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PUBLISHED: 12:04 PM on Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Juneau Skate Club to hold Spring recital

  Photo courtesy of Seanna O'Sullivan Sarah McDermott performs at the Juneau Skate Club's first competition in February. The club will hold its final recital of the season at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at Treadwell Arena in Douglas.
It's one last turn around the ice for the Juneau Skate Club, which has its spring recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23 at Treadwell Arena in Douglas.

The program is open to all students of the club and the theme is "A Sunday Matinee," which features music from the movies.

Coach Pam Green said there will be six solo performances from students who placed in the first skate competition in February.

Ensemble performances in basic skills, figure skating and synchronized skating also will be featured.

A free open skate will be held by the club for those in attendance to the show.

"Everybody is always ready for a recital," Green said.

"The tots always have tons of fun.

"They couldn't stand on the ice in the beginning and to march across the ice is really something."

The show is not limited to youth, and relatively new skaters Wendy Vuille, Sigrid Dahlberg and Katie Parry will figure skate to "Moon River" from the class movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

Vuille, 45, said she was put in the adult class when she began taking lessons three years ago but asked to try figure skating with the teen group.

"The minute my foot hit the ice, it was a passion. It was addictive," Vuille said.

Vuille said she has participated in past recitals but has had some problems with the sport since have two knee replacements.

"I swear my knees are better than they have been because of the skating," Vuille said.

Green choreographed the number for the trio of women who worked together to coordinate their outfits and work on their piece.

She said as a board member of the club, she appreciates all the coaches do for the skaters.

"The club is great. Everybody is passionate about getting people on the ice," Vuille said.


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