Julia Haggard was about 6 years old and living in Texas when she first put on a pair of ice skates.
“We were bored, so I asked if I could go skating,” said Julia, now 11 and living in Richland. “I loved it. I kind of got hooked on skating.”
Julia now competes in the sport, and on Dec. 18 she and other skaters from the Tri-City area will share their skills in a special holiday show.
Winter Ice Magic — Frozen in Time will feature competitive and community skaters of varying ages.
Some accomplished guest skaters from the Seattle area also will perform.
It’s a popular show, and last year’s event sold out.
“It’s perfect for families,” said Tricia Haggard, Julia’s mom and show chairwoman.
It’s affordable at $10 for adults and $5 for children, and the acts move quickly, she noted.
“There’s always something going on,” Tricia Haggard said.
The show is at 6:30 p.m. at the Toyota Arena on the Three Rivers campus in Kennewick. It’s put on by Toyota Arena in conjunction with the Tri-Cities Figure Skating Club.
The show includes several holiday numbers and tunes from the smash hit Frozen.
Julia takes a turn on the ice as Anna from the Disney tale, among other performances. She said she’s looking forward to the show and said her fellow skaters have worked hard.
“I like skating because it’s really fun to do all the things you can learn. It’s really challenging,” Julia said. “You have to try hard every day.”
Tickets for Winter Ice Magic are available at the Toyota Center box office and through Ticketmaster. Tickets bought through the box office avoid service charges.
Some tickets may be available at the door, although seating is limited, and Haggard said it’s best not to wait.
IF YOU GO
What: Winter Ice Magic — Frozen in Time figure skating show.
When: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18.
Where: Toyota Arena in Kennewick.
Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the Toyota Center box office and through Ticketmaster. Some tickets may be available at the door, although seating is limited and last year’s show sold out.
Tickets purchased through the box office avoid service charges.