Local skating club hosts ice performances

The Sooke Skating Club presents its yearly ice show at SEAPARC

The Sooke Skating Club will be holding their annual Ice Show at SEAPARC tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.

The ‘80s themed show will feature group, solo and synchornized performances. There will also be guest skaters from the Juan De Fuca Skating Club.

Sooke Skating Club coach, Lindsey Haldane, said the event is held every year to celebrate the successes of club skaters.

“We’ve had a lot of personal bests this year from our junior girls. A lot of our CanSkate kids…could barely stand on their feet and now they’re skating the whole length of the ice,” she said.

The club has a lot to celebrate. Haldane said the club persevered through financial difficuties, with provincial funding being “considerably less” than previous years.

“That really impacted us, we had to do a real number crunch,” she said, adding the club did additional fundraisers to compensate.

The Sooke synchronized team competed in Vancouver this year, earning silver — an improvement from bronze last year. Five girls also earned four silvers and a bronze this year in a Nanaimo competition.

Last year, the club had a crowd of 300 fill the bleachers.

“We would love to have people from the public come and watch us,” Haldane said.

Admission is $2, and there will be a 50/50 draw as well as a silent aunction. Auction items will be on display from 5 to 5:30 p.m., and all proceeds will go to the club.