Nieve wins magical Disney Dream Big Competition

Nieve is joined by Disney on Ice cast member Paul with Mickey and Minnie

Local Skater Nieve Wins Magical Disney Dream Big Competition

Congratulations to ten year old Stirling New Figure Skating Club member, Nieve Deans. Nieve was one of only ten skaters who won a highly-prized place at the Disney On Ice Workshop, held on Wednesday, 3 October 2018 at the Metro Arena, Newcastle.
The competition required an audition video, which included a performance of Nieve’s competition programme. Nieve joined nine other successful competition winners at an on ice workshop with the cast of Disney's production of Dream Big. She was lucky enough to experience what it is like to skate for Disney. Nieve was partnered with Disney cast member, Paul, a pairs skater who helped Nieve with her axel and double flip. Paul and Nieve even tried some pair lifts together on the ice.
As part of her prize, Nieve was also provided with tickets for the evening performance of Disney's Dream Big for herself and her family.
Nieve said “The Disney on Ice workshop was a magical experience. I was partnered with a professional Disney on Ice skater. He gave me tips on improving my jumps and spins. I even got to try pairs lifts, which was really exciting as I'd never done them before. I'd really like to be a Disney on Ice skater when I'm older”
Rhiannon Scott, Nieve’s coach and Active Stirling Skating Coordinator said “I have coached Nieve since she began her skating journey from our Active Stirling learn to skate classes through to her current success as a Stirling New Figure Skating club member. It is great to see her being rewarded for her hard work.”
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