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Skaters stage colourful ice show


The Emo Figure Skating Club’s annual ice show Sunday afternoon once again was a carnival centrepiece, with the skaters taking the audience on a world tour of transportation.

The show lived up to its name, presenting a rainbow of colours from the opening number to the last item on the program, which once again was emceed by Dave Lee.

More than 50 skaters performed solos and production numbers before an appreciative audience at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre.

The arena was suitably decorated with balloons and a mode of every transportation imaginable, including the horse and buggy of bygone days. The decorating committee completed the project at midnight Saturday.

A big bouquet to the rink committee for its supportive role, as well as to the skaters, their parents, coaches, and everyone who helped prepare the show, to the different groups who had designed and made the various props, and to the guests and fans who came out to support the club’s efforts.

Without all of you, the show could not have gone on.

“It’s congratulations to each one of the skaters individually for a superb job,” remarked club pro Treena Searson.

Searson also wanted to single out those skaters who volunteered their time to be a program assistant on the “Learn to Skate” session, adding these skaters are vital to the success of this program.

They included Kayla Caul, MacKenzie Caul, Cara Jack, Brandy Hyatt, Alysia McTavish, Leanne Beck, Nadine Mutz, Erin Woodgate, Laureen Luchka, JJ Hunsperger, Michelle Bonot, Noreen Hartlin, Jillian Steele, and Diana Redford.

After the presentation of awards, everyone was invited upstairs at the arena for refreshments.

The EFSC thanked David Lee for his masterful job as emcee once again, and Will Baranowski for supplying Yowza Music equipment.

Visser Auto was thanked for the helium for the balloons, as was Voyageur Panel for lending the EFSC safety vests used by the skaters in the number, “Life is a Highway.”

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