The boy with golden skates

Ellie Allan and Keegan Cairns with their medals
Ellie Allan and Keegan Cairns with their medals

A young ice skater from Glenrothes is fast making a name for himself in the world of ice dancing.

Competing in the British Ice Dance Championships at Ice Sheffield, Keegan Cairns (12) picked up a gold and bronze medal.

The gold medal came in the Basic Novice Men’s Solo Championship, before skating to a bronze along with Ellie Allan in the Beginners section for pairs event. Both Keegan and Ellie are members of the Kirkcaldy Ice Skating Club.

Further progress for Keegan came recently when he achieved a place on the National Ice Skating Association Regional Development squad. Keegan attends Auchmuty HS and is coached by Melanie Doyle and Jackie Coubrough.

Another club member, 12-year-old Kiera Ramage, also qualified and competed in the juvenile section of the championships.