It is time for a carnival on ice at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena in Invermere as the Columbia Valley Figure Skating Club host Movie Mania on March 13 from 1-3 p.m. The Hollywood theme will see skaters performing numbers based off scenes from different movies.
One of the event organizers, Danielle Elford, said that this year there will be approximately 75 figure skaters taking part in the show.
The show is the culmination of what has been a very positive season for the club.
“This has been the most successful season for our skaters. The club came home with a number of medals and ribbons from every competition entered this season. Four skaters had the chance to qualify for provincials, three qualified in five events and are heading to provincials. Eighteen skaters competed in 20 events in Sparwood in December and came home with five gold, 10 silver and five bronze,” Elford said
As for the carnival Elford explained that it is the club’s biggest fundraiser of the year. She added that there will be great music, great skating and lots of door prizes to win for those in attendance.
“It is a fun afternoon. The skaters are excited to show the community what they can do. The pre-schoolers are always a highlight,” she said. “When the little kids are skating they forget to keep skating because they are trying to find their parents in the audience. They just stand in the same spot looking and looking.”
Elford also said the show is something anyone could come out to enjoy.
“The skaters have worked really hard and are proud of their accomplishments. It would be wonderful for the community to come out and enjoy the skating and show their support for these athletes.”