Six free skating lessons up for grabs as Wendy leads city team

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A team of 23 Sheffield skaters will be hoping for medal success when they compete in the British Adult Championships over the next three days.

The three-day National Ice Skating Association (NISA) event is being staged at the squad’s home rink, iceSheffield, from today until Saturday.

Almost 200 skaters from across the UK, aged between 21 and 76, will take part in Men’s, Ladies, Pairs and Ice Dance categories. Among those representing iceSheffield will be 51-year-old Wendy Ollivant, who won a bronze medal at last year’s Championships.

Wendy, who will be competing in singles pre-bronze class 2, is a former competitor of the Real Yorkshire Ice Factor – iceSheffield’s version of Dancing on Ice for novice skaters.

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lWith ice fever sweeping Sheffield and to celebrate the 2012 British Adult Championships, we’ve teamed up with iceSheffield to offer one lucky reader the chance to win six free skate lessons.

Whether you’re a total beginner or already confident on the rink, iceSheffield’s popular Learn to Skate programme lets you improve at your own pace. It is also a fun and challenging way to get fit and improve flexibility.

The six-week Skate UK course teaches the basics of skating and, as you move through the levels, progresses onto more advanced techniques such as snowplough stops, backward skating and even a spin or a jump.

IceSheffield boasts two Olympic-sized ice rinks so you can learn away from the busier public sessions. Courses and instructors are approved by the National Ice Skating Association and sessions run in six-week blocks so you can progress through the 10 Skate UK levels at your own pace.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply enter by text, or online at

Text SNL (SPACE) followed by SKATE (SPACE), followed by your name, house number and postcode and send to 61500,

Deadline for entries is 10am on February 23.

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