Gymnast Beth Tweddle from Cheshire was crowned the winner of Dancing on Ice in 2013 and is excited to skate for a home crowd.
Olympic legends Torvill & Dean opened the arena almost 20 years ago and now they'll skate their farewell tour of Dancing on Ice
Liverpool actor and singer Ray Quinn won the Dancing on Ice series back in 2009 will return to Manchester tomorrow as the champion of champions after winning the 9th and final series.
Former X Factor contestant Ray Quinn has been crowned the last-ever champion of ITV's Dancing on Ice.
The singer went head to head with Coronation Street actress Hayley Tamaddon for the 'Champion of Champions' title in the final episode of the skating talent show.
Quinn, 25, and his partner Maria Filippov were the early bookmakers' favourites to win the competition and received the most votes from viewers after receiving a maximum of 40 points for both their routines on the night.
Rival finalist and Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle was eliminated after the first round of dances.
After being crowned the winner last night, Quinn said: "I'm absolutely privileged, but this moment is for Maria. I'm proper buzzing, I'm over the moon. Drinks are on me."
Christopher Dean described Quinn's performances as "incredible," adding: "He's a worthy winner and the best skater we've had."
Dancing on Ice bows out after nine series as one of ITV's prime-time reality shows.
An emotional final show opened with Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean dancing their last televised performance of the famous Bolero routine.
Presenters Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley also took to the ice and were joined by the show's judges, Robin Cousins, Ashley Roberts, Jason Gardiner and Karen Barber, who performed a short routine.
Former co-presenter Holly Willoughby also returned for the farewell show.
Liverpool-born Quinn rose to fame after losing out to X Factor winner Leona Lewis in 2006. The singer claimed that he had lost two stone in weight during the show's gruelling training schedule. He took home his first Dancing on Ice title in 2009.
Judge Gardiner said Quinn was a "master" and told him: "I sit here in absolute awe of what you can do."
Dancing on Ice stars will battle it out to be the ultimate champion in the last ever final.
It promises to be a real North West affair with Blackpool's Hayley Tamaddon, Ray Quinn from Liverpool, and current champion Beth Tweddle from Cheshire taking to the ice.
The three spoke to Granada Reports Showbiz correspondent, Caroline Whitmore.
The Dancing on Ice tour is back in Manchester today and tomorrow. It is also coming to Liverpool at the beginning of May. The show is in its fifth year and features the Olympic gold medal duo Torvil and Dean as well as other celebrities.