Australian Nationals 2015

The DISC Committee would like to wish two of our skaters, Zara Anthony-Whigham and Emma Taggart, the best of luck at the Australian Nationals this week.

Both skaters begin their competition today with Emma skating in Intermediate Ladies at 3pm NZ time. Zara, who is one of our Novice Ladies, will skate her short programme at 8:45pm our time. Zara will skate her long programme tomorrow at 9:15pm our time.

Results can be viewed here:

Good luck girls! Skate your best and we know you'll do us proud.

DISC Committee 2015

Spring Trophy 2015 - 29/10/2015

The DISC committee wishes to wish our skaters who are competing and testing this weekend all the best and hope you all skate well!

A couple of notices: Volunteers are required to ensure the smooth running of our competitions. We are still in need of more volunteers to assist this weekend. It is a good chance for first timers at competitions to get their heads around the various jobs because it's a small, friendly competition with known faces. If you would like to give back to your club and assist, please either email Kelly the secretary via or reply to Catherine through the email recently sent out. If you have not received this email, please just ask a coach and they will point you in the right direction.

Test days: Seraya wishes it noted that there will be ONE more test day this year and no others. The date of this test day is to be decided by the availability of our judges after this weekend. If you wish to do this test day, please inform Seraya, our Test secretary via the secretary at the email above. If the date does not suit, then skaters will either have to change their plans or do it next year (please note - NZIFSA test will be changing next year and will require new patterns to be learnt)

Kind regards - DISC Committee 2015

Medal Tests at the Spring Trophy 2015 - 18/10/2015

Hi All,

Catherine has sent the club an email with the current test forms that contain the proper fees for the tests. They are due in tonight, or if you have missed the email, please speak to your coach ASAP or email Seraya directly via the DISC secretary at

Here is the download form: DISC Medal Test Form 2015

DISC, winners of the All Church Shield 2015 - 9/10/2015

The committee would like to congratulate all our DISC skaters who went to Auckland and competed at the 205 NZIFSA National Championships. The club did exceedingly well and for the first time in many years, possibly the first time ever, DISC has won the All Church Shield (co-won with Auckland Ice Figure Skating Club). 

The All Church Shield is won by the club with the most points gained from placings among the grades. Where grades have at least 3 skaters, first place is worth 3 points, second place is worth 2 points and third is worth 1 point. When grades have 2 skaters, first is worth 2 points and second is worth 1 point and so on and so forth.

Results from Nationals 2015:

Pre Primary Ladies:  3rd (without guest) - Laila Bekhit
Pre Primary Men:     2nd - Tama Anthony-Whigham
                            3rd - Reuben Dougherty
Primary Ladies:        3rd - Asia Tapealava
Intermediate Ladies: 1st - Emma Taggart
                            3rd (without guest) - Katie Sewell
                            6th (without guest) - Emily Dickie
Intermediate Men:    1st - Rohan Kinraid
Novice Ladies:         2nd - Zara Anthony-Whigham
                            3rd - Kaitlin Chamberlain
Senior Ladies:         2nd - Sarah MacGibbon
Open Synchronised: 2nd - Icentric

The Committee would also like to congratulate the following skaters on their selection to the NZ team to skate at Australian Nationals:
Asia Tapealava, Emma Taggart, Rohan Kinraid and Zara Anthony-Whigham.

Congratulations everyone for these fantastic results!

NZ Masters Games - 6/10/2015

Hi everyone,

Dunedin is hosting the NZ Masters Games in January next year and the Dunedin Ice Stadium will be hosting the Figure, Curling and Hockey disciplines over a week. 

This is a great competition for our adult skaters and, if the rumours are true, there will be adults from other countries coming over to compete with the NZ-based skaters. What a fantastic opportunity.

Attached is the announcement for the competition: ANZAS NZ Announcement
If you have any questions, please direct them to Sue Hosiet, our NZ Masters Games representative, via the secretary at

Ice Time Changes and Nationals 19/09/2015

Skaters and Families,

The Committee would like to take this chance to wish all of our skaters competing in Auckland this coming week the very best in their endeavours. We know that you will skate your hardest and do the club proud!

We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Kelly to the Committee. Kelly will be taking on the role of secretary for the club and you can contact her at

In other news...

Saturday mornings are once again affected due to other events at the Dunedin Ice Stadium:

Saturday 26/09/2015: Club time - 5:45am until 7:45am 
        Development - 7:45am until 8:45am

Kind regards,

DISC Committee 2015

Ice Time Changes 09/09/2015

The Committee would like to advise skaters of the following ice time changes as per the email sent out today:

Friday 11/09/15 - No development session in the afternoon. At this stage, Stretching and Development Synchronised are still on.

Saturday 12/09/2015 - Open session from 6am until 7:30am only. There will be no Development either. Kiwiskate will still be running for those required to coach.

Kind regards,

DISC Committee 2015 

Speed National Championships and subsequent ice time changes

The Dunedin Ice Skating Club is proud to advise our skaters and families that Dunedin is hosting the 2015 New Zealand Short Track Ice Speed Skating Championships being held at the Dunedin Ice Stadium Friday and Saturday 4th - 5th September. 

Dunedin skater Rianna Mitchell will be representing the club in the Junior ladies category as well as several new Dunedin skaters in the Juvenile Girls event. We would like to wish them the best of luck with the competition this weekend and we hope they achieve their goals!

Consequently, figure skaters please note that there will be ice time changes on the Saturday with club time from 6am to 7:30am only. There will be no development session either.

Kiwiskate will still be running.

DISC Committee 2015

Nationals Entries 2015


Please remember that Nationals entries are due in the club box tonight (31/8/2015)! Lana and Catherine will be at the rink during club time this evening in order to process the entries received and harry those who have forgotten.

DISC Committee

Nationals Selection 2015

DISC would like to congratulate the following skaters on their success at qualifying for the 2015 NZIFSA National Championships in Auckland from 24th to 27th September: 

Pre Primary Ladies: Laila Bekhit
Pre Primary Men: Reuben Dougherty, Tama Anthony-Whigham
Primary Ladies: Asia Tapealava
Intermediate Ladies: Emma Taggart, Emily Dickie, Katie Sewell
Intermediate Men: Rohan Kinraid
Novice Ladies: Zara Anthony-Whigham, Kaitlin Chamberlain
Senior Ladies: Sarah MacGibbon
Open Synchronised: Icentric

We would also like to wish our Adults competing in the NZIFSA Adult Nationals the best of luck: Sue Hosiet, Karl Hewitt

As a side note: All of our skaters who were required to qualify for Nationals have done so. What a fantastic achievement this year!

We wish you all the best for your performances and we will see you training hard over the next three weeks in the lead up to the competition!

South Islands 2015

Congratulations to all the skaters who competed in the South Island Championships last weekend. You all did the club proud and we hope that you are pleased with your performances. 

The DISC Committee would like to give a big shout out and thank you to all those who volunteered their time and assisted with the running of South Islands over the last weekend. Whether you provided food, drink, blankets, services or if you lived at the rink over the weekend, we could not have done it without your help!

The competition ran smoothly, although there are things which could have been improved, overall it was a great success.

The Website is back in business!

Good news!

The website is being updated again. It's a work in progress, so please bear with us while we work to update it from the state it was in. If you have any queries or possible input, please email Grant at with your suggestions and he will endeavour to get back to you/update the website as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

DISC Committee 2015