THERE’S certainly been no expense spared on the Holiday on Ice set this year.
A glowing sphere floats in the centre of the arena, surrounded by a huge white circle - a cross between the rings of Saturn and a levitating spaceship.
The whole structure moves up and down, tilts, and even reveals a secret ice rink in the second half.
Called Energia and with the theme of space, creation and exploration, proceedings are guided by two curly-headed clowns called Ein and Stein (get it?).
With segments boasting some terrific skating, vibrant costumes such as luminous fish and African animals and even a dash of fiery acrobatics and skating on stilts, there is plenty - as ever - to admire.
There are some tweaks to the tried and tested formula this year.
There are fewer feathers and sequins, no costumes light up in the finale (which is a little underwhelming considering the spectacle of the rest of the show) and no acrobats dangling from the ceiling on a sheet of silk.
Energia is certainly a more modern proposition for the ice dance fan and most of the tweaks are welcome.
Even if you’re thoroughly fed up with the white, slippery stuff after this winter’s snow storms, Holiday on Ice again delivers a fun-filled package for all the family.
Tickets cost from £24-£30 for adults and £12 for children. Call 0844 847 1538 to book or for more information.