Christmas Weekends sees over 30 British skaters take to the ice!

Video Credit – Nick Spacey

Last weekend, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December, UK Longtrack held its annual Christmas party and training weekend.

With over 30 skaters in attendance, training took place at De Uithof in the Netherlands with Schaatstraining Advies & Begleding coach Jetske Wiersma (NL) and UK Longtrack coaches Piet Knip (NL), Nicole Knip (NL) and Tom Fell (GB), aided by coach trainee Clare Upton (GB).

The weekend was a great success with 7 new skaters racing their first 500m on Sunday morning, setting their first personal records and Johanco Veldsman taking 8 seconds off of his previous 500m personal record.

The skaters were joined by UK Longtrack supporters and the GB team for the Christmas meal in Kijkduin, 15 minutes from the rink.

Photo Credit: Marlinda Piek