Tuesday 6th April 2010 – I’m now convinced that ice skating has progressed beyond a hobby and is now an obsession, having driven a 5 hours round trip from home to the Ice Rink at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in order to skate for a total of 4 minutes… 2.5 minutes warm-up then 1:40 programme.
Accompanied by my coach, and supported by a number of other skaters from Coventry and Cannock I performed my programme on Blackpool’s Ice Rink which is much smaller than I’m used to. With my long legs and a habit for skating quickly this proved to be more of a challenge than I’d expected.
My sincere thanks go to all the Coventry & Cannock skaters that cheered me on during my programme and also for the gifts that were thrown onto the ice when I finished my programme. Thank you all this was a really nice surprise and very much appreciated!
Sadly no photographs of the performance exist. However below are a couple of pictures taken immediately after the competition in a studio set up in the rink.