In Pictures: The Skating Club’s Family Game Night was everything it promised to be!
By Jason Portras
The Revelstoke Skating Club wound up its 2015/16 season with their annual ice show this past Thursday March 17th, with the theme of Family Game Night. It was a very successful, well-attended show. I arrived with my family just after the doors opened, and had to park at the side of the building because the lot was packed already. One lucky attendee, Donna Petersen, even won a whopping 50/50 prize of $3,200! Yes, that’s no typo, friends!
A number of notable community members drew ‘Go Directly To Jail’ Monopoly chance cards and were on display behind a make-shift jail in the lobby. Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky was on hand to keep them in line, as well as to watch his daughter skate of course. The jailbirds were graciously given leave to another holding cell awaiting them in the arena so they could watch the show. Each had to raise $300 in order to secure their release, with the funds raised split between the Skating Club and a charity of the jailbird’s choice. The jailbirds ended up raising just over $2,700.
The Revelstoke Skating Club offers skating programs for both young and adult skaters, including Skate Canada Figure Skate Programs and a PowerSkate program designed for hockey and ringette skaters. Programs start each year in September. More information can be found at www.revelstokeskatingclub.com.