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Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School

Frozen fun: Figure skaters show icy smooth performances in 'Celebration On Ice'

Dazzling display of athletic artistry from young and old
By Ken Waltz | Dec 16, 2019
Photo by: Zack Miller Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. Synchro skaters Kira Bennett, Timothy Bennett, Julie Downs, Naomi Fisher-Barrett, Amelia Mills, Molly O'Dwyer, Naomi Ouillette, Cara Rothwell and Alison Sylvester perform to "Spirit of the Season" from Alan Silvestri.

Rockport — Grace, beauty, athletic artistry and plenty of holiday music and spirit were on display on the ice Saturday afternoon, Dec. 14 in the Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's annual and much anticipated "Celebration On Ice."

After Midcoast figure skaters of all ages and abilities demonstrated their special talents, the public was invited to step on the ice to skate with Santa.

Kitrina Patterson, the school's skating director, said skaters start in the US Figure Skating Learn to Skate program, which teaches basic skating skills to children and adults of all ages.

Watch video and see more than 130 photos below.

"Many of our skaters have progressed far beyond, and some also participate with the Basic Skills program here at MRC as coaches," Patterson said.

On Saturday, there were many group skates as well as a handful of solo performances.

The "Celebration On Ice" program included:

Theatre On Ice — "O Tannenbaum" and "Christmas is Coming" by Vince Guarald. Skaters included Kira Bennett, Timothy Bennett, Naomi Fisher-Barrett, Meg Kivus, Amelia Mills, Molly O'Dwyer, Cara Rothwell and Alison Sylvester.

Juliette Landry — "Christmas" by Michael Bublé.

Kira Bennett — "Feliz Navidad" with instrumental guitar.

Introduction to FreeSkate — "It Feels Like Christmas" from Muppet Christmas Carol. Skaters included Martha Aramthip, Timothy Bennett, Naomi Fisher-Barrett, Nataleann Gore, Amelia Mills, Naomi Ouillette, Cara Rothwell and Alison Sylvester.

Hannah Graves — "White Christmas" by Michael Bublé.

Claire Wyman — "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee.

Dance — "Greensleeves" by 101 Strings Orchestra (Perry Como and The Fontaine Sisters). Skaters included Elizabeth Aley, Timothy Bennett, Kira Bennett, Julie Downs, Melissa Emerson, Hannah Graves, Meg Kivus, Juliette Landry and Claire Wyman.

Kira Bennett and Meg Kivus — "Wonderful Christmas Time" by Paul McCartney.

Elizabeth Aley — "It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas," by Michael Bublé.

Basic Skills — "Run, Run, Rudolph" by Chuck Berry. Basic Skills Learn to Skate classes.

Amelia Mills and Cara Rothwell — "Hot Chocolate" by Tom Hanks.

Advanced FreeSkate — "Sleigh Ride" by Karmin. Skaters included Elizabeth Aley, Kira Bennett, Hannah Graves, Meg Kivus, Juliette Landry and Claire Wyman.

Snowplow Sam — "Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!" by Dean Martin. Learn to Skate Snowplow Sam classes.

Lillian Nelson — "Silent Night (Emmanuel)" by Matt Maher.

Emie Wood — "Christmas Canon" by Trans Siberian Orchestra.

Synchro — "Spirit of the Season" by Alen Silvetri. Skaters included Kira Bennett, Timothy Bennett, Julie Downs, Naomi Fisher-Barrett, Ameilia Mills, Molly O'Dwyer, Naomi Ouillette, Cara Rothwell and Alison Sylvester.

'Celebration on Ice' at Midcoast Recreation Center
"Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 at the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Midcoast Recreation Center Skating School's "Celebration On Ice" on Dec. 14 in Rockport. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
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