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Morgan Hess of the AFSC spins during her routine at the RCC on Saturday night. (Raeshel Betterman/Echo Press) 1 / 2
Young skaters Aili Schultz, Anneka Gulbranson, Emma Stuewe, Katelyn Henning and Karlee Baumann join hands as they skate through their routine at the Ice Show on Saturday night at the Runestone Community Center. (Raeshel Betterman/Echo Press)2 / 2

The Alexandria Figure Skating Club (AFSC) celebrated more than three decades of skating as they held the 35th annual Ice Show at the Runestone Community Center this past weekend.

The local club hosted two shows, one on Saturday and one on Sunday, that gave fans a chance to see some talented young skaters from around the area. The club also honored coach Connie Brunkow for her dedication of 25 years in the AFSC.

In addition to the local youth skaters, the Ice Show also featured two numbers by guest skater Abby Richardson from Minneapolis. Richardson skates with the American Ice Theater.

The AFSC offers group basic-skill lessons for skaters who are learning to skate and also private lessons for those who are advanced beyond the basic skills. Skaters within the program come from surrounding communities that include Alexandria, Brandon, Glenwood, Osakis, Carlos and Miltona.

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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