2nd Aquarius Ice Skating Scholarship Challenge Competition, November 25th 2016

Posted on November 26th, 2016

Ice Park Skating School is proud to announce the 2 nd bi-annual Ice Skating Scholarship Challenge competition, sponsored by Aquarius energy drinks, to be held at Ice Park on Friday, November 25th, 2016 starting at 2pm till 6pm.

The 2 nd Aquarius Ice Skating Scholarship Challenge competition is comprised of 58 skaters from 15 clubs/schools.

Competitors range in age from 5 years old to 13 years old, with both boy and girl skaters. There are 5 levels of competition: Level 2: Pre-Alpha, Level 3: Alpha, Level 4: Beta, Level 5: Gamma, Level 6: Delta. The level each skater competes at was determined by their test level in Skating School, following the international standards of the ISI curriculum.

There are 11 categories in this competition. Levels are divided by gender and age to create a fair and healthy number of skaters in each event.

Skaters will perform a one-minute long solo program with music, demonstrating skills from their highest passed test level. Every skater in the same level has the same required elements to perform. A panel of judges score each skater based on how well they execute their maneuvers.

The skater with the highest ordinal score in each category will win a 1 st place medal. Second place will win a 2nd place medal, Third place will win a 3rd place medal, and all other placements will win a ribbon. In addition to the individual medals and ribbons, a Team Trophy will be engraved with the name of the school with the highest team points, and proudly displayed at Ice Park.

Skaters who registered for the Aquarius Ice Skating Scholarship Challenge have been skating extra sessions to practice for the competition. Their group class instructors teach them all a program that they must memorize and then practice over and over on their own to make sure they are ready on the big day. Some also take private lessons with their coach for extra training.

The purpose of this event is to promote the sport of ice skating in Cambodia, improve the abilities of the Skating School students, continue grassroots development for SEA Games 2023, create new challenges for young skaters, and for fun, friendly competition. This competition is endorsed by CISF (Cambodia Ice Skating Federation).

The public is welcome to attend and spectate for free. In addition to the competitive categories, the 2 nd Aquarius Ice Skating Challenge will also feature fun and entertaining exhibition programs such as a group number choreographed by local coach Ms. Moeung Channa and featuring local Skating School students, as well as a solo from the current Preliminary Girls Cambodia National Champion, Miss Prum LinLiza.

The following week, Ice Park will send 18 skaters to the Skate Bangkok 2016 ISI competition in Thailand from December 7-12. Skaters doing both competitions will use the same program here and there. That means that this event is like a practice before they go compete against skaters in another country. Skaters will gain experience and learn what they need to improve for next time.

The event was organized with the generous support of Cambodia Beverage Company, Ltd. Each skater will receive an Eco Bag donated by the company.

Cambodia Beverage Company, Ltd. Is proud to sponsor events that promote healthy active lifestyles in the youth of Cambodia. Krispy Kreme is donating donuts as treats for all the competitors.

Skaters participating in this event will also perform in a Christmas Ice Show in December and will be invited to join the 2017 First Quarter Scholarship classes beginning in January.

For more information about ice skating classes at Ice Park, please contact 093 888 222 (English) or 081 502 555 (Khmer) or visit www.iceparkcambodia.com