HUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR NATION’S BIGGEST SPORTS DAY

Team GB, Ice Hockey UK and the National Ice Centre (NIC) in Nottingham teamed up on Saturday to offer the chance to spend a session playing the greatest sport on the planet.

Inspired by the achievements of Team GB athletes and the amazing efforts of local community heroes, I Am Team GB created the Nation’s Biggest Sports Day.

Hundreds of people turned out to take part in an ice hockey taster session, an off-ice skills challenge and a family skating session – all free of charge.

Ryan Rathbone, sports development officer at the NIC, said: “It was great to be able to work in partnership with Ice Hockey UK and Team GB to give people an opportunity to try ice hockey as part of a national event.

“We had a mix of ages trying hockey based activities for the first time.

“It was fantastic to see families getting competitive and having fun together.”

Attendees took part in a Hockey Master Challenge where participants got the opportunity to challenge to try all the skills of hockey becoming a hockey master.

There was free family skating session with a an ice hockey taster at one end. Participants got the opportunity to test out skating, puck control and shooting following a circuit.