The Closing date for Glasgow 2016 has been extended to 8th March 2016. There are 50 entries received so far so many thanks to all entrants getting their forms in for the first closing date. The event is being held at Braehead from April 8th to 10th 2016.
The date for the next Inclusive Skating event in Braehead Glasgow is April 8th to 10th 2016
Skaters from across the world are again invited to this breakthrough skating event at Braehead, Glasgow. Figure skating and speed skating have never been accepted as Paralympic sports but following the development of the Inclusive Skating system, that day may be coming a little closer. Inclusive Skating events allow all the competitors to be graded according to a judging system that takes full account of any skating impairment and allows all skaters with any form of disability, even multiple impairments to be included.
Margarita Sweeney-Baird, Chair of Inclusive Skating said: “The Inclusive Skating system is truly inclusive and enables all competitors, with and without disabilities, to compete on the same rink, in the same competition.”
The First Impaired Skating International Club Competition held in Dumfries on May 12th and 13th 2012 was featured in a BBC news report.
Inclusive skating (formerly known as Impaired Skating) held the first competition to use impairment compensation in 2012
The first International club competition in impaired skating was held in Dumfries, Scotland on May 12th and 13th 2012 and was the first where skaters with all forms of impairment were able to compete against each other on an equal basis because an impairment compensation was added to their skating score or time.
In the Figure and Dance competitions the IJS systems provide an objective skating score that allows an impairment compensation to be added. This was not possible under the RJS 6.0 system.
As a result of developing IJS rules to apply the the levels based on the technical Special Olympic rules all Figure levels were judged on the IJS system and had an impairment compensation added.