SKATING magazine received several Halloween holiday submissions from our skating clubs, which we were unable to include in the November issue. We have packaged up those spooky, scary, fun and creative photos and captions on the skatingmagazineblog for your enjoyment.
The Dallas FSC’s Junior Board, led by president and Team USA member Ashley Shin, and vice president, Alessandra Vanigli, hosted the club’s annual Halloween party. Barbara Vanigli is the
Junior Board sponsor.
Children at AZ ICE Gilbert in Gilbert, Arizona, participated in the first “Spooky Skate” learn-to-skate class on Oct. 30. The kids arrived at the rink all dressed up in costume and were able to trick or treat from locker room to locker room. They were also allowed to bring a friend for a free introductory skating lesson; everyone skated together to a spooky soundtrack of Halloween classics. “The kids had a ton of fun and we got new learn-to-skate registrations,” Mark Fitzgerald, the facility’s new skating director, said. “It was a win-win situation.” AZ Ice Gilbert will host a skatefest on Jan. 10.
U.S. Figure Skating received some Halloween props at the Boston Common Frog Pond Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 19. Senior pairs skater Jimmy Morgan carved the association’s signature skate into the pumpkin. U.S. Figure Skating shared the spirit of the night with the Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Horticulture Society, among others.
The open juvenile synchronized skating team from the New England Skating Club got into the Halloween spirit as 11 members dressed up as ice princesses. (l-r) Cinderella: Meredith Gendreau; Belle: Catherine Moran; Pocahontas: Lilly Cushman; Aurora: Rebekah Redwine; Snow White: Nadia Lawrence; Mulan: Emma Powers; Jasmine: Anna Epihimer; Rapunzel: Gabbi Zehme; Elsa: Maddie Gendreau; Anna: Samantha Magraw; and Ariel: Katharine Beal.