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Dancing On Ice 'masterclass' comes to Blackburn Arena this weekend
9:23am Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
THE stars of a hit TV show will host a skating ‘masterclass’ in Blackburn this weekend Three-times winner of Dancing On Ice, Daniel Whiston, will join judge Karen Barber at Blackburn Ice Arena on Saturday afternoon A two-hour skating lesson, suitable for all ages and abilities, will be held from noon to 2pm.
A session for members on Sunday has already sold out.
Daniel, 36, has won the competition a record three times, last year par-tnering Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle to victory. He said: “We have been all over the country doing some classes, and this is the last chance before we start the new series. We are giving people the opportunity to put on a pair of skates and have some really good fun.”
Blackpool-born Daniel started skating when he was seven, and said a lot of people skate for the first time at his session, only to continue afterwards.
He said: “We are inspiring a new generation of skaters.”
Karen has been involved with Dancing on Ice since it started in 2006, and trains the celebrity skaters before the live shows.
She said: “If you watch the TV show and you can see how it’s made, well, we are bringing that to Blackburn. It’s an experience for the whole family, and even grandma can come and watch from the cafe.
“We will accomodate all ages and abilities.”
The pair will start rehearsing for the final Dancing On Ice season in the coming weeks.
Daniel, who doesn’t know who his partner will be yet, said: “Katie Price, or somebody like her, would be great.”
Tickets cost £40, plus the price of admission.
Skates are available from the arena. To reserve a place, call 01254 668686.
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