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Dancing on Ice Stars return to Aberdeen for Summer Spectacular


Stars of ITV’s Dancing on Ice, Mark Hanretty and Alex Murphy are due to make their much-anticipated return to the North East ice this July.

Building on the huge success of last year’s event in the city – the TV skaters are coming back to take part in the 2019 Summer Skating Spectacular at Sport Aberdeen’s Linx Ice Arena on Sunday 7 July.

The skating showcase will be the centrepiece of a day that also includes a series of workshops for juniors and adults – allowing skaters of all ages and abilities to receive, invaluable, expert advice from the two professional ice dancers who have competed and won medals for their respective countries at a championship level. There will also be a Family Fun Disco and a meet and greet opportunity with Mark and Alex.

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

“We are delighted to welcome Mark and Alex back to the Linx Ice Arena. Last year was a storming success and everyone that took part, Mark and Alex included, were very eager to return to do it again. 

“The event provides a great insight into the number of paths available within ice skating and we hope it will encourage some spectators to come back and give it a try.”

Speaking on behalf of Alex and himself, Mark Hanretty said:

“We can’t wait to return to Aberdeen to work together for the skate spectacular!

“We were so impressed by the number and standard of the skaters at last year’s event and we are excited to see their improvements 12 months on. 

“It’s always a pleasure for us to perform as a team and I’m proud to have chance to share my home country with Alex in front of a wonderfully welcoming Scottish crowd.“

The Summer Skating Spectacular will take place on Sunday 7 July. Discounted early bird tickets are on sale now and cost £6.00 for children and £10.00 for adults, with family tickets also available. With a limited number of places, book now to guarantee an exciting day on the ice with our stars!