Olympic greatness graced the ice at Zayed Sports City as two-time Olympic medallist, five-time World champion and nine-time US champion Michelle Kwan made a visit to the ice rink. Having been in town for official business as a board member of the Special Olympics, which will arrive to ZSC in 2019, Michelle carved out time to meet with Emirati figure skater Zahra Lari at the rink on 24 May.

The visit included discussions and an on-ice session. The two skated together, with Zahra taking tips from the most decorated figure skater in American history. Following the visit, Zahra said: “It’s always lovely to spend the afternoon with such a sweet, kind and inspirational fellow sports lady. Michelle Kwan is what we all strive and aspire to become as women and athletes.”

Zayed Sports City Ice Rink is the home rink of Zahra and her club, Emirates Skating Club. It is the only Olympic-size ice skating rink in the capital and is open year round for public sessions, lessons and courses through ZSC Academy, camp programmes and more.

To learn about the ice skating schedule email ice@zsc.ae or call 02 403 4333.