PICTURES: Can you remember Sheffield's legendary Silver Blades ice rink?

The Silver Blades during its heyday.
The Silver Blades during its heyday.
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It was the place where generations of Sheffield youngsters learned to ice skate.

The Silver Blades ice rink in Queens Road is fondly remembered by thousands - its cavernous interior the place where scores of city children pulled on their ice skates and gingerly took their first steps - with many promptly falling flat on their faces.

The opening of the rink.

The opening of the rink.

For decades, it was the place to be seen and where dozens of friendships and relationships were formed before it eventually met its demise as a skating rink.

But we're sure our great picture gallery will bring back some vivid memories of those chilly Saturday afternoons!

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Can you spot yourself on this picture?

Can you spot yourself on this picture?

Fun at Silver Blades in 1984.

Fun at Silver Blades in 1984.

A 1970s protest outside the rink after it was threatened with closure.

A 1970s protest outside the rink after it was threatened with closure.