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Buckland and Coomes Head to Bordeaux for International Figure Skating Competition

This week, Nicholas Buckland and Penny Coomes will compete in the Trophée Eric Bompard, an international senior competition in Bordeaux, France.

The event which runs from 12th to 15th November is part of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating and will see some of the couple’s toughest rivals compete. This includes Canadian Gilles and Poirier who claimed gold at the Ondrej Nepela Trophy back in October. In this same competition, Buckland and Coomes took home silver after performing their choreography, Reprise of Butterflies and Hurricanes.

This time around they will be performing the same choreography alongside their short programme Waltz and Polka. Having been focused on training for the last month, they approach the competition feeling refreshed and ready for the busy month ahead of them.

High Performance Manager, Robin Cousins said;

“The pair has been working extremely hard ahead of this next spout of competitions. They came away from the Ondrej Nepela with really positive feedback and at the same time were able to identify areas to improve. This competition will be a chance to put these improvements into action. The Grand Prix events are true benchmarks for how the top competitors are performing for the season.”

After the Trophée Eric Bompard, Buckland and Coomes will appear in the Talinn Trophy next week alongside elite pair Chris Boyadji and Amani Fancy. After this, their focus will fall to the all-important British Championships in December.

You can stay up to date with the couple’s progress for all competitions by following @NISA_iceskating on Twitter and ‘National Ice Skating Association’ on Facebook. The NISA news page will also be updated with results after the event.

You can also check out #TEB15 and #GPBordeaux for event updates throughout the week.


10th November 2015