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‘Weather To Skate’ next weekend at Northern Lights

Courtesy Photos Junior Synchro group members Madelynn Cameron, Olivia Goodrich, Lilly Gembel, Alexa Blumenthal, Madison Shearer, Lillian Wood and Abbey Ruby.

Alpena Figure Skating Club’s annual show is next weekend, March 15 and 16, at Northern Lights Arena, with shows at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

The theme is “Weather To Skate,” and every song is dealing with the weather. Songs include thunder, rainbows, storms, wind, rain, hurricanes and blue skies.

Advance tickets are $8 per adult and $4 per student, available from any club member. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10 per adult and $5 per student. Ages four and younger will be admitted for free.

This is the club’s main fundraiser of the year, which helps make it affordable for more skaters to participate, according to Pam Coleman.

The club currently has 63 members, Coleman said.They have been practicing for this show since October.

Basic 2A group members, in front, Gianna Kinney, Emma Grzeskowski, Kennedy Kirschner, Romina Mendez and Samantha Rinnert. In back are Brynn Beatty and Abigail Porth.

This event will also feature raffles, fresh flower sales, a bake sale, and a silent auction with more than 50 items, some worth more than $200.

Professional coaches include Maryellen Hansford, Meghan Cameron and Maggie Erkkila. Adult volunteer coaches are Stacey Dawson and Staci LeBlanc. Student instructors are Samantha Coleman, Ellie Badgero, Brooke Greentree, Miya Ayala, Justice Torz and Makayla Standen.

For more information, search Alpena Figure Skating Club on Facebook, or email info@alpenafigureskatingclub.org.

Basic 2B group. Seated in front are Vivienne Robertson and Selah Blanchard, in the middle are Lily Belanger, Natalie Bradbury and Autumn Fournier, and in back is student instructor Ellie Badger. Missing from the photo is Natalie Dohm.

Basic 3 group, with Rylyn Weisel and Caroline Robertson in front, Lillian Blanchard and Chloe Burnham in the middle, and in back are student instructor Miya Ayala, Jasmine Walker, Rosalee Birch, Sierra Ludlow and student instructor Samantha Coleman.

Boys skating group, with Teddy Grossi in front, and Mehmet Jon Jozwiak, Xander Birch, William Bushey and August Grossi standing behind him. Missing from the photo is Luke Erickson.

Freestyle 5 and 6 group, with Addison Marceau in front, Justice Torz in the middle, and Ellie Badgero in back.

Soloist Samantha Coleman