A FLINTSHIRE ice skating club is leading the way in making the activity more accessible. 

Deeside Ice Skating Club held its first disability skate session last week at Deeside's Ice Arena and was attended by over 90 participants. 

Deeside Ice Skating Club has been offering skating to people in Flintshire for almost 50 years since its formation in 1974.

The club held regular sessions up until March 2020 when the pandemic forced the group to close until they re-opened in January following the refurbishment at the Deeside Ice Arena.

Discussing the success of their first disabled ice skating session, club chair, Jo Gillmore said: "It was fantastic to see so many families enjoy the session by being able to skate and enjoy the ice together.

"We had over 90 disabled participants together with their carers and friends. The skaters didn’t let their disabilities hold them back and a great time was had by all."


Jo also extended her thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors who helped make the day a success.

She added: "There was also great support from the volunteers helping out on the day and sharing their love of skating. 

"The club were very grateful to RM Roofing & Construction from Ellesmere Port who sponsored our first session, and Deeside Ice Arena for their ongoing support.

"The sessions will be held on the first Sunday of each month. If any other businesses would like to be involved with sponsorship we would love to hear from them."

For any further information on the club or its disability sessions please email deesideiceskatingclub1974@gmail.com