‘Lights, Camera, Skate/Take2’ will continue successful tradition
Stevens Point resident Cassie Tudor remembers well the lights, the sound of her skates gliding across the arena, and the pride that filled her when she finished her number. Now, she’s passing the blades to her daughter, one of 137 skaters who will participate in the Crystal Ice Show’s 2016 “Lights, Camera, Skate/Take 2” next month.
“(I) wanted my daughter to continue the yearly tradition,” said Tudor of Stevens Point, whose daughter Natalie, 4, is in her second year with the group. “She loves skating so it worked out … she’s in our kitchen practicing every night.”
The show, directed by Lynda Schrader, will run at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2, and again at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at K.B. Willett Ice Arena. Tickets are $6.50 for reserved seating and $5.50 for general admission for adults and children.
Tickets are available in advance through Wednesday, March 30. They can be purchased in person at 2470 Stanley St. Mondays through Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m., by phone at 715-498-2339 or online at cwtickets.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase at K.B. Willett Arena (west entrance) before the shows.
There will be 137 skaters participating in this year’s show and 54 in the opening number. It is co-sponsored by The Crystal Ice Figure Skating Club and The Stevens Point Parks and Recreation Department.
“I see the joy my daughter has, and it brings back a lot of memories,” Tudor said. Natalie will perform in the Tot 2 “Yankee Doodle” production. “I want her to be proud of herself and her accomplishments.
“It really ties together the end of the skating season where the skaters of all ages are involved,” she said. “The little kids really look up to the older skaters.”
With a “Movies” theme, each musical piece is from a well-known film, which will provide some extra fun for the skaters and the audience. Music and movies include:
“What I Like About You” from “Freaky Friday,” “My Favorite Things” from “Sound of Music,” “Make You Believe” from “Cinderella Story,” “Power of Love” from “Back to the Future,” “Jump in the Line” from “Beetlejuice,” “Come Fly With Me” from “Catch Me If You Can,” “A Little Party” from “The Great Gatsby,”
“It Had to be You” from “When Harry Met Sally,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” from the movie of the same name, “Through the Eyes of Love” from “Ice Castles,” “Spirit in the Sky” from “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Cup Song” from “Pitch Perfect,” “9 to 5” from the movie of the same name, “Return to Sender” from “Girls Girls Girls,” “Hold On” from “Bridesmaids,” “Too Darn Hot” from “Kiss Me Kate” and “Danger Zone” from “Top Gun.” Other pieces include the Stars Wars theme, “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy.”
“It is a wonderful performance put on by skaters from throughout the area who have been working all season to not only improve old skills, but to learn new ones,” Schrader said. “They really look forward to (it) … It’s a great family show for all ages.”
Each show will last about two hours. Skaters performing and the number in the show include:
Tot 1: Ryan Alcorta, Gracie Ballew, Carlee Bartsch, Aubrianna Brillowski, Melydi Franc, Chris Geis, Anika Hon, Grace Kielblock, Isabelle and Rosalyn Knutson, Mackenzi Ramos, Ryleigh Sondelski and Breanna Vogt.
Tot 2: Liam Anderson, Lexi Carlton, Eveangelina Lotzer, Chloe and Riley Mueller, Gracyn Myhre, Amahni Sixel, Abby Spaay and Natalie Tudor.
Pre-Alpha: Sydney Aschenbrenner, Lydia Baird, Lillian Caldwell, Alena Duda, Tanna Edwards, Madison Fischer, David Geis, Summer Littles, Alivia Mountin, Lily Perlak and Corrina Pliska.
Alpha: Karlie Brillowski, Laney Carlton, Izabella Fletcher, Lily Hanlon, Hallie Hudack, Charlotte Isermann, Claire Johannes, Autumn Karch, Taylor Rasmussen, Madelyn Riley, Maeve Russell, Elise Schommer, Leila Stemkowski and Isabella Studinski.
Beta: Rylie Brillowski, Brooklyn Brown, Alexa and Kiara Franc, Ava Heeres, Lorena Hill, Abby Isermann, Taslima Keefe, Julianna Lotzer, Lenna Mayer, Reece Przekurat, Evelyn Riley, Alaina Sbonik, Nikolaus Schoneman, Macy Sondelski and Ellie Strong.
Gamma/Delta: Toren Anderson, Christina Bartsch, Rosalyn Deppe, Lauren Dubey, Kaylee Hintz, Annalisa Jaeger, Natalie Ketchum, Cassandra Kowalski, Delaney Lubinski, Madeline McBride, Bianca Patino, Jordan Roth, Analiese Rusch, Sydney Schonenman, Evie Schulfer, Addisyn Tauferner, Jada Wierzba and Margo Zenner.
Freestyle to Danger Zone: Caroline Blakeman, Kaitlyn Brundidge, Moira Burkley, Ava Flanders, Kyla Hayakawa, Anneliese and Genevieve Heese, Camille Johannes, Brooke Jorgensen, Cecelia Kedrowski, Lilyan Laszewski, Angelica and Genevieve Lotzer, Ela McBride, Rebecca McCabe, Abigail and Alexis Nickel, Victoria Pronschinske, Kiara Riley and Cassie Schultz.
Freestyle to Spirit in the Sky: Bailey Adams, Malerie Gaylord, Lilia Geis, Morgan Giese, Mallory Greenwood, Haley Ligman, Mikayla Madlena, Alyssa Olson, Megan Ries, Addison Schubert and Kaylee Tauferner.
Freestyle to Power of Love: Kathryn Czerwinski, Rebecca Formella, Natalie Hintz, Gabby Larson, Ceara Lebo, Victoriana Lotzer, Kassidy Martin, Samantha Matera, Erin Michalski, Makayla Niggermann.
Freestyle to A Little Party: Colette Bernsteen, Suzie DeBot, Ashley Drake, Joy Greely, Kayla Hammon, Gabrielle and Olivia Heese, AnnaMarie and Mackenzie Hintz, Maria Nagel, Mykayla Palbrach, LeeAnn and Lindsey Przybylski.
Seniors Number: Bernsteen, Drake, Lebo, Victoriana Lotzer, Michalski, Matera, Palbrach, LeeAnn Przybylski.
Specialty Number to Cup Song: Hammon, Natalie Hintz, Victoriana Lotzer.
Specialty Number to Return to Sender: Formella, Lilia Geis, Larson, Martin, Michalski.
Specialty Number to Make You Believe: Morgan Giese, Ligman, Madlena, Olson, Ries, Schubert, Kaylee Tauferner.