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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!


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.


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


John Nike Leisuresport – Stars in their Eyes!

Here at John Nike Leisuresport we have a wide range of talent! Today we thought we would showcase just a snippet of those who are pushing their way to success.

Amongst who skate, ski and board at our centre we have some real talent breaking all barriers. You can come see for yourself what these individuals have to shout about at any of our Ski and Snowboard Freestyle competitions, Ice Skating competitions and not forgetting our annual pantomime which will amaze all who come to see the draw dropping Cinderella on Ice performance.

Jayin Pansear (aged 11) and Emily-Lucine Phillips (aged 11)10713005_10203785203058816_5761912934088112336_n

Jayin and Emily-Lucine are regular skaters at our centre, often with dark gloomy starts as early as 5am. This does not put them off their 15 hours of weekly ice training, as they frequently rush back from school to continue where they left off.10247250_10152722224496503_8253562223403336303_nThe dance team have been chosen to represent NISA and Great Britain at their first international competition ever!

This is what their coaches David Phillips and Lucine Phillips had to say:

“We wish the young pair every success as they step out on the international arena and forth coming British Championships in December. The youths are extremely hardworking, talented and are for sure a winning combination”.

Francis Howell

 Francis is a senior lady who takes pride in skating for Great Britain. Earlier this year she brought a bronze medal back home from an international competition in Hungary, where she again had the honour to represent our nation.

Next month, in Romania, Francis has another amazing opportunity to show what she’s capable of! Skating for Great Britain at The Crystal Skate of Romania, she hopes for another triumph for her skating career.

Her coach Alex Verkovitch adds many hours to assure her success and never ending development.

12112469_10156142119945298_5961910150718718991_nJames Webb (aged 26)

 Just recently James Webb, who is a British Slope style Gold Medallist, won Performance Coach of the Year. The award was kindly received from Snowsports England. Snowsports England made a point of showing appreciation to their 100+ coaches and instructors. We’re extremely happy for James who hosts Southern Freestyle club at our centre every Tuesday and Sunday.

If your wondering what all the fuss is about that surrounds James and his talent, you must come see for yourself…it’s all well deserved. Southern Freestyle coached sessions run Sunday mornings from 09:00 until 11:00 and he’s guaranteed to be there! If your not quite ready to hit the jumps, we are running an Open Day on Sunday 25th October where there will be demonstrations from the freestyle guys, which will give you the motivation you need to pick up a board, or a pair of skis

11889455_10204599575284523_3262513913999546737_nAaron Carpenter (aged 19)

 Aaron has skied with us for many years, he loves it that much he’s even chosen to become a ski instructor at the centre; he became part of the full time team earlier this year.

He’s heading to Manchester this weekend where he will be competing in the Indoor Slope style British Championships. Fingers crossed for Aaron, we hope to see something shiny returning with him from the North.

In 2014 Aaron came 2nd in the Great British Under 18’s Outdoor Slope style. Also that year he had a once in a lifetime chance to train in France with a well renowned British coach, JT – on a glacier!

 syOUV9QPAM9ol974CP4NpRNZgSsmKfCVDKw9l9DdhnYHarvey Stead (aged 19)

 Another staff member with a bright light shinning on him, is Harvey Stead. He has represented Great Britain on numerous occasions for the Under 18’s and Under 20’s team.

Last year he found himself in Estonia just before the Christmas period where he was making the British nation proud. He is set to head abroad again this December to do just exactly that again!

The Team

We have some super hard working stars that accomplish many tasks behind the scenes. All are staff work hard to maintain a customer-focused approach. Here we have some of the boys
carrying out maintenance whilst it’s FullSizeRender copyquiet just so everyone can have a fulfilling and enjoyable visit to our centre.