We’re delighted to announce that our sponsored skaters and brand ambassadors for 2019 are FRANCESCA GUERIN, CAITLYN BAXBY, EMMA WATT, LILY WALDING, MEGAN SHORROCK and AVA MAE WILSON. We’re looking forward sharing their training and competitive journey over the coming year so make sure you follow us on social media to follow along.
FRANCESCA is 16 years old and her home rink is Blackpool / Blackburn. Coached by Natalia Pestova, Alexei Kislitsyn and Stephen Pickavance, she holds the current British Ice Dance Champion title at Advanced Novice level. Francesca is now moving to the Junior category for the coming season and competes internationally as well as in the UK. Francesca holds a place on the GB Development Squad.
CAITLYN is 10 years old and her home rink is Widnes. Coached by Amanda Galloway, she competes at Level 2 in her Free and at Basic Novice in Solo Ice Dance. She won 1st place in her solo free dance at Murrayfield this year and she also holds a place on the GB Development Squad. Caitlyn is a determined young lady who pushes herself to excel in her skating and master the skills she needs.
EMMA is 17 years old and her home rink is Kirkcaldy but in the summer, that rink shuts and she has to travel to other rinks in order to keep training. She’s coached by Jackie Coubrough and competes at Intermediate Novice level. She’s recently achieved two silver medals at Blackpool and Lee Valley. Emma is also passionate about coaching and helps the younger skaters at her rink both on and off the ice.
LILY is our youngest sponsored skater this year at only 7 years old. Her home rink is Cardiff and she’s coached by Tracey Keeble. She competes at Beginner under 8 level but has recently achieved scores to move up to Level 1 after a series of podium finishes over the last 3 months. She also competes in ice dance at juvenile level and qualified for the British championships this year. She was selected for the Young Stars Development Squad earlier this year and recently qualified for the GB Development Squad in both dance and free skating!!
MEGAN is 12 years old and her home rink is Blackpool. She’s coached by Katie Stainsby and competes at Beginner level. Megan has quite severe scoliosis of her spine and skates with 2 titanium rods in her back. This makes many skating moves difficult or impossible for her due to flexibility but Megan never gives up and always finds a way to achieve and progress her skating. She’s now landing her axel consistently as well as all her single jumps and continues to push forward with her next challenge.
AVA MAE is 10 years old and her home rink is Basingstoke. She’s coached by David Lunn, Katie Bennett and Stephanie Robson as well as enjoying occasional lessons with Dancing on Ice’s Hamish Gaman. She competes at Advanced Novice level both in the UK and Internationally. She’s working hard on landing her double axel.
Our next sponsorship window will be open from 1st – 28th February 2020 during which time we will be accepting applications via our online form only. Full details will be released onto our Facebook page and website on 1st February. Unfortunately we cannot accept sponsorship applications at any other time during the year.