Tag Archives: Dry Slope

3 CHEERS FOR BERKSHIRE RACE SQUAD!

A successful day for Berkshire Race Squad and the Gan Family at the Snowsport South Club National 2016 Race at Southampton last weekend.

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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…

 

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Ski & Snowboard Camps

This week we have Eden and Trent Aitken-Smith who are discussing their time with us as loyal customers.

Trent learnt to Snowboard on our Group Lessons 2 years ago and has currently enrolled on our Snowboard Instructor Course which will be starting on Wednesday 6th April.

Eden has smashed our Ski and Snowboard Camps, from just a few days on the course she has completed her Level D requirements. Take a look at what they’ve got to say!

If you would like to book onto our Ski and Snowboard Camp or our Instructor Courses this Easter please call us on 01344 789002. More information is available on our Website.

JNL goes Virtual…

Here at John Nike Leisuresport we are always keen to give 
our customers that little bit extra!

2016-02-05We 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.

MOJAM BREAKDOWN

Thank you to everyone who participated and support our annual event this past Sunday. We raised a total of £200.00 for Movember!

For those of you who didn’t manage to get you hands on the finalist places, here they are below:

Podium
U16 Male Snowboard
1st Ethan smith
2nd Luke Kimble
3rd Joe hunt

U16 Female Snowboard
1st Amber Cordlingly
2nd Jade Walsh
3rd Anya Allan

U16 Male Skiers
1st Bradly Fry
2nd Cameron Kurby
3rd  Danile camise

U16 Female Skiers
1st Lexi Rowlands
2nd Emily Keen
3rd Bonnie Kurby

+17 Male Snowboards
1st Matt Strange
2nd Alex Spence
3rd Chris Woods

+17 Female Snowboards
1st Samantha
2nd n/a
3rd n/a


+17 Male Skier
1st Stepan Weekes
2nd Harry Lynch
3rd n/a 

+17 Female Skier
1st Ali Schwind
2nd n/a
3rd n/a

Best Trick
Snowboard Ethan Smith
Ski Bradly Fry

Will this be the last big bang for John Nike Leisuresport?

Remember, remember the 5th of November. Gunpowder, treason and plot.


FIREWORKS

We are hosting our annual Free Fireworks this Sunday at 19:00, doors will open at 18:00 with a performance from Berkshire Race Squad. Now with that in mind many people have questioned the certainty of the John Nike Leisuresport Centre, in Bracknell, and whether or not if we are plotting to close our doors one last time.

Some of you may of heard about the complications of our ice, leading to last weekends Bracknell Bee’s Match being postponed and cancelled ice hockey training sessions. Along with the essential maintenance that has been carried out on our Chairlift for the last month. No one can blame you for the unsettled feeling there may be a closure to our centre. However, I must make this very clear that it will not be the case, below is a quick summary of the issues and maintenance that we have encountered the last week or so.

Chairlift – As part of our care and protection to our customers we have to service our chairlift, just like you would a M.O.T for a car. Within the time it was being serviced a few maintenance areas were brought to light, nothing too complicated or serious; some might say that it is just a simple, basic task which takes minutes; like filling you screen wash. Unlike most common cars a chairlift requires large and unusual parts, which typically have to be made from scratch or imported from abroad. Whilst we are waiting for the parts to be made it means the chair lift is out of action. We do have two drag lifts on the slopes, so don’t let this put you off visiting us. We are open as usual, if you would like more information please call 01344 789002.

Ice Pad – All Ice Pads are run off compressor plants which act as a huge refrigerator under the ice. Now normally you will have a few compressors that run simultaneous or together depending on the temperature of the current ice, ideally you want to see it at -7.5 to -8.5 Degrees Celsius. With our ice plant we have a fully working compressor which is simply lacking the support from the others. This means we are able to keep and maintain the ice we have as much as we can, in fact the ice is absolutely fine to skate on…if anything a little wet! Due to the wetness and a few thin patches of ice, the ice pad would not be suitable for an ice hockey match – for those who were wondering.

We do have plans to put in a temporary plant which will build the ice to where we can host ice hockey matches and our pantomime – Cinderella on Ice. The aim is to have the temporary plant up and running before the next scheduled Bracknell Bee’s Home Game.

As for the Ice Rink we are holding business as usual, open for all the members of public. Be sure to check our weekly timetable at http://www.jnlbracknell.co.uk, if there are to be any urgent updates, these too, will be post on our website.

Just when you come, try not to do a Harry Styles manoeuvre!

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John Nike Leisuresport – Busy, Busy, Busy!

One week here feels like an eternity and in a good way!

We had an awesome Army hockey tournament from Wednesday right up until today; there was only one down fall…the stench that came with the players. My oh my, for all you hard-core hockey fans and players I’m sure you know what we mean!

Then we had Ice Karting on Thursday, one of the best sessions yet; the guys were insane. Finally we’ve been prepping all day for our first ever UV Foam Party on Ice which is tonight, who’s ready to partaaay. Keep an eye on Facebook next week for all our videos and photo’s.

Outside on the slopes we’ve been busily prepping our chairlift hopefully to be back in action by the end of November. Don’t let this put you off though we have two drag lifts (one for each slope) which work just as well.

Also Pantomime rehearsals and prepping has begun. Check out a sneak peak of our crystal ball chandeliers…FullSizeRender

Last but not least we had a final goodbye to one of our full time members of staff who has been with us for over a decade! Amy Lack who plays and refs hockey is an absolute asset to the our work force. She has worked in every department grinding hard as a steward, ski instructor, snowboard instructor, bar tender, cafeteria assistant, receptionist, duty manager, fitness instructor and gym manager! Yes one lady has accomplished this all under our roof. We bid you farewell and all the best of luck at your new job. Here’s to Amy!IMG_1768[1]

John Nike Leisuresport – THRILLER NEWS

With 2 weeks until the ghouls and ghosts come out to play, it’s about time we put our witch’s hat on. We have thought of a few family fun activities you can do this year with us!

  1. AFTER SCHOOL SKATE – 23/10/15

Halloween After School Skate_edited-1Drag out last year’s fancy dress costume, jazz it up a bit and win a month of free skating! Sounds good to me…
You have to be in it to win it, so come down on Friday 23rd October to our after school skate from 15:45 until 17:30.
Along with our Fancy Dress Competition there will be the chance to get your face painted and dabble in a few craft activities too. Oh and did we forget to mention there will be FREE SKATE HIRE!

  1. UV FOAM PARTY – 23/10/15

UV Halloween draft_edited-2You cannot miss the party of the year! Never has it been done before that there will UV Foam spread far and wide across our ice on the Friday Night Disco Session.

  1. CAMPS – 26/10/15 to 30/10/15

CAMPStop what you’re doing! Horror has struck for all mums around the UK; the kids are breaking up and breaking all hopes of a peaceful week…but then the news spread that there was, not just one, but two awesome camps running at John Nike Leisuresport Centre this holiday.

Our Multi Activity Camp will have Halloween based activities thrown in throughout the day to get everyone into the spirit ready for Saturday 31st. On Friday who ever scares the Camp Leader the most with their outfit may just win a prize.

The Ski and Snowboard Camp will run as normal, we know the seasons fast approaching so we do not want to take any time away changing your children from Bambi on ski’s to worldwide Olympians. However, we can’t ignore the holidays completely, dress as the spookiest skier or snowboarder on the slope on Friday 30th!

  1. BEST DRESSED DAD

man_vs_monster___my_nosferatu_halloween_costume_by_johnnyfilmmaker-d5jkcfnSaturday 31st October marks the day all scary creatures come out to play. Bring the family along to our Ice Skating session on this day, make sure you in fancy dress or there’s a price to pay!

We will be keeping a beady eye on those in costume to see who is the Best Dressed Dad. If the rest of the motley crew is in fancy dress then there may be some extra points awarded.

  1. CAFÉ SPECIALS

UnknownKeep a look out for the spooky themed café specials throughout the week of half term.