Professionals living on the edge

Skating stars: Frankie and Matt with producer Suzanne Haw
Skating stars: Frankie and Matt with producer Suzanne Haw
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Professionals on Ice at Ice Sheffield

Two breath-taking hours later, I’ve uttered the word ‘wow’ so much, it’s become redundant.

This show has been a long time coming and, as a Dancing on Ice devotee, I’ve been looking forward to seeing what The Professionals on Ice will have to offer.

IceSheffield was a great choice for this intimate performance. The Sheffield crowd watched mainly open-mouthed as the familiar faces we’re used to seeing hold up tentative celebs , whizzed with abandon over the ice, moving at incredible speed. The agility and skill of these highly trained individuals was amazing to watch and death-defying jumps and lifts were greeted with involuntary gasps.

A beautiful solo skate by Mark Hanretty was a highlight, as was a ‘fours’ routine, performed by Sean, Jodeyne, Alexandra and Lukas which - interestingly - was choregraphed over Skype between the two couples in Sweden and Canada homes. Another memorable moment was when Creative Director Matt Evers introduced some homegrown talent to the crowd in the form of 15-year-old PJ Hallam - a future star.

Come back soon Professionals - we want to see more!