We first met up with the amazing young athletes of the Muskegon Lakeshore Figure Skating Club just before Halloween. Like most of our stories, it all started with a mom who sent in a message wondering if we'd be interested in talking about a bunch of kids who were doing a little show for friends and family, but they put in so much work that she was just hoping to see if anyone would help share the story. It's our favorite message to get actually. Yes. We will be the first on hand to help and you know, we have some friends that might be able to help too. Word spreads and before you know it, nearly 400 show up to see kids from 5-18 pouring their heart and soul into their art and between the different media outlets that helped them out...a little spark happened and we're now known as much for our figure skaters as we are our countless hockey players here on the Lakeshore.
Hey, we're all about advancing great things, and great kids. We love to see beautiful things take off and we love to see the hard work, dedication and drive of both the athletes and parents of these kind of things be rewarded with some attention. They deserve it. Launching a career in figure skating isn't easy and the time and energy put in is done in the hopes that someone, somewhere will be thrilled to see it and the athlete will be recognized for their accomplishments and hard work.
We're also all about helping fill some seats at the newly renovated LC Walker Arena! So, here's the details! Sunday, December 9th you're invited to see the show that begins at 3:45. It should be about an hour long and you'll see these talented young future champions strut their stuff to some of your favorite holiday songs. There will be some group routines as well as individual performances and the best part is that it's a free show. They are asking for a $5 donation if you can swing it, but if money is a little tight and you'd just like to treat the family to a wonderful holiday treat, the doors are open to ya.
I caught up with Kelly St. Martin who's with the Muskegon Lakeshore Figure Skating Club to talk a little about the club and the event. Take a listen.
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We're coming along great in Muskegon, but we might not get the Johnny Weir and Tara Lapinski Christmas Wonderland skating show just yet, but in reality...wouldn't you rather see our local kids get a "Standing O" and flowers tossed on the ice after a show? After all, there are our kids and our future. Let's get down there and support them and show them that their hard work and dedication to their craft pays off! We'll plan on seeing you Sunday at 3:45 at the LC Walker Arena! For more details on The Muskegon Lakeshore Figure Skating Club, click on the photo below!