Wing Commander Heather Ratnage-Black
Director ISISC and Chairman Skeleton
The 2017/18 saw the Ice Sports community return to what is often thought of as their spiritual home of Igls, Austria, the venue where the majority of us started our sliding career. A hard-fought battle saw the RAF take all team prizes which was a fitting beginning to the RAF 100 celebrations. Looking around the prize giving ceremony is was humbling to see the elite athletes who had returned from the Winter Olympics in Pyong Chang to attend the Inter Services, namely for the Army, LSgt Lamin Deen (Gren Guards) and Pte Nick Gleeson (3 Para) and Cpl Rhys Thornbury for the RAF. In addition, many coaches for the event were former world class athletes and coaches themselves who return year on year to support thier Ice family.
Moving to the 2018/19 season we head East to Konigssee, Germany for the Inter Service Ice Sports Championships. A difficult track to master that will challenge the athletes of all three disciplines and make for an exciting championships. Exchanging the subtilties of Igls for the speed and dynamism of Konigssee will be a big step for athletes moving up from Novice to Intermediate level but a challenge they will relish. The Events team for the Championships look forward to welcoming our sponsors and senior military guests to experience these exhilarating ice sports in the most beautiful of locations.