What an amazing 3 days!
The MKISC IJS Open Competition 2019 is all finished, but what a huge success! The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we are very proud of our army of volunteers who worked together with us for 3 very long days to make it all happen. Thank you too to our competition partner, Planet Ice who have been so supportive in every aspect of the competition.
This year we had Ladies and Mens skaters competing in all categories from NISA Beginner to Level 10 travelling from across the UK to join us. The officials and judges, volunteering their time to join us, were delighted with the organisation of the whole event, the warm welcome and quality of the facilities at the rink.
Thank you to those who volunteered, to those who competed and supported the event. Thank you to our sponsors and event partners and of course CONGRATULATIONS to those who made the podium. Most of all, a massive WELL DONE to everyone who took part, who challenged themselves, competed to their very best and have taken the challenge to keep training and reaching their goals. During the competition we saw skaters show such talent, determination, bravery and resilience. It was inspiring!
Keep skating ……
Milton Keynes Ice Skating Club – IJS Organising Committee
(Jason, Annette, Mandi, Simon, Ali and Elizabeth)
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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