Dundee delights for IW

By Clare Newman

Friday, August 29, 2014


Dundee delights for IW

The four IW figure skaters in Dundee, with coach Terri Smith and her daughter.


FOUR IW figure skaters achieved personal best scores — and three medals — at the Dundee Open earlier this month.

Will Riley, 12, and Toni Delap, 11, were competing at Level 3 for the first time, and skated well with Will winning silver and Tony coming ninth.

Nikita Heathfield, 16, competed in her first junior competition against stiff adversaries, including top British competitors. She got a personal best in both her short and long programme, placing 18th in both categories.

Meanwhile, Archie Bicknell, 18, competed in the level 9 men’s competition and won bronze in the long and short programmes.

It was his final competition before flying to Latvia to start a work placement with Disney on Ice.

Coach Terri Smith was proud of them all and added: "I wish Archie all the best on his new adventures on the world stage of skating. With Archie now performing professionally and another top IW skater, Gemma Marsh, recently moving to Sweden to train with Team Surprise, it shows what can be done from our small rink.

"It has produced some amazingly talented skaters and while I’m sad to lose them, I’m so happy they are both living their dreams."

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