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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.

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.


John Nike Leisuresport – BIG ANNOUNCEMENT…

We’re already into the first week of October, Halloween is almost here and we are gearing up for a month of mayhem and madness down at John Nike Leisuresport Complex. If you’d like to keep up to date with what is coming up, or take advantage of some of our awesome giveaways, or just want to see what goes on behind the scenes, keep your eyes firmly glued on our weekly blog updates.

This Girl Can

To kick things off, this Saturday is one for the ladies This_Girl_Can_Logo_PMS_248when we host our very own This Gir
l Can! We are doing our bit to celebrate active women up and down the country by hosting a day of fun filled activities…so come and join us as we celebrate getting women active! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never tried any of th
e activities before; they are all designed to be suitable for beginners…and more importantly, to be fu
n, social and friendly! This Girl Can promises to be a brilliant day, as we open up the ski slope, gym and ice rink for all you ladies to come and try all the fantastic sport facilities we have to offer. Regardless of your age, shape, or ability, we guarantee you’ll go away feeling like you’ve learnt an amazing new skill! So if you have ever wanted to whizz down the slopes on skis, try your hand at snowboarding, strap on some skates and give the ice a whirl, or if you simply want to hit the gym and hear some nutritional talks to get that look you’ve always been after, head on down. The day starts at 10:00am and included in the entrance fee of £15 are loads of special offers, deals and a goody bag!

Bracknell Bees

Riding high on the back of a win against our neighbours, Basingstoke Bison, we welcome Manchester Phoenix to the Hive for our first Saturday game of the season. Both teams won their last games against their local rivals and will be looking to keep their winning streak alive, so it is sure to be a tough time on the ice. On Sunday the Bees head off to Telford to face the Tigers, who are currently sitting top of the leader board. The Tigers have lost their last three games so no doubt will be hitting the ice hard to get back on track. Both games face off at 6pm and for the Manchester home game on Saturday, kids get in for £1!



If you have been Kartingdown at the rink this past week, you will have seen us getting the carts ready for some on ice karting. Cam and Matt have been getting themselves all covered in grease, making sure that the karts are in top shape for you to take them for a spin…hopefully not literally. d every Thursday from 7pm – 9pm, so if you fancy yourself a bit of a boy, or girl racer, give us a call to book yourself in for an evening of spills and     thrills.Ice karting is held every Thursday from 7pm – 9pm, so if you fancy yourself a bit of a boy, or girl racer, give us a call to book yourself in for an evening of spills and thrills.


And finally, a definite date for your diaries is the 23rd October when we will be throwing our Halloween UV Foam Party. Held during our regular Friday night disco session, this is one you don’t want to miss. The party will run from 8.30pm – 11pm and just to make it an even better night out for you, get an Early Bird Ticket post on our Facebook Event that you are coming (remember to #BracknellUVFOAM) you’ll get free skate hire on the night – hurry though only for 1 week.