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By Tom Hanley
Synchro skating comes to town

THE TROPHY D’Ecosse Synchronised Skating Championships returns to the Dumfries Ice Bowl this weekend.

Starting on Friday morning and ending on Sunday, the Ice Bowl is hosting for the sixth consecutive year, with work taking place to transform the rink into an international skating theatre for the weekend.
Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Events Champion, Councillor Colin Smyth, said: “Our council is proud to be holding this major skating event once again.
“It gives residents of our region the chance to watch world class sport on their doorstep, and inspire the next generation of sports stars.”
Work is being carried out around the clock to build platforms, move rink netting and transform the Curling Lounge into changing areas for the three day event, with over 50 teams scheduled to attend.
There are 11 categories to be skated for throughout the weekend and teams will be travelling from as far as Canada to compete for the prestigious prizes on offer.
Provost Ted Thompson added: “We have lots of local interest in the Trophy D’Ecosse this year so you never know. We may see someone from Dumfries and Galloway skating at a future Winter Olympics.
“I look forward to strengthening our continued working relationship with the Trophy D’Ecosse and wish all competitors the best of luck in the event.”

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