Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Ice Show

We went on another date this afternoon.  This time it was to the Center Ice Rink at the Delaware State Fair grounds in Harrington, DE to see the 2009 Christmas Ice Show.

The main entrance brings you into this area which includes a store and snack bar

It is a full-size rink that is also used for ice hockey

Just a few of the people who were there.  Margaret is seated in the middle front behind the man with the yellow sleeve jacket.  We were only about 10 ft from the edge of the rink.

Santa riding on the Zamboni.  During the show’s intermission he was rink-side giving candy canes to the kids.

Sitting in a room with a lot of ice means it is COLD.

Margaret also brought two throws to fold up and make seat cushions for us

The show was based on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  This is a brief clip of the scene with Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim

Before the intermission there were performances by singles and pairs skaters who had competed at the national and international level.  Shown here is an excerpt of Cassandra Jeandell and Damian Dodge. They are alternates to the 2010 US Nationals competition.

Margaret loves figure skating and we go to events whenever we can.  Both of us enjoy watching the youngsters in these local shows.  The little ones are so precious!  There are also two rinks in Newark, DE plus another in Wilmington, DE.  Now that we are retired we can attend more of the shows.

In His name,
Chaplain Sam Houchins

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