Figure Skating and Carnivals
- Patricia (Rogers) Moon (then her sisters Janet and Sharon) - 1970's. Also, Lee Lindstrom and Kim Kelly in later years - 1980's.
- The sewing of costumes - and not just one – there was an outfit for the performance AND one for the costume contest. And think of those families with several children participating – that’s a lot of sewing. Usually applique and extra design elements too!
- often included backdrops at one end of the ice - setting the stage and defining the theme.
- definitely lots of color and paper and streamers and install.
- Anita Ford and Nelda McDonald were two of the main artists that helped create the atmosphere.
- first of all the lessons – once a week.
- these then became 'routine' practice sessions – official practice every Friday with lots of skating time any night of the week.
- everything choreographed to music – the sound system piped inside and out.
- lots of action. Too many kids in too few dressing areas.
- usually unseasonably warm – so ice surface shiny with moisture.
- performances followed by the Grand Finale (everyone’s favourite), then costume contests, races.
- concessions available through it all (burgers, fries, of course Vico …and cupcakes).
- Ken Bechard (radio personality that he was) served as the annual commentator.
- caretakers and volunteers over the years put in so much time (Con Bechard being one). One year Terry Lubkiwski 'tuxxed' it up to drive the zamboni!
- for many years the instructor choose theme/music/costumes.
- those submitted so far
1976? - Movies
1977 - Toyland
1982- Holidays on Ice
1983- A Trip around the World
1986- Color my World
1987- Happiness is...
1988- Disneyland on Ice
1990- Movie Magic
1991- Back to the Future