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ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2011 Tokyo - Postponed

posted 26 Jun 2011 10:40 by ISAI Webmaster

Clara Peters Qualifies For Short Programme

posted 26 Jun 2011 10:35 by ISAI Webmaster

Originally posted Jan 26, 2011 2:29 PM by Martin Scott
Clara Peters Qualifies For Short Programme At 2011 European Figure Skating Championships
 

With an impressive performance to "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini", Clara Peters (19) has succeeded in advancing to the Short Programme of the Ladies event at the 2011 European Figure Skating Championships in Bern, Switzerland.

 

"I can't believe I qualified. I've been skating well and knew I had a chance, but this result has exceeded my wildest expectations."

 

Peters skated eighth on Tuesday morning in the qualifying round and after the first half of the competition she was leading with a score 65.70 points. In the second half, seven competitors earned higher marks, but Peters easily qualified in eighth place. She was one of the few skaters to perform with very few errors.

 

"The rink is very cold and so is the ice, so I told myself that I couldn't deal with falling! Everything with my training seemed to click this year and I trained hard to put out the programme that I did today."

 

 
 
Only the Top 10 skaters from the preliminary qualifying round progress to the Short Programme on Friday, 27 January to compete against the best skaters in Europe. The Ladies Short Programme will be shown live on Eurosport at 13:00hrs. 

 

For further information, please contact Cindy Mundow at 087 9488520 orcmundow@isai.ie

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All photos attached are of Clara Peters competing in the preliminary qualifying round of the 2011 European Championships in Bern, Switzerland on Tuesday 25 January 2011.

 

All photos by Seán Gillis

ISU European Figure Skating Championships

posted 26 Jun 2011 10:21 by ISAI Webmaster

Originally posted Jan 26, 2011 2:22 PM by Martin Scott

25 January 2011 Ladies Preliminary Round

 

20 Ladies competed in the Preliminary Round in the PostFinance Arena - Clara Peters (Ireland) finished 

in 8th place overall qualifying for the short programme (Friday 28th January at 14h00) and Free Skating 

(Saturday 29th January at 13h00)

 

 

Preliminary Round Ladies

Result

 


FPl.

Name

Nation

Points

FS

1

Ira VANNUT

BEL

90.98

1

2

Mae Berenice MEITE

FRA

87.10

2

3

Alice GARLISI

ITA

78.81

3

4

Romy BÜHLER

SUI

74.69

4

5

Svetlana ISSAKOVA

EST

73.42

5

6

Karina JOHNSON

DEN

69.34

6

7

Anne Line GJERSEM

NOR

67.38

7

8

Clara PETERS

IRL

65.70

8

9

Fleur MAXWELL

LUX

65.29

9

10

Hristina VASSILEVA

BUL

64.31

10

11

Belinda SCHÖNBERGER

AUT

63.95

11

12

Nastassia HRYBKO

BLR

63.81

12

13

Martina BOCEK

CZE

61.67

13

14

Cecilia TÖRN

FIN

60.54

14

15

Marina SEEH

SRB

58.30

15

16

Katherine HADFORD

HUN

57.51

16

17

Georgia GLASTRIS

GRE

57.37

17

18

Sabina MARIUTA

ROU

47.38

18

19

Mirna LIBRIC

CRO

45.91

19

WD

Manouk GIJSMAN

NED

 

Patch Ice available at Dundrum on Ice

posted 26 Jun 2011 10:10 by ISAI Webmaster

Originally posted Nov 17, 2010 9:51 AM by Martin Scott
Sunday the 21st of November will see the introduction of Patch Ice in Dundrum. This will be from 7am to 9am and must
be pre booked. Patch ice is only available to current Emerald Skate and ISAI members and preference will be given to 
those taking lessons at Dundrum on Ice.  Places are limited, to book email kosullivan@isai.ie

Discount at Navan on Ice for ISAI Members

posted 26 Jun 2011 10:05 by ISAI Webmaster

Originally posted Nov 17, 2010 9:49 AM by Martin Scott
ISAI can confirm that members will receive a reduce ticket price at Navan on Ice. 
Any day any time will cost €10.00 per session. To avail of this special rate, members must produce a valid current 
Emerald Skate / ISAI Membership Card at the time of purchasing tickets.

National Championship 2010 Results

posted 26 Jun 2011 09:50 by ISAI Webmaster

Originally posted Nov 6, 2010 7:24 AM by Martin Scott
Senior Men’s Champion
Viv Parnell-Murphy

Senior Ladies Champion
Clara Peters

Novice Ladies Champion
Clare McIntyre

Beginner Adults
1. Deirdre Delany
2. Fiona Meehan
3. Caroline Syme

Parnell Shield - Pre Bronze Boys
1. Dylan Gartland
2. Aaron Rowley

McIntyre Cup - Pre Bronze Girls
1. Niamh Hoey
2. Ciara Hoey

Open Pre Bronze Boys
1. Conor Stakelum

Open Pre Bronze Girls
1. Karen Byrne
2. Courtney Mundow

Beginners Cup – Beginner Girls
1. Bróna Níc Gabhann
2. Alex Scannell
3. Chloe Sharkey
4. Sarah Alwan
5. Courtney O'Connor
6. Fainait Bligh
7. Isla Hoe
8. Aoife McGrath

Double First for Irish Skaters

posted 26 Jun 2011 09:41 by ISAI Webmaster

Originally posted Nov 6, 2010 1:25 AM by Martin Scott
Clara Peters and Vivian Murphy, the 2010 Irish Ladies and Men’s Ice Skating
Champions achieved important milestones at the recent Cup of Nice, French
Figure Skating International, 13th -17th October. The standard of ice skating was
truly outstanding as the event attracted many of the skating world's brightest up
and coming stars, with a strong showing of Russian skaters. This was an
important international as many skaters are seeking to return to Nice for the ISU
World Figure Skating Championships in 2012 and future qualification for the
Sochi Olympics in 2014. The promising start made by the Irish duo was therefore
all the more creditable.

At this event a cut was made after the short programme and only the top 24
skaters would progress to the Free Programme. Changes in ISU regulations for
Championship Competition now demand competitors have to obtain a minimum
technical score at an International ISU event thus making the competition for the
top 24 places was fierce. Skaters had travelled from as far afield as Japan,
Mexico and South America as well as across Europe in the hope of making the
minimum technical score in order to qualify to compete at the World
Championships in Japan in March 2011. For many there are few opportunities
left in the international skating calendar to make the ISU minimum technical
score. The pressure was intense and the air crackled with the tension.
Audiences were riveted and the strong Irish contingent were holding their breath.
Peters, put in a well skated but flawed Short programme, missing 2 jump
elements. Peter’s execution of the remaining elements, spins and step were
strong enough to ensure she made the cut for the free programme the following
day. Peters started her new season with a free programme allowing her to
express her love of the sport. She performed a strong programme wooing the
audience with her artistry and musicality. She landed every jump she attempted
and performed difficult 3 jump combinations with ease. Every note of the music
was interpreted and expressed the emotion of the moment. The audience were
emotionally involved in the performance: this was a truly great moment for Irish
skating. The scores went up and Clara had exceeded all expectations.
Her Long programme score comfortable exceeded the minimum technical score
require securing Peters qualification to ISU World Championships in Japan and
the European Championships in Switzerland, 2011. Peters has now returned to
her training base in the USA, to begin the preparations for the European
Championships in Switzerland in January 2011.
This was Murphy’s first Senior International, having only just moved to this level
in September. Murphy’s Short programme include Double Axel and Triple
Salchow for which he was awarded 70% of its total value, making him the Irish
Mens skater to land these jumps in competition. Murphy placed 26th in the event.
Following Murphy’s success last season at Junior level, Murphy will now draw on
this experience and that of his pervious achievements in preparation for further
Internationals next year in his bid to achieve the minimum technical scores for
qualification for future World Championships, including Nice in 2012.

2010 National Competition Photographs

posted 26 Jun 2011 09:38 by ISAI Webmaster

Originally posted Jul 10, 2010 4:28 AM by Martin Scott
Photographs from the 2010 National Competition are now available from Sean Gillis..

Access to the gallery is by password. Passwords are available from ISAI by emailing Cindy.

Prints can be ordered by emailing Cindy.

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