IJS means all skaters will be judged using the International Judging System with video playback available to the judging panel – just like any competition you see on TV.

IJS skaters are judged on each technical element performed – jumps, spins step sequence, as well as up to 5 programme component skills – skating skills, transitions/linking footwork/movement, choreography/composition, performance/execution and interpretation.

The competition is open for competitors throughout the UK to compete. 

Commenting, Club Secretary, Yvonne Manson said:

“We are very excited to be given the opportunity from the National Ice Skating Association  to host such a prestigious event here in Aberdeen. Aberdeen Linx Ice Skating Club are working around the clock to make the competition a success, which will allow it to be an annual event.

“Judges are flying in from Germany, Poland and Bulgaria as well as the UK to evaluate the efforts of over 300 competitors over the course of three days. 

“Sport Aberdeen and its team at the Linx Ice Arena have been with the Club every step of the way throughout the past year to help us make this happen.”

Ahead of the IJS Open Competition, Aberdeen Linx Ice Skating Club is now seeking sponsors to boost the event. Ms Manson added:

“Hosting such an event unfortunately does not come cheap. We have to pay for all officials travel costs and accommodation, Trophies for the winners of each individual competition – approximately 35 – as well as day to day running costs. This is going to be a great event and we would welcome any sponsorship to help with these costs.”

A spokesperson for Sport Aberdeen said:

“That an event of this scale is coming to Aberdeen is testament to the hard work put in by Aberdeen Linx Ice Skating Club. Sport Aberdeen is proud to support this competition, which we hope will inspire many more people to take part in sport and physical activity.” 

 

Aberdeen Linx Ice Skating Club are hosting their first International Judging System (IJS) Open Competition during the weekend of 14th – 16th October at Sport Aberdeen’s Linx Ice Arena.

 

IJS means all skaters will be judged using the International Judging System with video playback available to the judging panel – just like any competition you see on TV.

 

IJS skaters are judged on each technical element performed – jumps, spins step sequence, as well as up to 5 programme component skills – skating skills, transitions/linking footwork/movement, choreography/composition, performance/execution and interpretation.

 

The competition is open for competitors throughout the UK to compete.

 

Commenting, Club Secretary, Yvonne Manson said:

 

“We are very excited to be given the opportunity from the National Ice Skating Association  to host such a prestigious event here in Aberdeen. Aberdeen Linx Ice Skating Club are working around the clock to make the competition a success, which will allow it to be an annual event.

 

“Judges are flying in from Germany, Poland and Bulgaria as well as the UK to evaluate the efforts of over 300 competitors over the course of three days.

 

“Sport Aberdeen and its team at the Linx Ice Arena have been with the Club every step of the way throughout the past year to help us make this happen.”

 

Ahead of the IJS Open Competition, Aberdeen Linx Ice Skating Club is now seeking sponsors to boost the event. Ms Manson added:

 

“Hosting such an event unfortunately does not come cheap. We have to pay for all officials travel costs and accommodation, Trophies for the winners of each individual competition – approximately 35 – as well as day to day running costs. This is going to be a great event and we would welcome any sponsorship to help with these costs.”

 

A spokesperson for Sport Aberdeen said:

 

“That an event of this scale is coming to Aberdeen is testament to the hard work put in by Aberdeen Linx Ice Skating Club. Sport Aberdeen is proud to support this competition, which we hope will inspire many more people to take part in sport and physical activity.”