Figure skating show

Skating Club of Maine ready to dance up storm at MRC

'Let's Dance' show scheduled to take ice March 26
By Staff | Mar 16, 2011
Courtesy of: Skating Club of Maine Gemma Carter of Falmouth will be the guest soloist at the March 26 show at the Midcoast Recreation Center.

Rockport — The Skating Club of Maine will present its final figure skating show of the season, “Let’s Dance,” on Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m. at the Midcoast Recreation Center on Route 90.

This year’s theme will feature styles of dance from around the world as interpreted on ice. The show will feature all levels of skaters from the region in a variety of dance music, including jazz, tap, swing, modern, hip hop, line dancing, belly dancing, hula, tango, salsa and disco.

Music from the films “Flash Dance,” “Footloose” and “Fame,” as well as artists Natalie Cole, Santana and Shakira, are some of the songs that will be featured.

The synchronized skating team “Sub Zero” will perform its colorful Indian-styled Bollywood routine. The group of 20 skaters is so popular that an Intro to Synchronized Skating group has now been formed and also will perform to an Irish step dancing number called “The Kerry Reel.”

Gemma Carter will be the featured soloist. Carter is an honors student from Falmouth. She has been skating 10 years and is coached by Lynda Hathaway. Carter is a Novice Ladies skater who has won 78 medals in competitions over the years. She also has competed in five regional competitions and won the gold medal last month in both Novice Ladies Short Program and Freestyle events at the Bay State Games. She is the first Maine skater to take gold in the history of these games.

When not training, Carter volunteers with the Key Club, her church youth group and also is a junior coach. She will skate to “Bye Bye Blackbird” and “Song of India”.

Tickets for the event are available at the door. Children ages 5 and younger are free, while children ages 5-12 are $5, students 12-18 and seniors $8 and adults $10. For more information, call 236-9400 extension 500 or e-mail coastal@scmaine.org.

The Skating Club of Maine is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching the sport of ice skating. Revision Energy, The Country Inn, Danica Candleworks, Hannafords and Tim Hortons are sponsors of the Learn to Skate and Synchronized Skating programs.

VillageSoup sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at sports@villagesoup.com.

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