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Free Holiday Skating Exhibition
November 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
December is always an exciting month for the Talbot Figure Skating Team (TFST). The team is kicking off this month by participating in Easton’s Holiday Parade downtown on Saturday, December 1. The skaters love this time to get together outside of the rink and share their club pride with the town. Look for the happy TFST members on the BIG figure skate float.
December is also the start of the performance and competition season where the skaters get their first chance to perform the solo and team routines they’ve been practicing for months. Talbot Figure Skating Team will be hosting its 10th Annual Winter Skating Exhibition “It’s a Jolly Holiday” at the Talbot County Community Center on Sunday, December 9 with a beautiful free show for all to enjoy. Individual skaters will perform solo routines to Christmas music. Synchro teams will offer attendees the first glimpse at their competitive routines.
Every year, TFST strives to present an exciting overall theme that sets the stage for each of its individual teams. This season they will present an ode to classic British stories with the three Synchronized Skating Teams portraying the stories of Winnie-the-Pooh, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland. Their newest venture is a theater style group ensemble known as a Production Team. Continuing the British theme, they are depicting the same stories as the Synchro Teams, with the addition of Mary Poppins. However, this is a unique re-telling, which pairs music exclusively performed by British musicians such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Elton John, to name a few. This unexpected juxtaposition of British classical literature and music will keep the audience entertained as the page turns on to the next story.
As always, admission is free to attend the holiday show, however, TFST is reaching out to the audience for assistance with its current community service project. The team is asking all show attendees to bring a gently used book donation. TFST is collecting books for the Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library and the Friends of Talbot County Library for use at future book sales by the Friends’ groups to raise money for the local libraries in Centreville, Kent Island, Easton, and St. Michaels. All types of books are needed – children’s books, fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, etc. A decorated bin will be at the Talbot County Community Center for collection through the end of the skating season. The Winter Exhibition is sure to get attendees in the “Jolly Holiday” spirit of giving back. Family and friends are all invited to see the show on Sunday, December 9 at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton. The program begins at 2:30 p.m.
Gently used books will be collected at the door and homemade baked goods will be for sale during the show. Flyers will be passed out offering another way for TFST friends to raise money to pay for expensive ice time by dining at Chili’s in Easton after the show. Simply present the flyer and up to 20% of the food bill will be donated back to the team.
For more information, visit www.talbotfigureskatingteam.org or send an email to email@example.com.