In a first for Irish ice skating, figure skater Elizabeth Golding has been selected by the Olympic Federation of Ireland to participate in the European Youth Olympic Festival in Vuokatti, Finland later this month (20-25 March). Golding will be one of just four athletes representing Ireland at the event which was originally scheduled to take place in February 2021, but was postponed twice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It feels amazing to have been selected – dreams really do come true,” Golding said. “I am very excited to be representing Ireland on a brand new and even bigger international stage.”
Golding will be in action on 23 March (short programme) and 24 March (free skating).