Dancing on ice: Sheffield prepares for ISU European Figure Skating Championships
Date Posted: 11/01/12
Dancing on ice is all the rage at the minute thanks to the popular TV show, and later this month the ISU European Figure Skating Championships will provide fans with another exciting spectacle.
Taking place at Sheffield's Motorpoint Arena between Sunday January 22nd and Sunday January 29th, it is the first time in over 20 years that the event has been held in the UK.
Fans booking city breaks will be able to witness what is the third largest competition for figure skaters, only surpassed by the World Championships and Winter Olympics.
Keith Horton, chief executive of the National Ice Skating Association (NISA), said: "The ISU European Figure Skating Championships is one of the top three events on the skating calendar and will attract competitors and their coaches from all across Europe and spectators from all over the world to Sheffield."
Among the competitors who are confirmed to be taking part are 2006 Olympic Champion Evgeni Plushenko and British pair Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland.
Posted by Danielle Masterson
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