More than 150 local skaters to join international champions for spectacular Christmas Ice Show

Published: Friday, 4th December 2015

More than 150 local skaters will join international skating champions for a spectacular ice show at Oxford Ice Rink.

The 2015 Christmas Ice Show, called That’s Entertainment, will take place at 3pm and 6pm on Saturday 12 December and Sunday 13 December 2015.

Now a popular part of the city’s calendar, this year’s show will feature international, national and local skating champions alongside more than 150 local skaters. The skaters will perform routines to themes from films and musicals.

This year’s show also features an amazing aerial act and is sure to get everyone in the mood for Christmas.

The star-studded cast includes:

  • Harry Mattick 
    Harry was the British Senior Men’s silver medallist in 2013 and was the bronze medallist 2014. He has also competed at the Junior World Championships
  • Tammy Sear-Watkins
    Tammy was the 1999 British Ladies Champion and has competed for Great Britain in European and World Championships. After a career as Principal performer in the world famous Hot Ice show, Tammy returned to Oxford Ice Rink as a coach. Tammy Sear-Watkins started her skating career at Oxford Ice Rink at the age of eight.
  • Deborah Bell
    Deborah is a regular competitor nationally at senior level and has represented Brazil. She is warming up for the show by competing at the British Championships in Sheffield. Debbie is also an important member of staff at the Ice Rink
  • Charlotte Davis
    Professional show skater, Charlotte has performed in the world’s leading ice entertainment show ‘Holiday on Ice’, where she performed in more than 200 shows across six European countries. She represented England in the Home Countries International Final 2008 and 2009. Charlotte began skating at Oxford Ice Rink, age 10.
  • Emily-Kate Barnett 
    Emily-Kate Barnett is an up-and-coming skater at the ice rink and recently claimed gold at the British Solo Ice Dance Championships in Sheffield.
  • Local skaters from Oxford Ice Rink
    More than 150 local skaters who train at Oxford Ice Rink, including the Oxford Ice Academy Championship and Competitive Squad Members, Oxford Ice Dance Club Members, Oxford Figure and Free Ice Skating Club and Children from Fusion “Skate School”
  • Afreaka Aerials
    This year the show also features an amazing local aerial acrobatics act – with acrobats performing above the rink. 

The show has been produced by Oxford Ice Rink and local skate coaches Jane de Lange, Alison Morrell, Martin Minshull, Charlotte Davis and Alicia de Lange with great help from local skaters and their families.

Vincent Harley, General Manager of Oxford Ice Rink, said: “This year’s show should be the best ever. In addition to some great international quality skaters, we have a great aerial act, over a hundred of our own skaters and even Marvin the Penguin taking part.”

“The coaches, Ice Rink team, skaters and families have put a lot of work into making this show one of the premier Christmas events in the city and I would encourage everyone to come to the show and get in the Christmas spirit.”

Councillor Mark Lygo, Oxford City Council Executive Board Member for Leisure, Sport and Events, said: “The Christmas Ice Show at Oxford Ice Rink is one of the highlights of the festive season.

“This year’s event looks incredible. It will be great to see so many local skaters on the same rink as such well-known international athletes, and I cannot wait to see the aerial show.

“I’m really pleased to see Oxford Ice Rink going from strength to strength.”

Tickets are selling fast and are now on sale from Oxford Ice Rink. They cost £10 for adults, £8 for under 16s and over 60s, £24 for one adult and two children, and £31 for two adults and two children.

For more information visit the Oxford Ice Rink website.