THE American cast of Disney on Ice took a break from rehearsals for a visit to Sheffield’s HD Sports factory.
The skaters, who will perform at the Motorpoint Arena this weekend, were invited along by HD operations director George Brumpton.
“They’re the end users of our product so we offered them a behind-the-scenes glimpse,” he said.
HD Sports has produced blades for Torvill and Dean, Olympic champs and even, once upon a time, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
“Skating is who we are, so it was fascinating,” said 26-year-old Jennifer Rubin from Washington.
Sasha Cowal, aged 25, from Texas added: “It’s a piece of history.”