On Friday, the Adrian College figure skating team will hold their third annual benefit ice show. The team will ‘skate for a cause’ in the Arrington Ice Arena.
Members of AC varsity synchronized skating team (ACVSST), a competitive synchronized skating program, will be showcased. Local Adrian skaters, ACHA hockey players, and Hockettes (an international junior synchronized team from Ann Arbor), will also perform. In addition, figure skaters from Lansing, Ann Arbor FSC, St. Clare Shores FSC, and a “surprise mystery” guest will be in attendance.
Members of AC’s chapter of Chi Omega will assist in setting up and working the event, along with skaters from ACVSST and AC work-study students.
This event is especially important to the figure skating team because it is their only benefit for the year. They participate in other charity events, but this is the only one that raises money.
The show marks the debut of ACVSST’s 2011-2012 competitive free-skate. The program, which is one of two varsity synchronized programs in the country, is looking to qualify for its first national championship in February.
The proceeds from the show will benefit ACVSST and the Make-a-Wish Foundation’s Michigan chapter. Jada, the young girl with a wish to grant, wants to go on a royal Caribbean cruise.
Directing the show are head coach Ashley Carlson, and ACVSST member and team captain, senior Erika Kulickowski,
The figure skating team is very excited for the show, and hopes that everyone can come out and support the team.