It's just been announced that Icicles, the National Ice Centre in Nottingham's Synchronised Skating Academy Junior Team, will be representing Great Britain in the the first ever World Championships for junior skaters.
The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships for skaters under the age of 19 will take place 8-9 March 2013 in Helsinki, Finland and around 20 teams with more that 500 skaters are expected to compete with teams from Australia, South Africa and the USA.
Icicles coach Louise Woodward said, "After many years of training, the team have been selected for the World Championships over their rivals Isle of Wight. The girls have been working towards this all season and their dream has finally come true. The girls are training extremely hard and although the competition is tough at the World Championships, we want to show how much Great Britain has improved in this sport. I am a very proud coach!"
The Icicles are all aged between 12-19 years and were the Junior British Champions in 2006, coming first again in the British Championships in December 2012 to secure their place at the World Championships in Finland.
The National Ice Centre has five Synchronised Skating squads with ages ranging from eight to eighteen. The NIC's Skate UK courses offer a platform to progress into synchronized skating and depending upon age and ability, young people may be eligible to join the Nottingham Synchronised Skating Academy (NSSA)
More details are available at www.national-ice-centre.com or contact Ice Sports Administrator Janet Wass on 0843 373 3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.