John Nike Leisuresport Complex is holding its 30th annual pantomime on ice, with this year’s being Beauty and the Beast. All the fun begins 13th December with a Charity Performance and continues until 17th December…that’s a grand total of seven shows, including a school’s performance on the Thursday. Beauty and the Beast on Ice is a story of how one young woman is held captive by a Beast in order to save her Father. However with a plot full of twists and surprises, it will keep you truly entertained! It is a tale of love, kindness, and bravery, and a lesson of never judging a book by its cover.
The Charity performance is where the Nike family chooses a charity in which all proceeds from the night’s performance are donated to. This year’s chosen charity is Building for the Future, who aim to raise the profile of disabled children in their community. They believe that every child deserve to be recognised as important, regardless of whatever challenges they face.
With the Pantomime week fast approaching, preparations are already underway with staff, committee members and volunteers at the ice rink working day and night to ensure props, lighting, music and costumes are ready for the rehearsals. With a cast of one hundred, including adults and children, a lot of work has gone into each sector to ensure that this will be the best pantomime yet!
Jacqui Adams the Pantomime Director, heads up the entire operation from the committee meetings, organising the voice overs and script, and the running of the rehearsals. Jacqui is the cog that makes the panto a well-oiled machine. Head Coach, Stacey Bullock, along with the other coaches, put in countless amounts of hours into the pantomime to ensure all of the cast are happy and confident in their parts. But it is not only the coaches who work tirelessly to ensure that the pantomime runs to perfection, Bernadette Howard (Deputy General and Pantomime Manager), alongside her team and volunteers, create the props, promotional material, programmes and many more essential items/tasks. Bernadette told us, “Work for the pantomime first began back in January and has progressed steadily since. Everyone puts all of their effort into making sure everything is ready and runs smoothly on the day. In the few weeks before panto, the atmosphere is so festive that everyone is in the Christmas spirit early.” If you are interested in doing something extra festive and special this year which I fun for all the family, then come along to the John Nike Leisuresport Complex performance of Beauty and the Beast. To book tickets call 01344 789 000
Competing in their first club national, all 3 family members secured an impressive spot on the winners podium. Brothers James and Jonathan both took home silver in the Under 14s and Under 16s; beating many experienced national l racers.
Jason, the father of James and Jonathan, came 3rd place in the Masters category! Jason is regularly instructing at JNL Bracknell. Every Friday he coaches the Berkshire Race Squad along side Brian Barfoot.
From all of us here we would love to send our biggest congratulations to you all! We are expecting the same, if not better, results next time. No pressure…
Here at John Nike Leisuresport we are always keen to give
our customers that little bit extra!
We have decided to launch a weekly
video web series jam packed with ski
and snowboard content, all for you
guys at home.Each Friday we will be
giving you some tips for you to try
out, straight from our experienced
instructors, as well as giving you
the latest news and event info form the industry plus
the wider community.
This following Friday we will be taking you on a
virtual trip into the Free Ski world showing you
how to slide your very first box 50/50. Watch as
we take you through step by step, remember though
these are just pointers. If you want to give it
a try come down to our Sunday Morning Coached
Sessions run by Southern Freestyle Club. We will
also be shining a light on how our home grown
talent is doing across the world in various
events and competitions.
To find out more about Southern Freestyle, have
a wonder over here: http://southernfreestyle.co.uk/
There will also be some 'leaking' of our upcoming
'SplashFest' Event, pardon the pun.So sit back, feet up and keep your eyes peeled
on our Facebook page. Only there will you see
our very first JNL web serious episodes coming
this coming Friday the 12th.
All questions are welcome, we'll answer as many as
we can in our following videos.
As of next month we are trialling a whole new Learn to Skate Course. This course will be specifically orientated around the skills and techniques you need to play ice hockey. There will be no sticks or pucks, just skates.
Some of our brilliant coaching staff who teach our Learn to Skate Courses have a whole bank of Ice Hockey experience and we want to unleash that upon you!
The courses is due to pilot on Thursday 18th February from 19:00 until 20:00, then run evey other week. There will be three 1hr sessions per course.
We have so much going on this December, just so you do not miss out we have put all our events here in on place!
There is our annual Pantomime on Ice, our enhanced Santa’s Grotto that now includes Sno-Tubing, our Christmas Party with an innovative twist, plus our NEW Family Christmas Skate Session – Winter Wonderland!
Don’t forget we also have an epic Ski, Snowboard and Winter Clothing Sale at the Coppid Beech Hotel, Bracknell. The sale will be held on Friday 27th November 12:00 – 18:00, Saturday 28th November 10:00 – 17:00 and Sunday 13th November 10:00 – 16:00.