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As well as the opportunity to witness elite sporting events, adults and children alike are invited to embrace ice lessons as a fulfilling New Year's resolution.


Some of the world’s greatest ice sports athletes in speed, synchronised and figure skating will descend on Nottingham this week as the National Ice Centre gears up to host a series of elite sporting events.

Gedling Eye believe that the list of competitors includes two of Gedling borough’s ice skating British Champions – 9 year old Evie and Redhill Academy student, Jack Donovan.

The showcase of sporting talent promises a thrilling experience for members of the public who can watch some of the most accomplished international skaters as they demonstrate their sheer ice skills and athleticism. Among those competing for top-rank status are more than 100 skaters who train every day at the National Ice Centre. 

Tamara Cvijanovic, Figure Skating Manager, Coach and Choreographer at the National Ice Centre, says: “It’s an exciting month ahead at the National Ice Centre, with our homegrown talent competing against skaters from across the world hoping to achieve recognition for their sensational ice skills from hours of training. It’s a thrilling sport to watch and we are encouraging members of the public to join us and cheer on our fantastic Nottinghamshire talent.”

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Synchronised skating competition, The Britannia Cup is on January 15, which will see teams from across the globe of up to 20 figure skaters perform perfectly synchronised choreographed moves together. 

The figure skating Robin Hood Trophy (January 16-19) will welcome international skaters from as young as two and up to 65 years old to perform their impeccably rehearsed routines to judges.

As well as the opportunity to witness elite sporting events, adults and children alike are invited to embrace ice lessons as a fulfilling New Year’s resolution. Whether aiming to learn figure skating, sharpen ice hockey skills, or simply looking for an enjoyable fitness activity, ice sports are the perfect way to start the year. 

Lessons are structured to accommodate various age groups and skill levels. The National Ice Centre’s state-of-the-art facilities ensure a safe and enjoyable learning environment and are delivered by experienced and passionate instructors. 

Tamara Cvijanovic is a former elite international competitor and represented Croatia as the National Champion at the World Junior, European and World Championships back in 1993 and 1994. She started skating at just four years old and has been a performance figure skating coach at the highest international level for more than two decades. 

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Tamara adds: “Whether you’re a complete novice or have some experience, our lessons cater to everyone, offering a supportive environment to learn, grow, and most importantly, have fun. Not only are ice sports great for improved fitness, it’s also an opportunity to make new friends. Why not give it a go!”

Dates of upcoming sporting events at the National Ice Centre

January 15 – Britannia Cup

January 16-19 – Robin Hood Trophy.

For more information on the elite sporting events in January or to enrol in ice sports lessons, visit www.national-ice-centre.com

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