Tribute to Wanna Montano Hamilton

Tribute to a dear colleague and friend – Wanna Montano Hamilton

Everyone at ICE is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Wanna Montano Hamilton.

Wanna was a valued and respected member of our ICE event staff, as well as a much-loved character within the cheerleading and dance community. She passed away suddenly at home in Huddersfield on Monday 30th December 2019, at the age of 43.

Wanna joined Team ICE during the current season and had an immediate positive impact. She quickly established herself as an outstanding team player. Wanna would often manage the entrance doors, where she met thousands of ICE athletes, coaches and spectators. Many of her colleagues became personal friends.

Lisa Biddulph, ICE Event Manager, said, “Wanna had a heart of gold, and would do anything to help anyone. She always had a smile on her face.

A JustGiving page has been created by ICE Director, Kimberley Mason, who is asking the cheerleading and dance community to donate whatever they can to assist Wanna’s family with funeral costs. Donations will also help support Wanna’s husband, five children and two grandchildren, following the loss of her income:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/kimberley-mason

Kimberley said, “Wanna, it was a privilege to have met and worked with you. My love and thoughts are with your family at this terribly sad time. It was so clear that you adored them, and in return they adored you. You were truly one of life’s good ones; rest in peace, sweet lady.

The team at ICE greatly valued Wanna’s dedication, kindness and good nature. She will be hugely missed by all of us, and we send our sincerest condolences to Wanna’s family and friends.

Are you EXTRA COOL?

SPRUNG FLOOR EVENTS

New for the 2019-2020 season, we have three ICE Extravaganza Cheer & DanceExtra Cool” Events, which take place on a sprung floor:

  • ICE Cooler (EXTRA COOL) 28-29 Mar 2020, Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands
  • Summer Meltdown (EXTRA COOL) 16-17 May 2020, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
  • ICE Blast (EXTRA COOL) 23-24 May 2020, Crawley, Sussex

In addition to the divisions offered at regular ICE Extravaganza events, Extra Cool & ICE Championships events also have all International (IASF) divisions available as listed in the SportCheer UK Age Grid.

More information:

Thinking of bringing your teams to an Extra Cool event? Feel free to call us for a chat! We can’t wait to see you all there.

Note: Extra Cool, ICE Championships & Too Cool for School are the only events taking place on a sprung floor this season. All other events take place on a non-sprung floor.

Scoring Workshop

We had a fantastic afternoon meeting everyone at today’s cheer Scoring Workshop! So many coaches and junior coaches joined us to get a head start on this season’s scoring systems and rubrics.

Congratulations, and we’re excited to see you all again soon at your first ICE event of the season. Any coaches seeking guidance in the meantime can email scoring@incrediblycoolevents.co.uk for assistance.

Thanks to our super demo stunt group from Barlborough Bears and Affinity Allstars for helping out, and RLC Rockets for hosting us.

Cheer Coaches Scoring Workshop – 3rd November 2019

Incredibly Cool Events are delighted to be offering a Scoring Workshop for Coaches on 3rd November in Doncaster!

The workshop is aimed at cheer coaches competing in ICE Level 0, Prep, Non-Tumbling, and Allstar Cheer Levels 1-3 this season.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN – Please submit the Cheer Coaches Scoring Workshop Registration Form

For coaches aged 12-17, the registration form must be completed by a parent/guardian.

Advance booking & payment is required; registration will open on 8th October. Places are limited.

Come along with an open mind, ready to learn. Be present and ask questions – this is a safe learning space.

Important information:

  • Dress code: comfortable clothing with trainers.
  • Eat before you come; we will stop for water breaks but there’s no lunch break.
  • Junior coaches are welcome to attend (minimum age 12, under-18s with parent/guardian permission).
  • Our privacy policy can be found on our website.
  • Once a place is booked the fee is non-refundable, however, the booking is transferable (for example, to another coach within your programme).
  • For any enquiries about the Scoring Workshop, please contact scoring@incrediblycoolevents.co.uk

Scoring Workshop Terms & Conditions:

Coaches attending the Scoring Workshop must be at least 12 years old by 3rd November 2019. Participants aged under 18 must be registered by a parent/guardian. To secure your place, payment is required by the due date on your invoice. Recording or videoing at the Scoring Workshop is strictly prohibited. Photos may be taken where permitted by the Workshop Leader. The fee is non-refundable, however, the booking is transferable if you can no longer attend. To transfer a place, contact entry@incrediblycoolevents.co.uk in advance of the event. If the event is cancelled, Incredibly Cool Events will reimburse registration fees but will not be responsible for any transport or accommodation related expenses. Incredibly Cool Events accepts no responsibility or liability for accidents or injury which occur during the event. Registering for this event indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions.

 

Registration now open for the new season

A pom team compete on a dance floor at ICEWe are very excited to announce that coaches can now register for the following events:

ICE Ultimate Dance Experience Events (up to July 2020)

And 2019-2020 season ICE Extravaganza Cheer & Dance Events (including Extra Cool & ICE Championships)

A cheer team execute a basket toss at an ICE Extravaganza Cheer & Dance event*Extra Cool & ICE Championships events take place on a sprung floor (and have additional divisions available). All other events take place on a non-sprung floor.

ALSO – NEW FOR THIS SEASON – the “Too Cool for School” Schools & University event on Friday 27 March 2020 in Stoke-on-Trent.

The entry form is available here (and if you don’t have Excel, just contact us for a compatible form).

If you have any questions at all about bringing routines to ICE, please feel free to contact us on info@incrediblycoolevents.co.uk or just give us a call on 0333 335 0089  – we’ll be happy to help!