AFSC skaters present "Celebrate Good Times"The 30th anniversary of the performance will feature AFSC alumni skaters
Several Alexandria Figures Skating Club (AFSC) alumni will be on hand to help the club celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ice Revue with the show “Celebrate Good Times” on Friday and Saturday, April 17-18 at the Runestone Community Center.
Among those returning will be Sara Linow, Allison Nelson Tischer, Andrea Nelson, Tanya Traut Hartwell, Kelly Cabana, Michelle Rhen, Tarra Traut, Whitney Lee, Patrick Moe, Patty Pomplum and Maria Joerger.
The revue will also feature guest skater Kiri Baga, the 2009 Novice Level U.S. National Champion.
Baga, 13, is originally from Duluth and began skating at the age of three.
She currently lives in Prior Lake and skates with the Figure Skating Club of Bloomington and is coached by Lorie Wallace-Charbonneau.
Baga has been the state champion for the past four years, and in 2007, finished eighth at the Intermediate level in the U.S. Nationals.
In 2009, she competed at the novice level, finishing second at the Upper Great Lakes Regional competition and first at Midwestern Sectional competition before winning the U.S. Figure Skating championships in Cleveland, Ohio.
Skaters will be performing routines choreographed by AFCS coaches to music from the past three decades.
Those coaches include Connie Brunkow, Kathy Carlsen, Linow, T.J. Pendergast, Hartwell, Elizabeth Hausmann, Brittney Muzik, Joerger and Patrick Moe.
Performing solos will be Hausmann, Muzik, Allison Wood, Kendra Donlea, Megan Bristow and Midori VonBargen.
Skaters in the revue will range in age from pre-school to adults.
The Ice Revue will be Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 18 at 1 p.m.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children, and are available at the door.
HISTORY OF THE CLUB
The Alexandria Figure Skating Club was originally formed as a recreational club, operating as a basic skills user of the United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA).
In 1994, the AFSC received full membership with the USFSA, allowing skaters to represent Alexandria as their home club in competitions and test sessions.
It also enabled the AFSC to obtain its own sanctions, hold its own test sessions and have a vote in the USFSA.