Celebration on Ice skates in Dec. 10 at MRCPopular event put on by Skating Club of Maine
Rockport — The Skating Club of Maine will present its annual figure skating show, Celebration on Ice, followed by an invitation for all to skate with Santa on Friday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Midcoast Recreation Center.
The skating show, whose theme this year is "Angels," is a holiday favorite and will feature four new soloists: Kacey Montana, Kimberly Roman, Delia Saastamoinen and Natasha Shacklett.
There also will be specialty numbers by the Pursuit of Excellence, Basic Skills and Snowplow Sam classes skating to songs such as “City of Silver Dreams” by Sugarland, "Last Christmas” by Glee, “I saw Three Ships” by Sting and “Angels” by David Archuletta.
The synchronized skating group, Subzero, will perform to “Rise,” a stirring and enthusiastic piece.The group, now 20 skaters strong, has been incorporating new moves, patterns and lifts in their practices for weeks.
This is the third year the Skating Club has offered a synchronized skating class. Due to its popularity, the group now offers a Junior Synchro class, students from which will perform in the show, skating to “Sleigh Ride”.
One of the show’s many highlights is guest skater Richard Scheno of Mount Vernon. Although only age 14, Scheno has competed in regional competitions three times and qualified for Junior Nationals each time. He first qualified in Lake Placid, N.Y., then Cleveland, Ohio and will be going to Salt Lake City, Utah this year.
Scheno said he is “extremely excited to represent Maine at the Intermediate level of figure skating." He is homeschooled due to his skating schedulem but does take some courses at Maranacook High School in Readfield. His long program is called “Close Without Touching” and his short program is called “Masquerade Waltz.” He is coached by Melissa Emerson and Lynda Hathaway.
Tickets for the Celebration on Ice show are $5 for children 12 and younger (children 5 and under are free), $8 for senior citzens, $10 for adults and $25 for a family of two adults and two children. Decorated wreaths will be available at the show for $18. Proceeds benefit the Skating Club of Maine Learn To Skate programs.
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