Local Fenland ice skaters are being celebrated in a brand new documentary to be broadcast on national television.
Cambridge Filmworks breaks the ice with new television documentary
The 30 minute television special about Fen Skating titled Chasing Ice: The Fen Skating Story has been produced by film production company Cambridge Filmworks Ltd. The documentary tells of the origins of the fenland landscape, its influence on the creation of the unique sport of Fen Skating and of the characters that sustain it to this day.
Barrie White, Editor at Cambridge Filmworks said: “It was a pleasure to put this film together, going through interviews and old archive, piecing together this uniquely Fenland story.”
Adam Giles, Co owner of Cambridge Filmworks said: “The project started out as a local film to help promote Fen Skating heritage within local schools and community groups and has ended becoming a programme on national TV, such has been the interest.”
Fen Centre (the Fen Skating association) commissioned Cambridge Filmworks to produce Chasing Ice: The Fen Skating Story to promote Fen Skating Heritage and its links with the Ouse Washes.
The project was funded through a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund grant- aided Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership.
Broadcast dates for Chasing Ice: The Fen Skating Story on the Community Channel (Freeview Channel 63) are as follows: 11th March at 22:30, 7th April at 22:00 and Friday 15th April at 22:30.
Cambridge Filmworks is an award winning local film, video and television production company producing a wide range of dynamic content.