Grades/Improvers/Other News (Updated 23/06/2021)

Skating has returned and we are now running grades and improver sessions.


CARSC Committee

We have now appointed a CARSC committee. Thank you to everyone who put their name forward to be committee members. Your continued support for our club is very much appreciated and we look forward to working together to further grow the club we all love. 

New Club Kit

We have been working closely to design and hopefully provide a new kit for the club. We are in the process of purchasing sample items of kit to try. The kit design will be discussed with our committee and further decisions will be made with regards to when we will purchase the kit, and what items will form part of our new kit. Watch this space!

CARSC Reopening 2021

Following advice given to us from the BRSF and FARS, we will be opening skating sessions have now reopened. Details have been sent out to ALL improver skaters re these sessions and grades sessions have fully reopened too. Please note that there will still need to be restrictions in place to ensure we are COVID safe. The below rules will remain unless we have been given further guidance from FARS and the BRSF. 

GRADES SESSIONS: Our grades sessions have now reopened however we are still following the below rules to ensure we stay Covid safe. Skaters will have to book in advance for these sessions and we cannot take on any skaters who turn up at the sports centre on the day. More information regarding new skaters who would like to attend our grades sessions will be published soon.


There will be new rules we all need to follow to be able to run sessions. These rules are in line with FARS and the BRSF.

Please read carefully:

1. If your skater or anyone in your household has COVID symptoms, please let us know and self isolate following Government guidelines.

2. Only arrive for the time slot you have been given

3. ALL skaters must wear a face mask when entering the sports facility and can remove it once they have had their temperatures checked.

4. Temperatures will be taken by us and recorded next to the skaters name on the track and trace register before every session. Anyone above the temperature of 37.4 will be asked to leave the facility.

5. The track and trace registers will be sent to FARS after each session

6. Please respect social distancing at ALL times

7. Skaters must be able to put their own skates on without help. {Please contact us if this is a problem}

8. Parents/Guardians are to drop skaters off and wait at least 5 minutes after the start time to give time for skaters temperatures to be checked.

9. There will be NO spectators

10. Skaters must have their OWN mask, hand sanitiser, drink and medication if needed.

You can find a full list of rules here:

Further info on the reopening of sessions can be found on our dates/events page. There will be specific information on there regarding sessions running from 18/04/21



We cannot wait to see all our skaters again after such a long time not on skates.

See you all soon,


Your CARSC coaches

CARSC 2nd Anniversary Fun Skate Party and Training Weekend

We had a very busy weekend from Friday 2nd August to Sunday 4th August! CARSC turned 2years old on Friday 2nd August and we held a fun skate party at the Paradise Centre 10am-midday. Lots of skaters attended including some of our improver skaters who first came to us two years ago and have been skating with us ever since. During the morning we played games, held a raffle, improver skaters showed off their skills in a demo session and we even had a very special guest! Mayor of Ely Cllr Mike Rouse visited us and really enjoyed seeing what we were doing for the community in Ely and how far we have come since starting the club up two years ago. Thank you to everyone who came along and that have supported us since we opened. Without your support we wouldn't be where we are now.

Following the fun skate party we had an evening or garden games in the sun and an awards ceremony at Ely Rugby Club for our improver skaters. Another fun evening for all with skaters coming along with their families for some outdoor fun including a big game of rounders. Our improver skaters have been with us pretty much ever since we set up the club so we thought it was a great way to reward them with a fun evening and award certain skaters with awards for their achievements. The following skaters won awards:


Most consistent hard worker - Megan Newman

Best performer - Courtney Coles

Most improved skater - Ashleigh-Rose Ingram

Being the most brave - Darcie Crawford

Most determined - Darcie Flack

Most focused on her goals - Rose Langford

We also presented all our Coaches in Training with a certificate for all their hard work in helping us to coach the next generation of CARSC skaters.

Thank you to all our skaters for your hard work over the past two years. We have really seen so much improvement in everyone and cant wait to continue to work hard with all of you aiming for the next competitions. A big thank you to all the parents and family members who came to the evening at the Rugby Club. Without your support for your children and us as a club, we really wouldn't be where we are now.

The following day improver skaters attended our first ever CARSC training weekend held at Ely Paradise Centre on Saturday 3rd August and Littleport Leisure Centre on Sunday 4th August. On the Saturday we had Chris Fox, retired 16-time British champion and current figures and free coaching officer for FARS and Helen Honey, retired world class free skater with years of experience and a nutrition and fitness expert. Both Chris and Helen took groups of skaters throughout the day and worked through exercises in free skating compromising of jumps and spins. We also had sessions by Zoe King on anti bullying and sports psychology and a session on nutrition.


Everyone worked so hard on the day and we thank everyone who came along and especially Chris Fox and Helen Honey for their work throughout the day. We also thank Head Coach Zoe King for her input on anti bullying and sports psychology and for organising the weekend event for everyone.

On Sunday 4th August we all attended Littleport Leisure centre for our final training day with Emily Woods, current senior ladies' solo and couples dance British champion. Emily has a wealth of knowledge in ROLLART with extensive international competing and training experience. The day compromised of a group basic ballet session including posture, arm movements, body positioning and performance. We then put our skates on and spent the rest of the day working on dance exercises, turns, performance on the floor and compulsory dances towards the end of the day. Another great session with Emily who has such passion for the sport and a wealth of knowledge which she can pass onto our skaters. All our skaters really enjoyed the day and whole weekend. Below are some pictures from across the weekend:



2nd Anniversary Fun skate party


CARSC Training Weekend


Competition News

CARSC will have skaters competing at the FARS return to skate dance competition on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July 2021. We also have skaters competing in the Figures and Free return to skate competition the following weekend, 30th and 31st July.

Other News

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