Teen is ice dance champion
AN Egham teenager who was inspired to start ice skating after watching ITV’s Dancing on Ice with his mum has been crowned a national champion.
James Rigden, 17, became the Men’s British Solo Ice Dance Champion at the British Solo Ice Dance Championships 2016 Sheffield on June 25.
The former Magna Carta School pupil completed two dance programmes to wow judges at the National Ice Skating Association of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (NISA) event.
The teenager began figure in skating in April 2008.
He has since worked his way up through the 10 Skate UK training levels to complete his bronze, silver and gold levels in singles skating, ice dancing and synchronised team skating, before moving onto advanced NISA levels.
James Rigden, 17, of Egham being crowned the Men’s British Solo Ice Dance Champion at the British Solo Ice Dance Championships 2016 in Sheffield on June 25.