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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…

 

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.

What’s Going On? – Know all here!

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.

Click on the Events below for more information.

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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

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

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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

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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.

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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!


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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.