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Ice show goes "Wild'

Ice show goes "Wild'

Annual performance features creatures

February 27th, 2014 in News

Jefferson City's figure skaters will head "Into the Wild" this weekend at the 52nd Annual Ice Show at the Washington Park Ice Arena.

"It's going to be a journey into a zoo," said Brent Echols, associate skating director.

All of the musical selections and costumes hint at this year's theme. Some of the hits include: "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor, "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club, and "Bear Necessities" from Disney's The Junglebook, to name only a few.

"We're going to have some "electric eels' do the Electric Slide," Echols said.

This year's show features solos by two senior skaters: Carly Potts, who will be playing a skunk in "Love Stinks," and Jessica Van Eschen, who will be skating as a bluebird to the theme, "Believe It or Not," from the American hit show, "Greatest American Hero."

The show also features two quartets and two trios.

Between 160 and 170 skaters will appear in this year's performance, Echols said.

He said skating is experiencing a boost in interest as a result of the recent Sochi Olympics.

The shows are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for youths and can be purchased either at the ice arena or at the door. Children 2 and younger enter free.