Whitehorse skating fans got a taste of New York on Saturday

Whitehorse skating fans got a taste of New York on Saturday. It was a toe-tapping good time as 86 skaters performed in Broadway on Ice, hosted by the Arctic Edge Figure Skating Club. About 500 spectators came out to the two shows at Takhini Arena.

It was a toe-tapping good time as 86 skaters performed in Broadway on Ice, hosted by the Arctic Edge Figure Skating Club.

About 500 spectators came out to the two shows at Takhini Arena.

“It’s a chance for all our skaters to showcase what they can do, wear costumes and get into the theatrical aspect of figure skating,” said Cheryl Van Blaricom, Arctic Edge’s vice-president. “We have everyone from our club (in the show) from very basic Ice Tots … right through to our most accomplished skaters.”

The Arctic Edge skaters performed to songs from famous Broadway musicals such as Grease, Singing in the Rain, Cats, Annie, Lion King, Chicago, Wizard of Oz and others.

The event included performances of Faro’s Arctic Edge chapter and Special Olympics world silver medalist Michael Sumner.

“We haven’t had an ice show in three years – maybe four – because we didn’t have enough money,” said Van Blaricom. “This year we got grant funding from Lotteries (Yukon) to run the show.”

Broadway on Ice raised $846 for the Whitehorse Food Bank in addition to 12 “large” boxes of food.