We have added another valuable member to our team.
He is Christopher Hockaday and he will be responsible for the development of skating for deaf athletes. If you look at Christopher’s profile it will show that he is well qualified to take on this task. Oct 2011
We would like to welcome a new member to the Impaired Skating team.
Her name is Lorele Mackie and she will be taking responsibility for the Adult and Solo Ice Dance aspects of this project. She brings a wealth of experience to the project as you can see from her profile. July 2011
We have also been talking to Anne Hart, the chair of the classification committee of the IPC. Anne speaks regularly on classification issues and really understands both the theoretical and practical aspects. With her committee work and her active national and international classification work in her own sport, Anne will not be joining the group as such, but has offered to read documents and liaise. Anne sent her congratulations to the impaired Skating team recently after reading the March 2012 IS Classification Handbook.
As a result of Anne’s advice we went to the VISTA conference in Bonn 31st August – 4th September 2011, and benefited hugely as a result.
We have spoken to Kate Caithness who is the President of the World Curling Federation. In July 2011 Kate gave her support to the project and lots of contacts which we intend to use. A follow-up meeting has been planned.
We would like to welcome Brenda Glidewell as the representative from US Figure Skating. Brenda, who is the Director of Programs that includes the Special Olympics and the therapeutic programs, has agreed to work with us and to share in the further development of impaired skating. We look forward to working closely with Brenda in future. June 2011.