show performing Hans Christian Andersen's tale.
While in the Fens area of the South of England ice-skating
developed as a necessity to keep trade and communications going between families in the coldest winters, in the North East skating has always been about fun and recreation.
Emily Gibson, 13, discovered her love of ice-skating
when she first took to Whitley Bay Ice Rink at the age of five skating with the Ice Bears and then the Polar Club.
Those who are wary of taking up ice-skating
need have no fears, because the centre is also offering qualified coaches to help visitors and to provide lessons.
It is a special thing for children in December as they come to spend their vacation and for recreational activities," said Bhuvnesh Banga, the Secretary of Ice-Skating
FUN LOVER Ice-skating
instructor Jayne Soliman on a holiday with friends; WORKPLACE The Bracknell Ice Skating centre; HEALTHY Jayne in 2003 at an ice skating competition; BIRTH AND DEATH The John Radcliffe Hospital; TALENTED Jayne shows off her skills at a contest in 80s
This voucher entitles you to one free adult or child (aged 16 years or under) ice-skating
admission when accompanied by one full-paying adult at any participating ice-rink.
Three celebrities - Gaynor Faye, 34, Stefan Booth, 26, and Bonnie Langford, 41 -are competing for the ice-skating
Sixty-six-year-old Walter first got the taste for ice-skating
at the age of 49 after watching an ice hockey match and now glides across the ice whenever he can.
One of Billingham Forum's youngest ice-skating
stars is well on the way to making his mark on the spot.