Skate UK Mini Christmas Gala

Active Stirling held its annual Skate UK Mini Christmas Gala over the weekend on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December, at The PEAK ice rink in Stirling.
Audiences were delighted as over 200 young skaters aged 5-17 years, from Active Stirling’s Learn to Skate and Skate Star programmes performed festive themed routines on the ice over the weekend.
The skaters had been practicing for the Galas in the weeks leading up to the show, piecing together routines that showcased the skills they have developed during their lessons. The Galas also featured guest performances from competitive level skaters, some of whom started their journey in Active Stirling’s Learn to Skate programme.
Guest skater performances included Morgan Pollard and Marnie McColl, both age 9 (duet), Robynnne Hendrix age 11, Brodie Sneddon age 13, Kitty Houston age 14, Layla Tuveri age 15 and Joanne Turnbull age 15.
The Gala also included performances from some of Active Stirling’s own Skating Coaches Kendall Cairns and Rebecca Hutchison and senior ladies competitor Rowena Mackessack-Leitch.
“It's a fantastic opportunity for the Skate UK and Skate Star members to show off the skills they've learned over the last year,” said Rhiannon Scott, Active Stirling Skating Coordinator and Skating Coach, “It also gives them an opportunity to see what can be achieved if they remain in the sport with the performances from our guest skaters. The atmosphere is always really lively at our Mini Christmas galas, so it's a great way to end the year”
You can find more information on Active Stirling’s Learn to Skate and Skate Star programmes at