SAISA is a member organisation of Ice Skating Australia and is the recognised State sporting organisation
for the sport of ice skating in South Australia
SAISA members train at IceArenA, home of the Ice Factor program
SAISA affiated clubs are: Silver Blades FSC, Noarlunga FSC, SA Synchronised ISC
Watch international Ice Skating on the ISU Skating Channel
SAISA Diary Dates 2022 in brief
(N.B. also check 'Alerts" below, and Calendar Page)
- Next Test Session: Saturday August 6 @11.15am (1.5 hour session)
- SAISA AGM: Tuesday 31 May 2022 @ 7:00pm
- SA Skate A Champs Series Event: 23 & 24 July
- State Championships: 15 & 16 October
- Skating Workshop: 5 & 6 March with Brendan Kerry & Monica MacDonald
- Workshop (Performance Skills) Sat 25 Jun @ 11:15am
- Panda Challenge 2023: ISA Champ Series Event
Date: 8, 9 & 10 April Note change of date
- Silver Blades Membership Form 2023 here
- Updates and further Silver Blades information here
Good Luck Wishes
Congratulations to SAISA board member Tara O'Connor who passed the ISU International Judges Exam for Singles and Pairs held in Frankfurt, Germany July 5-10 2022. Well done!
Congratulations to SAISA member coach Sean Adram who passed the ISU International Technical Specialists exam for Singles held in Frankfurt, Germany July 3 -12 2022
Well done! Skaters, coaches and officials who took part in the first ISA Online National Competition on 3 December 2020 at the IceArena. Vidoes of the performances are currently being assessed by judging panels.
Congratulations new Honorary Life Members: Nicola Reese and Moira Henningsen were elected to Honorary Life Membership of the South Australian Ice Skating Association (SAISA) at the SAISA AGM of 2020 (December 7 2020) in recognition of their lengthy and valuable service to the sport of figure skating
Gold Medalists!: Adelaide Ice Magic's Advanced Adult Team won 2 gold medals at the Porter Classic, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA, Dec 5 - 6 2020. They won gold in the Travelling Circle and gold in the Rotating Wheel in the Best of Elements divisions.
This year the Porter Classic was run as a virtual event (the first of its kind for Synchro) with video footage of competitors submitted online and subsequently judged by panels which included international officials. 90 teams from 8 countries competed,
Congratulations coaches Bernadette Mercurio and Ashley Colliver. Congratulations skaters: Sarah Chapman, Madison Dempsey, Bianca Martin, Jessinta Martin, Lauren Moore, Katrina Norwood, Kayla Nicholson, Tahlia Nimmo, Mikayla Roy
Well done! Preliminary and Elementary skaters who took part in the online competition trial on 17 September 2020 at the IceArena. Videos of the performances were sent to ISA and assessed by appointed judging panels via Zoom meetings. Thank you skaters and coaches and SA judges and officials Tara O'Connor, Elizabeth Henningsen and Reina O'Connor
Well Done! James Min and coach George Galanis. James did well the Short Program and qualified for the Free Skate finishing 19th place overall at ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul, Korea 4 - 9 Feb
Well Done! India Nette & Eron Westwood SA's Senior Ice Dance couple at the Egna Dance Trophy in Egna, Italy 7 - 9 Feb, 13th place
Gold Medalists! Adelaide Ice Magic Adult Team win first place in Adult Division at the Hevelius Cup, Gdansk, Poland, 18 - 19 Jan 2020 along with Gold Medalists! Adult Ice Magic Junior B Team in the Junior B Division. Well Done!
Well Done! Tara O'Connor First International judging assignments at Hevelius Cup 2020, Gdansk Poland 18 - 19 Jan and Challenger Series: Leon Lurje Trophy, Goteborg Sweden 24 - 26 Jan.
Gold Medalist! Ash Stuart wins first place in Adult Silver Men 1 Division at the Winter World Masters Games in Innsbruck, Austria 10 - 19 Jan 2020
Gold Medalist! Angela Schuurmans wins first place in Gold Ladies 3 Division at the Winter World Masters Games in Innsbruck, Austria 10 - 19 Jan 2020
9th Place at International Competition! Sophie Storey in Basic Novice Girls at EduSport Trophy 2020, Otopeni, Romania 8 - 12 January
Sophie pictured with coach Teresa Sinclair
Great skating SA skaters at the Australian Figure Skating Championships 2019:
(TES scores here)
Eron Westwood & India Nette (Senior Ice Dance), Ashley Colliver (Senior Ladies), James Min (Senior Men)
Synchronized Skating Divisions:
Basic Novice: Adelaide Ice Magic Basic Novice Team (3rd Place) - Bronze Medalists!
Advanced Adult: Adelaide Ice Magic Advanced Adult Team (1st Place) - Australian Champions!
AIM Basic Novice & Advanced Adult Teams
Mixed Age: Adelaide Ice Magic Mixed Age Team (1st Place) - Australian Champions!
AIM Mixed Age team
Junior: Adelaide Ice Magic Junior Team (3rd Place) - Bronze Medalists!
Singles Skating Divisions:
Basic Novice Ladies: Ciana Tang-Edwards (8th Place), Sophie Storey (17th), Alyssa Kelly (22nd), Hope Rowe (24th), Kate Ying Thomson (27th)
Basic Novice Men: James Lin (3rd Place) - Bronze Medalist!, Masato Rafinian (6th Place)
Intermediate Novice Ladies: Breeanna Smolski (20th Place), Desiree Williams (22nd Place), Sophia Lewis (23rd Place)
Intermediate Ladies: Laura McArthur (11th Place), Rebecca McGlashan (18th Place), Madison Dempsey (19th Place)
Advanced Novice Ladies: Meg Rafinian (11th Place)
Junior Ladies: Meg Rafinian (18th Place)
Junior Men: Andy Yao (4th Place)
Senior Ladies: Ashley Colliver (3rd Place) - Bronze Medalist!, Arielle Jennings (6th Place)
Senior Men: James Min (2nd Place) - Silver Medaist!
Pairs Skating Divisions:
Basic Novice Pairs: Iyla Wilson & Lucas Giveen Gomes De Reis (1st Place) - Australian Champions!
Junior Pairs: Campbell Young & Tremayne Bevan (1st Place) - Australian Champions!
Ice Dance Divisions:
Senior Dance: India Nette & Eron Westwood (4th Place)
Silver Ladies (18-35): Sophie Messent (10th Place)
SIlver Ladies (36+): Jahmeil Wilson (1st Place) - Australian Champion!
Gold Ladies (18-29): Richelle Perrin (3rd Place) - Bronze Medalist!, Katrina Norwood (4th Place)
Gold Ladies (29+): Angela Schuurmans (1st PLace) - Australian Champion!, Jane Kahlbaum (3rd Place) - Bronze Medalist!
Master Ladies: Lauren Moore (1st Place) - Australian Champion!
James Min, Ashley Colliver, Ciana Tang-Edwards at the Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy, 30 Oct - 3 Nov 2019
Ciana Tang-Edwards winner of the 2019 Abram Family Cup awarded at the State Championships
Ciana with Abram family member Clare Kirby
Ashley Colliver winner of the 2019 Dejan Jovanovic Memorial Trophy presented at the State Championships
Well Done! to Andy Yao at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Chelyabinsk, Russia 11-14 Sep 2019
at his first JGP competition
click on image to read article
Congratulations Adelaide Ice Magic at the Sydney Synchro Festival Aug 31 & Sep 1
Congratulations SA's first ISU accredited judge:
Tara O'Connor passed the ISU Synchronized Skating exam for International Judge held in Frankfurt July 2019
Great seminar! Monday 10 June 2019 "Skills & Performance" moderated by Sean Abram
Thank you Sean and Melina. Well done skaters!
Good work at the Core class!
Thank you Essential Talent
Congratulations!: Disney On Ice Pre-Show cast and crew. Excellent show 9 June 2019.
Thank you choreographer Sean Abram and Melina for creating a great show.
Thank you DOI and Feld Entertainment for the opportunity and Chelsea Skene for liaising with everyone and thank you volunteers for your assistance
Congratulations! at ISU Oberstdorf International Adult Figure Skating Competition 19-25 May
Angela Schuurmans, 2nd in Silver Ladies Free Skating, 1st in Silver Ladies Artistic Free Skating
Well done! at Oceania International Interclub competitin in Melbourne 15-19 May:
Alyssa Kelly (1st place), Ava Burns (2nd Place), Kate Ying Thomson (3rd Place) in Cubs Ladies
Well done! At 2019 Autumn Cup Canberra:
Lilly Green (1st Place), Holly Green (2nd Place), Ava Burns (1st Place), Sophie Storey (3rd Place), Henry Green (1st Place)
Coach Bernadette Mercurio
Thank you! to our friendly SAISA skaters, volunteers and the IceArenA for hosting cast members and special guests at the Disney on Ice Meet & Greet Event at the IceArenA
Well Done! Arielle Jennings competed in 3 International Competitions in 2019:
5-10 Feb, Bavarian Open Oberstdorf, Germany (20th place)
22-24 Feb, Tallink Hotels Cup, Tallinn, Estonia (12th place)
25Feb - 3 Mar, Cup of Tyrol, Innsbruck, Austria (18th place)
Juna Cup 2019, Estonia, 19 - 20 Jan
Well done! Adult skaters and their coaches
(Coach Bernadette Mercurio, Lauren Moore, Katrina Norwood, Bianca Martin, Natasha Colliver, coach Teresa Sinclair; not shown, Madison Murray)
Juna Cup website
Mentor Torun Cup 2019, Poland, 8 - 12 Jan
Well Done! Senior Dance couple India Nette and Eron Westwood
National Championships 2018
State Championships 2018
Abram Family Cup 2018
Dejan Jovanovic Memorial Tropy 2018
Crystal Challenge 2018
Oceania International 2018 Coaches Seminar May 19 & 20, Melbourne
Presented by Brian Orser:
SA coaches attending are: Stephanie, Deb, Tremayne, Richard, Joda & Melissa
Oceania International Novice Competition, 16-20 May 2018, Melbourne
Andy Yao, Basic Novice A Men, 1st Place
Jasmine Nelson, Basic Novice B Ladies, 5th Place
Abby Sims, Basic Novice B Ladies, 15th Place
Oceania Interclub International Competition, 16.20 May 2018, Melbourne
Ciana Tang-Edwards, Cubs-Girls, 3rd Place
James Lin, Cubs-Boys, 3rd Place
Jasper Cusack, Cubs-Boys, 4th Place
Masato Rafinian, Cubs-Boys, 5th Place
Autumn Cup ACT 11 - 12 May 2018
Henry Green, Preliminary Men, 1st Place
Kate Ying Thomson, Preliminary Ladies, 4th Place
National Championships Dec 2017 Brisbane
Andy Yao, Basic Novice B Men Australian Champion
Kaitlyn Ineson & Tremayne Bevan, Junior Pairs Australian Champions
Angela Schuurmans, Adult Silver Ladies 36+ Australian Champion
Adelaide Ice Magic Mixed Age Team, Mixed Age Synchronized Australian Champions
Giuseppe Triulcio, Junior Men Silver Medalist
Lauren Moore, Adult Master Ladies Silver Medalist
Adelaide Ice Magic Basic Novice Team, Basic Novice Synchronized Silver Medalists
Mixed Company Syncchronized Team, Adult Basic Synchronized Bronze Medalists
State Championships Oct 2017
Kiana Castro, winner of the Abram Family Cup , presented by the Abram family
Adelaide Ice Magic Mixed Age Synchronized Team, winner of the Dejan Jovanovic Trophy,
presented by Dejan's family
ISU Challenger Series, Lombardia Trophy Sep 2017
James Min, 18th Senior Men
Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Minsk, Belarus, Sep 2017
James Min, 16th Place Junior Men
Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Brisbane, Aug 2017
James Min, 9th Junior Men
Giuseppe Triulcio, 13th Junior Men
Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy Aug 2017
Isabelle Mason, 4th Basic Novice B Girls
Giuseppe Triulcio, 6th Junior Men
James Min, 7th Senior Men
Sydney Synchro Festival Sep 2017 Penrith NSW
Adelaide Ice Magic Basic Novice Team, Silver Medalists Basic Novice Synchronized
Adelaide Ice Magic Mixed Age, Gold Medalists Mixed Age Sycnchronized
Crystal Challenge Aug 2017 O'Brien Group Arena, Melbourne
Congratulations to the 25 skaters from SA who competed!
SA Skate 2017 July 2017 IceArenA Adelaide
Well Done Skaters!
Disney on Ice Pre-Show 10 Jun 2017 Entertainment Centre Adelaide
Congratulations Disney on Ice Pre-Show cast!
Excellent skating, thank you skaters.
Excellent choreography, thank you Mr Sean Abram.
Excellent organising, thank you Chelsea Skene.
Excellent opportunity, thank you Sue Hill and Feld Entertainment.
Adult International Competition, May 2017 Oberstdorf Germany
Stephanie Huot, 9th Place in Silver Ladies Technical and 11th Place in Artistic
World Junior Figure Skating Championships March 2017 Taipei City Taipei
James Min, 29th Place Junior Men
Mozart Cup Jan 2017 Salzburg Austria
Adelaide Ice Magic Mixed Age Team, 18th Place Mixed Age Synchronized
Link to You Tube video here
FBMA Trophy Abu Dhabi UAE Jan 2017
Ashley Colliver, 5th Place Junior Ladies
Mentor Torun Cup, Poland Jan 2017
Ashley Colliver, 23rd Junior Ladies
Junior Hockey fundraiser Dec 2016
Well Done Kiana Castro, invited to perform her skating program at the Junior Hockey fundraiser, she also won the AFL Footy Challenge segment and performed extremely well in skating skills challenges against the hockey players! Dec 2016
Christmas Spectacular, Phnom Phen 2016
Guest Star. James Min, 2016 Australian Junior Men Champion and Australian Senior Men Silver Medalist will be the featured skater at Ice Park Christmas Spectacular in Phnom Phen, Cambodia, 24-25 Dec 2016
International Ice Dance Competitions
Congratulations India Nette (SA) and Patrick Adderley (NSW); they competed in Senior Dance at the 2016 Volvo Open Cup (Riga) and then at the Ice Star (Minsk, Belarus) recently each time achieving a personal best. Well Done!