International Starclass Speed Skating Event Returns to Nottingham

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For a second year running, Nottingham will be host to international short track speed skating event, Starclass 2016. The event takes place at The National Ice Centre, Nottingham from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th January, and will see some of the best talent from Western Europe compete together on the ice.

Mid-way between their international seasons, the competition will feature Olympic squad, GB Short Track. Members of the squad are currently hard at work competing against the best skaters in the world from Canada to Sweden, Japan to Holland, but they will all be back in Nottingham for this annual event.

With British stars such as Elise Christie, the first Briton to win two medals at a World Championships, and Murray Cochrane, winner of the Europa Cup 2015; this event will be a great opportunity to see the current and future Olympians in action, and even better, on home ground. Star Class

Whilst Friday will be a day for schools, Saturday and Sunday will be open to the public for all to enjoy. Tickets for the event are now on sale, available online from or at the Nottingham Tourism Centre.

For event updates you can follow Twitter: @GB_ShortTrack or Facebook: ‘GB Short Track’

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve got a family ticket for four people to give away to one lucky reader. To be in with a chance of winning the family ticket, simply complete the entry form below and answer the question that follows. The competition closes at midday on Friday 18th December 2015 and the winner will be notified the same day. Terms and conditions apply.

Best of luck!

Posted on 02 December 2015
Featured author: Erin

Australian now calling Nottingham home. Piano playing, cake making, bicycle riding lady who loves travel.

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