Magic on ice
Get ready to see some magic this weekend.
This year's ice show titled "Skate Woodbury - Magic" will be held at the Bielenberg Sports Center Friday and Saturday April 29 and April 30 with three performances lined up.
Skating Director Brenda Leonard has been working with Woodbury skaters to put together more than 40 numbers in the two-hour show that will celebrate the end of the season.
Children ages 4 and up will be participating along with some parents who will also get to perform a family number and a father-daughter number.
A total of 70 skaters have been rehearsing this year in preparation for the show. Each has a different skill level, but all are fans of the ice, Leonard said.
From the 5-year-olds who are just learning how to skate to those experienced 13-year-olds who can spin on the ice with no problems, this year's show will give the audience a variety of acts.
The skaters are participants of the Woodbury skating program and the figure skating club. Some are practicing to get stronger at hockey and others are prepping to go on to various competitions.
"The skating program is sort of a catch-all and teaches you how to skate and you can diversify from there," Leonard said.
The theme of the show will be all about magic with costumes and songs to reflect the title.
There will be a fairy tale princess number, Harry Potter and Peter Pan performances, among others. The show will also present a surprise magic trick by one of the skaters.
The show will also feature skaters from past years' shows.
"Over three-quarters of them do the show every year," Leonard said.
One of Bielenberg's ice rinks will be set up like a theater stage with different lighting, décor and spotlights to complement the theme of the show.
The annual show has a different theme every year and it's intended to give skaters and their families an opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments at the end of the season.
The skating program runs year-round with the next session starting June 13.
"Skate Woodbury - Magic" will be held at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 and at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30. Tickets are available at the door for $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens. Admission for children 5 and under is free.