Champion skater wins solo spot in Professionals on Ice show

MK figure skating champion Lizzie Matcham.
MK figure skating champion Lizzie Matcham.

A champion figure skater from Milton Keynes has won a solo spot in the Professionals on Ice tour when it arrives in the city.

The 2015 British Novice Figure Skating Champion Lizzie Matcham is to skate at Planet Ice Milton Keynes on Sunday, October 25.

Her routine had been specially choreographed by show skater, producer and ITV Dancing on Ice Professional Vicky Ogden who invited Lizzie to perform on the show.

Lizzie was on a roll when she took the Gold Medal at the British Championships in November last year after only five years in the sport. Performing to Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany’s she scored a personal best to win. This was a great moment for Lizzie and her coach Svetlana Blackburn who teaches at the International School of Skating in Milton Keynes.

The 15-year-old High School student was all set to build on her success this year but in January disaster struck when she suffered an ankle injury, during training, resulting in 6 months out of the sport.

She is now back on the ice and the tough training routine is re-established with 4.30am starts, together with after school sessions.

Lizzie is planning to compete in the British Championships next year at junior level.

Lizzie said she is delighted to be asked to skate in the show and to work alongside such a top flight professional team. Visit