A team of 10 Spectrum Roller Skaters represented the North East competing at The Federation of Roller Skating National Figure & Free Competition which was held at Kettering on 7th/8th April, coming back with their first National Title.

The skaters train every weekend at Shildon Sunnydale Leisure Centre and with the support of their families, friends and local community have fundraised towards transport costs to go to competition. Hours of dedication paid off when Spectrum’s Niamh Dawson (12) achieved 1st place in the Novice National Free Skating Competition.

Skaters aged from 8 years to adult represented the team at Nationals and everyone had fantastic performances. Coach Tracy Stevens commented, “I am so proud of all the skaters not only for their skating achievements but for the care and support they give to each other. Our club was built on an ethos of teamwork and inclusion and we are so proud of everyone who took part. It has been a super weekend and an amazing skate from Niamh! We are all thrilled for her as she works so hard and it is very well deserved.”


Novice Free/Figures

Niamh Dawson 1st, 18th

Lucy Richardson 7th, 13th

Aysha Toms 12th, 10th

Novice Free/Figures

Joseph Kearney 8th, 9th

Leah Jeans 12th, 8th

Nicola Stevens 18th, 16th

Jo Loring 21st, 19th

Andrea Vasey 22nd, 11th

Tots Free/Figures

Jazzmyn Loring 5th, 5th

Novice Free/Figures

Harrison Austin 5th,14th

The club are now preparing for their next goal when Spectrum’s Jazzmyn Loring (8) will be skating at The British Championships next month held at Haywards Heath. We are always looking for support with transport costs to get the skaters to competitions, if anyone can help us we would very much appreciate support.

You can follow Spectrum Roller Skating Club on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you would like more information about roller skating lessons or roller disco please contact Tracy Stevens 07891 461958.