Youngsters meet rugby star at grand opening of ice rink

STAR Portsmouth Grammar School Year 3 pupils help Kyran Bracken open the ice rink at Gunwharf Quays. Picture: Mick Young 123755-03
STAR Portsmouth Grammar School Year 3 pupils help Kyran Bracken open the ice rink at Gunwharf Quays. Picture: Mick Young 123755-03
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Youngsters had a really cool time skating and met former England rugby player and TV star Kyran Bracken to celebrate the opening of Gunwharf Quays’ ice rink.

The Year 3 children from Portsmouth Grammar School had fun trying to stay upright on their blades and skating with Kyran, the winner of the 2007 series of ITV’s Dancing On Ice.

COOL Former Dancing on Ice Champion Kyran Bracken and Year 3 children from Portsmouth Grammar School. Picture: CJR Photography

COOL Former Dancing on Ice Champion Kyran Bracken and Year 3 children from Portsmouth Grammar School. Picture: CJR Photography

Jason Ashcroft, deputy head of Portsmouth Grammar Junior School, said the children particularly enjoyed the penguin scooter aids available at the rink.

The 60ft by 60ft ice rink in the Plaza will be at Gunwharf Quays until January 6. As well as the penguin scooter aids for children, there are coaching sessions for those who want to perfect their skating skills.

There are also fixed classes every Thursday morning from 11am-1pm or visitors can book the sessions through the Gunwharf Quays website and arrange a time that suits.

Gunwharf Quays is holding a 1970s inspired skating event every Friday (7pm-9pm) until January 4. There will even be prizes for the best 1970s retro outfit as well extra lighting and disco music to add to the atmosphere.

For dates, admission times and advance bookings visit http://admiticket.com/gunwharfquays. Tickets are priced £8 for adults, £4 for children for a 45-minute skating session. And don’t forget to send your 1970s party pictures with contact details if you’d like to see them printed on these pages.