International stars skate into lavish show

Hot Ice 2013 Pleasure Beach
Hot Ice 2013 Pleasure Beach
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Skating stars from across the globe – 26 of them to be exact – are heading to Blackpool in one of the world’s most spectacular ice shows.

Hot Ice kicks off its summer season at the Pleasure Beach on Wednesday, and runs through until September 7.

Bosses at the Pleasure Beach are claiming this year’s production – Allure – will be one of the lavish shows yet, with more than 400 costumes and some jaw-dropping special effects.

This year’s show has a truly international flavour with skaters from Russian, Canada and France among those performers taking to the ice.

And there’s also a local flavour with Blackpool-born Dancing On Ice skater Katie Stainsby once again gracing the ice, as well as Preston-born Louise Walden and her pairs partner Owen Edwards performing in their first ever Hot Ice Show after representing Team GB in competitions across the globe.

The award-winning show has been wowing audiences in Blackpool for seven decades and has been acknowledged for the best in ice skating with stylish costumes, unbelievable feathers and glittering rhinestones that set the ice alight and dazzle the senses.

“The Hot Ice production team are thrilled that Louise and Owen will be joining the 2013 Hot Ice production Allure and we hope they will enjoy their first professional ice show,” said producer and director Amanda Thompson OBE.

“Nothing beats the challenge of Hot Ice and working with world class choreographer Antony Johns and the famous figure skating champion Oula Jaaskelainen.

“The challenges of Hot Ice are second to none and the show is undoubtedly the most glamorous and the best in the world. It will be another fantastic show for all the family.”

Seats for evening performances (7.30pm start, Monday to Saturday) are priced from £18-£25. Matinee shows (2.30pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays) are £10-£15. Family tickets are available for both shows and all Hot Ice show tickets are two-for-one on Mondays and Fridays (that deal applies to full price seats only).

The show is suitable for all the family. To book go to or call 0871 222 9090.