SILVER Blades Ice Rink and Trafford Community Leisure Trust have been gearing up for the 2014 winter Olympics by holding their own Trafford Winter Sports Games for schools in the borough.

In October, nine Trafford schools brought their students to a six-week learn to skate programme.

From those lessons, 12 students were chosen to represent their school in hockey, figure and speed skating. They will compete in the Trafford Winter Sports Games Final which takes place on February 12, 10am-2pm.