Skating starlet

Ellie May Slater, Ice Skater
Ellie May Slater, Ice Skater
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A JUNIOR ice skater is fast becoming a little star after achieving her passport to becoming a professional.

Ellie-May Slater, of Waterton Road, recently completed the 10-level Skate UK programme, before going on to achieve gold in the Skate UK Star programme.

It can lead to national tests and a professional career in ice skating.

The 10-year-old has already achieved three first places so far this season at competitions including Grimsby and London.

Proud mum Leecia, 40, said: “Its amazing what she has achieved so far. The school has been fantastic and everyone there is as proud of her as we are.”

To see a video of the St Michael’s School pupils most recent winning performance at the Lee Valley open figure skating championships in May, where she won the ladies age 10 beginners section, visit www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk