AN ICE hockey match got off to a romantic start after a groom-to-be got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend in the middle of the rink.
Ricki Inkson and Amber Duncan are avid supporters of Aberdeen Lynx ice hockey team and regularly attend games for a date night.
But Amber, 23, was surprised when she was asked to come on to the ice before face-off to join players and the team mascot on Saturday.
The mascot then removed his disguise to reveal Ricki, who got down on one knee in front of 900 spectators and asked Amber to be his wife.
Amber, a catering assistant at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, accepted to cheers from the crowd bellowing throughout the arena.