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You’ll Always Skate Your Way Back Home

Francesca Guerin and James Horrocks

As the date gets closer for Hot Ice’s Amore Amor Amour, Blackpool Pleasure Beach is proud to welcome home four local skaters.

Born in the North West and trained at Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s Arena, these world-class skaters are making the journey home to perform in this year’s production.

Some say that James Horrocks is a master of all trades. With 16 years of ice skating experience to his name, James also has a degree in Architecture. He was trained by former Hot Ice skater Oscar Peter in venues across the North West including Blackpool Pleasure Beach. After representing GB in international competitions and performing on two cruise ships, we are so proud to have James back for his seventh year with us.

With 19 years of ice skating experience under his belt, Matthew Fogg returns to Hot Ice for his fourth season. As a local lad with a passion for entertaining, Matthew started his ice skating legacy right here at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena and is a master in figure skating, pairs and adagio pairs. After competing nationally for the UK as a boxer as well as a skater, he turned to shows and entertaining audiences from across the country. We can’t wait to welcome him home.

Talented special figure and ice dance skater Francesca Guerin put on her first pair of boots aged just five, and has been wowing audiences ever since. Even though Francesca has trained at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena, this is her first year joining us at Hot Ice. Not only is she accomplished in ice skating with mastering camel spins and spirals, Francesca is also studying for a degree in Psychology at Sheffield University. We are excited to welcome this multi-talented professional through our doors.

Special skill figure skater Nadia Craggs trained right here in Blackpool Pleasure Beach from the age of three and not only that, her coaches were former Hot Ice skaters Sammi Leyden-Keith, Katie Stainsby and Oscar Peter.  Nadia has performed in shows around the world and has an international audience of fans. We are delighted that she is back for a third year in her home town show, Hot Ice. 

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