Nice on the ice for Sheffield pupils

Pupils from St Thomas More enjoy one of their free ice skating lessons at iceSheffield.
Pupils from St Thomas More enjoy one of their free ice skating lessons at iceSheffield.
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More than 150 pupils from three Sheffield primary schools are learning a new sport – thanks to a course of free ice skating sessions.

St Catherine’s at Burngreave, Rivelin at Walkley, and St Thomas More at Grenoside have all joined the scheme run by iceSheffield.

Children are enjoying a free lesson every week this month from qualified coaches, and classes are open to all ability levels.

The programme is part of a national initiative and Sheffield’s scheme is one of the biggest in the country with 800 youngsters signed up.

Next year it hoped the project will blossom further, with an extra 2,300 training places created.

David Bly, programme and development manager at iceSheffield, said: “We are excited to continue our work with local schools to encourage sporting and leisure participation for all age ranges. Children are learning it is fun to skate.”