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Over 60 skaters participating in Great Britain’s inclusive National Figure and Speed Skating Competition

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Yesterday in Great Britain, the National Figure and Speed Skating Competition got underway with the start of inclusive skating event included over 60 skaters. Competition wraps up Sunday. The inclusive event, in its third edition, is being held at the Curl Braehead in Glasgow, United Kingdom. It was the first time the event had been held with support from Great Britain’s National Ice Skating Association.

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Among the competitors were a large number of Special Olympians from Special Olympics East Midlands, Special Olympics Yorkshire & Humberside, Special Olympics West Midlands, Special Olympics Southern Scotland, Special Olympics Eastern Scotland, and Special Olympics Scotland West.

 

British competitors have done well at some international inclusive skating events, including at last year’s Special Olympics Vienna International where a few skaters moved up levels and some more earned medals.

 

The event was organized by Inclusive Skating, a Scottish based charity with strong ties to the Special Olympics community.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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