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Doncaster Dome gets ready for Dancing on Ice skating surge

02 Jan 2018

Doncaster Dome gets ready for Dancing on Ice skating surge

To celebrate the return of Dancing on Ice, Doncaster Dome are hosting an Ice Spectacular on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 of January.

The weekend of spectacular events on ice will include stilt walkers, ice statues and lots of family fun activities at the Dome’s split level ice rink between 10am and 3.30pm each day.

ITV’s popular show, Dancing on Ice returns to TV screens for its tenth series on January 7 at 6pm, hosted by Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

Amanda Riddell, leisure and health manager at Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust who manage the Dome said: “We are really looking forward to the return of Dancing on Ice as the show always encourages more people to skate.

“During the ten week run we expect to see previous skaters who’ve not skated for a while returning to the rink and people who’ve never given skating a go, coming along to try it out.

“Skating is a great fun way to keep fit and spend time with family and friends and the show captures this appeal.”

In the last nine months more than 70,000 people have taken to the ice at the Ice Caps at Doncaster Dome for skating and disco skating sessions.

“Taking to the ice for the first time is the biggest step but we have penguin and snowman skating aids to help people who haven’t been on the ice before or need a little help to get their balance. The penguins and snowmen have helped more than 7,400 children access the ice since April 2017.

“We have boots starting from a children’s size six and skaters join us from walking age, our oldest learner was in their 80s. Under 5s can skate for free thanks to our scheme to encourage physical activity in younger children,” added Amanda.

Ice staking lessons at the Dome have seen more than 2000 people in the borough learn to skate in the last nine months and those having skating lessons get free access to the ice for leisure sessions.

“Our skating lessons are for all ages and abilities and our instructors help to give people confidence on the ice and build on their abilities. We are sure that our staking lesson customers will be glued to the screens for Dancing on Ice and will be wanting to replicate some of the moves when they come for their next lesson!” said Amanda.

For further details of DCLT’s Ice offer visit www.dclt.co.uk/venues/the-dome/ice-skating

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