Sinead__JohnJanuary 17 - Great Britain's team at the European Figure Skating Championships this month will feature seven Winter Olympians.

The National Ice Skating Association (NISA) is sending 14 skaters to Bern for the event - which takes place from January 23-28 – three more than last year.

Two-time Olympians Sinead and John Kerr (pictured) – British Olympic Association's (BOA) Olympic Athletes of the Year for skating - will be performing in the ice dance discipline where they hope to improve on their two previous bronze medals in Estonia in 2008 and Finland in 2009.

They will skate alongside 2010 Winter Olympics pair Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland.

In the pairs category, five-time British champions Stacey Kemp and David King from will compete alongside 2009 Junior British champions Sally Hoolin and Jakub Safranek, who have moved up to senior ranking.

Representing the ladies is seven-time British champion and 2010 Olympian Jenna McCorkell.

McCorkell, who trains in Coventry and is originally from Northern Ireland, achieved 14th position in last year's World Championships.

David Richardson, who came away with a silver medal in the 2009 British Championships, will be competing for the men.

Reserves for the dance pairs will be current British champions Louise Walden and Owen Edwards.

The ladies reserve is Karly Robertson, with Matt Parr a reserve for the men.

Keith Horton, chief executive of NISA, said: "NISA is experiencing a wealth of talent at the moment.

"It is very encouraging that we have skaters not only at performance level but also as part of the development team who are now competing for places at international championship level.

"Being able to send three more skaters than last year shows that the profile of ice skating is growing.

"Everyone has been skating really well so I wish them the best for Switzerland."