Figure skating champion frustrated as training time freezes up during pandemic
A NATIONAL ice skating champion is distraught at being unable to train because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lockdown rules forced rinks to close for five months before they were finally allowed to reopen by the government on August 15.
But talented 14-year-old Arabella Sear-Watkins is still struggling for time on the ice because her two closest facilities, at the Link Centre and Oxford, remain shut.
This means she faces a 100-mile round trip to Bracknell to hone her skills.
Arabella said: “Every time the government pushed back the opening date it pushed back my time to train…