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Dancing on Ice Stars make first trip North for Summer Skating Spectacular


Stars of ITV’s Dancing on Ice Mark Hanretty and Sylvain Longchambon are set to wow Aberdeen audiences this July when they visit the Linx Ice Arena for the Summer Skating Spectacular.

The Summer Skating Spectacular will bring together local skaters nominated by coaches from skating and hockey clubs across Aberdeen to perform alongside the TV dancers in a one-off showcase for family, friends and spectators.

Neither of the dancers have performed in the North East before so this will be a first for both performers and viewers alike.

The showcase will be the centrepiece of a day that also includes a series of workshops for juniors and adults – allowing skaters of all ages to receive, invaluable, expert advice from two professional ice dancers who have competed and won medals for their respective countries at a championship level.

Jon Behari, Learn to Skate Coordinator and NISA Level 2 Coach & Choreographer said:

“It’s great to be able to include Mark Hanretty and Sylvain Longchambon in the showcase. Both are extremely talented dancers but also, with their history of coaching, they’re certainly a great pair to pass on some invaluable wisdom to the juniors and adults in attendance.

“The event will provide a great insight into the number of paths available within ice skating – be that; dancing, hockey, or figure skating and we hope that it will encourage those in attendance to come back and give it a try.”

Tickets for the showcase can be purchased here.