By Jason Portras
The Revelstoke Skating Club presented it’s annual skating carnival to the city of Revelstoke on Thursday, March 16. This year, the show was entitled Summit To Sea, showcasing all the wonderful things that our beautiful province has to offer, from snow to rain, sunflowers and bees, rivers and salmon, to storms and sun over our oceans and our forests.
Head Coach Ciara Michaluk, Canskate Coach Adrienne Schurdevin, and Dance Coach Tracey McKinney put together a wonderful show featuring two Acts with a total of 15 performances. Many hours of planning, work and dedication would certainly have been all for naught were it not for the help of the assistant skaters and the parents and guardians of each and every skater.
Minor Hockey’s Novice Division even got in on the action, led by Coach Chris Erwin, in the First Act, showcasing a mini-game of scrimmage to the pounding beat of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck. It was very apparent those little hockey players would’ve preferred to keep playing when their time was up.
I think it’s also worth noting that my son Phoenix began figure skating this year and his skills on the ice have clearly improved because of it. Edging and more time on the ice is the key. If you’ve got a little hockey player in your family, seriously consider joining up. If you get push back, remind them that even NHL teams are using figure skating coaches to improve the skating ability of their players. A quick Google search brings up many news articles to that fact.
The show, as always, was very well-attended, especially as evidenced by the enormous 50/50 draw of $3,190 that went to a young local by the name of Kyler Lenzi. Congrats on a sweet snag of cash!
For more pictures of the show, click on over to the Revelstoke Life & Times Facebook page here.
You can also see more pictures on the Revelstoke Skating Club’s Facebook page here.
Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy these images from a magical evening: