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Heating up the ice with a hula are (from left) Erin Hegarty, Alyssa Whitney, Aidee Espino, Hailey Meader, and Lindsy Dario. Photos by Ralph Stewart
More than 85 skaters took to the ice last Saturday and Sunday for the annual Martha's Vineyard Figure Skating Club show. Skating coach and show director Janie Taylor was very happy with the large crowds who came to cheer on the skaters for both shows. She was proud of the youngest skaters, more than 50 preschool age children, who performed in their first show. These young skaters are part of the Snowplow Sam program paid for through a grant from the United States Figure Skating Association. Ms. Taylor said we will see many of these skaters continue in hockey and figure skating because their first experience on the ice was such a positive one.
A 1940s swing dance was a hit at the Martha's Vineyard Figure Skating show. (Counter-clockwise from top left) Alex Clark, Annie Yuen, Maya Segal, Kaelin Nelson, Samantha Billings, and Emelia Cappelli.
This year's show was a salute to dances from around the world. Many styles of dance were included, from the waltz to the 1950s hand jive.
For more information on the Martha's Vineyard Figure Skating Club, call 508-693-0208 or the Arena at 508-693-4438.