Figure Skating Club welcomes spring with annual show Sunday
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What: Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club's annual spring show
When: 4:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Howelsen Ice Arena
Cost: Admission is free, but donations are accepted
Steamboat Springs — With warmer weather working its way into the Yampa Valley, visions of frolicking on the beach have certainly found their way into most people’s daydreams. Sunday at Howelsen Ice Arena, the Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club will give everyone a taste of summer with its annual spring show.
This year’s theme is “Under the Sea.”
“This group of skaters has been working on that since January, preparing their skills,” said skating club president Linda Curzon. “They always try to do a theme and weave a story together. All the songs have something to do with being under the water, on the water, sailing — it’s just a really great collection of music.”
Skaters range from age 6 to 17 and include a handful of first timers who recently joined the club, as well as seasoned veterans. As the theme suggests, spectators are likely to enjoy at least one performance featuring Ariel from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” as well as the fish from “Finding Nemo.”
“Costumes are determined to be really fun and colorful and try to emulate the music and bring the music alive,” Curzon said. “We try to make it really fun for all our skaters.”
Numbers were choreographed by SSFSC head coach Stacy McAllister, former “Disney on Ice” skater Celina Taylor and the skaters themselves.
The show is one of two the club puts on each year, the other taking place during the winter holidays.
“There are a couple of skaters where this is their first show,” Curzon said. “So that’s really exciting for them.”
The program begins at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Howelsen Ice Arena and is expected to run about an hour. Admission is free, though the non-profit organization will accept donations to help pay for ice time.
The skating club is also offering a special “Sequins to Rhinestones” spring session from March 24 to May 19 for $80. It will give young skaters a chance to develop their skills on the ice before the rink closes for the season.
“We find we always have some young skaters that come to the show, and they really want to be involved with it,” Curzon said. “So, instead of having a break until next school year, we have a special spring program for them where they can join the club and try it out.”
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