By Stan Ashbee
Sunny South News
Coaldale and area figure skaters take to the ice Mar. 19 at 6:30 p.m. for the Coaldale Figure Skating Club’s year-end carnival with the theme, “A Night at the Movies.”
“Lots of movie-themed songs or hit songs from popular movies over the years. Some are old and some are new. It will be quite a variety and quite a variety age of skaters too,” said vice-president of the club Megan Curtis.
Curtis explained the club features many programs including Wee Skate for three and four year olds, CanSkate and junior and senior skaters. The CanSkate skaters will feature six groups at this year’s carnival and there will be a variety of trios, duets, solos and group skating by skaters from the junior and senior programs.
Curtis added a synchronized skating group from Lethbridge and two of this year’s coaches will also be guest skaters at the annual event at the Coaldale Arena.
Skaters began rehearsing for the carnival in January.
According to Curtis, the club kicks off in October of each year and has both girls and boys registered in the various programs. Even though the carnival is a wrap-up for most skaters, there is still an upcoming competition in Lethbridge at the end of March.
“We have girls that are still competing,” she added.
This year, Curtis said, the club has 72 skaters.
Tickets for “A Night at the Movies” are available at the door. Prices for a family of up to four is $15, $3 for students aged 6-17, $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and admission is free for children five and under.
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