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This Sunday several of our young skaters ; Léna Canale, Gaspard Courbion, Evy Garny, Tessia Gex, Nina Gros and Eva Ricard headed off to Annecy to take part in the first ever Super Hero Day organised by the Department with the Ligue AURA and the support of the FFSG which were represented by Anaïs Berthet.
The aim of the day was to enable children aged 8 and under to earn their "Super Powers' through a series of different activity workshops. Each "super power" activity was linked to the different skills used in ice sports (agility, dance, strength, imagination, suppleness) and enabled the youngsters to discover different aspects of skating both on and off ice.
The day of fun ended with the children receiving diplomas and medals. Well done to our team who behaved impeccably throughout, and whose enthusiasm, energy and hard work was exemplary throughout the day.
Thank you to our coaches Catherine and Clemence and to the club secretary Janey who accompanied them on their Super Hero status mission.
We'd also like to say well done to Avani Svensson and to Niarrha Ellys Van Oers who took part in the May 1st Cup competition for under 10's. It was Niarrha's first ever competition and we congratulate her on a good 7th place. Well done also to Avani who came 4th.
Amazing work from our D3 team who came in an incredible 6th place (out of 18) at the national French Clubs Championship in Annecy this weekend. We were already over the moon to be selected, but to come 6th was the icing on the cake. What else can we say other than a huge well done to the team who gave their all to get here. Also a big thank you to all the parents and girls who came to support the team and who took part so enthusiastically in the supporters challenge. It was a truly fun weekend!
It was another very successful two days of competitions for our girls this weekend. This time it was in Le Havre for the National Criterium. Corentine Mesnil finished 6th in the Novice category and Molly Voyer 14th in the Juniors. Well done to the girls for their incredible performances and for all their hard work throughout the year. Next week we'll be back on the competition circuit at the finals of the Championships for French Clubs.
The hard work all paid off for our girls this weekend at the Coupe de Chamonix. Our skaters delighted us with both their routines and their results; with a total of 10 podium places for our 15 skaters and a well deserved third place in the team competition for the Chamonix Trophy. Overall our team achieved five first places, three second places, two third places with the rest of the places in the top 10 (two fourth places, two 6th places and a 7th place). Congratulations to them all.
We'd like to thank our amazing team of volunteers who really went the extra mile this weekend to create a wonderful friendly atmosphere. We'd also like to thank the Mairie, the director of the Centre Sportif, the Chamonix Sports Club as well as our president, her committee and the club coaches. A final thank you to all the judges who ensured the competition ran smoothly and to the competitors and their families whose great sporting spirit and good humour all helped to make it a highly memorable weekend.
Corentine MESNIL– 8 Novices
Evie POPE– 8 Benjamines
Avani SVENSSON– 1B
Ninon TRAN – 5F moins de 13 ans
Molly VOYER– 8 Junior
Mélusine GAVACHE – catégorie 4A – mois de 13 ans
Olivia SVENSSON – categorie 9 Benjamines
Cova ULLATE – catégorie 9 Novice
Maud CACHAT - 3B plus de 13 ans
Eleanor LAING – 2C
Iris LEROI – 3B – plus de 13 ans
Capucine MESNIL – 8 Minimes
Léonie VANBELLINGEN– 2C
Anne-Marie WILSON– 8 Minimes
Amélie MURDOCH – 1C
Sacha BOZON was injured and unable to compete.
After two years without a Coupe de Chamonix, this well-loved figure skating compétition reiurns to Chamonix. Cancelled last year due to Covid, the competition is back with a vengeance with a line up of over 200 skaters from across France and Switzerland. Come along on the 19th and 20th March to enjoy the competition which is organised by the figure skating section of the Chamonix Sports club. The event is open to the public and is free to attend.
This regional competition will play host to some of skating's newest talent who will compete before a typically enthusiastic crowd. Both adults and children from age 6 upwards will be fighting for a spot on the podium and teams will be looking to take home the Coupe de Chamonix Trophy which is awarded to the club which accrues the most points across all the different categories. For some skaters this will be their very first taste of competition and for others the event is part of their annual competition circuit.
Chamonix's skaters are all ready to show off their skills to the crowds. The club has sixteen competitors taking part, all looking to share their passion for the sport and to do their town proud. Our skaters range from national level competitors to some of our youngest athletes under 8 years old. You'll also be able to see our team who will be representing Chamonix in the finals of the French Club Championships which take place on the 9th and 10th of April as well as those competition in the national Criterium in Le Havre later this year.
We look forward to seeing lots of you at the competition. Entry is free and the doors open at 7am each day.
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Chamonix Figure Skating Club is organising five weeks of summer training camps. The aim is to provide children with the opportunity to get back on the ice as soon as possible during the summer holidays, providing on and off ice training sessions over a six day period. Training camps are open to children in the Chamonix club and to skaters from outside the club who have at least one year of experience skating at competition level. The August training camps are also open to Chamonix's 'loisirs' skaters.
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This weekend nine of our competition skaters were in Valence to take part in the Valence Regional Cup. They all skated very well, they returned to Chamonix with a clutch of podium places: two first places, two second places and two third place spots. See below for all the results.
Well done girls on your great routines.
The next event is at home for the Coupe de Chamonix which takes place on the 19th and 20th March. This regional competition will welcome over 200 skaters from France and Switzerland and looks set to be an exciting event. Entry is free.
Evie Pope, Category 8 Benjamin
Molly Voyer, Category 8 Junior
Avani Svensson, Category 1B
Ninon Tran, Category 5A
Eleanor Laing, Category 2C
Olivia Svensson, Category 9 Benjamin
Amélie Murdoch, Category 1C
Léonie Van Bellingen, Category 2C
Anne Marie Wilson, Category 8 Minime
This weekend five of our skaters headed to Grenoble for the last Tournoi Fédéral of the season. Their results in their respective categories were : Capucine Mesnil (10th), Corentine Mesnil (3rd), Evie Pope (5th), Molly Voyer (3rd) et Anne-Marie Wilson (15th). Well done to all our skaters and especially to Corentine who passed her Bronze medal during the Tournoi.
This weekend our skaters were competing on both the national and the regional circuits. At Bercy in Paris the club was represented by Cova Ullate and Olivia Svensson who were competing in their second Tournoi de France of the season. Cova skated beautifully taking 6th place and Olivia came 11th.
At the regionals ten of our other skaters were competing at the Coupe d’Albertville, coming home with 7 podium places. Two first places, one second place and 4 third places. A special well done to Amélie Murdoch and Eleanor Laing who were both taking part in their very first figure skating competition. Well done to every one; keep up the good work.
1st Corentine Mesnil 8 Novice
1st Evie Pope 8 Benjamin
2nd Capucine Mesnil 8 Minimes
3rd Avani Svensson 1C Filles
3rd Eleanor Laing 2C Filles
3rd Mélusine Gavache 4B Filles -13 ans
3rd Ninon Tran 5 Filles
4th Anne Marie Wilson 8 Minimes
5th Amélie Murdoch 1C Filles
7th Sacha Bozon 5 Filles
Congratulations to our Division 3 team - Mélusine Gavache, Capucine and Corentine Mesnil, Evie Pope and Molly Voyer - who took first place in their division this weekend and earned the club a place in the finals of the French Clubs Championships which will take place in Annecy on the 9th and 11th of April.
Our two teams, made up of seven of our competition skaters, headed south to Nice for these important selections. Our Division 2 team with Cova Ullate and Olivia Svensson came 6th and our Division 3 team came top, taking first place and securing the club a place in the finals. Well done to you all. We'd also like to mention Ninon Tran and Avani Svensson who came with the teams to sit their next medal tests. We are extremely proud of you all and the whole club will be rooting for you at the finals in April.
Congratulations to Evie Pope who was the proud recipient of the Trophée Espoir at last night's ceremony for the Club des Sports' Trophée des Sports' award.
The award was given in recognition of her progression, her dynamism, her good attendance level and a great start to this year's season. Well done Evie
Despite it being only 9 degrees, our skaters were out in force for the opening of the Les Houches rink. There was music, drinks, cakes, smiles and the chance to let off steam after the previous night's show. It was really lovely to see all our skaters sharing their passion for their sport with their family. We'll be doing it again!!!
It was a truly magical, emotional and unique evening last night with our skaters pulling out all the stops to create a fantastic show. The kids really rose to the occasion and gave us a night to remember with a travel inspired show named 'Voyage Voyage'. Throughout the evening they took us on a journey to Africa, India, Egypt and Hawaii as well as France, Ireland and Russia, New Zealand and Brazil. Whilst real travel is difficult nowadays, the fun and varied programmes allowed our audience's imaginations to take flight on a virtual tour of the world. A particular 'well done' goes to our adults who entertained us with a routine inspired by the USA.
More photos will be available soon and we'd like to thank our parent photographers as well as our videographer who all gave their time for free to help record the event. Thank you as well to the parents who helped with the pass sanitaire, programmes, refreshment stands, Christmas market, changing rooms, music, lighting, costumes, cakes.....It was a great team effort.
We also have to thank our trainers, Catherine and Clémence who have worked tirelessly to bring this great show to the stage. Thank you to the staff and management of the ice rink, The Club des Sports, the Communauté de Communes and the Mairie de Chamonix who all enabled us to enjoy this great evening together.
See you again next year!
Our girls came home from this weekend's competition in Megève with an impressive collection of podium places. Ninon Tran, Olivia Svensson, Evie Pope, Mélusine Gavache, Cova Ullate, Corentine Mesnil and Molly Voyer all came first in their categories. Sacha came second, Avani third and Capucine 4th. Well done to everyone for skating good programmes and particular congratulations to Mélusine who passed her Préliminaire medal and to Evie who passed her Préparatoire.
All the girls are now looking forward to their next big event which will be our Christmas gala on the 17th of December. It will be our first show since confinement and everyone is very excited. We'll see you all on Friday!
Today was the last session of the Ecole de glace. This initiative, which brings together both the figure skating and hockey clubs, offers a great opportunity for all our skaters to get to know each other and play and learn together. Thanks to everyone involved, and we look forward to another successful École de Glace next year.
This weekend the club played host to the 'pitchoun' stage which is organised by the ligue AURA. It is a chance for potential competition skaters under the age of 8 years to meet competitors from other clubs and to be assessed.
It was a great weekend with a lot of hard work, but also a lot of fun. Our club was was represented by Amélie Murdoch et Avani Svensson who both really enjoyed the experience and left with happy memories as well as a real boost to their motivation.
Well done to you all for your hard work and your dedication over the weekend
The competition season has begun with our skaters heading to Roanne this weekend for the first Federal Tournament (Tournoi Fédéral) of the year. It was also an opportunity for some of our skaters to pass their medal tests.
Our girls did well, with the following results.:
A special mention goes to Ninon Tran who was there to try fro pass her Préliminaire medal, and which she did with flying colours. We would also like to congratulate Cova on passing her Bronze medal which will allow her to move up to the N2 category and national competitions.
Well done to you all!
There was a spooky atmosphere at the rink this evening for our special Halloween Ball. All our skaters came dressed in their creepiest outfits as we turned down the lights for an evening of free skating, fun and games. Thanks to all our witches, ghouls, zombies and black cats for a fab, fun evening.
This Sunday Corentine, Covadonga, Evie, Olivia and Capucine headed to Valence pour their medal tests. It was the first time that any of them performed a routine before a panel of judges and they coped incredibly well. Special congratulations to Capucine and Olivia who passed their Pré-Bronze medals. We're proud of all of you.
Competition skater Olivia Svensson was in Valence this weekend with our trainer Clémence Chamel to take part in a special meeting of the Ligue AURA's best skaters in the benjamin F1, minimes, novice et junior N2,N1 categories. We'd like to congratulate Olivia for her hard dedication over this two day meet.
Lessons for our new members and returning recreational skaters kicked off last night at the Chamonix ice rink. It was was a real pleasure to welcome back so many of last year's skaters and to welcome lots of brand new faces to the ice as well. It was a great evening ... smiles all round and for many the joy of discovering a new sport. We'll see our older skaters at the Ecole de Glace on Wednesday and our Panpans next Monday night.
Sign ups for to the club will take place at the Forum des Sports on Saturday 4th September 2021.
The club is open to boys and girls from the age of 4 as well as adults, including beginners. Sign ups operate on a first come first served basis. Please note that there is always a high demand for beginner places.
If you would like to add your name to the waiting list for next year please click here to send us an email with the name of the skater, their date of birth and skating level, as well as an email address and telephone number.
Please note that the waiting list is an expression of interest and does not reserve a place. All people on the waiting list must come to the Forum des Sports to confirm their place.
Sign ups for the year 2020/21 closed at the end of the Forum des Sports on Saturday 4th September 2021. Any requests for membership after this date should be made in writing to the club's committee at. firstname.lastname@example.org
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To celebrate the end of this rather unusual season our skaters were each able to invite a friend and 72 kids were able to take part in our free taster session. We hope all our skaters have a great summer and we'll be back on the ice on the 12th July when our competition skaters start their summer training sessions. Our adults also celebrated their end of season with a number of our synchronised skating team 'Les Cosmiques', enjoying dinner together at a restaurant.
Great news! The Communauté de Communes and the team at the ice rink have pulled out all the stops and have re-iced two weeks before the usual date. This means that we can continue our lessons during the weeks of the 21 and 28 June. Normally the ice rink is closed at this time and being able to skate again before the summer will be a great way to end a season that we thought we had finished already! All our members from 2020/22 are welcome.
To celebrate we are inviting all our skaters to bring one or two friends along with them on the 28 June so that they can share their love skating.
We can't wait to see you on the ice and to welcome some new faces!
We had a great end to our season this week with a fantastic off ice session on the running track. The sun was shining and the mountains provided an amazing backdrop to this last session with our little skaters in ‘loisirs’ and our older ‘Jaune’ group. The kids were full of smiles and laughter, cheering on their team mates as they took part in a series of different games, dances and races.
Thanks to all our skaters for being so enthusiastic and dedicated throughout this rather peculiar year. We’d also like to thank all their parents for their ongoing support and positive attitude. For us it’s still been a year full of great memories and we look forward to seeing you ball back on the ice for the 2021-2022 season.
Today's session was a Mardi Gras celebration on ice. Dressed up as pirates, cows, chefs, tigers to name but a few, the children enjoyed games whilst their parents had the chance to see the progress their children had made and to take some amazing pictures in the stunning sunny setting of our mountains.
Congratulations to Molly Voyer and Olivia Svensson.
Molly was presented with her BF2 diploma by our Vice President Valérie Greugny Huart Olivia was then awarded the Club des Sport's Trophée d'Espoir by our President, Michèle Rabbiosi. The award was in recognition of her good performances last year as well as her attitude and dedication.
Well done to Molly and Olivia.
Our January training sessions were bathed in sunshine at the fantastic ice rink in Les Houches. We were were lucky enough to skate during the legendary Kandahar ski race which you can see in the background on La Verte in Les Houches.
A huge thank you to the Mairie and to all the staff for their warm welcome.
We are delighted to unveil the new logo for the Chamonix Figure Skating Club. The logo provides a refreshed and contemporary visual identity for the club and is a natural evolution from our existing identity, retaining our classic black and gold colours.
Inspired by our four core values of creativity, grace, dynamism and strength, our new design communicates both our passion for skating, as well as our very special location at the foot of Mont Blanc; something we are very proud of.
The creation of a new logo is part of our dedication to continually innovate and grow, searching for new and exciting initiatives that will benefit our club and its members.
We are delighted to announce that both Guia Tagliapietra and Molly Voyer have successfully passed their Brevet Fédérale 2 exams. Our club is dedicated to providing such training opportunities to its coaches and skaters with the aim of constantly improving our teaching as well as enabling our students to take on different challenges.
Molly and Guia are now qualified BF2s and are part of our coaching team which is made up of 2 lead coaches, 3 physical fitness trainers, two BIF qualified trainers, 2 BF1s and five skaters who have started training for their BF1 qualifications this season.
Last night we began the first of our video lessons for our loisirs and competition skaters. The lessons will enable our children to continue their training, maintain their fitness levels and to get together with their fellow skaters and coaches. At the same time we will also be sending the children some ‘homework’ and little challenges to help motivate them during this tricky time.
It was a great start to the season for our Chamonix skaters this weekend at the Federal Tournament and Regional Cup in Megève. Eight of our ten skaters took podium places in this, the first competition of the season. It was a great opportunity for them to present their new programmes for the first time and to settle into this new 2020/21 competition season. Well done to you all. There are the results :
Ninon Tran Category 3D Filles
Maëlle Lacassagne Vanel Category 7 FD Novices Filles
Corentine Mesnil Category 8 F1 Novices Filles
Molly Voyer Category 8 F1 Junior Filles
Evie Pope Category 7 F2 Avenir Filles
Olivia Svensson Category 8 F1 Avenir Filles
Sacha Bozon Category 7 FD Novices Filles
Meije Herry Category 8 F1 Avenir Filles
Capucine Mesnil Category 7 F2 Minimes Filles
Anne Marie Wilson Category 8 F1 Minimes Filles
Congratulations to our trainer, Clémence Chamel, who has successfully qualified as a Technical Specialist with the Fédération Française des Sports de Glace.. The Technical Specialist is the judge responsible for correctly identifying the different skating elements and their level of difficulty. This latest qualification is a testament to both Clémence and the club’s dedication to continually developing and training our coaches so that we can give our skaters the very best.
Well cone Clémence!
Our competition season started today at the Federal Tournament and Regional Cup in Megève. After spending the summer preparing their new routines our skaters will finally be able to showcase them this weekend. Good luck to Sacha Bozon, Meije Herry, Maelle Lacassagne Vanel, Capucine Mesnil, Corentine Mesnil, Evie Pope, Olivia Svensson Ninon Tran and Anne Marie Wilson who will all be competing for our club. Here’s to a successful 2020/21 season.
This competition comes hot on the heels of our first event of the year; the Ligue AURA ‘regroupement’ which took place on the 11 – 13 September in Valence. Two of our younger skaters, Olivia Svensson and Meije Herry, were selected and were able to enjoy three intensive days of training with other skaters of their level. The practical sessions were run by a number of teachers from within the Ligue AURA, whilst judging officials shared their expertise during the theory sessions. Well done to them both for their hard work and good team spirit with all the other skaters.
We will keep you updated with all the results and information on training courses during the season.
A big warm welcome to all our new skaters. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 7th September 2020 when our lessons start. Beginners and skaters from age 4 - 11 will all start at 5pm. These are the Panpans, Vert, Rose and Bleu groups. Please arrive already dressed for skating and ahead of time so that you have time to collect your skates. We will lend you skates for your first lesson.
Adult beginner lessons will start at lunchtime from 12h30 - 13h30. Adults may borrow a pair of skates for the first lesson.
See you on the ice!
Despite being in lock down our skaters are still managing to train and are keeping their spirits up. We are truly grateful for the magnificent mountains that surround us and for the local nautre which seems to get more beautiful by the day. It helps a lot and we are making sure that we respect lock down so we can be out enjoying them as soon as we can. Take care of yourselves and see you soon on the ice.
Despite the lockdown we’re still managing to share our news including that of the Perce Neige synchronised skating team who had a great experience back in March. Shortly before confinement our skaters headed off to Switzerland to introduce the skaters from the Martigny skating club to synchronised skating. There was a morning with both clubs taking part in synchronised exercises and an afternoon which ended with our skaters presenting their competition programme. It was a very positive chance for both clubs to share their experiences and one which we hope to repeat!
We are delighted to announce that Meije Herry, Capucine Mesnil and Olivia Svensson have been selected to take part in the PND2 (. Plan National de Détection no 2) which takes place in Roanne on the 14, 15 and 16 February 2020.
The group will take part in an intense two-day training camp organised by the AURA ligue of figure skating which is open to skaters who have been identified by the ligue.
The Coupe des Alpes took place this weekend Grenoble with our skaters enjoying a successful competition. Fourteen of them took part and returned home once more with some excellent results including two first places, two second places and a third place. Well done to you all for your nice performaces. Please find below a full list of the results from the weekend.
As we reach the midway point of our season we are proud to congratulate four of our skaters who have passed their next medals.
Evie Pope achieved her Préliminaire medal at the recent Coupe de Chamonix and last week Julia Bozon also passed the same medal in Albertville.
Sophie Lewis and Olivia Svenssson passed their Préparatoire medals at the same competition. The new medals enable all these skaters to compete at a higher level and for Olivia, aged only 8 years old, it earns her a place on the national circuit where she will be able represent Chamonix in federal tournaments.
Well done to you all!
Our skaters came back from the weekend’s Federal Tournament and AuRA regional cup with some excellent results. Our 15 skaters performed well with good positions and six podium spots overall. Well done to you all !
Avenir F1 Dames
10th Meije Herry
13th Capucine Mesnil
Novice F1 Dames
7th Corentine Mesnil
13th Fuka Nakamura
Junior F1 Dames
7th Lomée Ravanel Perisse
Avenir F2 Dames
9eme Olivia Svensson
Minimes F2 Dames
7th Maelle Lacassagne Vanel
14th Anne-Marie Wilson
3B 10 + years Dames
1st Julia Bozon
4B Dames (without axel)
1st Evie Pope
4A Dames (with axel)
1st Sophie Lewis
8th Maude Milon
1st Sacha Bozon
2nd Lucia Zilliotto
9 Novices N2
1st Molly Voyer
The club is back from a full weekend of competitions. The first saw our team take a great 5th place during the selections for the France Clubs followed by the Regional Chambéry Cup where Evie Pope and Sacha and Julia Bozon were all on the podium the next day.
At the selections for the France Club our club’s team of 6 skaters came 5th out of the 12 teams competing. Here are the individual results by category.
Category D3 Avenir
5th Capucine Mesnil
7th Meije Herry
Category D3 Novice
6th Corentine Mesnil
11th Fuka Nakamura
Category D3 Minime Dames
11th Maelle Lacassagne Vanel
4th Lomée Ravanel Perisse
The regional cup that took place the next day saw some great performances by our skaters with equally good results.
3rd Julia Bozon
Category 4A (with Axel)
6th place Sophie Lewis
11th place Maude Milon
Category 4B (without Axel)
2nd place Evie Pope
2nd place Sacha Bozon
5th place Lucia Ziliotto
Well done to our girls who all performed well in this season’s latest challenges.
Next stop Albertville on the 26th and 27th of January for the Federal Tournament.
As we enter this new year of 2020 we would like to congratulate Meije Herry who was nominated for this year’s Chamonix Sports Club’s annual Sports Trophy.
Meije was selected on the basis of her good results last season. After several ‘Tournoi de France’ where she was up against some excellent competitors, she qualified and was chosen to compete in the France B Championships in the ‘Poussine’ category. She finished in the top ten with a great 9th place.
Well done to Meije and all the best to her and our other skaters for an excellent year in 2020.
On Friday 20th December nearly 100 of our skaters took to the ice to entertain the audience a tour annual Christmas gala. The public was treated to an evening entitled “Once Upon a Time”. It was a show filled with colour, smiles, hundreds of costumes, catchy tunes; all of which came together in a series of original choreographies themed around familiar stories such as Puss in Boots, Les Miserables, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast…. The stars of the show aged from four years old up to our adults and not forgetting our most experienced competition skaters impressed the crowd with their beautiful displays. The gala is one of the big highlights of the year for our club and it was a wonderful chance for everyone to celebrate Christmas together.
We would like to thank everyone who help put on this amazing event – our trainers Catherine and Clémence Chamel, our President and her Committee, the director and staff of the ice rink, the Mairie, the Chamonix Sports’ Club, our team of willing volunteers and of course everyone who took to the ice to give the public such an enjoyable evening. Special thanks of course go to Father Christmas for joining us on the night.
The figure skating section of the Club de Sports de Chamonix invites you to our traditional Christmas show. Our « Once upon a time » gala will take you on a journey through some of the best known stories and will take place at the Chamonix ice rink on Friday 20th December from 6.30pm. The show is a chance for us to celebrate Christmas with you and all our skaters; from our adults to our smallest skaters of just four and a half years old as well, as our more experienced skaters who have all worked exceptionally hard to prepare the show for you.
Father Christmas has also been invited so come along and bring your friends for an evening of festive fun. Entrance is free for everyone.
The snow was falling gently on Chamonix, showing it off to its best as the town welcomed the 140 skaters who were taking part in this weekend’s Coupe de Chamonix.
There were ten podium places for our club, six of them in first place. The positive feedback that we received from the judges about our competitors level of skating was testament to the dedication of our children and the excellent work of our coaches Catherine and Clémence Chamel.
Evie Pope in 2 B Dames
Isaac Vincent in 2DG
Sacha Bozon in 5 Dames
Meije Herry in 8 Avenir Dames
Molly Voyer in Novice N2
Fuka Nakamura in 8 Novice F
Corentine in 8 Novice F
Olivia Svensson in 7 Avenir Dames
Capucine Mesnil in 8 Avenir Dames
Lomée Ravanel Perisse in 8 Junior Dames
Eva Birtle in 1D Dames
Mélusine Gavache in 2D femmes
Anne Marie Wilson in 7 Minimes Dames
Maëlle Lacassagne Vanel in 7 Minimes Dames
Lucie Pretat in 1D
Julia Bozon in 3B Dames
Ninon Tran in 2 Dames
Lucia Ziliotto in 7 Minimes Dames
Sophie Lewis in 4A Dames Final
Maude Milon in 4A Dames Final
The Coupe de Chamonix trophy was won by Chambéry, with Chamonix in 2nd place and Courchevel in 3rd place.
Huge congratulations to all our skaters for their performances, to our trainers, our committee, our judges and the technical panel. Thank you to the Communauté de Communes, Club des Sports de Chamonix, the staff at the ice rink and of course to our team of volunteers without whom this great competition would not have been possible.
Next stop the Christmas show – Friday 20th December at 6.30pm.
On Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December the Chamonix ice rink will see the region’s skating hopefuls take part in the Coupe de Chamonix, a regional competition organised by our club.
This annual event is free to the public. This year the Coupe de Chamonix plays host to about 140 skaters from all over France as well as from Italy. For some skaters this renowned competition will be their first ever experience of competing on ice. For others it forms part of a year round competition circuit.
Our club’s skaters are looking forward to showing off their work to their home crowd. Twenty figure skaters from Chamonix will take to the ice, flying the flag for our town and sharing their passion for this beautiful sport. Amongst their number are our national level skaters as well as our youngest skater who is not even 8 years old.
As well as rewarding individuals this competition will also award a trophy to the club with the best results. Please come along to support and encourage our team. Entry is free and the event starts at 8.30 am each day.
This season’s first Tournoi Fédéral took place this weekend in Roanne. There was a very high level of skating and our nine skaters acquitted themselves well. For some of them it was their first competition of the year, giving them an opportunity to showcase their new routines.
F1 Avenir Meije HERRY – 5th
F1 Novice Fuka NAKAMURA – 10th. Corentine MESNIL – 14th
F2 Avenir Capucine MESNIL – 10th, Olivia SVENSSON – 18th
F2 Minimes Anne-Marie WILSON – 7th, Lucia ZILIOTTO – 13th, Maëlle LACASSAGNE VANEL – 15th
N2 Novices Molly VOYER – 1st.
Congratulations also go to Capucine MESNIL who passed her Préparatoire medal during the competition, which will allow her to compete in a higher division.
Our next competition will be in Besançon this weekend.
This weekend nine of our competitors will head to Roanne for the season’s first Federal Tournament which attracts skaters from all over France.
It will be the first competition of the year for some of our skaters as well as a chance to try to pass medal tests.
We wish all of our skaters good luck - Meije Herry, Maëlle Lacassagne Vanel, Capucine Mesnil, Corentine Mesnil, Fuka Nakamura, Olivia Svensson, Molly Voyer, Anne Marie Wilson and Lucia Ziliotto. More news after the weekend.
Our Annual General meeting will take place at 8.30pm on Friday 15th November 2019 at the Maison de Sports Karine Ruby. It is an extremely important moment for the club and because of this we would like to remind our members that their attendance is vital for the meeting to be its most effective.
If you should not be able to attend for any reason, we urge you to appoint a proxy to vote in your place (members can only accept one proxy vote). Please click here to download the invitation and proxy vote form.
Our competition season began this Saturday 5th October with the Tournoi de France in Valence. Representing our club in this first national competition of the year was Molly Voyer, who competed in the Novice N2 category securing 12th place overall.
The same weekend also saw medal tests for Meije Herry, Capucine Mesnil and Corentine. Faced with a very short time frame in which to prepare they were sadly unsuccessful in this first attempt. They’ll be back to try again.
Clémence Chamel passes her DEJEPS diploma
We are extremely proud to announce that our trainer Clémence Chamel has passed her DEJEPS diploma (Diplôme d'Etat de la Jeunesse, de l'Education Populaire et du Sport). The qualification means that our club now benefits from two figure skating trainers of the very highest level.
Clémence’s qualification helps our club to meet its aim of continually improving our teaching standards and training our coaches. It also represents an enormous personal achievement for Clémence. The DEJEPS requires a year of intense training will bring new coaching skills into the club that will benefit all our skaters.
We are delighted to be able to offer a mini skating stage during the summer holidays focusing on figure skating as well as an introduction to synchronised skating. The stage is open to all, including children who are not members.
The stage will take place on the 26, 27 and 28th August 2019 and will comprise an hour on the ice each day. The exact times will be confirmed nearer the time depending on the timetabling at the ice rink.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To ‘reserve’ your place you simply need to write to us at this address (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the deadline of the 19th July 2019.
If you would like to reserve a place for non-members please let us have their names, ages and level of skating. Places will be confirmed after the 19th July.
Our skaters marked the end of the season with excellent results in their final two competitions in Annecy. - the second Lac D'Annecy Trophy and the Haute Savoie Departmental Cup which took place on the same days - the 27th and the 28th avril.
In this last challenge of the year our 24 of our athletes skated with both discipline and enthusiasm, binging home a number of podium positions and departmental championship titles. Great results! Two Departmental Champions, 12 places on the podiums in the Departmental Cup and 9 podium spots in the Trophée Lac D'Annecy. It was a fantastic way to bring this memorable season to a close.
Here are all the results
La Coupe Départementale
Champion Départemental, moins de 8 ans
Chammpionne Départemental, moins de 8 ans
3ème Ninon Tran
4ème Lucie Pretat
5ème Eva Birtle
3ème Mélusvine Gavache
2ème Isaac Vincent
Champion Départementale moins de 8 ans
1ère Julia Bozon
2ème Evie Pope
3ème Pauline Jacquemot
2ème Margaux Jacquemot
2ème Sophie Lewis
2ème Lucia Ziliotto
1ère Maude Milon
2ème Olivia Svensson
10 ISU Basic Novice
1ère Meije Herry
Championne Départementale moins de 8 ans
Trophée du Lac D’Annecy
3ème Ninon Tran
4ème Lucie Pretat
5ème Eva Birtle
11ème Mélusvine Gavache
2ème Isaac Vincent
8ème Evie Pope
9ème Julia Bozon
12ème Pauline Jacquemot
6ème Margaux Jacquemot
4ème Sophie Lewis
4ème Lucia Ziliotto
5ème Maude Milon
2ème Olivia Svensson
8ème Capucine Mesnil
3ème Maelle Lacassagne
4ème Anne Marie Wilson
8eme Lily Prach
2ème Corentine Mesnil
1ère Fuka Nakamura
10 ISU Basic Novice
3ème Meije Herry
10 ISU Advanced Novice
1ère Molly Voyer
1ère Stéphanie Bozon
Well done to all our competitors in the Coupe de France synchronised skating competition this weekend. This was the third year that our Perce Neige and Cosmiques teams competed in this national level competition.
The Perce Neige came tenth in their category, skating with real passion that made the rink come alive. Our Cosmiques came 7th. They both made improvements to their scores and represented our club well in this new skating discipline.
Our ‘Synchro’ skaters are getting ready for the biggest challenge of their season this weekend, the Coupe de France. On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April our two teams, the Perce Neige and the Cosmiques will head to the rink in Le Havre to take part in this national competition. This year the event will attract over 40 teams from across France and it will be the third time that our club has taken part, helping our teams to progress further in this new discipline.
Our Perce Neige team, in the Mixed Age category, is made up of 12 skaters from 9-17 years old. They will skater to a well known musical number whilst our Cosmiques, the adult team with an average age of more than 25 years will skate to a medley of favourites by Queen.
We wish them all good luck!
Well done to our young skater Meije Herry, who did Chamonix proud this weekend at the French National Championships in Valence. She came 9th, making her one of the top ten skaters in her category, . Congratulations on your great work Meije – keep it up! Thank you also to our trainers for their diligent work in helping her get there.
Ce weekend Meije Herry, une jeune patineuse de 8 ans, représentera notre club et notre ville aux Championnats de France à Valence. Meije a obtenu sa qualification grâce à ses bons résultats lors des Tournois de France qui se sont déroulés tout au long de la saison.
Le championnat regroupera dans sa catégorie les 16 meilleurs patineurs de la France pour ce dernier défi de l’année. Bravo et bonne chance à Meije et un grand merci à nos entraineurs Catherine et Clémence Chamel qui ont l’ont guidé avec diligence sur son chemin.
The sun came out this weekend over Mont Blanc for the Coupe de Chamonix; and as the rays warmed the valley below, so the competition heated up in the ice rink. This year our club was represented by 24 skaters who took part in this regional competition alongside 175 skaters from across France and Switzerland.
Well done to you all. You can be proud of yourselves, your richly deserved podium places and your well executed performances.
The podiums went to:
Anne-Marie Wilson - category 8 Minimes R1F
Sophie Lewis – category 4F
Corentine Mesnil – category 9 Minime F
Evie Pope - category 2AF
Lily Prach - category 8 Minimes R1F
Penny Blanchard – category 2AF
Sacha Bozon - category 8 Minimes R1F
Emi Chalançon – category 4F
Melusiné Gavache - category 1AF
Maude Milon - category 6F
Margaux Jacquemot - category 2BF
Lucia Ziliotto – category 5F
Pauline Jacquemot – category 2AF
Julia Bozon – category 2AF
Thank you to the Communauté des Communes, the Chamonix Mairie, the Club des Sports, our committee, the staff at the rink; as well as to all the parents who volunteered over the weekend and to the skaters and their coaches.
A further thank you to the technical panel without whom this competition could not have taken place. Finally thank you to all of those who generously donated raffle prizes. The winners and all the skaters all left the competition very happy.
This weekend (16th and 17th March) our club will host the renowned Coupe de Chamonix, a regional figure skating competition that will attract more than 175 skaters from across France and Switzerland.
Our Chamonix skaters will be delighted to be able to perform before their home crowd. 24 members of the club will take to the ice to share their passion and to skate to the max. For some of them this will be their first ever competition experience, be they one of our youngest skaters or one of our adults
This event rewards the clubs as well as the individual skaters, with a trophy for the club with the best results. Please do come along to encourage our skaters. Free entry.
Ten of our skaters will be in Roanne this weekend at the Selection for the France Clubs South East and for the Ligue Auvergne Rhône Alpes championship. This competition is different in that our skaters will compete as a team rather than individuals. The challenge for our competitors is to gain a place at this year’s French Clubs Championship.
Good luck to all our skaters - Meije Herry, Maelle Lacassagne Vanel, Capucine Mesnil, Corentine Mesnil, Fuka Nakamura, Lily Prach, Lomée Ravanel Perisse, Olivia Svensson, Molly Voyer and Anne-Marie Wilson.
It is with immense pride that we announce the selection of two of our competition skaters to the National Critérium and French Championships. Molly Voyer has qualified for the final of the Critérium National which will take place in Charleville-Mézières over the weekend of the 13th and 14th April, whilst Meije Herry has been selected for the French national championships on the 30th and 31st of March in Valence. Well done girls!
Their selection is the result of their excellent rankings during their different Tournoi de France competitions. They will compete in the two finals which bring together the very best of French skaters from across their respective categories.
This is the first time in ten years that our club has succeeded in achieving places at this high level of competition. This progress is due of course to the skaters’ hard work, but also to our club’s determination to enable our members to progress to the highest possible level as well as to the combined work of our two trainers, Catherine and Clémence Chamel.
Delivering the best quality of coaching for all our members in addition to specific goal-oriented training sessions for our high level athletes – this is our goal.
Well done again to Molly and Meije, and to our two trainers Catherine and Clémence. Good luck for the next big event!
We are with you all the way!
This weekend in Lyon our club’s two synchronised skating teams took part in the Coupe Confluence. The Perce Neige and Cosmiques began their season with the second qualifying round of the French championships on Saturday 9th February. In their first competition of the season our adults took first place and our Perce Neige team came 9thin their Mixed Age category.
“We are really proud of how both our teams have progressed in this new discipline.” say Catherine and Clémence Chamel, the club’s coaches. “Their behaviour was exceptional and I’d like to congratulate them on their hard work and great team spirit. Each year they rise to the challenge, despite finding themselves competing against teams that specialise in this discipline. Well done to you all.”
The weekend is almost here and that means another competition for our skaters. On Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February they will be taking part in the Coupe des Alpes in Grenoble, an Auvergne Rhônes Alpes Ligue regional competition.
It will be a challenging competition given the large numbers of competitors in each category. The aim for our young sportswomen will be to focus on perfecting their routines as well as improving their personal scores.
We wish you all good luck.
It was a double competition weekend for our skaters. At the Tournoi de France in Caen Meije Herry and Molly Voyer presented their programmes and did Chamonix proud. Well done to Meije who came 4th in the N2 poussin category and to Molly who came 5th in Novice N2. They both delivered marked improvements to their overall scores as well as demonstrating how much they have progressed.
The same weekend Sacha Bozon, Melle Lacassagne, Vanel, Lily Prach, Anne Marie Wilson, Lucia Ziliotto, Corentine Mesnil and Fuka Narakmura were all on the ice competing at the Inter Regional Tournament in Valence. They all scored well in their categories where they had the challenge of competing against a high number of other competitors.
In the R1 Minime category Anne-Marie Wilson took 12th place, Maelle Lacassagne 14th place, Sacha Bozon 15th, Lily Prach 17th and Lucia Ziliotto 25th.
In the N3 Minime category Corentine Mesnil finished in 15th place and in the N3 Novice cateogry Fuka Nakamura came in 17th.
Well done to you all.
The next competitions are in Grenoble for the figure skaters and in Lyon for our synchronised skaters.
Last night the Chamonix Figure Skating Club revisited the 80’s with a joyous Christmas gala featuring routines to the tunes of Johnny Halliday, Madonna, Michael Jackson and Abba. Nearly 100 skaters of all ages took to the ice to entertain their families, friends and members of the public.
The show is a chance for our members not only to create a fun Christmas event, but to show their families how well they have progressed. From the littlest ‘Panpans’ aged from just 3 1/2 years old to our most experienced skaters, everyone gave their all, making it a memorable evening filled with smiles and fun moments.
The younger skaters were delighted by the attendance of Father Christmas and there was a special treat for our trainers Catherine and Clémence Chamel as the competition skaters shared a short film showing their appreciation for their work and their fun times at the club.
The event ended with all the skaters on the ice for an ABBA finale which had the crowds dancing in the stands. Thank you to The Mairie, the Communauté des Communes, The Club des Sports de Chamonix, the Director of the Centre Sportif Richard Bozon and all the staff at the rink. Our thanks also go out to our huge army of helpers who set up the rink, flipped crêpes, served hot dogs and looked after the children for the night. Thank you to our couturiers who created such amazing costumes. And a final thank you to our skaters, coaches and committee for such a great evening.
Well done everyone. Same time, same place next year!
The figure skating section of the Club de Sports de Chamonix invites you to our traditional Christmas show. Our « Eighties » gala will take place at the Chamonix ice rink on Friday 14th December from 6.30pm. The show is a chance for us to celebrate Christmas with you and all our skaters; from our adults to our smallest skaters of just three and a half years old as well as our more experienced skaters who have all worked exceptionally hard to prepare the show for you.
Feel free to add your own festive touch by dressing up in 80’s garb! Father Christmas has also been invited so come along and bring your friends for an evening of festive fun. Entrance is free for everyone.
The first Tournoi de France took place this weekend for our skaters. Molly Voyer and Meije Herry who took part in their respective categories of Novice N2 and Poussin N2. They arrived in Briançon in the Hautes Alpes to take on competitors from all over France.
It was a great competition and a new experience for both skaters who were competing for the first time in the 2nd National Division. Meije earned herself a podium place in 3rd position and Molly came 11th in her category.
Well done to both of you on a good start to the season
Well done to the girls for their great results this weekend in Lyon.
Anne-Marie finished 9th, Sacha 10th, Maelle 12th and Lily 14th in the Minime R1 category
Well done to you all, we will now be able to make the changes we need for the forthcoming competitions.
Our new competition season begins this weekend with two different events. The Inter Regional Competition in Briançon will take place over the whole weekend and will feature nine of our national and regional level skaters who will be flying the flag for Chamonix. The competition is the opportunity for our skaters to position themselves amongst their competitors and to set their objectives for the coming year.
On Saturday five of our other skaters will be competing in the Coupe Regional de Megève. Like their friends they will be stepping up to the challenge of skating brand new routines in their respective categories.
Good luck to Meije, Molly, Fuka, Corentine, Lomée, Sacha, Lily, Anne Marie, Maelle, Lucia, Capucine, Maude, Olivia and Emie.
This weekend two of our younger skaters took part in the Pitchoun training camp in Megève, whilst another joined the Plan national de détection no. 1.
These two weekend camps were organises by the Ligue AURA for figure skating. They were two days of intense training to which our girls gave their all. It was a lot of hard work but they also made some good friends who they will meet again during their competitions. Well done to you all.
This week saw members of our coaching and management team head to Grenoble for two days of intensive training with the Féderation Française de Sports de Glace.
The course, which focused on coaching teenagers, is part of our continued commitment to improving our levels of training and communication. In addition our trainer Clémence Chamel, continues her training for her DEPJEPS with a wide variety of training courses hosted by the FFSG, different trainers and other figure skating coaches.
If you are considering joining us, sign ups will take place soon. Whether you are a child or an adult, male or female, an experienced or beginner skater, our club’s mission is to allow as many people as possible to experience the joy of figure skating. Boys and girls can start skating with us from the age of at age 4 and we also hold lessons for adults.
Figure skating is both a sport and an art form. It combines technical precision with grace, musicality and physical strength. Learning to figure skate has many benefits for both children and adults. Physically the sport helps to develop excellent balance, good reflexes and coordination as well as helping with self- discipline and concentration.
If you would like to learn to skate our helpful volunteers will be on hand to sign you up at the Forum des Sports on Saturday 8th September 2018 from 10am to 5pm at the Richard Bozon sports centre.
You can find all the information you need together with a list of the items you must bring to sign up and the forms on our site at:
Our training camp with our Swedish friends from Jönköping is now over and it’s time to take a moment to look back on this great international exchange project.
The two clubs met for the second time in July this year when we welcomed the skaters from Jönköping club to Chamonix. The exchange first took shape in August 2017 with a visit to Sweden by our Chamonix skaters and this year it was our turn to extend the welcome. The aim of the exchange was to offer our skaters a unique cultural experience, whilst at the same time allowing them to benefit from a variety of international skating techniques.
Our 20 Chamoniards, 15 Swedish friends, four skating trainers and physical fitness trainer all enjoyed a fun-packed week with training sessions and other activities which left them smiling from all the happy memories.
On the ice the trainers shared their training techniques for both figure skating and synchronised skating; introducing the children to a range of Russian, French and Swedish methods. From the youngest (7 years old) to the oldest (17 years old) skater, they all worked together, perfecting the basics of their art and introducing new skills to their repertoire.
Off the ice the children not only enjoyed physical training sessions but also benefitted from a programme of cultural and tourist activities designed to share the unique nature of our valley: our animals at Parc Merlet, tree adventures, museum visits, l’Aiguille de Midi, the park at Planards with its summer luge and even the electric atmosphere of that famous victory in the World Cup !
A huge thank you to all of those who have helped to make this dream come true. The Mairie, and the Communauté de Communes de la vallée de Chamonix, the charity bib runners in the Mont Blanc marathon, the Club des Sports de Chamonix, the Compagnie du Mont Blanc, the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix, the Parc d'attraction des Planards, the petit train de Chamonix, the Club House du Golf; as well as all the other organisations far and wide who helped us put together unforgettable exchange. Thank you also to our committee and the parents who rallied together to help make the training camp a success.
And of course, not forgetting all the children who participated so enthusiastically for the entire week.
Our Swedish friends have arrived! Today saw the start of our training camp with Jönköping skating club from Sweden. The camp will take place all week in Chamonix and is both a cultural and a sporting exchange. The 15 young skaters aged between 7 and 17 years old have been welcomed into the homes of our Chamoniard families and throughout the week they will benefit from a programme of on and off ice training as well as cultural visits and trips to tourist attractions. They are travelling with their highly reputed trainers , Valery Kornienko and Nathalie Borini Kornienko who will share their expertise with all the young athletes.
One of the key contributions that helped the project take shape were the Mont Blanc Marathon charity bib donations. Many thanks to you all who donated and to all the dedicated people who have helped made this happen.
Our new season kicked off this week with the excellent news that our trainer Clémence Chamel has passed her BPJEPS diploma. Well done Clémence!
On Monday twelve of our skaters came together for a week of training with on and off ice training. The off ice sessions will feature physical training and during the on ice sessions our skaters will have the opportunity to benefit from the new training techniques that our trainers have brought back from their different training sessions.
The training sessions were also the chance for our younger skaters to meet their ‘godmothers’ who will guide and help them throughout the year.
Happy skating to you all.
This weekend our club met the runners in theMont Blanc Marathon to thank them for their support through the race’s charity bibs. Thanks to the donations made by these runners our club has been able to organise an international exchange with Jönköping figure skating club this summer.
Our club will host a training camp in Chamonix with Jönköping skating club from Sweden from the 13th to the 22nd of July 2018. The aim is to share international best practice and to provide all the skaters with a unique cultural experience.
The camp will include on-ice sessions and physical fitness training as well as a programme of visits for our guests to experience the sites and culture of the valley. Our club and skaters would like to thank all the runners, the Chamonix Club des Sports and everyone that has made this partnership between the two clubs possible.
Here we are at the Trail Camp.
Preparation for the coming season continues with our coaches heading to Paris this week to train with the INFMG.
The course is a unique opportunity for our trainers to benefit from the very latest technical expertise, specifically on jumps and speed of rotation.
It will also be the chance to share best practice with a panel of experts including ISU technical coach Lorenzo Magri and International ISU coach Francis Betsch.
We look forward to putting their learnings into practice when they return for the new season.
We are delighted to announce that our trainer, Clémence Chamel, has been accepted to take part in the course for her DEJEPS qualification.
The Diplôme d’Etat de la Jeunesse, de l’Education Populaire et du Sports is one of the highest levels of qualification for figure skating trainers in France.
We would like to thank Clémence who has dedicated the last two years training for her BPJEPS (the results will be out shortly) and who continues to give up her free time to constantly improve the quality of training in our club.
Our skaters had a great end to their season this weekend at the Coupe Départemental in Megève. We returned with three Departmental Champion titles and a clutch of podium places – eight number-one spots, one second place and four third places. As well as rewarding the efforts of individual skaters the competition also rewarded the teams and our club came second in both the Trophée Emilienne Grassi and the Challenge Joseph Grassi.
For our youngest skaters this was their first ever competition. Congratulations to Olivia Svensson for coming first in the “First Competition’ category and also to Mélusine Gavache who performed a charming programme putting her in 4thposition.
In category 1G, Sam Segal took first place and earned himself the title of Departmental Champion for the under 7’s. Capucine Mesnil became Departmental Champion for the under 8’s Anne Marie Wilson was awarded the title of Departmental Champion for the under 10’s. Well done to you all!
The day was filled with great memories….most notable of which were our skaters’ excellent performances and the sparkle in their eyes when they came off the ice. Our athletes showed amazing team spirit throughout the day supporting and encouraging each other enthusiastically. A final thank you has to go to the parents who came and were such a good audience and helped to make the day such a success. Have a good holiday and see you next season.
All the results……
Category 1ere compétition
1st Olivia Svensson
4th Mélusine Gavache
1st Pauline Jacquemot
4th Louis Collignon
1st Penny Blanchard
3rd Margaux Jacquemot
4th Julia Bozon
1st Sam Segal – Under 7’s Departmental Champion
1st Sophie Lewis
1st Lucia Ziliotto
4th Meije Herry
5th Capucine Mesnil – Under 8’s Departmental Champion
3rd Tiffanie Caillot
4th Maude Milon
2nd Anne Marie Wilson – Under 10’s Departmental Champion
3rd Charlie Carrington
1st Maelle Lacassagne
4th Lily Prach
5th Sacha Bozon
1st Audrey Milon
This weekend marked end of the skating season for our loisirs skaters and to celebrate the club hosted The Coupe de La Banquise at the rink.
Our Panpan, Vert, Rose and Bleu groups spent a fun morning taking part in obstacle courses and performing routines; whilst the Jaune group entertained the audience with their competition programmes. The session ended with demonstrations from our synchro teams, the Perce Neiges and the Cosmiques; recently returned from the Coupe de France in Brest.
The prize giving took place afterwards at the Maison des Sports de Karin Ruby. The children proudly posed for their parents on the podiums whilst they captured the happy moment on camera.
A big thank you to you all for your commitment this year and for making this a lovely skating season which we will remember for all the happy smiles and the impressive progress your children have made. See you next season.
Our teams returned on Monday night from Brest after taking part in the Coupe de France de Patinage Artistique Synchronisé. The event saw over 600 skaters in 42 teams taking part in a vibrant and fun-packed atmosphere over two days of competition. Both of Chamonix’s teams delivered great performances, improving on their scores and positions from last year.
The Perce Neige team, made up of 12 of our competition skaters, came in 11th place after a captivating and upbeat performance of their Musical-inspired number. The Cosmiques, our adult team were just one place off the podium with a well-deserved 4th place, after skating their best-ever version of their programme.
These encouraging results reflect the hard work and dedication of the teams and coaches for whom this is only the 2nd year of taking part in synchronised figure skating. Well done to all our skaters. We would also like to thank all the officials who advised and encouraged us, the organisers who made us so welcome, as well as all the parents and volunteers who have helped to make our trip to the event possible. See you again next year!
On Saturday the 21st and Sunday 22nd April 2018 our skaters in the “Mixed Age” and “Adult” groups will head to the Rinkla Stadium in Brest to take part in the Coupe de France for Synchronised Figure Skating. The competition brings together 17 clubs, 42 teams, 624 skaters and 44 trainers; including our two teams who will compete for just the second time in this new discipline.
Our Perce Neiges team, who will compete in the “Mixed Age” category, is made up of twelve skaters, aged between 8 and 17 years who will be skating to music from a popular new musical. The Cosmiques, our adult team, is composed of ten skaters with an average age of over 25 and they will skate a programme inspired by ‘burlesque’.
We wish them all the very best of luck for their new adventure.
Three more of our skaters passed their medals during the 1st Coupe D’Annecy over the weekend of the 7th and 8th April. Meije Herry passed her Préliminaire medal and Lily Prach and Sacha Bozon both came home with their Préparatoire medals.
But they were not the only ones to shine this weekend. Overall our 19 skaters secured the following positions during the competition :
2 x 1st place (Sacha Bozon and Emma Falkiner)
1 x 2ne place (Selma Tomei)
1 x 3rd place (Meije Herry)
2 x 4th place (Maëlle Lacassagne Vanel and Tiffanie Caillot)
4 x 5th place (Emi Chalançon, Lily Prach, Capucine Mesnil, Fuka Nakamura)
2 x 6th place (Perrine Many and Corentine Mesnil)
1 x 7th place (Lucia Ziliotto)
2 x 8th place (Anne-Marie Wilson and Pauline Lacolombe)
1 x 9th place (Ivalou Robach)
1 x 12th place (Maude Milon)
1 x 10th place (Charlie Carrington)
1 x 16th place (Molly Voyer)
Well done everyone. Your hard work is really paying off.
This weekend our skaters were in Albertville for the selections for the France Clubs (South East region) and the ligue AURA Championships.
A team of six of our skaters were competing for a spot at the France Clubs Championship which will take place on the 28th and 29th of April in Bercy. They came fifth, just one point away from being selected, and will be next in line for a place should any of the four teams selected forfeit their place.
Twelve skaters from Chamonix also took part in the Ligue Auvergne Rhône Alpes Championship and we are proud to announce that Molly Voyer took the title of Ligue Vice Champion in the Novice N3 category. Well done Molly.
We’d also like to congratulate Anne-Marie Wilson who validated her Préparatoire medal during the Championship.
It was a very successful weekend for our club who organised Saturday and Sunday’s Coupe de Chamonix. Our skaters delighted the crowds, repeatedly taking podium places and finishing the event by coming third overall in the team competition. The event attracted large crowds of locals and tourists who loudly supported all the skaters.
Well done to all our competitors who gave it their all.
We’d also like to thank all our helpers and everyone who made the event possible:
Our Comittee and President Michèle Rabbiosi, The Communauté de Communes de la vallée du Mont-Blanc, The Mairie de Chamonix, The Club des Sports de Chamonix, The staff and management of the ice rink and the Richard Bozon sports centre, our skaters parents and l’Association Protège Lames.
This weekend (10th and 11th March) our club will host the Coupe de Chamonix, which will welcome 200 skaters from France and Italy. It is an opportunity for our Chamonix skaters to perform to their home crowd and this year 29 skaters from our club will be taking part. For the youngest ones this will be their first competition, whilst for our more experienced skaters it will be yet another good challenge to test themselves. The competition not only rewards individual skaters but also features a trophy for the club with the best results.
Please come along to cheer on all our skaters who will greatly appreciate your support. Entry is free for everyone.
Please come along and join us in the holidays.
Every Thursday night during the holidays our skaters will be presenting their competition and exhibition routines to the public at the Les Houches Ice Rink.
These free demonstrations will take place at 6.45pm after the ESF’s torchlit descent on the nearby Tourchet slope.
After the show, the audience will be able to rent a pair of skates and join our experienced skaters for some fun on the ice.
See you on Thursday!
Our skaters continue to do Chamonix proud, returning from Grenoble’s Coupe des Alpes with five podium places and a Prépatoire medal for Selma Tomei. Well done to all of you !
Here are all the results:
Well done to all our competitors who too part in last weekend's Trophée des Gônes in Lyon. We are extremely proud of their results, with a total of six spots on the podium across different categories. Overall our skaters earned the club:
4 x 1st place (Lucia, Perrine, Emma and Molly)
1 x 2nd place (Sacha)
1 x 3rd place (Audrey)
3 x 4th place (Tiffanie, Anne Marie and Corentine)
1 x 5th (Lily)
1 x 6th place (Maelle)
2 x 7th place (Maude and Fuka)
3 x 8th place (Selma, Pauline and Ivalou)
3 x 9th place (Capucine, Lomée et Charlie)
2 x 11th place (Meije and Emi)
It was a great start for our team and their next challenge will take place on the 3 and 4th of February in Grenoble.
We are back from Gap with some good results. Lomée came first in her category of Novice Dames and Pauline Lacolombe came 11th in the same category.
Ivalou Robach took the 7th place in her Junior N3 group. Finally in the Minimes Dames category Molly Voyer took 6th place, Corentine Mesnil 8th and Fuka Nakamura 12th. Very well done to all of you.
On Wednesday 3rd January our synchronised skating team, Les Perce Neiges, had the chance to present the competition programme they are working on to the public during the Pionniers’ match against Strasbourg.
It was another great example of collaboration between the two clubs and our girls skated well before the crowd of enthusiastic supporters.
On the 23rd December our club had the pleasure of attending the 18th Trophée du Sport organised by the Chamonix Club des Sports.
Each year the Club des Sports congratulates young athletes from it’s different sports clubs by awarding trophies to those who show promise.
We are delighted to announce that this year the trophy for the figure skating club was presented to Maëlle Lacassagne Vanel in recognition of her progress during the 2016-2017 season. Well done Maëlle for all your hard work and dedication.
Last night saw 100 of our skaters take to the ice in our traditional Christmas show. The show, in honour of our 50th anniversary, celebrated art in all its forms and featured routines on a variety of themes including painting, poetry, ballet and street art. The show was a chance for the club to bring together all its skaters and their families in a festive celebration, as well as providing an entertaining event for the general public.
The show was opened by our competition skaters, who sparkled on the ice. They were followed by our youngest skaters aged 4 who delighted the audience with a colourful circus routine. There followed routines themed around Music, Photography, Painting, Theatre and even Magic with some fun tricks. During the second half our competition skaters represented the mediums of Dance, Cartoons, Mime and Musicals whilst our younger skaters presented a routine inspired by Poetry. The teenage group provided an on-ice interpretation of street art, whilst our adults entertained the crowd with their fun take on Burlesque. The show closed with all our skaters together in a finale showing the best of Architecture and the monuments of Paris.
Thank you to all our skaters, their families and all our volunteers who made the event possible. We would also like to thank the staff at the rink, the Mairie of Chamonix, The Communauté des Communes as well as the Club des Sports. A final and special thank you to our trainers Catherine and Clémence Chamel who dedicated themselves tirelessly to creating this amazing show. Until next year!
What a great end the Ecole de Glace yesterday afternoon! It was wonderful to see all our young hockey players and figure skaters together on the ice having fun with little matches, relay races and choreography. We do hope you have enjoyed this new inititive which was created by the trainers in both the Figure Skating and Hockey Clubs of Chamonix.
Thank you to everyone who believed in and supported this amazing project – the Club des Sports, the committees of both clubs, the coaches, the parents and, of course the kids, who obviously enjoyed being able to learn and skate together. An experience to be repeated !
The figure skating section of the Club de Sports de Chamonix invites you to our traditional Christmas show.
Our « Place des Art’istes » gala will take place at the Chamonix ice rink on Saturday 16th December from 5-8pm. The show is a chance for us to celebrate Christmas with you and all our skaters, from the youngest beginners to the more experienced competition skaters, and for us all to enjoy a festive moment together on the ice.
Come along and bring your friends. Entry is free and there will be a refreshments stand.
This weekend some of our skaters were in Valence taking part in their first regional competition of the season. It was a challenging event with a large number of competitors, with many there to pass medal tests.
Results for the girls in their respective categories this weekend at Valence: Maelle - 7th, Anne Marie - 8th, Molly - 9th, Corentine - 11th, Pauline - 12th, Fuka - 15th and Lomée - 17th.
Our girls had a great start to the competition season this weekend in Wasquehal. Skating in their respective categories in the first Tournoi de France of the year, Molly and Fuka came 10th and 17th in the Minime group. In the Novice Gruop Lomée came 7th and Pauline 9th. And in the Juniors group Ivalou came in 11th place.
The same weekend two of our skaters took part in the Coupe de Briançon to pass their medal tests. In the Novice Basic A group Maelle came 3rd and successfully passed her Préparatoire medal test. Corentine, who was in Novice Basic B, took first place and collected her Pré-Bronze medal.
Huge congratulations to you all.
Our team will be kicking off the season on the 11th November in Lille. This competition is part of the Tournoi de France series, which are national level events. They are extremely challenging contests and attract some of the best skaters in the country. Our club will put forward a team of five skaters this year, each hoping to improve their scores. We wish you all good luck.
Our highly motivated competition team will also be taking part in regional competitions. The first of these will take place in Valence on the 25th November, with further events taking place in Chambéry, Lyon, Grenoble, Annecy and, of course, in Chamonix.
The ice rink was awash with witches and ghouls on the 31st October who all came to celebrate Halloween with us at our annual Halloween skate.
A huge thank you to everyone who made it such a fun afternoon. We are very grateful to the Communauté des Communes for their support and to Chamonix Hockey Club for their wifi. Thanks to everyone who came along in their awesome fancy dress. You were truly terrifying!
Children from our club attended a ceremony in Chamonix yesterday to rename the Maison des Sports.
From now on it will be known as the "Maison des Sports Karine Ruby", in honour of that great Olympic champion from Chamonix who left us all too soon. It was an emotional and humbling moment for everyone.
It was a great start this week for our new season, with smiles and enthusiasm lighting up the ice everywhere.
Lots of new skaters took to the ice over a number of different sessions and were all welcomed by our trainers and initiatrices.
Children from as young as four took their first tentative steps on the ice, whilst our more experienced skaters got back to their early morning training regime.
We are delighted to welcome all our new members and we wish all our skaters an excellent season.
And they're off! The first lesson takes place on Monday 11th September and we're here to help you get prepared. Please click here for all the essential information you will need.
On the day of the lesson you need to make sure you arrive well before the start time, especially if you need to rent skates. It can take some time to get them on and to get dressed! Gloves must be worn and hair should be tied back. Skaters should wear leggings, a flexible pair of trousers or a skating outfit with a fleece. For those in the 'Panpans' group they will need to wear a ski suit, a helmet, long socks and gloves.
Our coaches will welcome the children to the session and help them onto the ice. For their own safety the children must stay on the ice for the whole lesson, so please make sure you take the little ones to the toilet beforehand. Parents are welcome to watch from the stands, but they are not allowed by the entrances to the ice.
All sign ups will take place at the Forum des Sports on the 9th September 2017 from 10am to 5pm in the Salle Coubertin at the Richard Bozon Sports Centre in Chamonix. The club is open to boys and girls from the age of 4 as well as adults, including beginners. Sign ups operate on a first come first served basis. Please note that there is always a high demand for beginner places.
The following items are mandatory for sign up:
They are back! Following a very successful ten-day training camp in Sweden, our competition skaters are back on the ice in Chamonix. The camp is part a sporting and cultural exchange project between Chamonix Figure Skating Club and that of Jönköping skating club in Sweden.
We would like to thank everyone who has helped make this dream a reality. Firstly to those at home in Chamonix - our Committee and our President who immediately gave their support to the project and who made it possible for the ‘stage’ to take place; to the parents who entrusted their children to us and to Catherine and Clémence Chamel, our trainers, and long-term friends of Nathalie and Valéry Kornienko, Jönköping’s well respected trainers. We are also grateful to the Chamonix Club des Sports who supported us with the Mont Blanc Marathon charity bibs and to the Conseil Départemental, and in particular Aurore Termoz, for their financial help. We would also like to thank the wonderful parents in Sweden who welcomed our children so warmly into their homes.
We are now looking forward to next year when we will welcome the young Swedish skaters here to Chamonix and continue to exchange our best sporting practice, build friendships and share the beauty of our valley.
And they are off! It was a very early start this morning for our competition group skaters who began their journey to their training camp in Sweden.
Fifteen skaters, accompanied by Catherine and Clémence, are taking part in this exchange programme with the Jönköping club, who will join us in Chamonix next summer.
Keep up to date on our Facebook page where we’ll post all our skaters’ adventures.
Figure skating is both a sport and an art form. It combines technical precision with grace, musicality and physical strength. Learning to figure skate has many benefits for both children and adults. Physically the sport helps to develop excellent balance, good reflexes and coordination as well as helping with self- discipline and concentration.
Our club’s mission is to allow as many people as possible to experience the joy of figure skating. Boys and girls can start skating with us from the age of at age 4 and we also hold lessons for adults. Skaters can skate for recreation or for competitions. Sign ups will take place at the annual Forum des Sports in September 2017 on 9th September from 10am to 5pm at the Richard Bozon sports centre. All the information and sign up forms will be published here on our site during the summer holidays. For more information or to put your name on the waiting list please click here.
The Chamonix and Jönköping teams
This week our club will be in the Mont Blanc Marathon Village on the Charity Bibs stand. We are very grateful to all those who donated and are enabling us to make our summer project a reality.
This summer the Chamonix Figure Skating Club, part of the Chamonix Club des Sports, will be heading off to Jönköping in Sweden for a week-long training camp. The camp is open to our competition level skaters and will include figure skating and synchronised skating training sessions; physical and mental preparation together with and a range of cultural activities. Our skaters will benefit from the training expertise of international coaches from France, Sweden and Russia and will work alongside their counterparts from Jönköping.
Our team of trainers have already started work to improve next season’s level of training. On the 20th of June Catherine and Clémence Chamel will leave for Paris to take part in the professional training course for skating trainers, covering figure skating, ice dancing and synchronised skating.
This year’s session will be themed around “cross training for the young skater” and will feature sessions with Oleg VOLKOV, Alexei URMANOV, Nathalie PECHALAT, Laurie MAY, Christophe KELLER and Dimitri PESCHKILEV.
Our two new synchronised skating teams made a fine debut at this weekend’s Coupe de France competition.
This is the first time our club has taken part in a synchronised skating competition and our teams did us proud.
The competition represents an exciting new departure for our club in this vibrant new team discipline. 36 teams and over 800 skaters took to the ice in Besançon and our Chamonix supporters raised the roof with their cheers as our girls took to the ice.
Our teams truly outdid themselves. The ‘Perce Neiges’ (a mixed age team) came 9th in a very competitive field of experienced skaters and our adult team ‘Les Cosmiques’ skated equally well to take 5th place. We are incredibly proud of all of them. Well done!
We would like to thank the amazing competition organisers, the Commission Sportive Nationale de Patinage Synchronisé, as well as the trainers and other teams, all of whom were very kind and welcoming.
It was an amazing experience and one which we hope to build on.
On Sunday 30 April our two newly created synchronised skating teams will make their competition début at the Coupe de France in Besançon. The teams will represent Chamonix in the club's latest skating discipline, helping to mark the club's 50th anniversary which it celebrates this year.
The two teams are made up of skaters from many different ages, abilities and backgrounds. The Perce Neige team is a 12 strong group of girls aged 11 – 16 years. Their individual figure skating skills will come together in a 3 minute routine to the soundtrack from the film “Life is Beautiful”.
The Cosmiques are team of 15 adults comprised of skaters of all levels.. They will be skating a lively routine to the Pussy Cat Dolls song, “Perhaps”.
Coaches Catherine and Clémence Chamel commented: “We are immensely proud of all our skaters. They have progressed beyond our wildest expectations. They have impressed us all with their ability to tackle new challenges and to work as a truly unified team. We are all looking forward to this first competition experience and wish them the best of luck.”
The teams will perform on Sunday afternoon and news from the competition will be published online at chamonixpatinage.com and on our Facebook page.
We are delighted to announce that Clémence Chamel has achieved her BF3 dipoma following her exams organised by the FFSG.
The BF3 is the official figure skating teaching diploma of the French Federation of Ice Sports and is the third level of teaching qualification. Clémence’s success comes after a year of intense training and personal dedication.
Our club’s aim is to continually grow and improve our coaching team by seeking out new skills and encouraging our coachers to improve their own training skills and qualifications. This latest qualification gives our club some important new coaching strategies and helps us to improve the quality of our teaching overall. Well done Clémence.
What a great way to finish the season!
26 skaters from CPAC, a noisy crowd of supporters and an amazing team spirit all round!
The Chamonix team came away from the competition with some excellent results, with our youngest skaters winning the Emilienne Grassi Trophy for the second year running.
This trophy is awarded to the team whose youngest skaters have the highest number of points. We'd particularly like to congratulate Evie Pope and Sam Segal who were crowned departmental champions in their category.
It was an exciting day with a good haul of trophies for our team: 11 first places, 5 second places, 5 third places, 3 fourth places and one fifth and sixth place. Well done to all our skaters and to all the competitors who took part in the championship this Saturday. Our kids skated with gusto and made us all very proud. Click here to read more and to see our team results.
This year's Departmental Championship will take place on Saturday 15th April 2017 at the Chamonix ice rink. The competition brings together a hundred skaters from across the region, including 26 from Chamonix, some of whom will be skating in their first ever competition.
The competition starts at 8.30am and finishes at around 6.30pm. There will be a small gala at the end around 5.40pm and the trophies will be presented at 6pm. You can find more information together with the running orders here.
Please come along to support them !
We will of course be counting on our members and their loyal parents to make sure we give an enthusiastic welcome and lots of support to all the competitors. Thanks to you all in advance.
Time is ticking by and the season is nearly finished already! Lessons will start again in September, usually on the first Monday after the new school year starts. You can find out information at the ice rink, the Maison des Sports, in the Dauphiné, from one of the trainers or of course, here on the site.
Places are limited so if you or your child would like to continue figure skating next season please follow the link and fill in the coupon to reserve a place. You can send it to Catherine Chamel by post or email.
What a weekend! Packed with emotion, the Coupe de Chamonix brought laughter and smiles to the ice once more.
During the two days of competition our club welcomed more than 250 skaters from all parts of the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region, as well as from Paris, Switzerland and Italy. Thanks to all the coaches and their skaters and parents who came to defend their clubs' colours.
Chamonix Figure Skating Club was represented by 26 skaters who gave us some truly precious moments. Our youngest skater (aged 5) took to the ice for her first ever competition and our older girls charmed the crowds with their technically and artistically varied routines.
They were judged by a panel of highly qualified French and Swiss judges who spent a busy two days watching and ranking all of the skaters. We'd like to extend our gratitude to them all for their hard work.
Our skaters from Chamonix did themselves proud. Three first places, two third places, 7 skaters in the top 5, ten in the top 10 and four in the top 15. These results earned the club third place after LYON and ANNECY in the overall team rankings for the CHAMONIX Trophy.
Thank you to everyone who generously donated items to reward the skaters and also to all the loyal parents and other helpers who made the event possible with their help. And finally, a big thank you to our President, Michèle RABBIOSI and her Committee as well as to Catherine and Clémence.
You can check out the results here and the first photos are in our gallery.
Watch out for some important events during the months of March and April. On Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March a team of our skaters will head to Clermont Ferrand to take part in the selections for the Championnats de France des Clubs.
This is a team competition with six skaters (a maximum of 2 from each category) in each team. Our team will be trying to earn a place at the Championships with take place at the start of April in Colmar. During the same weekend our skaters will also take part in the Championnat de la Ligue Auvergne Rhône Alpes.
Then on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of March we will be organising the Coupe de Chamonix, a regional competition for the Ligue Auvergne Rhône Alpes. Skaters from Italy and Switzerland will be amongst the 25o skaters vying for the top spots over two very busy days. Please come and cheer them on from 7am-9pm on the Saturday and from 7am- 5pm on the Sunday.
On Saturday 15th April it will be our turn to host the Departmental Cup and Championship in Chamonix. This competition brings together over 100 skaters and some of our youngest skaters will be making their competition debut. Please come along and cheer them on.
Of course we will be needing the help of our enthusiastic members and their parents to run the events and to make sure that the competitors and their supporters leave with a good impression of Chamonix. We'd like to thank you all in advance for your help.
Please join us!
Every Thursday during the holidays our skaters will be showcasing their competition programmes at the Les Houches ice rink.
These free demonstrations will take place from 18h45 just after the Torchlit Descent that takes place on the next door Tourchet ski slope.
And after having been wowed by the jumps and spins you can have a go yourself with your family!
Our team was given a real boost this weekend when our national level skaters achieved some excellent results at the latest Tournoi de France.
The girls flew the flag for Chamonix in Roanne where they came 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 7th in their respective categories.
Our skaters continue to improve their performances, increasing their own individual scores each time.
We'd like to congratulate them all and to wish good luck to our youngest skaters who are off to Grenoble this weekend to take part in a regional competition.
CPAC kicks off the regional competition season in Lyon.
The challenge for this competition was for each skater to compete in a higher group than last year and their improved scores show just how much progress they have made. For the start of the season these results are very encouraging. Our national skaters were equally happy, with their hard work and investment continuing to reap rewards.
Our new training programme is proving highly successful with our skaters achieveing improved results compared to last year.
Our girls have already taken part in three competitions (1 National and 2 Regional). During these competitions they have made significant improvements to their both their technical and artistic scores and hence their overall rankings.
On the 2nd November seven of our skaters headed off to Annecy to sit their Brevet Fédéral 1st level.
After a series of practical tests on the ice and a round of written and oral theory tests, we are delighted to announce that they all passed and are now accredited BF1 trainers. Huge congratulations to Laure, Perrine, Pauline, Fuka, Molly, Emma and Amelie.
Our Annual General Meeting will take place at 8.45 pm on Tuesday 8th November 2016 at the Foyer de Ski de Fond in Chamonix. It's a very important meeting and it really is vital that you attend.
The AGM will help you to understand how the club works and the challenges we are facing right now. It's also an opportunity for you to have your say in how the club will evolve and grow. We will try to reply to all your questions and are very open to your ideas and suggestions. Please spread the word.
Figure skating is both a sport and an art form. It combines technical precision with grace, musicality and physical strength. Figure skating differs from other forms of skating such as ice dancing and synchronised skating in that it concentrates on jumps, spins, steps and transition movements and dance.
Learning to figure skate has many benefits for both children and adults. Physically the sport helps to develop excellent balance, good reflexes and coordination. It also helps with postural control and strengthens the bones and the muscles.
Skating requires concentration and self discipline - skills that are greatly appreciated by parents. Learning to follow instructions so they can skate safely, taking responsibility for themselves and learning to be part of a team are all part of the learning experience. In addition your child will get to experience the pleasure of skating in front of an audience and the fun of being with their friends.
It is a demanding sport, but one that is full of fun and joy - the freedom of gliding across the ice, the pleasure of skating to music and the pride you feel when you perfect a move - these are the things that we give our skaters.
And they're off! With the first lesson just around the corner, we're here to help you get prepared. Please consult the Club Charter as it has all the essential information you will need.
On the day of the lesson you need to make sure you arrive well before the start time, especially if you need to rent skates. It can take some time to get them on and to get dressed!
Gloves must be worn and hair should be tied back.. Skaters should wear leggings, a flexible pair of trousers or a skating outfit with a fleece. For those in the 'Panpans' group they will need to wear a ski suit, a helmet, long socks and gloves.
Our coaches will welcome the children to the session and help them onto the ice. For their own safety the children must stay on the ice for the whole lesson, so please make sure you take the little ones to the toilet beforehand. Parents are welcome to watch from the stands, but they are not allowed by the entrances to the ice.
Sign ups for this year take place on Saturday 10th September at the Forum Des Sports. We’d be delighted to see you at our stand in the Salle Coubertin at the Centre Sportif du Richard Bozon in Chamonix.
The club is open to children from 4 years old and also to adults. If you would like to try figure skating before signing up we are hosting a free trial on the 31st August from 2.00 pm to 3.20pm at the ice rink. You’ll need to wear gloves, trousers, long socks and a jacket. We’ll supply you with skates.
We’re always looking for new ways to improve the club and this year we’re delighted to announce the launch of two new ‘loisirs’ skating groups. The new groups will allow us to offer figure skating lessons to a much wider public and are bound to please the many families who have asked us to extend our recreational skating to a broader audience.
Skating for 4 year olds – Remember ‘Thumper’ skating in Bambi? He’s the inspiration for our new group for the little ones – “Les Panpans” (Thumper in French). Open to children from the age of four, “Les Panpans” brings the joy of skating to a new and younger audience, helping them take their first steps on the ice. To sign up come along to the Forum des Sports on the 10th September.
Teen-Loisirs – Our new Ados-Loisirs group is for twelve to eighteen year olds. This group is for the many teenagers who would like to learn to figure skate, but feared they had left it too late. It’s also an ideal environment for teens who want to improve their skating but don’t want to take part in, or continue to take part in, competitions.
Don’t forget we also have an adult loisirs group which started in 2015. If you are interested in joining, you can sign up at the Forum Des Sports.