Sale Speed Skater Hannah is racing on thin ice…

By Peter Trollope at

Hannah Grant is speed skater in a hurry,

The eighteen-year-old from Sale is having a successful season and took part in the British  Short Track Speed Skating  Championship’s in Sheffield along with her teammates from Altrincham Speed Skating Club.

Many of the skaters posted personal best times across the two days of intense skating action, with speeds that can reach in excess of 30mph with razor sharp skate blades of 15-17″.
Skaters battled it out against each other, racing across a variety of distances, ranging from 222 metres through to 1500 metres. Competing skaters, including Winter Olympians Elise Christie and Kathryn Thomson, also represented clubs from across Great Britain.

Pat Treacy, Altrincham Speed Coach explained -“We’re thrilled to have so many Altrincham Club skaters competing at the British Championships this year and are proud of their success, it is simply fantastic to have them place so highly in the country and spotlight Altrincham, It’s testament to months of dedicated training.”

“This is a huge achievement for these young people, many of them were competing in their first British Championships.

‘We train on a Sunday evening from 8:15pm to 9:15pm at, Altrincham Ice Rink and welcome skaters of all ages and abilities. If you are interested in trying, joining or sponsoring a friendly, passionate club, then please contact Sally at”


Hanna competing in the British Championships.

Members of the Altrincham team…