Skate NI is the governing body for Ice Skating. This covers Figure Skating, Ice Dance and Pairs Skating in Northern Ireland.
However figure skating has been a competitive sport for over a hundred years.
Photograph of Neil Wilson
Today’s competition skaters aim to:
1.) Perform as difficult a routine as possible (technical merit)
2.) Present the routine so that it looks its best (presentation)
Northern Ireland Figure Skating Competition Results.
Pairs skating involves two skaters performing as difficult a routine as possible including lifts, jumps, spins, throw jumps, pivots, death spiral and other known pair skating moves.
Tameron Drake and Edward Alton were members of the British Squad for 7 years and represented Great Britain Internationally. They participated in British Championships and were the British Novice and Primary Champions and silver medallists at Junior level. They won many awards during their competitive skating years. Tameron and Edward have now stopped competitive pairs skating.
Photograph of Tameron Drake and Edward Alton by Graham Taylor Photography