BRACKNELL Ice Skating club are celebrating double success at the British Figure Skating Championships.

Two couples belonging to the John Nike LeisureSport-based club were crowned champions at the recent tournament in Sheffield.

Emily Phillips and Jayin Panesar took first place in the advanced novice category with a superb overall score of 101.68.

They completed three sections consisting of two pattern dances plus a free, choreographed routine – winning them all – to enhance their reputation as the UK’s number one in their category.

Further success followed for Bracknell when Katya and Alex Fairbridge became British champions in the intermediate category. Katya, 12, and brother Alex, 15, put on a gold medal-winning display with a score of 56.20.

Meanwhile, Bracknell newcomers Krista Good and Advay Chopra claimed third place in the basic novice category.

All the skaters are coached by David Phillips and Lucine Chakmakjian who have produced multiple British Champions in synchronised, solo and couples ice dance events.

Phillips said: “What a phenomenal achievement for these skaters, who have worked so hard, given up so much to follow their dreams.

“They have made Bracknell Ice Rink, their parents and us very proud and we honoured to coach such a talented group of children.”

Lizz Nelhams, Bracknell Skating Club chairwoman added: "We are so impressed by the Bracknell skaters that took part in the 2018 British Figure Skating Championships.

"They are all very dedicated skaters and deserve these superb results. We look forward to seeing them continue their development at Bracknell Ice Rink."