China’s Sui Wenjing and Han Cong compete in the pairs free skating at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, north of Tokyo, on Thursday.
Visitors enjoy sledding and skating on the partially frozen Houhai Lake during the lunar new year holiday in Beijing. Beijing is seeing its warmest new year period in six decades with temperatures averaging 8 degrees centigrade above normal, with snowfall yet to hit the city.
A member of Japan’s short track speed skating team skates during a training session in preparation for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Iceberg Skating Palace, on Wednesday
Russian women skating along a frozen boulevard in Moscow’s Sokolniki Park, Russia. The temperature in Moscow hit minus 15 degrees centigrade on Thursday
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Members of the public enjoy an ice skating rink in the courtyard of Somerset House on Monday in London, England.
Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov of Russia perform during the pairs short skating programme at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup, in Moscow on Friday
The Skate South bank Forever photography portraits, part of the Global Inside Out Project, will be launching on Saturday 8th June 2013, 10am at The South Bank Skate Park. Twenty five black & white portraits of the local skating community will be put up. The project is launching to help raise awareness of the plight of London’s Skating community as it fights to save the skating area against the ongoing threat of retail developments. The Undercroft of the South bank Centre has been the heart of London skateboarding for almost forty years