Record number of Oxford skaters to compete at the British Figure Skating Championships this month

Published: Friday, 16th November 2018

A record number of ten Oxford Ice Rink skaters will be competing this month at the British Figure Skating Championships in Sheffield.

The championships will be taking place at Sheffield Ice Rink from Monday 26 November to Saturday 1 December.

The Oxford skaters competing are:

Harry Mattick, 24, Senior Men
Miesha Cooke Smith, 15, Junior Ladies
Halah Thomas, 15, Advanced Novice Ladies
Arabella Sear Watkins, 12, Advanced Novice Ladies
Alicia Boyer, 14, Advanced Novice Ladies
Lowenna Prigg, 11, Advanced Novice Ladies
Fiona Jeffrey 14, Intermediate Novice Ladies
Evie Lewis, 13 Intermediate Novice Ladies & Basic Novice Pairs
Ciera Turner Frick, 12, Basic Novice Ladies
Jacob Casey, 13, Intermediate Novice Men & Basic Novice Pairs

The public will get a chance to see the skaters at the Oxford Ice Rinks’ Winter Spectacular, being held on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 of December at 3pm and 6pm.

All the skaters competing at the National Championships, except for Harry Mattick, who is best man at his brother’s wedding that weekend, will be appearing in the show.

Jane de Lange, Skating Co-ordinator at Oxford Ice Rink said: “This is such a fantastic achievement, many of these skaters have come through our Academy after starting in our Learn to Skate programme, and now train with our Elite squad. It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Fusion Lifestyle, Oxford City Council and our coaching staff, we are very proud of them all”.

Mike Harrison, General Manager of the rink said: “We are all really proud of all our brilliant skaters and their amazing coaches. We wish them all the best of luck at the championships and we hope as many locals as possible come along and cheer on these talented skaters on at the Winter Spectacular in December”

Councillor Linda Smith, Board Member for Leisure and Housing at Oxford City Council said: “It’s wonderful that Oxford will be sending a record number of skaters to the British Figure Skating Championships this month. These skaters show the heights which can be achieved with hard work and dedication to the sport, but Oxford Ice Rink is a fabulous asset for skaters of all types, from the casual weekend user enjoying a fun way to get some healthy exercise right through to those competing at an elite level who will be entertaining the crowds at the perennially popular Winter Spectacular”.

The Winter Spectacular is a highlight of the festive season in Oxford and a brilliant showcase for some of the many talented skaters who have developed their skills at Oxford Ice Rink since it opened in 1984.

Tickets for the Winter Spectacular are now on sale from Oxford Ice Rink.

Advance purchase ticket are now available from the ice rink:
Adults £12
Under 16's & 60+  £9
Family (1+2) £25
Family (2+2) £36

For more information please call 01865 305010 or visit