Skating kids set to show they have the ice factor

The young skaters in rehearsal for the show
The young skaters in rehearsal for the show

Young skaters from Kirkcaldy Ice Skating Club are preparing to show off their skills on the ice for this year’s annual Christmas show.

2014 is the 10th year that the club, which trains at the town’s ice rink, will be putting on a Christmas ice show.

And the dates of the two public shows are on Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14.

Since it started in 2005, over the years the event has become something that both coaches, skaters and members of the public look forward to and for the 10th year it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

A total of 62 young people, aged from four to 18, will be performing a number of spectacular dances, all set to a diverse range of musical forms - offering something to suit all tastes.

And the performances are put on by skaters of all abilities, from beginners to those competing in top class competitions.

Jackie Coubrough, head coach, said: “We’ve a lot of different dances to a mix of different music in various styles from musicals to pop music.”

After a year of training, learning new skills and competing in competitions, the Christmas show gives the skaters the chance to show off what they have learnt in the 12 months to family, friends and members of the public - without being concerned about impressing competition judges.

The run up to the show is a time that the young people really enjoy.

Jackie told the Press: “Rehearsals are going very well.

“The kids are all working very hard.

“It can get stressful at times as we get closer, but it always seems to come together and work itself out in the end.”

But it is not only the skaters who have been working hard in preparation for the shows.

Jackie and her team have been very busy working out the lighting and choreography, not to mention making all the beautiful costumes as well.

The organisers are hoping for a large audience for the shows again this year and believe people who come along will be pleasantly surprised by what’s on display.

‘The Ice Factor’ takes place at Fife Ice Arena on Saturday, December 13 at 2.00 p.m. and on Sunday, December 14 at noon.

Tickets for ‘The Ice Factor’ are priced £8 for adults and £4 for children/concessions.

They are available to buy from Fife Ice Arena.