Dear Athletes, Parents & Spectators,
Further to our previous announcements regarding postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see updated information as follows.
No further ICE events will be taking place for the rest of the ’19/20 season:
- Sub Zero, Stirling 21-22 March 2020 : postponed
- Too Cool for School, Stoke-on-Trent 27 March 2020: cancelled
- ICE Cooler, Stoke-on-Trent 28-29 March 2020: postponed
- Dance Fusion, Newcastle on Tyne 3 May 2020: cancelled
- Summer Meltdown, Doncaster 16-17 May 2020: postponed
- ICE Blast, Crawley 23-24 May 2020: postponed
- Big Chill, Peterborough 6-7 June 2020: cancelled
- ICE Championships, Stoke-on-Trent 27-28 June 2020: cancelled
- Dance Festival, Chester 5th July 2020: cancelled
- Dance Fever, Bedford 12th July 2020: cancelled
This decision has been taken now because we want to do our best to give everyone as much notice as possible. It’s also important to bear in mind that our wonderful event medical staff may be needed elsewhere – huge thank you to all key workers!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE
We know that athletes and coaches have worked hard on routines, and we understand your disappointment. Team ICE are grateful for your patience whilst we continue to work on adjusting plans for you. We want to keep you updated that our current intention is to reschedule some events to later in 2020, and we’re also planning a big Celebration Showcase Event hopefully in the autumn! These of course will be subject to government guidelines.
Currently, we are in the process of contacting coaches who were booked on the above events. We politely recommend coaches are given plenty of time to consider the options, so we’d suggest waiting to hear from them. To assist coaches with making provisional plans, unconfirmed event dates up to July 2021 have been provided to them. We are grateful for your understanding that it may be some time before future dates can be confirmed for you, due to venues being closed at the moment.
SOLO BID WINNERS
This season’s cheer solo bid winners will have their bids transferred to the ICE Championships 2021, planned for June 2021. This season’s dance solo bids continue to apply to the Ultimate Dance Experience Championships in November 2020, as originally planned.
STAY IN TOUCH
For the next few weeks, ICE will be operating with a limited number of staff working remotely. Do please stay in touch by monitoring our social media. We’ll also have the latest news available for you on www.incrediblycoolevents.co.uk/news. During this period, we’ll be communicating with coaches directly.
We invite everyone to visit www.incrediblycoolevents.co.uk/resources for links to information from your NGBs, as well as a few fun things on the way, which may be of interest. Also, Story Time with Kim is at 2pm each Friday on the Incredibly Cool Events Facebook page; we’d love to see you there!
We remain grateful for the patience you’ve extended to us during this rapidly evolving situation. Your kind messages have been gratefully received by the team here at ICE. We would like to extend special thanks to those of you who are key workers – you are hugely appreciated!
We look forward to welcoming you all back, hopefully soon. Please take care of yourselves, and keep being kind.
With sincere thanks for your continued support,