Some of Brisbane’s best young skaters shared the arena with the Disney on Ice crew yesterday for pre-season training.

A VIP skate session with some of the Disney on Ice crew at Acacia Ridge’s Ice World yesterday marked the six-week countdown until the full cast arrives in Brisbane.

The Disney on Ice crew will present a seven-show season of Treasure Trove at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre from 28 June.

Disney on Ice spokesperson Yolande Lombaard has been skating with Disney for six years and says her absolute highlight is seeing the kids’ faces every time they get on the ice.

“There’s really something for everyone in the show – comedy, romance and action,” continues Lombaard.

“We’ve got over fifty characters within the show itself and you get to meet any character you can think of.

“There’s also many great principals, high-flying, breath-taking skating and special effects.”

On Monday 12 May, Lombaard and other crew members trained skaters from the Ice World Figure Skating Club, aged between 7 and 18, to take part in a pre-show on the opening night of Disney on Ice.

The young Brisbane locals will experience their dream on Saturday 28 June at 6pm when they perform in Under the Sea and Alice in Wonderland before the main show.

Taylor Dean, the eldest of the group, is a Forest Lake local and will play Ariel in the performance.

Ice World Figure Skating Club, based in Acacia Ridge, has worked on pre-show performances with Disney on Ice for three years now, providing an incomparable opportunity for the local athletes.

Disney on Ice’s Treasure Trove will run between 28 – 30 June. For more information and to book tickets, visit Ticketek.