Skaters entertain crowds

SENIORS–Four HS seniors skated in their last shows Saturday and Sunday. L-r, Sonja Welch, Kelsey Kemppainen, Genevieve Smith and Nicole Rossi.

L’Anse Meadowbrook Arena hosted the L’Anse-Baraga Figure Skating Club’s annual and always well-attended spring skating show March 14 and 15, 2015. The theme for this year’s performance was “Skate Like Nobody’s Watching.” Two performances were held over the weekend with a Saturday show at 6:30 p.m. and another on Sunday at 2 p.m. This is the club’s largest performance of the year and features skaters from both the L’Anse and Baraga rinks. “We live in a community that thankfully really supports our youth,” said club President Sarah Thompson. “With approximately 70 girls in skating, we get a lot of family members and friends that come to watch the show. We’ve had people from out of town come every year to watch, and some of the girls that have graduated come back to support their friends that are still in the club. Figure skating is a fun sport to watch and anyone who has been on figure skates knows it’s not as easy as it looks!”

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