Kyle Figure Skating Club took top honours at a national tournament held in Ayrshire last weekend.

It was a fitting triumph for the club, whose home ice rink in Ayr has been earmarked for closure.

The event was held at Auchenharvie ice rink in North Ayrshire, which played host to more than 250 skaters from all over the UK.

The Magnum Figure Skating Club organised a national figure skating open competition over four days featuring an international panel of judges. 

The event was a success and the first of its type since the last event was cancelled in 2018 at the last minute due to the ‘beast from the east’  - which almost bankrupted the Magnum club. 

First place went to Kyle Figure Skating Club with the Magnum club in second place - with just two points in it.

This trophy was dedicated to Jayden Orr, one of Magnum club's skaters, who sadly passed away at the rink six years ago this weekend.

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A spokesperson for Kyle Figure Skating Club said on Facebook: "We are so proud to say that Kyle FSC have won the team trophy at Magnum Open 2023.!

"Each event was awarded points for each placing skater from 1st to 5th over the full four day national event!

"Well done team Kyle!"

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Ayr Ice Rink's owners, Ayr Curling Club, announced in June that the facility was to be put up for sale, with steep rises in energy costs and the war in Ukraine blamed for the decision.

The news sparked fury from the rink's users, Ayrshire residents, and politicians on all sides.

An online petition protesting against the closure move has been signed by almost 12,000 people.

It was recently confirmed that the sale of the rink will be done on the open market, rather than by a liquidator, igniting hope that a sale could lead to a community-owned ice rink.

A group of investors is understood to have submitted an offer for the venue, with the ultimate long-term aim of building a new ice sports facility close to South Ayrshire Council's recently-completed Riverside Arena venue.

The existing ice rink is believed to have been independently valued at £500,000.