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Dan Whiston and Karen Barber will be holding a three-day skating and tuition session.
Dan Whiston and Karen Barber will be holding a three-day skating and tuition session.
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Would-be skaters have a real cool chance to learn from the ice-king himself!

For just three days at the start of June, Dancing on Ice star and two-times winner Dan Whiston will be teaching a skating school at Sub Zero ice rink in Cleveleys.

Dan Whiston and Karen Barber will be holding a three-day skating and tuition session.

Dan Whiston and Karen Barber will be holding a three-day skating and tuition session.

He will be teaming up with his friend Karen Barber – coach to the celebrities on the show and herself a former Olympic skater.

They will be doing three sessions a day at the rink, as well as private lessons. The sessions are designed to be for all levels and abilities and the last one each day will only be for adults.

Dan said he had been looking forward to the Fylde coast and could not wait to meet local people who supported him during the last series of the hit ITV1 show.

He also revealed Karen is to move to his hometown of Poulton. The pair now spend a lot of time together, after going into business with each other and opening a Subway franchise in Preston.

Dan, 35, said: “Everybody is welcome to come along to the sessions, it’s for all levels of skater – including beginners.

“We are having a special session each day just for adults, as we want to encourage some older adults, who might perhaps not feel as confident with children whizzing round.

“It’s just fantastic for me to be back home. Things have been busy with doing Dancing on Ice, then going off on the tour which only finished last week and I’ve got lots of other things in the pipeline too.

“I just felt while I was home it would be great to do a skate school, and I’d love it if people were to come down, skate with us and say hello. It’s going to be great fun.

“With Karen being a judge on the show, and now the coach to all the celebrities, she has so much expertise and experience to share.

“We are hoping to set up another Subway later in the year on the Fylde coast and Karen is moving to Poulton. She’ll be splitting her time between there and Colorado, where she lives for part of the year.”

Anyone who would like to take part in the sessions, or private lessons with Dan and Karen, can book by calling Sub Zero on (01253) 822254.