The 7 Rivers Figure Skating Club will present its annual ice show the weekend of March 16-17. Shows will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, March 16 and at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at the Tomah Ice Rink located in Tomah’s Recreation Park.

The ice show will feature 51 skaters ages three through 18, representing Tomah, Sparta and Onalaska in addition to children in the “Learn to Skate” class and some of the members of the Tomah High School boys hockey team.

The theme of this year’s show will be “A Tribute To… Natural World, Friends & Family, Well Being, Remembering, Hometown Heroes.” A part of the show will be dedicated to recognizing military friends and family.

Club coach Lynn Martalock said she and her fellow coaches wanted to do a show that honored many different heroes and inspirations.

“We decided to honor the world we live in and the people who truly are heroes while sending a message that kindness matters, and we can make a difference for future generations,” said Martalock, adding that, “With so much hatred in the world at times, this seemed a good time to reflect on all the good through skating and music.”

In keeping with the theme, Martalock said the coaches wanted to specifically honor military heroes because many of the skaters are from military families or have military ties. Skaters will be escorting a special military family member or friend onto a red carpet on the ice where they’ll be introduced and recognized as a part of each show.

Tickets for the March 16-17 shows will be sold at the door and are $5 for adults and $3 for children age 12 and under. In addition to the program, there will also be basket raffles, a 50/50 raffle and a photo booth. Concessions and flowers will be available for purchase at the rink.

The Seven Rivers Figure Skating Club is a non-profit organization in Tomah that exists to expand the figure skating opportunities in the Seven Rivers Region. For more information, visit 7riversfsc.com.

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Tomah Journal editor

Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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