I am not ashamed to admit as I watched the skating carnival last Saturday my eyes teared up a couple – ok a few times. The theme this year was – Challenge, Change, Conquer – A Celebration of Perseverance. Despite these past two crazy years the Orono Figure Skating Club rose to the challenge and in a short time put together an amazing show.
Elliot Rutherford opened the show fearlessly and brilliantly singing O Canada. You could feel the arena fill with pride watching the parade of champions. But honestly, that opening. Forty-four Starskaters, that’s Starskate 1 through 6/7, took to the ice and WOW. With every stride these skaters always work together. Not only can you see the love and respect, you can feel it.