IJS Open Competition 2018 Update
Thank you to all the skaters who took part in the 2018 MKISC IJS Competition. You helped make it a successful and enjoyable two days and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Congratulations from everyone at MKISC and MKISS to all the winners and to everyone achieving a personal goal whether that is a trophy, test pass or your first competition entry.
The Boris Uspenski Cup is a new award created by MKISC. At the IJS Open competition 2018 it was awarded to the MK Skater achieving the highest performance score which is Tarren Mayer. The award will be presented to Tarren at a Club session soon. Well done Tarren ! And well done Tabitha who is her MKISS coach.
Helpful information when planning your trip to our Open competition
Where is MKISC located?
Planet Ice Arena - 1 South Row, Eldergate, Milton Keynes MK9 1DL Arena Tel: 01908 540020
The Arena is located next to the junction H6 Childs Way and V6 Grafton Street.
The main roads to Milton Keynes are:
M1 Motorway, use Junction 14 and follow directions for Milton Keynes Central Train Station, this will bring you very close to the Arena. A5, leaving at the junction with A509 Portway heading east and then turn right onto Grafton Street. You will pass the train station and the Area is on the right.
The Arena is walking distance from Milton Keynes Central Train Station. As you come out of the station turn right and walk straight, you will pass the car park and the Arena is directly in front of you.
There are thousands of parking spaces all within a 10-minute walk of the Arena. Council controlled parking (with a purple or red line at the edge of the bay) is free after 6:00pm otherwise please look for signs with relevant charges close to where you park. The ‘quadrant:mk’ multi storey, next to McDonalds and a 24 hour Starbucks drive-thru on Elder Gate, is just a five minute walk away (junction of H5 Portway and V6 Grafton Gate). Parking bays immediately next to Argos and Toys R Us are privately managed and reserved for those shops’ customers until 7:00pm. There is a multi-storey car park behind Network Rail HQ on Elder Gate, called ‘The Quadrant:mk”, adjacent to fast food outlets, just 5 minutes away from the rink. Please see map of parking in MK (the MK Arena is in square A4). Morrison’s Supermarket, located next to the Area has free parking for up to 3 hours. Please be aware that this is controlled by ANPR (Automated Number Plate Recognition) and it will automatically record any stay over 3 hours and send you a penalty charge in the post.
Places to Stay
Milton Keynes has a variety of different hotels many within walking distance from the Arena, these include:
Jury’s Inn Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2HP Tel: +44 1908 843700 Email: [email protected]
Premier Inn Secklow Gate West, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3BZ Tel: 0871 527 8774 www.premierinn.com
Travelodge The Hub 312 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 2EA Tel: 0871 559 1892 www.travelodge.co.uk