Aldwych Speed Club - COVID-19 Recovery Funding      speed skater

THANK YOU FOR YOUR FANTASTIC SUPPORT!!   We did it

On 26th February 2021 we successfully raised £10,265 with 92 supporters in 28 days
LINK to Aldwych Speed Club Crowdfunding page

Special General Meeting held on 18th February

The Club is held a Special General Meeting on Thursday 18th February at 8:30pm by Zoom videoconference. The meeting was called to consider changes to the Club Rules.

The Notice of the SGM, a letter from the Chair and accompanying documents can be found here:
NOTICE OF ASC SGM 18 FEB 2021


The Spectrum remains closed - Guildford in Tier 5

Guildford went into Tier 5 from 5th January 2021, the Spectrum remains closed.
There will be no on-ice training sessions until futher notice.

The Spectrum has closed - Guildford in Tier 4

Guildford went into Tier 4 from 20th December 2020, the Spectrum has closed.
There will be no on-ice training sessions until futher notice.

Back on the Ice - Again - 2nd December 2020

The club is training on ice again from Wednesday 2nd December.
Strict rules are in force complying with Government guidelines.
There is online booking and payment ONLY.
On ice times are: Monday 19.45 to 21.00 - Wednesday 19.15 to 20.15.
Booking for each session will open at 18.00 six days before that session and close one hour before that session commences.
If you wish to book a training session,
 first please read the "How Sessions Will Work" document, available  HERE 

Second Lockdown from 5th November to 1st December 2020 23:59

The Spectrum has closed, as have other leisure facilities.
There will be no on-ice training sessions until futher notice.

Back on the Ice

The club started training on ice again on 28th September 2020, implementing strict rules in accordance with Government guidelines.
There is now online booking and payment ONLY, and Monday times have changed.
New times are: Monday 19.45 to 21.00 - Wednesday 19.15 to 20.15.


The Covid19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 emergency has been the biggest change to our lives since the Second World War. The club has survived many changes in it's existance and will survive this one.

No Training Due to Covid19 Pandemic

The club stopped it's regular training on ice on Mondays and Wednesdays on March 23rd 2020 in line with Government rules due to the COVID-19 emergency.

Training goes ahead despite cancellation of competitions

Training went ahead on Monday 16th and Wednesday 18th of March 2020 in spite of the cancellation of future competitions for the rest of this season. Training took on a less formal nature as is normal after the competition season ends.

Peter Riches competes at the World Junior Championships 2020

ISU World Junior Championships - Bormio, Italy - 31 January-2 February 2020
Peter Riches (Aldwych) competed at the World Junior Championships at Bormio in Italy on the weekend of 31st Jan to 2nd Feb 2020
Distance Classification 1000 m Men 17th (of 35) 1:26.323
Distance Classification 1500 m Men 20th (of 58) 2:21.673

Aldwych Skaters gain two medals at Youth Olympic Games 2020

Lausanne 2020 - 9 to 22 Jan
In long track speed skating, Theo Collins has won a silver medal for second place in the mixed country team sprint.
In short track speed skating, Olivia Weeden has won a bronze medal for third place in the 3000 metre relay.

Winter World Masters Games - Innsbruck 2020 - 10 to 19 Jan

Julia Branagan, Peter Carr and Paul Connaghton represented GB at the Winter World Masters Games 2020,
At Short Track Speed Skating, Julia Branagan competed in 500m, 1000m and 1500m and won bronze medals at 1000 and 1500 metres.
At Long Track Speed Skating, Peter Carr competed at 500, 1000, 5000 and 10,000 metres
and Paul Connaghton at 500, 1000, 1500 and 3000 metres. Website

Aldwych Skaters Qualify for Youth Olympic Games 2020

The Youth Olympic Games 2020 is being held in Lausanne from 9th to 22nd January 2020.
Two Aldwych Skaters have qualified, Olivia Weeden in short track and Theo Collins in long track speed skating. Website

Winter World Masters Games - Innsbruck 2020

10th - 19th January 2020
Julia Branagan, Peter Carr and Paul Connaghton of Aldwych Speed Club are competing at the Winter World Masters Games 2020. Website

No Ice Training on 30th October 2019

There is no on ice training on Wednesday 30th October due to an Ice Hockey match.
There is off ice training instead from 19:00 to 20:00

Summer's gone, time to race

Summer's gone and a new season of short track racing has already begun. There have been two competitions, one at Nottingham and the second a two day event the Ayrshire Open at Auchenharvie. Results on our results page. The next event is our home competition, the Aldwych Open, at the Spectrum Leisure Center, Guildford on Saturday 9th November.

Summer Ice 2019

Extra ice time this summer is on the following dates:
Mon 01 Jul 2030-2130
Sun 07 Jul 1645-1845
Mon 08 Jul 2030-2130
Sun 14 Jul 1645-1845
Mon 15 Jul 2030-2130
Mon 22 Jul 2030-2130
Sat 27 Jul 1830-2030
Mon 29 Jul 2030-2130
Sun 18 Aug 1645-1845
Mon 19 Aug 2030-2130
EXTRA Sun 25 Aug 0745-0900
Monday is in addition to our normal time of 1915 to 2030
During the school holidays Wednesdays are from 18:30 to 20:15

June 30th 2019   💔

Rink Closure

The ice rink will be closed for maintenance from Thurs 30th May to Sat 8th June 2019, therefore there is no training on Mon 3rd June or Wed 5th June.

Saturday 4th May 2019 Aldwych Competition

Saturday 4th May is the fourth and last Aldwych competition of the season.
Report time 16:00, start time 17:00, finish 20:00. Spectators welcome.
See this spectacular sport performed at your local club by some of Britiain's best short track skaters.
Including British Championships medalists: Masters silver, Junior Boys gold and bronze, Juvenile Boys gold and silver, Juvenile Girls silver, PeeWee Girls gold, PeeWee2 Boys gold and Relay silver and bronze.

Club Championships 2019

Club Championships Mon 8th, Wed 10th April & Mon 15th April at normal training times.
Would holders of trophies please return them before this date.

British Championships 2019

British Championships Sat 30th & Sun 31st March
iceSheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA
Results HERE
Results of Aldwych skaters HERE

European Finals Rostock Germany 22 - 24 March 2019

EUROPACUP FINAL - DANUBIA/STARCLASS SERIES
Overall Classification: Men Junior C - 9th of 15 Theo COLLINS
Results HERE
ISU JUNIOR CHALLENGE SERIES EUROPEAN FINAL
Overall Classification: Men Junior B - 11th of 16 Peter RICHES
Results HERE

Extra Ice Time Sunday 17th March 2019

Extra training ice Sun17th March, 6am to 8.15am. Please contact Carol to attend this extra session.

Change of Normal Training Schedule - Jan / Feb 2019

There is NO on ice training on Wed 20th Feb 2019 due to hockey matches.

There is off-ice training booked from 7pm to 8pm. The cost for these sessions is £3 paid to Carol. Do not pay at reception.
Meet in the cafe/bar area at 6.30pm
There is an extra on ice session on Thursday 21st Feb from 7.15pm to 8.15pm
And another extra ice session on Sunday 17th March from 6am to 8.15am.

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ISU Junior World Championships 25-27 January 2019
Congratulations to Peter Riches, Olivia Weedon and Tanith Turner along with five other British athletes for qualifying and being selected for the ISU World Junior Short Track Championships 2019 - Montreal (CAN) from 25th to 27th January 2019.
Results HERE
STARCLASS 6 (SAB-3) - Bergamo, Italy - 8-10 February 2019
Solomon PREMPEH, Men Junior B, set a PB in the 500 meter at 44.455 sec.
Results HERE
European Youth Olympic Festival 11-15 February 2019
The winter festival is being held in Sarajevo from 11 - 15th Feb. Congratulations to Olivia WEEDON, Theo COLLINS and Ollie ROWE for qualifying and being selected for the short track competition at this festival.
Results HERE

Saturday 2nd February 2019 Aldwych Competition

Saturday 2nd February 2019 was the third Aldwych competition of the season.
Report time 16:00, start time 17:00, finish 20:00. Spectators welcome.
See this spectacular sport performed at your local club by some of Britiain's best short track skaters.
Including Masters under 50's gold and bronze medalists, Juvenile Girls silver medalist, Juvenile Boys gold medalist, Junior Girls silver medalist, and Junior Boys silver and bronze medalist.

STARCLASS 5 (CD-3) - Lommel, Belgium - 18-20 January 2019

Overall Classification in category
5. Theo COLLINS 2:42.878
6. Ollie ROWE 2:45.637
link to detailed results

Starclass 4 (SAB-2) - Heerenveen, Ned - 7-9 December 2018

Overall Classification in category
5.   Peter RICHES 2:24.948
13. Solomon PREMPEH 2:55.420
39. Ollie ROWE 2:32.131
Overall Classification in category
25. Olivia WEEDON 2:53.733
Overall Classification in category
20. Tanith TURNER 2:50.579

Starclass 3 (CD-2) - Bormio, Italy - 23-25 November 2018

Overall Classification in category
9. Theo COLLINS 2:24.645
15. Ollie ROWE 2:32.005

Starclass 2 (SAB-1) - Hasselt, Belgium - 9-11 November 2018

Overall Classification in category
10. Olivia WEEDON 2:37.658
Overall Classification in category
8. Peter RICHES 2:39.127
22. Solomon PREMPEH 2:42.947
Overall Classification in category
20. Tanith TURNER 2:56.187

Starclass 1 (CD-1) - Dresden, Germany - 26-28 October 2018

Overall Classification in category
5. Theo COLLINS 2:26.447
19. Ollie ROWE 2:33.211

Saturday 24th November Aldwych Competition

Saturday 24th November was the second Aldwych competition of the season.
Report time 16:00, start time 17:00, finish 20:00. Spectators welcome.
The club was founded 110 years ago this year and has been competing on ice for 90 years.
Several Aldwych skaters have represented Great Britain at the Winter Olympics in Short Track Speed Skating which became part of the Olympic programme at Albertville in 1992. Nicky Gooch 1992, '94, '98 and 2002. Matthew Rowe 1998. And in 2002 David Aladice, Sarah Lindsay, Joanna Williams, Leon Flack. 2006 Sarah Lindsay, Joanna Williams. 2010 Sarah Lindsay.


Saturday 13th October Aldwych Competition

Saturday 13th October was the first Aldwych competition of the season.
Report time 16:00, start time 17:00, finish 20:00. Spectators welcome.
The club was founded 110 years ago this year and has been competing on ice for 90 years.
An Aldwych skater, Leonard Stewart, represented Great Britain at the Winter Olympics in 1928, held at St. Moritz in Switzerland as part of a three man speed skating team.


NISA AGM 2018 and Elections Postponed

NISA have postponed the AGM and moved it to 24th November.
Basically due to lack of Nominations for the vacant and new positions.
Everyone will have to vote again when the new papers are sent out.
More information HERE

NISA AGM 2018 and Elections

The NISA Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the yearly opportunity for full NISA members and affiliates to have their say on the sport, and how their National Governing Body is run.
This year the AGM will be taking place on Saturday 1st September 2018 at the Jury's Inn, Nottingham.
As a result of the Articles of Association being voted through at the 2017 EGM, there are subsequently a number of Board and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) roles to be filled.
Full details HERE



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