By Jennifer Walker-Larsen, Revelstoke Skating Club
Revelstoke skaters and coaches put the final touches on the Skating Club’s upcoming Name That Movie ice show at a dress rehearsal last week and are pleased to share a sneak peak of the show that celebrates ‘movie night’ — the entertainment of choice for many Canadian households.
“Skaters have improved since last year’s ice show and are very excited to show off their hard work,” said Head Coach Nina Greschner. “The ice show is also an important opportunity for skaters to learn how to perform under the pressure of a local crowd.”
The show showcases a number of popular movies from now and the past including The Thomas Crown Affair, Tron, Frozen, Kung Fu Panda and Star Wars. Before intermission, four ‘mystery movies’ will also be featured. Audience members who purchase a ballot and name the mystery movies correctly will have the chance to win a prize. Come to the Forum on Thursday, Mar. 12, to enjoy the show and support our local skaters. Doors open at 5:30 pm, admission by donation.
Some of the senior skaters took the time to share their thoughts on the show and what it means to perform in their home town.
“I enjoy skating in Revelstoke because I want to show off my progress and the crowd is small enough town that you know almost everyone,” said Makenna Howe. “I think it is important that every skater gets a chance to skate in front of a full house in their own town.”
“Each year we put on a very different and creative ice show,” said Alexis Larsen. “I think it will be fun for the audience to get involved and guess the mystery movies.”
“I like to perform in Revelstoke because I like to skate for people I know. It feels more personal,” said Sophie Dorrius. “And the ice show is really special because of the size of the crowd and the effect created by the spotlights.”
Along with the movie-themed numbers, the show will feature solo performances by both adult and youth skaters. This will give the audience a chance to see local skaters deliver medal-winning solos they have showcased at various skating competitions around the province this season.
Starting again in September 2015, the Revelstoke Skating Club will be offering a variety of skate programs for adults and kids including Skate Canada Canskate and Starskate programs for beginner and developing skaters; Powerskate, a fast-paced program designed for hockey and ringette skaters; and adult programs. Early bird registration starts in June.
Interested in helping to develop a strong skating program in Revelstoke and want to offer your skills either on or off the ice? Come to the Skating Club’s annual general meeting at the Revelstoke Community Centre on April 22, 2015, at 7 p.m. or contact President Liane Dorrius at firstname.lastname@example.org.