Twilight Skating Winter Carnival is always a well-attended community highlight that provides Twilight skaters of all ages and levels an opportunity to showcase their skills and for the community to enjoy an excellent season-end performance.
This year’s end-of-season carnival will take place at 2pm on Sunday, March 11 in the Guy-Donnelly Sportex in Donnelly.
The theme for this season’s Winter Carnival is Musical Time Warp, “A trip through the history of music.”
“We are doing a musical time warp with music from the 1930’s covering different eras of music up to the 1990s,” says Twilight Figure Skating president, Louise Reid. “There will also be some solo skates and we are having a ‘Battle of the Blades’ between local hockey players and figure skaters, which should be a lot of fun.”
Ten figure skaters and about nine hockey players will be on the ice for the Battle of Blades.
Five Twilight Figure Skaters, between star1 and star2 levels, participated in the Totem Inter-club Competition in Fort St. John, February 16 to the 18th. The five skaters who participated are, star 1 level, Brenna Garant, Anya Smit and Téanna Campbell and star 2 level Hailee Campbell and Nathaniel Reid.
“Each skater competed in 4 individual events, and came home with medals from merit to gold. They also competed in the team event. Téanna, Brenna and Anya received a bronze medal. Hailee and Nathaniel received a gold medal,” says Reid.
The twilight coaches this season included Michelle Pitre, Josee Bouchard, Jacquie Melnyk and Amy Bean. Josee Bouchard and Amy Bean accompanied the skaters to the Totem event in Fort St. John.
While Twilight Figure Skating has some small fundraising initiatives during the year, its major fundraiser each year is the Winter Carnival.
Admission to the 2018 Twilight Figure Skating Carnival is free but donations to the club are welcome.
A draw table and 50/50 draw will be included as part of the event and a hot food concession serving hotdogs and hot chocolate etc. will be available.
To avoid being an hour late for the Twilight Figure Skating Winter Carnival, those planning to attend should remember that the clocks move forward one hour on Sunday March 11.