Speed sen­sa­tion opens ice rink

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Tizzie Walsh, Li­cas Vince and Oliver Bornchin A TEEN speed skat­ing star took to the ice as guest of hon­our at the of­fi­cial open­ing of a half-term ice rink at Stret­ford Mall.

As­pir­ing Win­ter Olympian Tizzie Walsh, along with fel­low mem­bers of Al­trin­cham Speed Skat­ing Club, were keen to en­cour­age other kids to get on the ice and try the sport.

Tizzie, from Sale, a pupil at Loreto Gram­mar School, said: “There were quite a lot of peo­ple and some of the lit­tle ones, four and five-year-olds, were hav­ing a great time. There was a lot of laugh­ter and the ben­e­fit of it be­ing ar­ti­fi­cial is that the mums can go on in their shoes and help the kids.”

Al­trin­cham Speed Skat­ing Club meets once a week at Al­trin­cham ice rink, with all age groups wel­come.

Gary Noble, 42, club coach and na­tional speed skat­ing cham­pion, said: “This is great if it means lo­cal kids are be­ing ac­tive and if it in­spires some to take up skat­ing then so much the bet­ter.”

The rink is free and is open from 11am to 5pm daily un­til Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 22 (4pm on Sun­day).

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Stret­ford Mall ice rink, go to www. stret­ford­mall.com, fol­low @Stret­ford­Mall on Twit­ter or visit the cen­tre’s Face­book page.

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