3. Lizzie McFeaters and Megan O'Callaghan at Gladstone Ice Skating Photo Mike Richards / The Observer
3. Lizzie McFeaters and Megan O'Callaghan at Gladstone Ice Skating Photo Mike Richards / The Observer Mike Richards GLA271214ICES

Gladstone skaters cool on ice, stopping when out of breath

IT WAS an international affair at the Gladstone Ice Skating yesterday with strong representation from around the world.

Siblings Andrew, Eleanor and Lizzie McFeaters from Australia skated with their friends Megan and Caoimhe O'Callaghan from Ireland and Emma McGatchie from the United Kingdom.

Andrew was short of breath when he stopped and said he was having a good time.

"It's pretty fun passing people holding on to the rail," he said. "I'm getting better."

Anne Duncan was enjoying skating around the rink and demonstrated how to do it.

"It's good fun out there, everyone should have a go," she said. "It's something that you never lose."

Mrs Duncan is involved in ballet and her grace was evident on the ice.

"I like showing the kids how to skate around," she said. "It's wonderful to have something like this in Gladstone."

Chris Holdt was taking his daughter Dakota Holdt around for a spin.

"She is loving it at the moment," he said.

"Now the younger one wants a turn so I have to take her around."

Ashley Tawera was working at the centre and said it was fun working with the children.

"The ones who keep coming back are the best," he said.

"They slowly get further away from the walls and start to really enjoy it."



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