Presentation on theme: "I do ice skating at Whitley Bay Ice Rink. I go the every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. I have to wake up at 5:30 and I have to go before school."— Presentation transcript:
I do ice skating at Whitley Bay Ice Rink. I go the every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. I have to wake up at 5:30 and I have to go before school.
Anyone can go. If you want to skate then you can go on a Saturday 9:30. You get to learn to skate with the coaches.
Every year Whitley Bay Ice Rink do a Christmas show. Its always a really good afternoon and really fun to do. Also in May they hold a festival trophy. The festival trophy is a joke competition and its where you can compete in groups and you do a funny entertaining routine. The last festival trophy I did the Flintstones with my friends: Elliott and Emily. This is the Christmas show.
I started by going to Polar Club. Polar Club teaches you to ice skate. Every six weeks there is a little test and if you pass you go up a level. You get a badge and as you get higher you get a medal then a plaque. When I passed up to free style 7 my coach, Karen Brannen, told me that I could go on patch. Patch is what I go on every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Patch means that you can’t go on with hockey skates or hire skates.
My friend, Molly Sanderson, did ice skating before me and she asked me to go with her. I did. It was on a Saturday and I did my first lesson. Polar club 1. I was about 8.I loved it. So every week I went back and did polar club and every 6 weeks I did a badge.
I have done quite well when competing in away and home competitions. This is all done to my ice skating coach Karen Brannen. Karen has helped me to get to Nisa level 3 and get placed in a lot of competitions. I have been to a lot places in England to compete. But the place I did the best was Grimsby where I won! In Grimsby all of my coach’s skaters go placed.
Now that I am on patch I have my Nisa passport. This means that I can compete in different parts of England. I have competed in: Grimsby Telford Hull Dundee Bradford
Nisa stands for National Ice skating Association of Great Britain and N.I. Nisa is an ice skating association for the whole of Great Britain. It runs all of the open competitions and the tests. Olivia Elizabeth Gedney
When I go training I just wear warm trousers and a t-shirt. But when I do competitions I wear dresses and I have my hair in bun. These are the exact trousers I wear to training. I have 9 dresses in total that I only wear for competitons or tests.
At Whitley Bay Ice Rink there are a lot of ice skating coaches. Here is a list of some of them: Karen Brannen - my coach Carol Allan Susan John They are the main coaches who go to patch and teach private lesson early in the morning. But here are the coaches who do polar club: Karen Anastasia Linda Lindsey These coaches help everyone from children to adults to learn to skate. Karen Brannen is my coach and she has helped me to win competitions and pass tests.
There are a lot of members aged 3-25. Adults, teenagers, kids and toddlers can join. If you join then you get to enter the Christmas show and do the local competitions.
I spoke to Harry Cable who plays rugby for Percy Park Rugby Club. Here are the questions I asked him: Harry “Ben Cowell in my street brought me but I was to young for his age group so I didn’t go back then my friend Nathan Henderson brought me and he got me playing because he is the same age as me and I have played for 4 years.” Harry” I go twice a week on a Thursday and Sunday and I play for school too so I go on a Wednesday as well”. Harry “ Anyone can go but when you go to under 13’s only boys are aloud to go.”
I asked Alisha because she loves to ice skate too. Alisha” I like it because it is fun!” Alisha” I used to do polar club but don’t anymore because I didn’t want to anymore.” Alisha” I go with my sister, Sophie and my grandma.”