Isle of Wight Ice Skating Club is a volunteer-led community sports group representing the Isle of Wight and our Club is made up of 50 synchronised ice skaters aged from 6 to 25 and our project is to keep our ice skaters skating during 2019 even though our Island home rink remains closed after two years. Our four synchro teams now have to travel by ferry to the mainland each week to undertake training. Wight Jewels, our senior team (aged over 15) train at Bracknell Ice rink on Sunday evenings, and Wight Crystals, Wight Sparkles and Wight Sequins (aged 6 to 16) train at Gosport, the closest rink to the Island early on Sunday mornings. Attending this training is vital to be able to enter the teams into competitions to continue to proudly represent the Isle of Wight and partnering up with these other ice rinks has been paramount in supporting them with the continued opportunity to skate with other Clubs, make new friends and grow social networks doing the sport they love. We have lost some of our Island skaters due to the financial burden on their families of the weekly ferry travel to the mainland and with no new skaters 'being grown' on the Island with no home rink, some Gosport based skaters have now joined the Island teams and our Club. So, as well as Island skaters travelling weekly to the mainland, we now have Gosport skaters travelling weekly to the Island to join the teams for 'off ice' training, comprising of strength and fitness training. Linking us together will help support sport in our community and will develop the growing community relationship being built across the water between the Isle of Wight and Gosport. This project is needed to give our young Island ice skaters the opportunity to continue to come together during 2019 with Gosport skaters to train, learn new skills, techniques, improve their strength and fitness, practice regularly together both on and off the ice, so that when they go out on the ice, they are able to make their community proud. As our ice skaters grow into young people and go through their teenage years and into young adulthood, it is vital they continue to have the opportunity to develop resilient sporting habits and improve their ability levels in the sport they love. Providing weekly training travel will enable them to share and learn valuable life skills, develop a sense of belonging and create positive role models for each other.