Elderly Encouraged To Ice Skate

For the first time ever in the UK a project aimed at getting elderly people involved in ice skating has been launched.

Elderly take up ice skating to keep fit

by John Willats

Ice skating for the more mature, might not be the first thing you think about as a new hobby, but it's been launched as a new way to keep the over fifties in shape.

A group of pensioners took the ice today, and were cheered on by fitness guru Rosemary Conley, who became a fan of skating on ITV's Dancing on Ice.

Advertisement

Project encourages elderly to ice skate

Rosemary Conley took to the ice to mark the launch of the project Credit: ITV Central

For the first time ever in the UK a project aimed at getting elderly people involved in ice skating has been launched.

Fitness expert Rosemary Conley took to the ice today in Nottingham Ice Arena to mark the launch of the campaign as commentator Colin Slater who opened the launch.

The sessions which available only to the over 50s, are being funded by Sport England as part of a drive to encourage older people to take part in sports.

Organisers want to show older people they are not to old to try something new and adventurous Credit: ITV Central
The sessions which available only to the over 50s, are being funded by Sport England Credit: ITV Central