The New Ulm Figure Skating Club presents… “Legends and Divas”

MFA group from left to right: Back row: Isabelle Webb, Ashley Harris, Allee Johnson, Addison Rustin, Sydney Owens, Sage Boyle Middle row: Alexis Rustin, Emma Hoffmann, olivia Owens, Kassidi Gomez, Elizabeth Borgen, Tatiana Rolloff Front row: Jenna Ebert, Abby Skane

NEW ULM — From Madonna to Prince, Beyoncé to The Beatles, the New Ulm Figure Skating Club’s (NUFSC) 2020 ice show entitled “Legends and Divas” will have those in attendance singing along as the area’s top skaters impress and pay tribute to musical legends and divas.

“Legends and Divas” takes place at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Feb. 29 and 1 p.m. on March 1 at the New Ulm Civic Center. Doors open one hour prior to the show and tickets are available at the doors, at the New Ulm Hy-Vee or from skaters in the show.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children and are good for any of the three shows.

The show will run about two hours with an intermission included. There will be gifts available for purchase, as well as flowers, concessions and Bundt cakes from the cities.

Ellie Kolb, NUFSC skating director, said that the theme for this year’s show not only allows the skaters to express themselves, but it also allows the audience to look back.

Soloists from left to right: Ashley Harris, Malia Wagner, Allee Johnson, Abby Skane, Lexi Johnson

“I think the best thing about skating is that we get to express ourselves to great music,” Kolb said. “I wanted something that everyone could get into and the audience could recognize every song and take them back to some of their favorite memories with music.”

Four-day-a-week practices for the show began the first week of January, with the higher-level skaters trying out for solos, duets and trios last October.

The soloists this year are Ashley Harris as Michael Jackson, Malia Wagner as Madonna, Alle Johnson as Whitney Houston, Lexi Johnson as Elton John and Abby Skane as Mariah Carey.

“The soloists work really hard to earn their spots and do a great job bringing their music to life,” Kolb said.

The skaters this year range from 5-year-olds to adults.

Intro to Power Group from left to right: Elsie Weicherding, Helen Worm, Sakura Price, Mackenzie Havemeier, Grace Rathmann, Isabella Hoffmann, Adalyn Jensen

“I love that skating is so inclusive of all ages,” Kolb said. “It’s fun to see the beginners in their first show trying to make it across the ice, and the adults have a really fun number to queen.”

Kolb said that all ages are invited to attend the show and that it will be a good chance to bring the whole family out for a fun time.

“This would be an excellent show to bring the whole family to,” Kolb said. “Ice shows are how a lot of us skaters and coaches fell in love with skating. It really makes you want to get out of your seat and join in and we hope viewers feel the same way.”

With some of the top skaters in the area performing to a wide array of hit songs from some of the most popular artists in music, the 2020 ice show in New Ulm will surely have fans in attendance on their feet.

“We are all really excited about this show — paying tribute to the legends and divas of music,” Kolb said. “We are featuring music from MJ, Prince, Madonna, Beyoncé, Elton John, Whitney Houston, Queen, Mariah Carey, The Beatles and more. It will get you singing along to your favorite music while watching the communities’ talented skaters in a spectacular production.”

Pre-Alpha Group From left to right: Adeline Hoffmann, Hannah Johnson, Mallory Larson, Elizabeth Miller

There will also be a table with computers for those interested in signing up for group lessons at the show. Those interested can talk to someone about group lessons at the show for more information, and the NUFSC will be giving away two spring group lesson packages at each show.

All photos courtesy of KPixFoto

If you go…

TIMES: Saturday, Feb. 29, 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 1, 1 p.m.

LOCATION: New Ulm Civic Center, 1212 North Franklin St., New Ulm, MN

TICKETS: $10 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets available at the New Ulm Hy-Vee or at the doors one hour before each performance.


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