NEW ULM - This year's New Ulm Figure Skating Club presentation will have a different bit of a theme, but according to Director Julie Van Amber, it should be a fun presentation for both the participants and the audience.
The show's title is 'Dancing with the Stars On Ice' which will tie together the performances of the skaters with different dance styles, including the Mambo, Ballroom Dance, the Samba, and a little Hip Hop.
Show times are 7 p.m., Friday, March 5, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, March 6 and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 7. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at Cash Wise Foods and HyVee in New Ulm.
The duet of Emma Berg and Emily Curtis (right) perform a Chinese Spiral.
The Trio Samba from left: Mikayla Gohl, Katrina Bjorkstrand and Rachel Strandmark.
Three soloists pictured from left are Gabriella De La Cruz skating to “Pick up the Phone”, Brooke Dummer skating to “ I Hope You Dance” and Lauren Docherty skating to “ You Raise Me Up.”
The beginner one skaters are dancing to “Lovin’ You Lots”. pictured from left: Sydnee Helget, Addison Rustin and Jenna Ebert.
The “Alpha Mambo Italiano” group pictured front row from left: Abby Beranek, Kaitlyn Anthony, Alexis Rustin, and Cheyenne Blackwell. Back row: Jayden Kasiska, Heather Giefer and Madeline Gag.
Pictured from left are the girls in the Moves/Footwork/Artistic Class : Kaiya Gieseke, Katelyn Portner, Hailey Weymann, Anna Johnson, Katrina Bjorkstrand, Maggie Swift, Emma Berg, Isabella Foster, Mikayla Gohl, Jisoo Kim, Lauren Docherty, Gabriella De La Cruz and Maranda Sorensen.
"We are very excited about the music selections for 'Dancing with the Stars On Ice'," Van Amber said. "Plus, using a popular and fun TV show to showcase our skating talents will make for a great ice show this year."
This year's guest skater is Heather Klosterman. She is a USFS Senior Freestyle and Senior Moves in the Field skater and has also passed her Canadian Gold and Canadian Gold Moves in the Field levels. She has competed at the Minnesota State Championship and Upper Great Lakes Competitions since 2004 and in 2008 she competed at the Synchronized skating Nationals and Worlds with Team Braemar. She is one of our most recent additions to our coaching staff and attends Gustavus Adolphus College.
The figure skating club has approximately 105 members living in New Ulm and also from many cities surrounding New Ulm, including Sleepy Eye, Arlington, Courtland, Madelia, Hanska, Gibbon, Mankato, Lafayette, Nicollet, Redwood Falls, Springfield, Fairfax, Winthrop, and St. Peter.
If you go...
What: The New Ulm Figure Skating Club's presentation of "Dancing Stars on Ice"
When: Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m.
Where: The New Ulm Civic Center
Tickets are available at Cashwise Foods and HyVee or at the door. Adults $8 and Children $6
Van Amber said that doing the show is not only fun for her as the director, but its fun for those who participate.
"Our skaters take pride in performing in the ice show and each year we look forward to entertaining our families and the communities we represent with the skating skills we have learned throughout the year," she said. "I think that the theme of 'Dancing with the Stars On Ice' has captured the spirit and fun of dance and shows that dancing and figure skating are a natural pair. In addition, we are honored that the SouthPoint Federal Credit Union sponsored our event. The support that our club receives from the community is very much appreciated."