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Nottingham got its Christmas skates on Chico-style today as the singer and Dancing On Ice finalist opened the enchanted starry night sky Christmas Ice Rink at Nottingham's National Ice Centre.
Happily signing people's ice skates, posing for photos and deftly skating around the rink with fans, Chico proved a big hit with Nottingham skaters and you can watch videos of Chico opening the rink in our Nottingham Confidential footage below. "I never skated before I did Dancing on Ice," he told us confidentially, "but I was a huge Torvill and Dean fan and remember being so amazed when I watched their Bolero, so it's wonderful to skate here now in their home town!"
The Christmas rink will run until January 6 2013 and includes a huge six metre tall Christmas tree and thousands of twinkling lights. Other exciting events taking place throughout the Christmas period include a Christmas Skate With the Panthers event on December 13, a Capital FM Christmas Party Night on December 15 and a Christmas Bubble Neon and Foam Party on December 21.
Tickets can be pre-booked for skating sessions and events at the National Ice Centre to guarantee tickets and avoid queuing and full details of prices, including discounts for school groups can be found at www.national-ice-centre.com,
You can also see lots more colour photos of Chico opening the Christmas ice rink on our Facebook page here