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2017

October Newsletter   15 Oct 2017
Attached is the October Newsletter  More...


2018 Coaching Position available   26 Sep 2017
The Alexandra Ice Skating Club would like to announce that they are looking for a figure skating coach for their 2018 ice skating season which runs from around 15 May 2018 to 15 August 2018. For all enquires or further information please feel free to contact us at alexiceskatingclub@gmail.com.


September Newsletter   20 Sep 2017
Attached is the September Newsletter  More...


August Newsletter   29 Aug 2017
Attached the NZIFSA’s August newsletter.  More...


Brian passes gold stroking   22 Aug 2017
Congratulations to Brian Lee (WAISC) who passed his gold stroking medal test on the 12th of August at Alpine Ice Sports in Christchurch.  More...


June Newsletter   19 Jun 2017
Attached June’s NZIFSA newsletter which includes updated secretions based on the recent Hollins Trophy results along with other competition information.  More...


May Newsletter   29 May 2017
Dear skating community Please find attached the May newsletter, it’s a large one this month with lots of news to share. Many thanks and kind regards Jeanette & Anita  More...


March Newsletter   21 Mar 2017
Dear NZ Skating Community Attached is the March newsletter. Happy reading. Yours in skating, Sandra and Jeanette  More...


February Newsletter   24 Feb 2017
Dear NZ Skating Community Attached is the February newsletter. Happy reading. Yours in skating, Sandra and Jeanette  More...


2016

December Newsletter   11 Dec 2016
Dear NZ Skating Community Attached is a short newsletter with the results and selections from the recent Australian Figure Skating Championships. Yours in skating, Sandra and Jeanette  More...


Ice Skating Coach Required   4 Dec 2016
Ice Sports Southland are seeking a figure skating coach for 30 hours per week. We require someone who is enthusiastic, motivating, and willing to promote our club throughout the Southland region. Must be at least NZIFSA Level One accredited. Applications close December 8th, 2016. Please phone Melissa on 027 555 0320 for more information.


November Newsletter   23 Nov 2016
Dear NZ Skating Community Attached is the November newsletter. Happy reading. Yours in skating, Sandra and Jeanette  More...


October Newsletter   20 Oct 2016
Dear NZ Skating Community Attached is the October newsletter. Happy reading. Yours in skating, Sandra and Jeanette  More...


2017 Coaching Positon available   7 Oct 2016
Alexandra Ice Skating Club is seeking applications from suitably qualified coaches for next winter’s season (mid May to mid August) – for more information and further details please contact AISC on alexiceskatingclub@gmail.com


August Newsletter   1 Aug 2016
Dear New Zealand Skating Community Attached please find what was originally intended to be our July newsletter. Somehow August has snuck up on us so we had to rename this newsletter. Inside we have included a notice about nominations for Administrator of the Year and Sportsperson of the Year awards. We know we’ve got some really great administrators and sportspeople in this association and we’d really like to see lots of nominations for these awards. Kind regards Jeanette and Sandra  More...


Patrick passes gold pattern dance   26 Jul 2016
Congratulations to Patrick Costley (AIFSC) who passed his gold pattern dance medal test on the 17th of July at Paradice Botany in Auckland.  More...


June Newsletter #2   28 Jun 2016
There has been quite a lot going on lately so attached please find a second newsletter for June 2016. Happy reading All the best Sandra and Jeanette  More...


June Newsletter   7 Jun 2016
Attached please find a brief newsletter wishing our skaters competing at Hollins Trophy, Sydney and at the International ISU Adult Figure Skating Competitions, Oberstdorf all the best. Kind regards Jeanette and Sandra  More...


May Newsletter   15 May 2016
Attached please find the May 2016 newsletter. Happy reading All the best Sandra and Jeanette  More...


Brooke passes gold stroking   20 Apr 2016
Congratulations to Brooke Tamepo (WAISC) who passed her gold stroking medal test on the 16th of April at Paradice Avondale in Auckland.  More...


Zelda passes gold stroking   20 Apr 2016
Congratulations to Zelda Ladefoged (WAISC) who passed her gold stroking medal test on the 16th of April at Paradice Avondale in Auckland.  More...


March Newsletter   30 Mar 2016
Dear NZ Skating Community Attached is the March newsletter. Happy reading. Yours in skating, Sandra and Jeanette  More...


February Newsletter   29 Feb 2016
Dear Skating Community Attached is our first newsletter for 2016. Happy reading Yours in skating, Jeanette and Sandra  More...


NZIFSA AGM   29 Feb 2016
Below is the timetable for the 2016 AGM to be held on Saturday 9 April 2016 in Auckland at the Apparel Line’s offices, 17 Rennie Drive, Airport Oaks, Auckland 2022 1.15 pm – 2.45 pm Forums 2.45 pm – 4 pm AGM 4 pm – 5 pm Social Afternoon Tea A meeting of the new Board, Operations Group and Development Group will be held on the Sunday (approximately 9.30am – 1.30pm). If you’re planning to stand for election this year, or you are an existing office bearer and your position is not up for election, please make sure your travel plans mean you can be available for this meeting. Call for nominations Our apologies for the lateness of this notice, which we should have had out to you by 9 February. The Board are calling for nominations for the following positions and would like to encourage members to consider standing. Nominations, including a CV, need to be submitted via your home club to the General Secretary, secretary@nzifsa.org.nz no later than Wednesday 9 March. Please see the attached nomination form. The position descriptions are on the NZIFSA website attached to the Governance and Management Policy http://www.nzifsa.org.nz/rules/ and we would also encourage you to make contact via the General Secretary if you wish to discuss any of the positions with a Board member or Development or Operations Group member. • Vice President • One Board Member • CEO • General Secretary • Technical Director • Officials Director • Honorary Solicitor


2015

December Newsletter   22 Dec 2015
Attached is our final newsletter for 2015. We hope that you have a wonderful holiday season and a great summer break! Yours in skating, Jeanette and Sandra  More...


November Newsletter   28 Nov 2015
Dear NZ Skating Community Attached is the November newsletter. Happy reading. Yours in skating, Sandra and Jeanette  More...


Anya passes gold stroking   10 Nov 2015
Congratulations to Anya Gipp (DISC) who passed her gold stroking medal test on the 1st of November at Dunedin Ice Stadium in Dunedin.  More...


Coaching Vacancy - Alexandra   3 Nov 2015
Alexandra Ice Skating Club is looking for a coach for their 2016 season. Please contact Mary Tritt at alexiceskatingclub@gmail.com for further information.


October Newsletter   3 Nov 2015
Dear NZ Skating Community Attached is the October newsletter. Happy reading. Yours in skating, Sandra and Jeanette  More...


September Newsletter   18 Sep 2015
Dear NZ Skating Community Attached is the September newsletter. Happy reading. Yours in skating, Sandra and Jeanette  More...


Michael passes gold freeskating   12 Sep 2015
Congratulations to Michael Durham (GFSC) who passed his gold freeskating medal test on the 4th of September at Paradice Botany in Auckland.  More...


Michael passes gold stroking   12 Sep 2015
Congratulations to Michael Durham (GFSC) who passed his gold stroking medal test on the 4th of September at Paradice Botany in Auckland.  More...


August Newsletter   1 Sep 2015
Dear NZ Skating Community Attached is the August newsletter. Yours in skating, Jeanette and Sandra  More...


July Newsletter   9 Aug 2015
Dear NZ Skating Community Attached is the July 2015 Newsletter. Wishing everyone all the best in their training towards tests and competitions! Yours in skating, Jeanette and Sandra  More...


June Newsletter   18 Jun 2015
Attached is the June 2015 newsletter.  More...


May Newsletter   26 May 2015
Attached is the May 2015 Newsletter. We are now approaching the start of the domestic competitive season. Please keep an eye on the Competitions tab on the NZIFSA website or emails from Clubs and Sub-Associations for further information. Best wishes to everyone for a successful season! Yours in skating, Jeanette and Sandra  More...


Sarah passes gold stroking   30 Apr 2015
Congratulations to Sarah MacGibbon (DISC) who passed her gold stroking medal test on the 24th of April at Dunedin Ice Stadium in Dunedin.  More...


Morgan passes gold stroking   30 Apr 2015
Congratulations to Morgan Templeton (DISC) who passed her gold stroking medal test on the 24th of April at Dunedin Ice Stadium in Dunedin.  More...


April Newsletter   27 Apr 2015
Attached is the April newsletter – which includes updates from the NZIFSA AGM and the new qualifying TES requirements for Nationals. Happy reading Yours in skating Sandra and Jeanette  More...


Christina passes gold stroking   26 Apr 2015
Congratulations to Christina Floka (AIDC) who passed her gold stroking medal test on the 18th of April at Paradice Botany in Auckland.  More...


Michelle passes adult gold pattern dance   26 Mar 2015
Congratulations to Michelle Carroll (CMFSC) who passed her adult gold pattern dance medal test on the 22nd of March at Alpine Ice Sports in Christchurch.  More...


March Newsletter   19 Mar 2015
Attached is the March 2015 NZIFSA newsletter. There are a number of policies that are currently under review, particularly the Skater Development and Selection policies. We encourage you to go on to the NZIFSA website to have a read of the proposed changes to the policies and to make submissions, either on the website forum or through your club committee. These policies will be discussed at the forums held in conjunction with the AGM on 11 April 2015.  More...


Preeya passes gold stroking   15 Mar 2015
Congratulations to Preeya Laud (WAISC) who passed her gold stroking medal test on the 7th of March at Paradice Avondale in Auckland.  More...


January Newsletter   27 Jan 2015
Dear NZ Skating Community Attached is the January newsletter. Happy reading Yours in skating Sandra and Jeanette  More...


2014

December Newsletter   20 Dec 2014
Dear NZ Skating Community Attached is the December newsletter. Happy reading and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. Yours in skating Sandra and Jeanette  More...


Connor passes gold star stroking   17 Dec 2014
Congratulations to Connor McIver (CISC) who passed his gold star stroking medal test on the 16th of December at Alpine Ice Sports in Christchurch.  More...


November 2014 Newsletter   16 Nov 2014
Dear NZ Skating Community Attached is the November newsletter. Happy reading! Yours in skating Sandra and Jeanette  More...


August Newsletter   26 Aug 2014
Dear NZ Skating Community Attached is the August newsletter. Happy reading! Yours in skating Jeanette and Sandra  More...


June Newsletter   14 Jun 2014
Dear Skating Community Attached is the June Newsletter. We would draw your attention, in particular, to the information about upcoming events. Yours in skating, Jeanette King (President) Sandra Williamson-Leadley (CEO)  More...


Tracy passes gold stroking   3 Jun 2014
Congratulations to Tracy Danbrook (AIFSC) who passed her gold stroking medal test on the 2nd of June at Paradice Botany in Auckland.  More...


April Newsletter   30 Apr 2014
Attached please find a newsletter covering the AGM as well as the various development activities that have taken place this year or are underway at the moment. Happy skating everyone Jeanette, Sandra and Wendy  More...


Connor passes gold stroking   6 Apr 2014
Congratulations to Connor McIver (CISC) who passed his gold stroking medal test on the 30th of March at Alpine Ice Sports in Christchurch.  More...


2013

Jessie passes gold star stroking   19 Dec 2013
Congratulations to Jessie Park (CISC) who passed her gold star stroking medal test on the 15th of December at Alpine Ice Sports in Christchurch.  More...


2013 Australian Figure Skating Championships   2 Dec 2013
This year's Australian Champs are available on YouTube!  More...


Coaching Vacancy - Alexandra   11 Nov 2013
Alexandra Ice Skating Club is looking for a coach for their 2014 Season. Please contact Mary Tritt at alexiceskatingclub@gmail.com for further information and a job description.


October Newsletter   30 Oct 2013
Please find attached the October Newsletter which includes results from Skate Down Under and all the Selections from our 2013 National Championships.  More...


Nationals Newsletter No 3   23 Sep 2013
...some final reminders....  More...


Nationals Newsletter No 2   12 Sep 2013
...more about Nationals 2013  More...


2013 Nationals Merchandise   2 Sep 2013
Details of the Nationals merchandise that is available for order for this years event.  More...


Nationals Newsletter No 1   27 Aug 2013
Initial information about this year’s Nationals.  More...


NZIFSA Sportsperson of the Year Award   6 Aug 2013
Nominations can by made by clubs or individuals and are due to the General Secretary by Sunday, 1 September 2013  More...


NZIFSA Administrator of the Year Award   6 Aug 2013
Nominations can by made by clubs or individuals and are due to the General Secretary by Sunday, 1 September 2013  More...


CAMPAIGN TO THANK SPORT VOLUNTEERS KICKS-OFF   6 Aug 2013
Sport NZ would appreciate your support for a campaign we’ve launched to recognise sport volunteers - or Sport Makers - throughout New Zealand. We want as many people as possible to show their appreciation for the Sport Makers, who literally make sport happen, by sending them a thank you e-card available at www.lottovolunteers.co.nz. Sport Makers who receive a thank you e-card can enter a monthly draw to win $500 worth of sports merchandise for them or their club. Nationally there will be 34 winners a month, with at least one winner from each RST region. The ‘Thank a Sport Maker’ campaign is part of a partnership involving the Lotto Volunteer Foundation, RSTs and Sport NZ. It will see sport volunteers sharing in over $1 million of quality clothing and sports gear over the next three years.  More...


July - August Newsletter   28 Jul 2013
Attached Newsletter covering results from Hollins Trophy in July and upcoming events, plus report on skaters who performed at Disney on Ice. Happy skating everyone Jeanette and Wendy  More...


A Boy!   9 Jul 2013
Congratulations to Morgan (nee Figgins) and Chris Templeton on the birth of their son, Elijah Richard Templeton on 2nd July.


Coaching Vacancy - Gore   9 Jun 2013
Coach required with immediate start. We have skaters struggling to get the lessons they would like due to overload on our current coach after the coach we had lined up to come to New Zealand chose not to come. We would like someone who: • Can coach Kiwiskate, singles, school/social group bookings, development and possibly off-ice training • Is ideally available to work in all/most of our figure skating time however we would consider even someone who could only work certain days. • Figure Skating times Monday to Friday before school, after school Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and Saturday mornings until lunch time. • Must be eligible to work in New Zealand. • Preferably have or are working towards NZIFSA Level One coaching accreditation or could cross-credit from another country. Ice Sports Southland is primarily a figure skating orientated rink where there is plenty of ice time and it’s easy to be the only ones on the ice. Come and be part of a fantastic member run indoor rink in the sports heart of Gore. As we have the first of our competitions within a couple of weeks don’t put off applying for this position. For more information please email our Figure Skating Executive Alison Duff at tarua2@hotmail.com or phone our President Marita Soper on 021 332 310.


NZIFSA Newsletter   13 May 2013
May’s newsletter includes the results and reports from skaters’ recent overseas events as well as this year’s AGM.  More...


NZIFSA Newsletter   1 Apr 2013
NZIFSA Easter Newsletter  More...


NZIFSA Development Camps   14 Mar 2013
John Dunn will be the moderator for Development Camps to be held in Auckland (Tuesday 30th April & Wednesday 1st May), Christchurch (Thursday 4th April & Friday 5th April) and Dunedin (Saturday 6th April & Sunday 7th April). NZIFSA hope that all skaters from Juvenile up will take up this opportunity to attend his workshop.  More...


NZIFSA Development Camps   14 Mar 2013
Introducing John Dunn  More...


NZIFSA Newsletter January/February 2013   13 Feb 2013
Welcome back to a New Year. Catch up with what’s been happening and what events are coming up.  More...


2012

Communication 064   28 Dec 2012
This Communication outlines the TES requirements for 2013 and suggestions on how these may be achieved  More...


Jessie passes gold stroking   11 Dec 2012
Congratulations to Jessie Park (CISC) who passed her gold stroking medal test on the 25th of November at Alpine Ice Sports in Christchurch.  More...


Mykaila passes gold stroking   11 Dec 2012
Congratulations to Mykaila Lewis (CISC) who passed her gold stroking medal test on the 25th of November at Alpine Ice Sports in Christchurch.  More...


NZIFSA Jubilee   28 Nov 2012
The 75th Jubilee is planned for 10-12 May 2013 at Lake Tekapo. Please contact Wendy Clucas for more information wclucas@xtra.co.nz  More...


NZIFSA October Newsletter   22 Oct 2012
Selections and Awards information from this year’s National Championships.  More...


Coaching Vacancy in Gore   21 Aug 2012
Immediate start required for a coach willing to ease the work load. We have skaters keen to move into private lessons however there just aren’t enough hours in the day for our coaches to take them. Come and be part of a fantastic member run indoor rink in the sports heart of Gore. Ice Sports Southland is primarily a figure skating orientated rink where it’s not hard to be the only one on the ice and where figure skating times are not over crowded. Ideally we would like a coach qualified and experienced in all disciplines of skating but primarily for now will be singles, Kiwiskate, school/social group bookings, development and possibly off-ice training for our competitive skaters. The ideal applicant will also have NZIFSA recognised Level One minimum coaching experience with the opportunity to be involved in some ice hockey if wished. Come and be part of a rink owned by its skaters and not by corporate business men, close to the ski slopes and surrounded by the wonderful vistas of Southland. To find out more please contact the Ice Sports Southland President, Marita Soper 03 203 8963 or 021 332 310 or email ma_pasoper@hotmail.com before Sunday 16th September.


NZIFSA Communication 063   20 Aug 2012
This communication outlines the ISU & NZIFSA requirements for this season. It also notifies the changes made by the Board to the requirements for eligibility for this year’s National and further reduction of the TES required for Juvenile grade along with the list of TES requirements for selections.  More...


NZIFSA Newsletter June/July   15 Jul 2012
This newsletter introduces the NZIFSA Child Protection Officer, Imelda Sheerin and includes competition results and reports from the CEO and President.  More...


NZIFSA Communication 062   7 Jun 2012
As earlier advised by the CEO, Communications now include only technical information while newsletters will keep the community abreast of NZ skating news. NZIFSA Communication 062 - • Implementation of ISU Communication 1724 • Clarification of Repetition - Rule 229.2 • Juvenile TES qualifying points • Correction of Rule 214  More...


DISC skaters win Bronze   28 May 2012
Congratulations to Dunedin skaters, Sue Hoseit and Karl Hewitt who placed 3rd at the ISU International Adult Figure Skating Competition in Orberstdorf, Germany. For full results check the Competitions page.


May 2012 Newsletter   22 May 2012
The latest information from the NZIFSA President and CEO  More...


NZIFSA Communication 061   26 Mar 2012
Important information about the upcoming AGM, administrative reminders and details of seminars scheduled.  More...


Elizabeth passes gold stroking   19 Mar 2012
Congratulations to Elizabeth O'Neill (CISC) who passed her gold stroking medal test on the 17th of March at Alpine Ice Sports in Christchurch.  More...


2011

Juliette passes gold star stroking   19 Dec 2011
Congratulations to Juliette O'Neill (CISC) who passed her gold star stroking medal test on the 10th of December at Alpine Ice Sports in Christchurch.  More...


Chelsea passes gold stroking   19 Dec 2011
Congratulations to Chelsea Richdale (CISC) who passed her gold stroking medal test on the 10th of December at Alpine Ice Sports in Christchurch.  More...


NZIFSA Communication 060   15 Dec 2011
Season's greetings from the NZIFSA Board  More...


Coaching Vacancy 2012 – Ice Sports Southland   12 Dec 2011
Ice Sports Southland are currently looking for a coach to fill a coaching vacancy at our rink for the upcoming skating season (starting Feburary ) The coach will be employed on the basis that they are an independent contractor with a contract to Ice Sports Southland - initially for a one year period. Ideally we would like a coach who is suitably qualified and experienced in all disciplines of skating i.e solo, synchronized, dance & pairs skating. They will be required to coach skaters from Kiwiskate sessions, school groups and learn to skate holiday skate schools through to private and group sessions for our competitive skaters. If anyone is interested in this position please contact: Marita Soper President Ice Sport Southland ma_pasoper@hotmail.com 03 2038963 or 021332310


NZIFSA Communication 059   7 Nov 2011
2011 Nationals and selection results  More...


Ayesha and Shane pass Senior Competitive Dance test   24 Oct 2011
Congratulations to Ayesha Campbell (CISC) and Shane Speden (ISS) who passed their Senior Competitive Dance (Rhumba) Medal Test on 15 October 2011 at Gore Multisports Complex in Gore.


Caitlyn passes gold star stroking   17 Oct 2011
Congratulations to Caitlyn Paul (CISC) who passed her gold star stroking medal test on the 13th of October at Gore Multisports Complex in Gore.  More...


NZIFSA Communication 058   31 Aug 2011
Introducing the new format of the New Zealand Ice Figure Skating Association  More...


Cass passes adult gold compulsory dance   25 Aug 2011
Congratulations to Cass Guignion (CMFSC) who passed her adult gold compulsory dance medal test on the 19th of August at Alpine Ice Sports in Christchurch.  More...


NZISA Communication 057   20 Aug 2011
2011 Winter Games Results  More...


NZISA Communication 056   8 Aug 2011
…. the final Communication from NZISA Council before the Special General Meeting which will change the future governance of the New Zealand Ice Figure Skating Association.  More...


Sam passes gold stroking   11 Jun 2011
Congratulations to Sam Waugh (CISC) who passed her gold stroking medal test on the 6th of June at Alpine Ice Sports in Christchurch.  More...


2011 New Zealand Ice Skating Association Council   1 Jun 2011
Status of the New Zealand Ice Skating Association Council  More...


Eerina passes gold stroking   31 Mar 2011
Congratulations to Eerina Watkins (AIFSC) who passed her gold stroking medal test on the 10th of February at Paradice Botany in Auckland.  More...


2010

NZISA Communication 054   31 Dec 2010
….the last news from 2010 …Happy New Year!  More...


NZISA Communication 053   28 Nov 2010
The latest news of recent events and achievements.  More...


Coach required in Gore   15 Nov 2010
Ice Sports Southland are currently looking for a coach to fill a coaching vacancy at our rink for the upcoming skating season (starting mid January 2011) The coach will be employed on the basis that they are an independent contractor with a contract to Ice Sports Southland - initially for a one year period. Ideally we would like a coach who is suitably qualified and experienced in all disciplines of skating i.e solo, synchronised, dance & pairs skating. They will be required to coach skaters from Kiwiskate sessions, school groups and learn to skate holiday skate schools through to private and group sessions for our competitive skaters. If anyone is interested in this position please contact: Robyn Morris President Ice Sports Southland grmorris@woosh.co.nz 03 2053585 0276346834


NZISA Communication 052   16 Oct 2010
The latest news update from the NZISA including selections.  More...


Ariel passes gold pair skating   10 Oct 2010
Congratulations to Ariel Nadas (DISC) who passed her gold pair skating medal test on the 2nd of October at Dunedin Ice Stadium in Dunedin.  More...


Grant passes gold pair skating   10 Oct 2010
Congratulations to Grant Howie (DISC) who passed his gold pair skating medal test on the 2nd of October at Dunedin Ice Stadium in Dunedin.  More...


Coach required in Dunedin   19 Sep 2010
Dunedin Ice Skating Club has an upcoming vacancy for a self-employed coach – for further details please see the attached information.  More...


New Rink Opens in Auckland   1 Sep 2010
A temporary ice rink has opened in Glenfield Mall until 25 September. The gold coin donation entry goes to Home Care 4 Kids.  More...


Ayesha and Shane to feature on TV   12 Aug 2010
Shane Speden and Ayesha Campbell, Junior Ice Dancers from Christchurch will feature on Pacific Beat St, TV3, 11:30 am Sunday 15 August.


NZISA Communication 051   11 Aug 2010
The August communication includes information regarding proposed rule changes and the relevant ISU Communications. Also outlined are various achievements of our skaters and officials.  More...


Juliette passes gold stroking   26 Jul 2010
Congratulations to Juliette O'Neill (CISC) who passed her gold stroking medal test on the 21st of June at Alpine Ice Sports in Christchurch. [Many apologies to Juliette for the delay in this announcement due to a programming error.]  More...


Ayesha passes gold stroking   2 Jul 2010
Congratulations to Ayesha Campbell (CISC) who passed her gold stroking medal test on the 21st of June at Alpine Ice Sports in Christchurch.  More...


NZISA Communication 050   13 Jun 2010
Among various administration updates, this communication details the current vacancies on the Technical Committee and Council. Nominations for vacant positions close 21 June.  More...


NZISA Communication 049   27 May 2010
The latest news update from the NZISA including a summary of Scott Thode’s contribution to New Zealand skating.  More...


Life Membership awarded to Scott Thode   10 May 2010
NZISA Council would like to congratulate Scott Thode on being awarded NZISA Life Membership at the recent AGM and endorses the following thoughts expressed by Dan Mellamphy: “Life Members NZISA Inc extend hearty congratulations & a big welcome to Scott Thode on his recent elevation to Life Membership. Those of us who have been involved with our Sport over the years know what a great contribution Scott has made in many aspects of Administration at Club, Regional & National levels. Hopefully we will continue our friendship with Scott & his family. Thanks Scott & welcome on board. Dan Mellamphy. Life Member NZISA Inc.”


NZISA Communication 048   6 May 2010
Updates from the recent AGM, Allie Rout’s retirement and a poem about Team New Zealand are among the articles in this issue. We also note the recent passing of Gwen Le Compte and acknowledge her immense contribution to skating in New Zealand.  More...


NZISA Communication 047   21 Feb 2010
This communication includes information on a variety of important upcoming events including Skaters’ Development Camps, Officials’ Training Seminar, NZISA AGM and the proposed new Southern Skate International Competition.  More...


Olympic Figure Skating TV Coverage   19 Feb 2010
SKY Sport and Prime offer unprecedented live coverage of all the Olympic Figure Skating events.  More...


NZISA Communication 046   21 Jan 2010
Welcome to skating 2010! The first communication for the year includes the long awaited list of skaters included in Team New Zealand for this year’s World Synchro Championships in Colorado Springs. Also, best wishes to Cameron Hems who heads off to Korea next week as New Zealand’s only competitor in the 2010 Four Continents Championships.  More...


2009

Cameron passes gold freeskating   13 Dec 2009
Congratulations to Cameron Hems (GFSC) who passed his gold freeskating medal test on the 8th of December at Paradice Botany in Auckland.  More...


Ariel passes gold stroking   13 Dec 2009
Congratulations to Ariel Nadas (AIFSC) who passed her gold stroking medal test on the 8th of December at Paradice Botany in Auckland.  More...


Communication 045   12 Dec 2009
This is the last update for 2009. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2010!  More...


NZISA Communication 044   23 Nov 2009
For a summary of the results, special awards and selections from the 2009 New Zealand Nationals check out this issue.  More...


Shannon passes gold stroking   19 Nov 2009
Congratulations to Shannon Costello (ISS) who passed her gold stroking medal test on the 7th of November at Gore Multisports Complex in Gore.  More...


2009 Nationals Programme   17 Oct 2009
The 2009 New Zealand National Ice Skating Championships Programme.  More...


Nationals Communication #3   8 Oct 2009
More important information for everyone competing in the 2009 New Zealand National Ice Skating Championships in Auckland from 11-16 October.  More...


NZ Athletes Place Well at JGP   7 Oct 2009
Allie Rout finished in 20th position in Junior Ladies with 94.87 at the Pokal der Blauen Schwerter, Junior Grand Prix event in Germany. Allie held 16th place after the short programme, but placed 20th after her 19th place finish in the free skate. In Ice Dance, Ayesha Campbell and Shane Speden also finished in 20th place with 89.52 points. The couple finished 20th in the original and free dances after a 21st place finish in the compulsory.  More...


NZ Athletes Compete at JGP in Germany   1 Oct 2009
Ayesha Campbell and Shane Speden take to the ice late tonight in New Zealand's first ever ice dance entry in the Junior Grand Prix. They'll be up against Australian Jonathan Guerreiro and partner Ekaterina Pushkash skating for Russia. Ladies competitor Allie Rout, fresh from competing at the Nebelhorn Trophy will be competing in the Ladies event Friday morning.  More...


Nationals Communication #2   1 Oct 2009
Important information for everyone attending the 2009 New Zealand National Ice Skating Championships in Auckland from 11-16 October.  More...


Allie eyes up Winter Olympics   22 Sep 2009
Allie Rout is about to attempt to become the first Kiwi female to qualify for the Winter Olympics.  More...


NZISA Communication 043   20 Sep 2009
Opening with the results and a report on our inaugural NZ Winter Games, this issue also includes the results of the New Zealand skaters at this year’s Australian Nationals and information on upcoming competitions.  More...


Allie Rout goes Senior   8 Sep 2009
Allie Rout competed in her first ISU competition in Senior at the Winter Games NZ in Dunedin in her pursuit for Olympic selection. Allie gave up an almost certain gold medal win in Junior to take 4th in Senior in an effort to boost her world rankings and starting position when she competes at the Olympic-qualifying Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany later this month. Allie was too young to attempt selection at the World Championships earlier this year and will be competing against a strong group of young skaters and seasoned veterans for the few remaining Olympic berths. Go Allie!


Skaters take medals at Winter Games NZ   2 Sep 2009
Madelaine Parker placed second in the Novice Ladies grade with a score of 80.11 behind the winner So Youn Park (107.43pts) from Korea at the inaugural Winter Games last weekend in Dunedin. In the Junior Men’s grade Cameron Hems (90.88pts) placed third behind winner Min Seok Kim (153.14pts) from Korea and Ryuichi Kihara (134.60pts) from Japan. Full results are now available.  More...


NZ Medals at Australian Nationals   24 Aug 2009
Iyrin Quigley won the Ladies Primary Grade at last week’s Australian Nationals with a total score of 92.17, while Ayesha Campbell and Shane Speden had a convincing win in Junior Dance with a score of 103.87. The New Zealand team of 17 single skaters, 2 dance couples and 5 synchro teams won a further two silver and 4 bronze medals. Full results are now available.  More...


NZISA Communication 042   6 Aug 2009
This communication details the expansion of the New Zealand Team for the inaugural Winter Games.  More...


NZISA Communication 041   26 Jun 2009
In this communication find out how to become part of the National Synchro team or a volunteer for the inaugural Winter Games along with other helpful tips and important competition information.  More...


Melissa passes gold stroking   23 Jun 2009
Congratulations to Melissa Morris (ISS) who passed her gold stroking medal test on the 6th of June at Gore Multisports Complex in Gore.  More...


2009 Rules and Regulations Corrections   4 Jun 2009
Some amendments have been made to Pairs spin elements for tests and competitions and Men’s Silver Freeskate Test. The changes listed are effective immediately.  More...


NZISA Communication 040   3 Jun 2009
This Communication introduces the new NZISA Council and Technical Committee for 2009/10 and gives brief summaries of some the recent news in the skating community.  More...


ISU Communication 1567   14 May 2009
ISU Communication 1567 - Ice Dance requirements 2009 - 2010. These requirements for Junior and Senior are now in effect.  More...


Stroking + [Solo] Dance Sessions   30 Apr 2009
Tuesday morning's at Paradice Botany, Auckland will be open for those wanting to improve their edges, footwork, and timing.  More...


ISU Communication 1557   21 Apr 2009
ISU Communication 1557 for Single and Pairs skating will become effective immediately. The communication outlines the GOE and Levels of Difficulty to be applied for the 2009 – 2010 season.  More...


Team New Zealand placed 23rd at 2009 World Champs   5 Apr 2009
The first New Zealand Synchronised Skating Team competing at the World Championships finished 23rd with an over all score of 57.10. The event was won by Team Canada 1.  More...


Team New Zealand at World Champs   4 Apr 2009
Team New Zealand is placed 23rd after the short program.  More...


NZISA Communication 039   27 Mar 2009
The latest NZISA Communication includes information about the upcoming AGM and Selection Competitions.  More...


New Zealand Synchronised Skating Team performing at Botany I   25 Mar 2009
Prior to their departure for the 2009 World Championships in Croatia the New Zealand Synchronised Skating Team, will be performing at Botany Ice Arena, Thursday 26 March along with other local skaters.  More...


Synchronised ice-skating team to compete at World Champs   21 Mar 2009
The country’s first synchronised ice-skating team is getting ready to take on the world’s best in Croatia.  More...


Allie placed 30th in Junior World’s short program   28 Feb 2009
Allie Rout (AIFSC) finished in 30th place after the short program with a score of 36.56 at Junior Worlds.  More...


Cameron placed 41st after the short program at Junior Worlds   26 Feb 2009
Cameron Hems (GFSC) placed 41st with a score of 25.91 in the short program at Junior Worlds in Sofia, Bulgaria. New Zealand’s ladies representative, Allie Rout (AIFSC), will be competing Friday, afternoon local time.  More...


NZISA Communication 038   18 Feb 2009
This Communication outlines recent developments and upcoming events. The updated Rules and Regulations for 2009 are now also available, along with the updated Selection Policy to reflect rule changes.  More...


Mathieu placed 25th after Short Program at Four Continents   6 Feb 2009
New Zealand’ s only competitor at this year’s Four Continents Championship in Vancouver Canada, Mathieu Wilson, is placed 25th after the Short Program with a score of 31.15. The Men’s Freeskates are scheduled for Saturday morning local time.  More...


Coaches’ accreditation form now available   3 Feb 2009
Coaches can now complete the new Coaching Registration Application and submit their credentials for accreditation.  More...


Iyrin places first at Summer Trophy!   27 Jan 2009
Four skaters from Auckland competed successfully at this month’s Summer Trophy in Brisbane. Iyrin Quigley won Primary Ladies with an over all score of 97.78. Jessica Zhao and Amelia Prowse competed in Pre-Primary Ladies placing 2nd and 4th respectively in the field of seven, while Preeya Laud placed 3rd in Elementary Ladies 11 and under.  More...


NZISA Communication 037   19 Jan 2009
The first NZISA communication for 2009 is now available.  More...


2008

NZISA Communication 036   14 Dec 2008
The latest communication from the NZISA including details of the new National Synchronized Team.  More...


Michaela passes gold star stroking   11 Dec 2008
Congratulations to Michaela Voigt (ISS) who passed her gold star stroking medal test on the 28th of November at Gore Multisports Complex in Gore.  More...


Allie passes gold star freeskating   10 Nov 2008
Congratulations to Allie Rout (AIFSC) who passed her gold star freeskating medal test on the 4th of October at Gore Multisports Complex in Gore.  More...


International Adult Compulsory Dances 2009   27 Oct 2008
GOLD: Quick Step, Argentine Tango SILVER: Paso Doble, Blues BRONZE: 14 Step, European Waltz Original Dance: Rhythms of the 20s, 30s and 40s  More...


Perfect match on ice   23 Oct 2008
Putting together the fast moves of a ballroom dance like the foxtrot while on ice does not daunt Dunedin twins Anne-Sophie and Dominic Shogimen.  More...


Cameron finishes 27th at JGP   19 Oct 2008
Cameron Hems (GFSC)) has finished in 27th place with 90.64 points at the Junior Grand Prix John Curry Memorial in Sheffield. Cameron placed 27th in the free skating with 59.98 points.  More...


Morgan finishes 26th at JGP   18 Oct 2008
Morgan Figgins (DISC) has finished in 26th place with 74.43 points at the Junior Grand Prix John Curry Memorial in Sheffield, UK. Morgan placed 27th in the free skating with 47.84 points. Her total score was just off her personal best of 74.98 set at the JGP Sofia Cup last year.  More...


Morgan and Cameron in 26th and 27th place at JGP   17 Oct 2008
Morgan Figgins (DISC) and Cameron Hems (GFSC) hold 26th and 27th place after the short programme at the Junior Grand Prix John Curry Memorial in Sheffield, UK. Morgan earned 26.59 points in a field of 31 in ladies event, while Cameron picked up 30.66 points in the 27-strong men's event. Morgan skates again tomorrow morning NZ time, while Cameron skates the free programme on Sunday morning.  More...


NZISA Communication 035   13 Oct 2008
NZISA Communication 035 has been published and includes selection results.  More...


2008 New Zealand National Championships   4 Oct 2008
The 2008 New Zealand National Ice Skating Championships took place in Gore from 28 September to 3 October. These were the largest championships ever with 165 skaters competing over 6 days. Complete results are available.  More...


Southlanders set for figure skating champs   25 Sep 2008
New Zealand had never produced an international figure skating star but that was likely to change in the near future, Ice Sports Southland president Robyn Morris said yesterday.  More...


Allie on TV One   20 Sep 2008
At just 15-years of age Allie Rout is the Australian ice-skating champion and she showed ONE Sport reporter, Andrew Morrison, a twirl or two.  More...


Allie takes 3rd in free skating!   6 Sep 2008
Allie Rout finished 5th overall after a brilliant 3rd place finish in the free skating at the Junior Grand Prix event in Merano, Italy. Allie earned 116.97 points overall, a personal best, and only 1.7 points off the bronze medal.  More...


Communication 034   6 Sep 2008
The latest communication from the NZISA is now available.  More...


Millie passes Gold Star Stroking   6 Sep 2008
Congratulations to Millie Campbell (AISC) who passed her gold star stroking medal test on the 18th of July at the Queenstown Fun Centre in Queenstown.  More...


Allie in 8th place after short   5 Sep 2008
Allie Rout holds 8th place after the short programme with a personal best of 43.16 at the Junior Grand Prix in Merano, Italy. Allie skates tomorrow morning (NZ time) in the free skating.  More...


Selection Policy Rationale   4 Sep 2008
The NZISA Australian Nationals Selection Policy Rationale has been updated to address changes in the Policy and to more fully discuss some of issues surrounding selection.  More...


Rules & Regulations section updated   3 Sep 2008
The Rules & Regulations section has been updated over the past few weeks with many new rules from the ISU Congress. The ISU Special Regulations and Technical Rules have been updated and there are many new ISU Communications containing additional rule changes.  More...


Nationals Entries   1 Sep 2008
The complete list of Nationals entries has been published in the competitions section of the website.  More...


Shane passes Gold Star Stroking   1 Sep 2008
Congratulations to Shane Speden (ISS) who passed his gold star stroking medal test on the 28th of June at the Gore Multisports Complex in Gore.  More...


Allie Finishes 12th at JGP   30 Aug 2008
Allie Rout finished 12th with 102.74 points at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Courchevel, France. Allie was in 9th place after the short programme, but finished 14th in the free skating. Allie moves on to Merano, Italy to compete in her second Junior Grand Prix event next week.  More...


Allie holds 9th place after short in JGP   29 Aug 2008
Allie Rout is in 9th place with 40.92 points after the short programme at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Courchevel, France. Allie will skate tomorrow morning in the free skating.  More...


Australian Nationals Results   25 Aug 2008
New Zealand's largest team ever at Australian Nationals won an impressive number of medals, including gold in Junior and Senior Ladies (Allie Rout) and gold in Senior men (Tristan Thode).  More...


ISU Congress Outcomes   27 Jul 2008
Summary of outcomes from the 2008 ISU Congress proposals.  More...


ISU Congress Urgent Proposal Outcomes   27 Jul 2008
Outcomes from the 2008 ISU Congress Urgent Proposals.  More...


Current ISU Communications   27 Jul 2008
The 2008 ISU Congress has approved a list of currently valid ISU Communications  More...


Communication 033   13 Jul 2008
Communication 033 from the NZISA is now available.  More...


Enter your PPC on-line and win!   26 Jun 2008
Enter your Planned Programme Content (PPC) on-line by 25 July in the myNZISA section of the Members' Area and go into the prize draw.  More...


ISU Congress changes skating's rules   21 Jun 2008
The 52nd International Skating Union Congress voted to reduce the number of elements in Freeskating for Singles, Pairs, and Synchronised to encourage innovation. The Congress also agreed in principle that the compulsory and original dance segments would be replaced with a new segment from 2010-2011.  More...


Gold and Bronze at Hollins   10 Jun 2008
Seven New Zealand athletes took part in the 2008 Hollins Trophy in Sydney and brought back a gold and bronze medal. Christchurch skater Madeline Parker brought home the gold medal with a first place finish in Primary Ladies. Madeline scored 79.91 points while Jessie Park wound up in 7th place with 66.05 points in the 12-strong field. In Pre Primary Ladies, Sarah Macgibbon took the bronze medal and Alexandra Ley placed 9th with 76.60 and 68.42 points respectively in the 21-strong event. In Senior Ladies, Caitlin Haynes placed 4th with 62.70 points in a field of four. In Novice Ladies, Yuko Tanaka finished in 8th position with 68.28 points in the 15 strong event. And Ayesha Campbell finished 4th out of 18 in Intermediate Ladies with 74.96 points.  More...


Coaches Join the NZISA   8 Jun 2008
New Zealand coaches have joined the NZISA after constitutional changes paved the way for coaches to take a more active role in the association. The NZISA will take over responsibility for accreditation and the coaches will have more input into rule and policy changes. Welcome coaches!  More...


NZ Skaters Prepare for Hollins   2 Jun 2008
New Zealand skaters Alexandra Ley (AIFSC), Sarah MacGibbon (DISC), Jessie Park (CISC), Madelaine Parker (CISC), Ayesha Campbell (CISC), Yuko Tanaka (AIFSC) and Caitlin Haynes (AIFSC) are preparing for the Hollins Trophy in Sydney from 6-9 June. More than 150 Skaters from Australia and New Zealand will be taking part in the competition for singles, dance and pairs skaters.  More...


ISU Congress Urgent Matters   28 May 2008
Several urgent proposals are also to be considered at the ISU Congress in June, among these are the merging of compulsory and original dances.  More...


Selection Competition Results   21 May 2008
Results from the 2008 Selection Competition held in Dunedin on 17-18 May are now available.  More...


AMP Scholarship Programme   21 May 2008
The AMP Scholarship Programme was established in 1998 and since that time over 70 AMP Scholarships have been awarded to ordinary New Zealanders who are achieving extraordinary things.  More...


Alanna passes gold star stroking   13 May 2008
Congratulations to Alanna Pollock (CISC) who passed her gold star stroking medal test on the 20th of April at Alpine Ice Sports in Christchurch.  More...


Allie passes gold stroking and freeskate   13 May 2008
Congratulations to Allie Rout (AIFSC) who passed her gold stroking and gold freeskate medal tests on the 17th of April at Paradice Botany Downs in Auckland.  More...


International Competitions 2008/2009   13 May 2008
The ISU has published the list of International Single & Pair Skating, Ice Dance and Synchronised Skating Competitions for 2008/2009 in ISU Communication 1498.  More...


ISU Congress Proposals   12 May 2008
ISU Congress proposals have been updated (in ISU Communication 1495) and now contain ISU Council recommendations and are numbered for easy reference. Comments on the proposals need to be sent to the NZISA Secretary by 19 May -- please include the proposal/item number from Communication 1495 in any submission.  More...


Photos from the IJS Seminar   12 May 2008
Centaurus Ice Skating Club in association with the NZISA held a two day seminar on the ISU Judging System moderated by Benoit Lavoie, president of Skate Canada and ISU judge, and ISU judge Wendy Langton from Australia. Around 50 judges, technical specialists, data operators and coaches attended the seminar.  More...


Highest Scores Database   7 May 2008
The NZISA now has a record of IJS scores for all New Zealand competitors and international competitors from all Nations. A link to the Highest Scores Database can be found on the top right of the Competitions page and shows skaters in the order of their highest IJS score. All NZ skaters may find their own highest IJS scores by clicking on the link near the bottom of the myNZISA tab in the Members' Area. The database contains results from NZ Nationals, Australian Nationals, Hollins Trophy, Summer Trophy and all ISU Championships since 2005/2006.  More...


Photos from the Queenstown Camps   6 May 2008
Photos from the 2008 Tier 1 & 2 and Tier 3 Development Camps held in Queenstown.  More...


Juvenile 12 and over at 2008 Nationals   21 Apr 2008
Another new grade will also debut at the 2008 Nationals. Members at the AGM voted in favour of a Juvenile 12 and over but under 18 grade to added to Nationals.


Solo Dance at 2008 Nationals   31 Mar 2008
The 2008 New Zealand Nationals will feature solo dance events for the first time, with titles being awarded in pre-primary, primary, and open solo dance grades. Group 1 dances will be used this year. For more information see Rule 230.5 (p 200-24) in the 2008 NZISA Rules and Regulations.  More...


ISU World Standings   27 Mar 2008
The International Skating Union World standings have been finalised for the year. Tristan Thode was ranked 79th in Men, Allie Rout 88th in Ladies, and Joel Watson 100th in Men. The top three ranked skaters in each division share US$90,000 in prize money. Daisuke Takahashi was ranked 1st in Men, Carolina Kostner in Ladies, Isabelle Delobel & Olivier Schoenfelder in Dance, and Aliona Savchenko & Robin Szolkowy took the top honour in Pairs.  More...


Tristan finishes 41st at Worlds   22 Mar 2008
Tristan Thode has finished in 41st place at the 2008 World Championships. Tristan earned 35.29 points in the 45-strong short programme. His short-programme personal best of 42.16 was earned at Four Continents earlier this year.  More...


Morgan finishes in 52nd place   20 Mar 2008
Mogan Figgins finished in 52nd place after the short programme at the 2008 World Championships. Morgan earned 25.16 points in the 53-strong event, well off her personal best of 34.69 for the short. Only the top 24 skaters move on to skate the freeskate.  More...


Morgan & Tristan at World Championships   16 Mar 2008
Morgan Figgins and Tristan Thode are in Göteborg, Sweden for the 2008 World Figure Skating Championships. In ladies, Morgan will be competing against 52 other skaters in the short programme on the evening of the 19th (NZ time). Tristan will compete against 45 other skaters in the men's short programme on the night of the 21st (NZ time).  More...


Allie qualifies and finishes 22nd   2 Mar 2008
On Saturday, Allie Rout became the first New Zealand trained ladies representative to ever qualify at Junior Worlds. Allie Rout placed 23 in the short programme with 40.70 points earning her one of the 24 places in the free skating. Allie's 18th placing in the freeskating (67.02) left her 22nd overall with 107.72 points in the 56-skater field.  More...


Cameron finishes 41st at Junior Worlds   2 Mar 2008
Cameron Hems finished in 41st place at his first World Junior Championships. Cameron earned 27.88 points in the short programme in the 47-strong field.  More...


Watch the Junior Worlds   27 Feb 2008
You can watch complete video coverage of the World Junior Figure Skating Championships on the Internet. Icenetwork.com provides free video of the entire event.  More...


2008 Rules and Regulations   20 Feb 2008
The 2008 Rules and Regulations are now available. The rules come into effect on the 1st of March. A summary of changes is also available.  More...


Four Continents Results   20 Feb 2008
Tristan Thode finished 14th with a personal best score of 115.99 in a 21-strong field at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul, Korea. Joel Watson would up in 18th position with 109.03 points. In ladies, Morgan Figgins earned 26.92 points in the short programme, placing 27th, but failing to qualify to skate in the free skating in the unprecendented 33 skater field.  More...


Policy Updates   12 Feb 2008
The Travel and Reimbursement Policy has been adopted and can be found in the Rules & Regulations section, along with the updated Electronic Meeting Policy. Thank you to all who provided feedback on the drafts.  More...


A Gold and Bronze Summer   3 Feb 2008
New Zealand skaters at the 2008 Summer Trophy in Brisbane picked up two gold and a bronze medal at the event. Caitlin Haynes took home the gold in Senior with 69.66 points as the sole entrant. In Intermediate Ladies, Paige Brownsey scored 63.88 points with a 4th place in the short and a 7th place in the freeskate to finish 7th overall in an eight-strong field. Iyrin Quigley scored a record 92.94 points in Primary and took home the gold medal with 1st place finishes in both events in a field of six. Pre-Primary skater Alex Ley took home the bronze with a second place finish in the short and a third place in the free skate with 61.86 points in the seven-strong field.  More...


Countdown to Four Continents   27 Jan 2008
Morgan Figgins, Tristan Thode and Joel Watson are preparing for the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul, Korea beginning 11 February. Four Continents is the selection event for Worlds. Tristan and Joel will be competing against each other, while Morgan, as the only Ladies' competitor, will be competing for a minimum total technical element score to gain selection.


NZ Skaters prepare for Summer Trophy   17 Jan 2008
Auckland-area skaters Alex Ley (Pre-Primary), Iyrin Quiqley (Primary), Paige Brownsey (Intermediate) and Caitlin Haynes (Senior) will be competing at the Summer Trophy in Brisbane, Australia from 21-25 January. The North Island Ice Skating Sub-Association with funding from the New Zealand Community Trust has provided additional ice time over the holidays to assist these skaters and others headed overseas to prepare.  More...


Minutes Archives On-line   17 Jan 2008
Archives of NZISA Minutes going back to 1980 are now available on the website. You can find these archives by going into the Meetings tab of the Members' Area and clicking on the "Archives..." link at the bottom of the "Council Meeting Minutes" section. The minutes are scanned documents and are very large. Included in these older documents are AGM minutes, financial reports, and correspondence and other reports.  More...


Historical NZ Skating Videos On-line   16 Jan 2008
Two historical videos are how available on the website. The Mt. Harper video is a news story discussing skating on the Mt. Harper ice rink in the 30s and 40s. The second is historical footage of skating on the Tekapo rink from probably around the late 50s. These videos were provided by former New Zealand champion Jack Lyttle and can be found in the History section of the Information & FAQs page.  More...


Joel Watson in UD Send Off Show   14 Jan 2008
Joel Watson performed along with Kimmie Meissner at the Univeristy of Delaware Send Off Show for US Nationals skaters at the weekend.  More...


2007

Figure Skating for Breakfast   19 Dec 2007
In the latest video instalment of Breakfast's reporter fitness challenge, Amy Kelley had a go at figure skating at Paradice in Auckland.  More...


A Tale of Two Christmas'   5 Dec 2007
A packed stadium audience enjoyed a thrilling performance from members of the Dunedin Ice Skating Club as they presented two well known Christmas stories at the Dunedin Ice Stadium over the weekend.  More...


High School Musical: The Ice Tour   3 Dec 2007
The smash-hit movie and cultural phenomenon that is High School Musical reaches a whole new level of cool with Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tour, and it's heading to New Zealand in a high-energy, live show on ice - from May 29 to June 2 at the Vector Arena, Auckland.  More...


Alanna passes gold stroking   22 Nov 2007
Congratulations to Alanna Pollock (CISC) who passed the gold stroking medal test on the 9th of November at Alpine Ice Sports in Christchurch.  More...


Ice Skating Wellington   20 Nov 2007
Paul Jacobs of Wellington has started a Facebook group to drum up lots of interest and desire to build a rink in Wellington.  More...


Tristan places 22nd at Golden Spin   12 Nov 2007
New Zealand National Champion, Tristan Thode finished in 22nd place at the 40th Golden Spin of Zagreb. Tristan, in 23rd place (34.86) after the short programme, placed 22nd in the free skate (70.11) to earn 104.97 overall in the 25-strong field. Complete international competition results can be found in the Competitions section.  More...


World Skating News   3 Nov 2007
Ice figure skating news from around the globe is now shown in the blue column on the right side of the News & Reports page. News is monitored every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day with stories updated typically several times a day and more frequently during the international competition season.


Communication 032   27 Oct 2007
NZISA Communication 032 is out with information on international results, the Mexican Olympic Festival, Scholarships, Anti-Doping, and much, much more!  More...


Mexican Olympic Festival   23 Oct 2007
The XIX Mexican Olympic Festival will be held 22-27 January in Mexico City. This international competition is open to all grades.  More...


Format for Nationals 2008   20 Oct 2007
Proposed schedule for the 2008 New Zealand National Championships. Please send any feedback to the NZISA Secretary.  More...


Spring Cup 2008   18 Oct 2007
International Synchronised Skating Competition, Italy, Feb 9-10, 2008.  More...


Prague Cup 2008   16 Oct 2007
Pre-Announcement for the 2008 Prague Cup Synchronised Skating Competition to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 25-27 January 2008.  More...


Skate Celje 2007   16 Oct 2007
International Junior, Novice, and age group competition, Celje, Slovenia, 8-11 November 2007.  More...


Morgan withdraws from 2nd JGP   14 Oct 2007
Dunedin skater Morgan Figgins has withdrawn from her second Junior Grand Prix event, the Pokal der Blauen Schwerter in Chemnitz, Germany, due to illness.  More...


Morgan finishes 27th at JGP   6 Oct 2007
Dunedin skater Morgan Figgins finished in 27th place with 74.98 points after a 25th placing in the free skate at the Sofia Cup. Morgan had held 26th place after the short programme in the 31-strong field at the ISU Junior Grand Prix event.  More...


NZISA Shop Opens   5 Oct 2007
The NZISA Shop is now open.  More...


Allie places 7th at JGP   29 Sep 2007
Auckland skater Allie Rout finished 7th at her first ISU junior competition, the Croatia Cup, an ISU Junior Grand Prix event held in Zagreb. In 5th place after the short programme, Allie finished 8th in the freeskate to take 7th overall in the field of 32. Allie set a New Zealand ladies record of 115.17 points at the event.  More...


South Island Champs Results   28 Sep 2007
Full results are available from the South Island Championships held 26-28 August.  More...


Members' Forums   25 Sep 2007
An area for members to communicate with the each other and with the NZISA has been added to the website. Feel free to add your comments and ask questions on any skating-related matter.  More...


Minutes of 15 September   22 Sep 2007
Minutes of the Council Meeting of 15 September and the Treasurer's report of 7 September are now available in the Members' Area (Meetings tab).  More...


Communication 031   20 Sep 2007
NZISA Communication 031 has been published with information on Nationals, selections and international assignments.  More...


Communication 030   20 Sep 2007
NZISA Communication 030 has been published with information on New Zealand skaters competing overseas.  More...


Nationals Results   16 Sep 2007
Final results from the 2007 New Zealand National Ice Skating Championships are now available.  More...


2007 Nationals Programme   14 Sep 2007
The 2007 National Ice Figure Skating Championships programme.  More...


New Selection Policy Adopted   4 Sep 2007
The Selection Policy for Tiers 1-3 and selection to Australian Nationals and for International Competitions has been adopted. This policy replaces Appendix F and rules 303 and 304 in the NZISA rules and regulations.  More...


Shane passes gold stroking   4 Sep 2007
Congratulations to Shane Speden who passed the gold stroking medal test on the 2nd of September at Queenstown Fun Centre in Queenstown.  More...


Minutes of 21-22 July   3 Sep 2007
Minutes of the Council Meeting of 21-22 July are now available in the Members' Area (Meetings tab).  More...


Australian Nationals Results   25 Aug 2007
Complete results are now available for the 2007 Australian National Ice Figure Skating Championships. Twenty-three New Zealand skaters participated in the Championships.  More...


Communication 029   13 Aug 2007
Selections for Australian Nationals  More...


North Island Championships Results   11 Aug 2007
Results are now available for the 2007 North Island Ice Skating Sub Association Championships held in Auckland.  More...


ISU Communication 1459   10 Aug 2007
ISU Communication 1459 is now available on the Rules and Regulations page. This Communication provides clarifications, additions, and amendments to the large number of rule changes introduced in ISU Communication 1445. ISU Communication 1459 will be in effect at the South Island Championships and at the National Championships.  More...


Draft Selection Policy   9 Aug 2007
A draft selection policy has been emailed to members. Feedback should be sent to the NZISA secretary by 24 August.  More...


New Privacy Policy Adopted   8 Aug 2007
A new privacy policy has been adopted by the NZISA. This is the first policy to have been adopted under a new constitutional rule that takes into account feedback from members. The NZISA would like to thank those that submitted feedback which shaped this policy.  More...


Otago/Southland Ice Skating Sub Association Championships   28 Jul 2007
Results from the 2007 Otago/Southland Ice Skating Sub Association Championships are now available.  More...


Centaurus Ice Skating Club Championships   22 Jul 2007
Results from the 2007 Centaurus Ice Skating Club Championships are now available.  More...


Auckland Ice Figure Skating Club Championships   16 Jul 2007
Results from the 2007 Auckland Ice Figure Skating Club Championships are now available.  More...


Mathieu passes gold stroking   14 Jul 2007
Congratulations to Mathieu Wilson who passed the gold stroking medal test on the 12th of July at Paradice Avondale in Auckland.  More...


Caitlin passes gold stroking   14 Jul 2007
Congratulations to Caitlin Haynes who passed the gold stroking medal test on the 12th of July at Paradice Avondale in Auckland.  More...


Glenburn Figure Skating Club Championships   13 Jul 2007
Results from the 2007 Glenburn Figure Skating Club Championships are now available.  More...


Ice Sports Southland Championships   24 Jun 2007
Results from the 2007 ISS Club Championships are now available.  More...


ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition 2007   17 Jun 2007
Results are in from the ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition in Oberstdorf, Germany. Keith Dickson (Dunedin) took the Gold in Bronze Men IV while Sue Hoseit (Dunedin) took the Bronze medal in Silver Ladies IV.  More...


Hollins Trophy Results   12 Jun 2007
The results from the Hollins Trophy held at Canterbury Ice Rink in Sydney are now available.  More...


Auckland Autumn Champs and Selection Competition   2 Jun 2007
Complete results including judges detail are now available from the 2007 AIFSC Autumn Champs and Selection Competition.  More...


2007 Dunedin Selection Competition   31 May 2007
Complete results including judges detail are now available from the 2007 Dunedin Selection Competiion.  More...


2007 Development Camp   1 May 2007
Photos from the 2007 Tier 2 & 3 Development Camp held in Queenstown.  More...


The West Auckland Synchronized Ice Skating Club   31 Mar 2007
has been affiliated to the NZISA and the NIISSA.


2007 Worlds   21 Mar 2007
Auckland skater Joel Watson finished 42nd in a field of 42 at his first World Championships.  More...


2007 Junior Worlds   4 Mar 2007
Dunedin skater Morgan Figgins finished 33rd in a field of 52 at her first ever ISU Championship.  More...


2007 Four Continents   10 Feb 2007
Joel Watson (AIFSC) finished in 14th place, Tristan Thode (AIFSC) in 15th, and Mathieu Wilson (GFSC) in 18th in a field of 21. Joel has been selected to compete at the World Championships in Japan based on his performance at Four Continents.  More...


2007 Summer Trophy   31 Jan 2007
(Brisbane) In Primary Ladies, Ariel Nadas (GFSC) took silver, Samantha Waugh (CISC) took bronze and Yuko Tanaka (AIFSC) placed sixth in the field of seven.  More...


2007 Selection Competitions   28 Jan 2007
Letter to Club Secretaries.  More...


2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival   20 Jan 2007
Morgan Figgins (DISC), Cameron Hems (GFSC) and Mathieu Wilson (GFSC) compete in the first AYOF to include ice figure skating for junior skaters.  More...


2006

Grant passes gold star stroking   19 Dec 2006
Congratulations to Grant Howie who passed the gold star stroking medal test on the 17th of December at Dunedin Ice Stadium in Dunedin.  More...


Charlotte passes adult gold freeskating   14 Dec 2006
Congratulations to Charlotte Dawson who passed the adult gold freeskating medal test on the 12th of December at Alpine Ice Sports in Christchurch.  More...


Communication 028   19 Nov 2006
from the Council  More...


2006-07 Selections   28 Sep 2006
announced at the 2006 Nationals banquet  More...


2006 Nationals Programme   22 Sep 2006
The 2006 National Ice Figure Skating Championships Programme.  More...


Tristan passes gold star freeskating   21 Sep 2006
Congratulations to Tristan Thode who passed the gold star freeskating medal test on the 19th of September at Paradice Botany in Auckland.  More...


New Zealand Nationals   11 Sep 2006
The 2006 New Zealand National Championships took place in Auckland.  More...


Communication 027   9 Sep 2006
from the Council  More...


Report on the 51st ISU Congress   9 Sep 2006
Budapest, Hungary (Warwick Johnson and Sandra Williamson-Leadley)  More...


Australian National Championships   26 Aug 2006
Eight New Zealand representatives took part in the 2006 Australian Nationals Figure Skating Championships in Brisbane. Clair McGillan (Ice Sports Southland) took 4th and Millie Campbell (Alexandra) took 5th in the 22-strong Intermediate Ladies event. Cameron Hems (Glenburn) took the bronze medal and Grant Howie (Ice Sports Southland) came 5th in a field of 6 in the Novice Mens event. Allie Rout (Auckland) took 5th and Morgan Figgins (Dunedin) 7th in the 12-strong Junior Ladies event. And Mathieu Wilson (Glenburn) was 7th out of 9 in Junior Men, while Tristan Thode (Auckland) took 5th place in the 6-strong Senior Mens event.  More...


Morgan passes gold freeskating   12 Aug 2006
Congratulations to Morgan Figgins who passed the gold freeskating medal test on the 10th of August at Queenstown Fun Centre in Queenstown.  More...


An expenses form   20 Jul 2006
must be filled out to request reimbursement from the NZISA.  More...


Mathieu passes gold freeskating   15 Jul 2006
Congratulations to Mathieu Wilson who passed the gold freeskating medal test on the 13th of July at Paradice Botany in Auckland.  More...


Millie passes gold stroking   30 May 2006
Congratulations to Millie Campbell who passed the gold stroking medal test on the 28th of May at Gore Multisports Complex in Gore.  More...


Communication 026   7 May 2006
from the Council  More...


Communication 025   29 Mar 2006
from the Council  More...


Caitlyn passes gold stroking   27 Mar 2006
Congratulations to Caitlyn Paul who passed the gold stroking medal test on the 25th of March at Alpine Ice Sports in Christchurch.  More...


2005

Communication 024   12 Oct 2005
NZISA Communication 024  More...


Communication 023   2 Jul 2005
NZISA Communication 023  More...


2004

Communication 022   12 Dec 2004
NZISA Communication 022  More...


Communication 021   9 Oct 2004
NZISA Communication 021  More...


Communication 020   30 Jul 2004
NZISA Communication 020  More...


Communication 019   12 Jun 2004
NZISA Communication 019  More...


Communication 018   28 Apr 2004
NZISA Communication 018  More...


2003

2003 Nationals Programme   6 Oct 2003
The 2003 New Zealand National Ice Skating Championships Programme.  More...


Communication 016   5 Oct 2003
NZISA Communication 016  More...


Communication 015   17 Jun 2003
NZISA Communication 015  More...


Communication 013   27 Apr 2003
NZISA Communication 013  More...


Communication 012   11 Apr 2003
NZISA Communication 012  More...


2002

Communication 011   16 Dec 2002
NZISA Communication 011  More...


Communication 010   22 Nov 2002
NZISA Communication 010  More...


Communication 009   14 Oct 2002
NZISA Communication 009  More...


Communication 008   12 Jul 2002
NZISA Communication 008  More...


Communication 007   20 Apr 2002
NZISA Communication 007  More...


Communication 006   1 Feb 2002
NZISA Communication 006  More...


2000

2000 Nationals Programme   20 Sep 2000
The 2000 New Zealand National Ice Figure Skating Championships programme.  More...


1981

1981 Nationals Programme   19 Sep 1981
Programme from the 1981 National Championships.  More...