Figure skaters of a wide range of ages and abilities dazzled on the ice at Kal Tire Place for the Vernon Winter Carnival’s Figure Skating Ice Show Thursday, Feb. 8.
The skaters were members of the Vernon Figure Skating Club, and all proceeds from the event supported the non-profit society that’s been around since 1961.
The theme for the 64th annual Winter Carnival is games, and the skating program was designed after Jumanji, the 1995 movie about a magical board game. Many of the skaters were dressed in animal costumes in a nod to the movie, and the entire performance was narrated.
Kimberly Pitino, a board member of the figure skating club, skated in the Ice Show.
“I think for the show as a whole, we did a really good job. I think it was a good representation of every level of skater we have,” Pitino said afterwards.
Pitino said it was the first time since she’s been with the club that the club took part in Vernon Winter Carnival.
She said the Carnival as a whole is “a good opportunity to get the community engaged in learning about all the options and opportunities to be involved with, and to see the talent of different people.”
The Vernon Figure Skating Club has programs for all levels of skating. Visit vernonfigureskatingclub.com to learn more.