Gala wraps up Prince Rupert figure skating season

The Prince Rupert Skating Club will be entertaining with its year-end gala this weekend, presenting Candyland in the arena.

The Prince Rupert Skating Club will be entertaining with its year-end gala this weekend, presenting Candyland in the arena of the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre.

Skating students from all levels of the skating club will take the ice, presenting routines with a common theme of candy and everything sweet.

“They worked so hard throughout the year so it would be great for the community to come out and support them and acknowledge the work they do. It’s going to be a really great show,” Kate Toye, a representative from the Prince Rupert Skating Club, said.

Sheri Pringle, head coach of the club, and freelance coach Tamara Ward also worked hard throughout the season helping students with their on-ice skills. The two choreographed the numbers that will be showcased in the Candyland gala.

There were approximately 80 skaters in the club this year, but because of the lack of ice in the beginning of the season the club did have to fight for those numbers.

Despite a late start to the season Pringle said skaters performed well at various competitions throughout the year.

While the skating season is drawing close to its end, the club would like to remind people that new members and volunteers are always welcomed for the coming year.

Tickets for the Candyland Skating Gala are available at Oceanside Sports, or at the door on the night of the event.

Skaters will take the ice at 7 p.m. on April 13.