Skaters impress audience with action- packed show
DISNEY On Ice stars put on an act ion- packed performance in Glasgow – full of tricks, stunts and surprises. Thousands of excited youngsters and Disney fans headed to the OVO Hydro to watch the Discover the Magic show last night.
Professional figure skaters playing roles of popular Disney characters have been entertaining audiences across the UK since February.
The first Glasgow show kicked off at 6.30pm, which included remarkable ice skating, high- flying acrobatics, as well as impressive stunts.
The talented skaters told several stories through their dancing, while classic songs from Disney movies were played.
A mix of stunning solo performances and exciting group performances impressed the busy audience, who were encouraged to get involved by clapping and “making waves”.
Characters who made an appearance included Mickey Mouse, Moana, Buzz Lightyear, Ariel, Olaf, Aladdin, Tinkerbell and many more.
Despite some bulky and large costumes, it didn’t stop them from gliding across the ice.
Sarah Nolan, from Ontario in Canada, who skates professionally for a living, portrayed Tinkerbell.
Ahead of the show, the 32- yearold said: “When I was young we lived across the street from an ice rink and having already been skating with my dad on a homemade backyard rink it only seemed natural to start the real thing.
“I live to perform and being in front of an audience is what I do best. Performing for my family in Canada is my biggest skating achievement.
“I’ve been fortunate to have been close to home for shows which has been a highlight of my career.”
She went on to say: “I love Glasgow. This is my third time here and I remember the people as being very friendly.
“We’ve had great audiences and they’re usually pretty loud, which motivates us a lot. The city is beautiful and it’s so fun to wander around.”
The professional skater has featured in previous Disney shows including Road Trip Adventures, Worlds of Enchantment and Worlds of Fantasy where she made “great memories and lifelong friends”.
Sarah revealed that the best part of the show is seeing the reactions and interacting with as many audience members as possible.
She added: “I feel a great responsibility to bring each audience member into the show and make them a part of it.”
Several more shows of Disney On Ice: Discover the Magic will be held in the city this weekend.
Verdict: Four stars