.45 Learn a dance - This months dance is the The Swing Dance
(learn on end ice, skate hire end, then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)
11.00 to 11.30 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink
Step sequence (basic), Interlinked 3 turns (outside and inside), 3 jump (correct entry and exit), Upright spin (correct entry and exit) backwards run.
     
Monday 4th Closing Date for entries to the MISC Open Competitions.
     
Friday 22nd Electronic draw for the MISC open Competitions.  
     
April-May MISC OPEN Competition - 29th April - 4th May 2016
MAY    
     
Sunday 1st NO CLUB - Murrayfield Open Competitions.  
Each Sunday 10.15 to 10.45 Learn a dance - This months dance is the Rhythm Blues
(learn on end ice, skate hire end,then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)
11.00 to 11.30 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink
Right foot Inside 3 turn forward cross the left foot inside 3 turn forward cross (replaces bunny hop), Salchow
Introducing toe loop for some loop, Back spin Forward Chasses
     
Sunday 15th Closing Date for entries to the MISC UK Skate Competitions.  
     
Saturday 21st MISC UK Skate Electronic draw for skating order  
   
     
Saturday 28th


It is with regret that we have to advise of the death of the oldest member of the club Jack (John) Stoddart who died peacefully to day 28th May 2016, in Ferryfield nursing home.
Our thoughts and condolences go to Jacks wife Irene and to his family.
We will let members know about the funeral arrangements as soon as we have the details
The service for Jack will be on Friday 10th of June at 2pm in Warriston Crematorium followed by a celebration of his life at Murrayfield Ice Rink from 3.30pm onwards.  In memory of Jack's sunny personality please wear bright colours rather than black.
Irene requests family flowers only for Jack's funeral.
A link for donations to prostate cancer will be posted soon.
 
JUNE 2016  
Each Sunday 10.15 to 10.45 Learn a dance - This months dance is the Foxtrot (still the Rhythm Blues on 5th June)
(learn on end ice, skate hire end then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)
11.00 to 11.30 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink
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 5th  MISC UK Skate Competitions. 4.30pm  
               Spectators
Adults 2.00         Children/Concessions 1.00

Murrayfield ISC members enter free when signing in
 
     
Friday 10th

In Memory of Jack Stoddart

 

The service for Jack will be on Friday 10th of June at 2pm in Warriston Crematorium followed by a celebration of his life at Murrayfield Ice Rink from 3.30pm onwards.

 

 In memory of Jack's sunny personality please wear bright colours rather than black.

Irene requests family flowers only for Jack's funeral.
A link for donations to prostate cancer will be posted soon.

JULY 2016
Each Sunday 10.15 to 10.45 Learn a dance - This months dance is the Prelim Waltz
(learn on end ice, skate hire end then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)
11.00 to 11.30 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink
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.
     
AUGUST 2016  
Each Sunday 10.00 to 10.30 Learn a dance - This months dance is the Canasta Tango
(learn on end ice, skate hire end then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)
10.45 to 11.15 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink
Mohawks, Step Sequence with three turns, Mohawks, Chasses, Crossrolls, 3 jump, upright spin correct entry, Forward Spiral, Drag.
  11.30 to 12.00noon Edge Class main area of ice  
  General Skating on end ice at the entrance end of the rink  
   
Monday 1st Congratulations to Ann Findlay, our chairman who successfully past the ISU exam as an International Technical Controller in Frankfurt. Ann is one of only two UK controllers on the ISU lists.
   
Sunday 7th Club Times are changing as of 1st August 2016
As of Sunday 7th August the times of the Club are changing and will be from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.
This is an increase of 15 minutes bring the club session back up to 2 hours.
The additional 15 minutes means there is an increase in the amount the Club has to pay for each Sunday session and is resulting in an increase in the weekly entry fee. There are also changes to the different elements of the Club sessions. - Typical Club session
          
     
  Voting for next exhibition/Show theme now open.   
  All members are invited to make suggestions for the theme of the next MISC Exhibition Show which will be held early in 2017.
When making suggestions remember it is not just for one number but for all of the programs that will make up the event which will include group numbers as well as individual performances
When making your suggestions remember there can be only one theme for the event.
The theme for the 2106 show was MUSICALS so that is not an option available for the theme for the 2017 exhibition show. Closing date for suggestions is Sunday 11th September 2016
Forms are available from the desk at the club.
SEPTEMBER 2016  
Each Sunday 10.00 to 10.30 Learn a dance - This months dance is the Blues
(learn on end ice, skate hire end then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)
10.45 to 11.15 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink
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.
  11.30 to 12.00noon Edge Class main area of ice  
  General Skating on end ice at the entrance end of the rink  
     
Sunday 11th Closing Date for suggestions for MISC Exhibition Show  
  All members are invited to make suggestions for the theme of the next MISC Exhibition Show which will be held early in 2017.
When making suggestions remember it is not just for one number but for all of the programs that will make up the event which will include group numbers as well as individual performances
When making your suggestions remember there can be only one theme for the event.
The theme for the 2106 show was MUSICALS so that is not an option available for the theme for the 2017 exhibition show. Closing date for suggestions is Sunday 11th September 2016
Forms are available from the desk at the club.
Sunday 25th  
Monday 26th Voting now closed  
  Murrayfield Ice Skating Club Annual General Meeting

The Murrayfield Ice Skating Club Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 23rd October 2016 in the SISA outer office at 12.15 pm.
 
   
     
Thursday 29th  
     
OCTOBER 2016  
Each Sunday 10.00 to 10.30 Learn a dance - This months dance is the Prelim Waltz
(learn on end ice, skate hire end then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)
10.45 to 11.15 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink
Backward curves, Change of edge, Outside to inside and introduce inside to outside, Backward spiral - Higher skaters backward catch.
  11.30 to 12.00noon Edge Class main area of ice  
  General Skating on end ice at the entrance end of the rink  
Sunday 16th Closing Date for entries to the MISC UK Skate Competitions.
Monday 24th MISC UK Skate Electronic draw for skating order  
     
Sunday 23rd Murrayfield Ice Skating Club Annual General Meeting 12.15pm SISA outer office.  
  The Murrayfield Ice Skating Club Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 23rd October 2016 in the SISA outer office at 12.15 pm.  
   
     
Sunday 30th Halloween Party on ice  See Halloween 2015 for last years photographs
  Games on Ice - (starting 11.15)
Prizes for best costume (judging starting 11.50)
  Winter Time  - Clocks GO BACK 1 Hour. 
So change your alarm on Saturday or you will be early for the club and the games
     
NOVEMBER 2016  
Each Sunday 10.00 to 10.30 Learn a dance - This months dance is the Foxtrot
(learn on end ice, skate hire end then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)
10.45 to 11.15 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink
Forward cross swing leg into Mohawk change feet into backward landing position. Repeat. Then same exercise alternate way. Continuous outside 3 turns, Continuous inside 3 turns, Depending on level introduce backward outside/inside 3 turns. Spins. 2 foot, 1 foot and back spins.
  11.30 to 12.00noon Edge Class main area of ice  
  General Skating on end ice at the entrance end of the rink  
     
   MISC UK Skate Competitions. 5.30pm  
Sunday 6th MISC UK Skate Competitions. 5.30pm


        
    
Spectators
Adults 2.00         Children/Concessions 1.00

Murrayfield ISC members enter free when signing in
DECEMBER 2016  
Each Sunday 10.00 to 10.30 Learn a dance - This months dance is the Palais Glide
(learn on end ice, skate hire end then practice as the first dance in the dance intervals)
10.45 to 11.15 Group Tuition - Entrance end of the rink
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..
  11.30 to 12.00noon Edge Class main area of ice  
  General Skating on end ice at the entrance end of the rink  
     
Sunday 18th Christmas Party  
  Club as usual schedule 10.00am to 11.15am
  On Ice, Games(starting 11.15)
  Fancy Dress judging (11.45)
Visit from Santa (he is expected about 11.50)
     
Sunday 25th No Club This Week - Christmas Day  
  We hope you all have an enjoyable Christmas  (click the picture brlow)