Today is the first day of competition at the Bavarian Open figure skating competition in Oberstdorf, Germany. Among the international competitors will be elite ice dance couple Nicholas Buckland and Penny Coomes as well as 18 more of our very own GB skaters.
The five day competition which takes place from 17th to 21st February will include skaters across all disciplines of figure, ice dance and pairs from categories of Advanced Novice through to Senior.
This is Buckland and Coomes first appearance since the ISU European Championships in January where they secured their third personal best of the season. Skating here ahead of the ISU World Championships in March, this is the couple’s first time back at the Bavarian Open since 2013 when they took first place and gold.
Other skaters to compete this week include senior ice dance couple Richard Sharpe and Carter Jones, and current British champions Josh Brown, Emily Brown & James Hernandez, and Chloe Curtain & Steven Adcock.
Other skaters also include Charlie Parry-Evans, Karly Robertson, Sasha Fear & Jack Osman, Ekaterina Fedyuschenko & Lucas Kitteridge, and Mia Jowitt & Peter Beaumont.
Skaters will compete in the following categories:
Advanced Novice Dance-
Emily Brown & James Hernandez
Sasha Fear & Jack Osman
Ekaterina Fedyuschenko & Lucas Kitteridge
Mia Jowett & Peter Beaumont
Chloe Curtain & Steven Adcock
Charlie Parry Evans
Penny Coomes & Nicholas Buckland
Carter Jones & Richard Sharpe
With such a strong presence from Great Britain we wish all of the skaters the best of luck and look forward to seeing them take to the ice over the next few days.
For results throughout the competition you can visit the entries and results page
A full event summary will be posted on the NISA news page after the event. To show your support for the skaters you can tweet @NISA_iceskating and write on Facebook tagging ‘National Ice Skating Association’
Edited: 20th February 2016