It'll be a holiday on ice -- Mid-Columbia style -- when the Tri-Cities Figure Skating Club presents its annual Holiday on Ice Show starting at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Toyota Arena in Kennewick.
The club is under new direction, featuring skating coaches Craig and Jenny Bond from New York.
The show features an exhibition of tiny skaters to seasoned skaters performing a mix of routines, all with a holiday theme.
Admission is free, but donations of canned foods will be collected at the door, which will be donated to local food banks.
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Some of the skaters in the show will be competing at regional, sectional and national levels next year, said Robin Hudson of the skating club.
"People definitely will see some cute little kids," she said. "The costumes will be different for each performance."
Skating performances include such music as A Christmas in New York, O Holy Night, All I want for Christmas is You, March of the Toys, Appalachian Snowfall, Jingle Bells, Here Comes Santa Claus and Ave Maria.
The Tri-City Figure Skating Club, established in 1989 to promote figure skating in the Tri-Cities, has about 30 members, from rookie preschoolers to advanced college skaters.
"The Tri-City Figure Skating Club is also promoting the movie RISE, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of when the 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating team perished in a plane crash on its way to the world championships in Prague," Hudson said. "RISE will document the sports' growth in popularity over the years and feature various luminaries of American figure skating."
The film is scheduled for a one-evening showing Feb. 17 at Regal Cinema 8 at Columbia Center mall at 8 p.m.
More information about the event is at tcfsc.intuitwebsites.com
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