Dumfries Set For Trophy D’Ecosse Synchronised Skating Championships

Preparations are well underway at Dumfries Ice Bowl as it welcomes the Trophy D’Ecosse Synchronised Skating Championships this weekend. The Council run facility is hosting the Synchronised Skating event for the sixth consecutive year, and work is taking place this week to transform the rink into an international skating theatre for the weekend. The event runs from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 February.

Work is being carried out around the clock to build platforms, move rink netting and transform the Curling Lounge into changing areas for the 3 day Synchronised Skating event, with over 50 teams are scheduled to attend.

Councillor Ted Thompson, Civic Head for the Council commented;

“We have lots of local interest in the Trophy D’Ecosse this year so you never know, we may see someone from Dumfries and Galloway skating at a future Winter Olympics. I look forward to strengthening our continued working relationship with the Trophy D’Ecosse and wish all competitors the best of luck in the event.”

Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Events Champion, Councillor Colin Smyth added;

“Our Council is proud to be holding this major Skating event once again. We have a 4 year events strategy in place and we are committed to putting on world class events in our region. It helps build the economy, which is a key priority for Dumfries and Galloway Council. On top of this, it gives residents of our region the chance to watch world class sport on their doorstep, and inspire the next generation of sports stars.”

Teams will be travelling from as far as Canada to compete for the prestigious prizes on offer this weekend. There are 11 categories to be skated for throughout the weekend and action on the ice starts at 9am on Friday morning.

Details of the full programme can be found in the official programme which can be purchased from Dumfries Ice Bowl. Further details are available via the Trophy D’Ecosse website at http://trophydecosse.co.uk/

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