Residents of The Meadows Care Home took to Oxford Ice Rink recently to try out a fairly unusual new hobby: ice skating.

Residents wrapped up warmly and took to the ice, some for the very first time.

Jan Matthews, Activities Coordinator at The Meadows, said: “Age should not be a barrier when it comes to trying new experiences. Some of our residents had expressed an interest in trying ice skating and it seemed like a good choice at this time of year. The ice rink is good at making skating accessible for all and our residents couldn’t get enough of the ice! They were asking to go faster and then afterwards we warmed up with a nice hot drink.”

The residents of The Meadows were pleased to welcome the new year with a new hobby under their belt to take into 2019.