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Double Gold & Silver for Emily Workman

  Bracknell and Slough Opens, IJS Solo & Couples Ice Dance Competitions Emily Workman, last month, triumphantly took double gold at Bracknell Opens, IJS Solo & Couples Ice Dance Competition. This week she performed at Slough Opens and successfully walks away with double silver. "I love to ... More

Dani Sturgess in podium position

Dani, recently competed at the Bracknell Solo Dance competition, representing Solihull Dancing Blades (incorporating Mercian Ice Dance Club). This was Dani's second ever dance competition which she thoroughly enjoyed along with fellow club member and friend, Emily Workman. Dani successfully took her place on ... More

NISA Adult Development Camp

An excellent programme The 3rd annual Adult Development Camp has been announced and this year will include; Figure, Ice Dance, Pairs and speed skating. Taking place at Ice Sheffield on 15th and 16th of August 2015. Are you attending? You might want to write about your participation, take some pictures and share it ... More

New membership year

Membership As members - our continued support is, in part, demonstrated by the membership fee we pay each year. Without which, Solihull Dancing Blades (incorporating Mercian Ice Dance Club) would not exist! Could you imagine not having Club Ice? Without it we wouldn't be able to practice or ice dance to our hearts ... More

Developing Ice Dance Skills

Hanretty Skate Camp 2016 The members of Solihull Dancing Blades (incorporating Mercian Ice Dance Club) enjoy ice dance. They also like to develop technique, if the attendance at Musical Moves last week is anything to go by. Practicing edges and improving posture is great training for ice dance. You could be ... More

World Champions return to Nottingham rink

Olympians and elite Ice Dance couple Nicholas Buckland and Penny Coomes recently returned to Nottingham Ice Arena where they themselves trained and coached. They were at the national ice arena to inspire the next generation of young stars in a Skaters UK Session.   “It’s so nice coming back to the ... More

Joan Slater MBE

Awarded exceptional services to ice dance Mrs Joan Slater MBE and President of the British Ice Skating Teachers Association, was presented with the Betty and Roy Callaway Award for Exceptional Services to Ice Dance. The award was presented to Joan by Peter Morrissey on behalf of the committee of the British Ice ... More