In February, the pair represented the UK at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.They finished 16th after ranking 16th in both segments.David King and Stacey King (nee Kemp) began skating together as a pair back in 2003.13 years, 10 British Champion titles and two Winter Olympics later the couple were finally able to tie the knot last month with the wedding of their dreams.Speaking of their big day David said; “When the day finally arrived it was perfect, the sun shone all day and we couldn’t have asked for more.As we were to become Mr & Mrs King we decided on a fitting royal theme with white horses and a castle to boot.
The former Leyland St Mary’s Technology College student, who also attended St Catherine’s RC Primary School, in Farrington, fell in love with figure skating when she watched the great Ukrainian solo skater Oksana Baiul win gold at the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.“I saw her in her little pink dress and I have just dreamt of being that little girl,” says Stacey.
Having been a romantic couple since they began skating together back in 2003, they had dreamed of the perfect wedding day for years.
It wasn’t until their first Olympic visit in Vancouver 2010, however, that David proposed to Stacey at the closing ceremony; something which made their first Olympic experience all the more memorable.
But hopefully after Sochi we can start thinking about it again.”Britain have never won a pairs Olympic medal despite a history of success on the ice.
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean wowed the world with their golden Bolero routine in 1984 in ice dance, a less technical more artistic discipline than the pairs.
David took up skating as a ten year old after trying out the sport at a birthday party, and has never looked back since.