"With Glowing Hearts" show celebrates Canada's 150th anniversary

By Angela Brown
March 20, 2017 - 10:18am

Skate Battlefords' show "With Glowing Hearts" paid tribute to Canada's diversity at the club's annual performance this weekend.

Close to 100 skaters participated in Sunday's event at the Civic Centre in North Battleford, drawing about 250 spectators.

Funds raised through ticket sales will benefit the club.

"We 've chosen to highlight Canada's 150th anniversary celebration," said Cindy Tymoruski, Skate Battleford's head coach, who helped organize the event.

"Something we're promoting in our showcase is inclusiveness," she added, saying Canada is a very welcoming country to many newcomers from around the world.

Except for selections for a few guest skaters' performances, the music for the show was primarily based on songs by Canadian artists and singer-songwriters.

Skaters taking part in the show ranged from pre-kindergarten to Grade 12 students. There was also one adult participant.

The club started preparing for the event in September.

"We work hard — January, February, and March is when our big push is," said Tymoruski.  She added while this is the year-end for the Can Skate program members, the youth in primary, intermediate and senior figure-skating levels continue with their training until the end of March. Some youth then participate in a spring skating school.

Tymoruski said the club has dedicated a great deal of time getting ready for the annual show. 

"We put a lot of work into the decorations, and paint the ice the night before," she said, adding all the volunteers have also been a big help.  


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