ABOUT WIDNES ICE SKATING CLUB
Hello, and welcome to the virtual home of Widnes Ice Skating Club or W.I.S.C as we like to call it.
I hope that you enjoy finding out about our learning, achievements and the exciting events taking place, on and off the ice throughout the year. At WISC we aim to be a successful community by understanding and celebrating everyone's uniqueness and striving for excellence in everything we do. All members of the community, including children, parents, adults and coaches are valued, respected and play a key role in supporting our club's aims and ethos. Providing a safe, stimulating and welcoming environment where everyone is motivated to achieve, feel secure and be happy, has always been at the core of our club ethos and this continues to be one of our key strengths here at Widnes.
I personally have had the privilege of being part of the WISC committee since August 2015 and a member of the club since the formation back when the Ice Rink first opened. The club over the years has grown from strength to strength, whilst seeing it’s fair shares of ups and downs. The club continues to develop and grow because of our core values, but because of the unique supportive and positive atmosphere that skaters outside of Widnes always comments on.
Widnes Ice Skating Club is still in its infancy compared to other well established clubs that have been around for some time. W.I.S.C is currently in the process of growing and developing , whilst working with our National Governing body British Ice Skating , to improve the foundations of the sport at the grass root levels. As part of this, we have continuously been improving our membership packages and tailoring what we can offer to our members on and off the ice.
Here at WISC we like to be open, honest and upfront, about what we expect from you and what you can expect from us. We are continually striving to excel and develop each year with new ventures, staying true to our clubs aims and objectives. Holding true to our aims and objectives helps us develop that unique culture and ethos that we have here in Widnes. We want to ensure children and adults alike remain safe and feel safe in the sport, which in turn will enhance the enjoy for the sport. By doing so we hope to see the grass roots of skating grow and see those entering into the sport remain rooted for many years to come. We do advise you read all of the information in the WISC Handbook as this will help you understand most of our policies and how we operate as a club. Additional club information, along with the clubs policies can all be found online in our clubs documents section.
If you would like any more information that the site does not offer, or you need advice on how to get into skating then please don't hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.
Our Aims and Objectives
To promote achievement, progression and fun
To offer on ice and off ice workshops
To provide a mixture of social events on and off the ice
To provide competitive opportunities in figure skating, ice dance, and synchronised skating
To promote the club within the local community
To ensure a duty of care to all Members of the Club
To provide all its services in a way that is fair to everyone
To provide support and fundraising opportunities to Widnes Ice Skating Club
Here at Widnes Ice Skating Club we aim to provide our members with a variety of competitive, fun and social events throughout the year.
The Club has grown from strength to strength since its launch in 2013. To date we have hosted many exciting competitions enjoyed by skaters of all levels and our Club Members have had the opportunity to perform in the hugely successful Christmas Shows each year since 2013 as well as showcasing their talents skating with ‘The Professionals on Ice’ during their tours in 2014 and 2015. Widnes Ice Skating Club is a non-profit organisation and all our profits are shared back to the members through events, equipment and coaching.
We have many exciting events planned for the forthcoming season including competitions, fun days, trips and other social events.
Being a member of the Club provides the opportunity for skaters to make new friends and learn new skills, and also offers members to take advantage of Patch Ice Sessions for private lessons and safe practice away from the general public.