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41st Annual Ice Show

Skating Club to feature production of ‘Lion King’

Submitted Photo Pictured is the Magic City Skating Club’s synchronized skating team, the Magi Picks.

Bryanne Thorson and Hannah Foss, like other Minot students, went from high school seniors to college students without some of the special events that highlight a teen’s transition from adolescence to adulthood. That included special events like cheerleading competitions as well as skating in the annual Magic City Figure Skating Club’s Ice Show, which would have marked the culmination of their years as figure skaters.

But, after a year off, the figure skating club will be putting on its 41st Annual Ice Show with a production of “Lion King” this weekend. Tickets are $10 at the door at Maysa Arena, located at 2501 W. Burdick Expy. in Minot. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Thorson and Foss, no longer high school seniors but Minot State University freshmen, will be showcased. Thorson will skate the role of Scar, the villain of the piece, and Foss will skate as Simba, the hero. They said the tale of Simba the lion and his adventures should appeal to all ages.

Advanced skaters in the club will play the major roles and the show will also feature the club’s synchronized skating teams.

About 85 performers will be featured, ranging in age from 3 up to 20.

Submitted Photo Other advanced skaters, pictured in costume, will skate in the major roles.

The guest performer is top notch skater, Camden Pulkinen, from Colorado Springs, Colo., who has had top finishes at Skate Canada, the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and the 4 Continents Championships in Seoul, Korea. Also highlighted will be Leah Neset, from Minot, and her skating partner Artem Markelov, who will do a free dance program during the show.

Barb Kohlman is the program director and coaches include Brenda Tarkinton, Ashley Christ, and Hailey Lium. Foss and Thorson have also been skating instructors, according to the skating club’s website.

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