Current and past members of the WVU Figure Skating Club will be the headlining performers of “Skating Through the Decades” at the Morgantown Ice Arena on Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3. Tickets to the performance, which will begin Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m., are $7. Children three and under are free.

Tickets are available at the door and at Slight Indulgence in Suncrest (3200 Collins Ferry Road) and Pinocchio’s Books and Toys (322 High Street).

WVU Figure Skating Club members, including the club’s vice president, Stacy Chaplin, as well as more than a dozen local skaters, will perform solos and duets to music from eight decades.

“Skating Through the Decades” is directed by former WVU Figure Skating Club president Angela Barclay. Barclay, who earned a masters degree in nursing from WVU, is from Somerset, Pa.

“This year’s show is sure to please music lovers,” Barclay said. “Our skaters will be skating to all your favorites, from the swinging ‘50s to the boy-band ‘90s. It will be a joy to watch.”

The show’s script is written by Mark Brazaitis, a professor in the Department of English and the WVU Figure Skating Club’s faculty advisor. “This will be a terrific show, with fun music and excellent skating,” Brazaitis said.

All proceeds will benefit the Mason-Dixon Figure Skating Club, a Morgantown-based organization dedicated to offering young people the chance to perform in shows and exhibitions as well as to test at various skill levels through the U.S. Figure Skating Association.

Chaplin, a senior business management major from Wheeling, will be joined by WVU Figure Skating Club members Kasey Smith, a recent graduate in multi-disciplinary studies from Naperville, Illinois; Gina Geils, a senior early childhood psychology major from Bensenville, Illinois, Courtney Ann Caldwell, a junior psychology and social work major from Evansville, Indiana; Michayla Smith, a junior history major from Morgantown; and Shaun Adams, a senior architecture major at Fairmont State who is from Grantsville, Maryland.

The Morgantown Ice Arena is located at 1001 Mississippi Street, near White Park.

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CONTACT: Mark Brazaitis, Faculty Advisor
304-276-8846; Mark.Brazaitis@mail.wvu.edu

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