On the 7th and 8th of April, Senior GB Ice Dancers Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson travelled to Scotland to work with three local figure skating clubs (Olympia, East Kilbride and Ayr), to help support grassroots skating. The pair really enjoyed their time working with the enthusiastic grassroots athletes of the sport and seeing the rising young talent in action!
Speaking after the skating sessions Lewis said, “I’m really glad to be able to come back home and to the rink where I first started to learn to skate and train. It was great working with all the young skaters, who were so willing to learn and improve.”
Lilah also said “We had the most wonderful time working with the local Scottish skaters, sharing some of the invaluable knowledge that we have been lucky enough to learn. Everybody was so focused and keen to learn and it was even more exciting since Lewis began skating at these rinks. We hope to show these young and promising athletes how far you can go if you work hard and set ambitious goals. We can't wait to see what these kids can do!”
Hopefully, the Scottish Skaters felt inspired to keep developing their skating skills after meeting with GB athletes Lilah and Lewis. NISA were delighted the dance pair were able to take some time out of their busy schedules to support grassroots figure skating. It is fantastic for young skaters to meet positive role models such as Lilah and Lewis and we hope this helps motivate more grassroots skaters to continue with the sport.