BY JENNIFFER WARDELL
Clipper Staff Writer
BOUNTIFUL — It’s a fantasy on ice.
The Utah Figure Skating Club will hold their spring show, “Fairy Tales on Ice,” May 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. at the South Davis Recreation Center. The show will focus on music from classic Disney movies such as “Cinderella,” “Aladdin,” “The Little Mermaid,” and more.
“We had a little girl last year who commented that she wanted to be a princess, just like the girls on the ice,” said Michelle Thomson, one of the organizers. “We wanted to show that every little girl’s and boy’s dream could come true.”
Guest skaters include Olympian Jozef Sabovcik, along with well-known skaters Kristina Struthwolf and Rachel White. Both Sabovcik and White are Davis County residents, and Struthwolf has trained in Davis County for years.
Sabovcik, who won a bronze medal in the 1984 Olympics, will perform to the theme from Disney’s “The Lone Ranger.”
“He won’t wear the mask, though,” said Thomson. “We want him to still be able to do his backflip.”
Roberta Capron and Terri Lynn Sorenson, both of whom are regulars at Utah Figure Skating Club shows, will also perform. The two were regular participants in the Utah Special Olympics until it was discontinued.
“There are people who come just to see them,” said Thomson.
The show, which serves as a fundraiser to help the skaters train for competitions, is also seen as an opportunity for the performers to relax. Though there will be plenty of spins and jumps on display, they’re not the focus of the show.
“It gives people a chance to see a different side of skating,” said Thomson. “Skaters get the chance to show off their artistic sides.”
It also gives the skaters a chance to have some support out on the ice, an unusual thing for these athletes.
“Most of the time, skating is a solo sport,” said Thomson. “Shows like this one let people get out on the ice with their friends and skating family.”
One of the newest members of that family is the little girl whose wish first inspired the idea for “Fairy Tales on Ice.” She’ll be performing in the show.
“Her dad signed her up,” said Thomson. “She’s living her dream.”
Tickets for the show are $7 in advance and can be purchased at the front counter of the South Davis Recreation Center. They can also be purchased at the door the night of the event, though at that point they’ll cost $10.
The South Davis Recreation Center is located at 550 N. 200 West in Bountiful. For more information, visit utahfigureskating.com.