This weekend, the British Adult Figure Skating Championships 2016 will be held at Ice Sheffield. Running from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd May, the competition will see adult figure skaters from all over the country take to the ice to show off their skills.
Whether new to the sport or returning after years away from the ice, adult figure skaters can still take part in various national and international competitions. To be a part of the British Adult Figure Skating Championships skaters will have competed at a number of UK events to achieve the necessary score. Now as the season draws to an end their hard work culminates in this pinnacle event.
Adult figure skater David Arnold regularly competes on a national and international level with his wife, Pat. He said;
“My wife and I started competing together around six or seven years ago. We had both skated and coached for many years but took a few years out to follow other ventures. Even in this time our passion for skating has never gone away. It is absolutely fantastic to have accessible competitions for adult skaters – especially for those who, like us, are returning after a few years, or are new to the sport.
“As well as being able to do what we love, the competition is a chance for us to reconnect with friends from the skating world, new and old, so it’s a great social event in our calendar. Although we are friends none of us hold back in the competition!
“Being in our 60’s both my wife and I find skating fantastic for our health and we are sure that many adult skaters agree it is brilliant exercise. We have watched the British Adult Figure Skating Championships grow a huge amount in recent years, showing that there is a great demand for skating in this country.”
If you would like to attend this weekend’s competition tickets can be purchased from the IceSheffield reception by calling 0114 2233 900. Ticket prices are as follows:
£5 per day / £4 concessions
£10 for a 3 day ticket / £8 concessions
If you are interested in joining the world of adult figure skating please click here for more information on how to get involved.
Published: May 16th