2019 junior national men’s champion Aleksa Rakic was featured guest skater at the The Greatest Show On Ice staged by the Langley Skating Club. Dan Ferguson Langley Advance Times

Hundreds attend the Greatest Show On Ice in Langley

The Langley Skating Club presented lavish tribute to P.T. Burnum and Cirque Du Soleil

About 800 people filled the seats at the George Preston Recreation Centre to watch a circus-themed skating show inspired by the movie The Greatest Showman.

Organizers said the event staged by the Langley Skating Club generated $7,400 in ticket sales.

The Greatest Show On Ice, a tribute to both the film about the life of famous impresario P.T. Barnum, and the modern Cirque Du Soleil was performed by 160 skaters of all ages and levels of exetience

Club coach Rob Woodley said the program, held every two years, requires months of effort by volunteers.

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Woodley said the coaches and club are very grateful for the hard work of people like event chairperson Karen Nash.

“She has done a tremendous job of organizing volunteers, hosting meetings and generally taking care of a lot of the business and questions that a show with 160 skaters would have,” Woodley said.

“The show would never happen without so many volunteers stepping up and helping,” he added.

“We all want the skaters to have great memories of this event and the tireless work of everyone behind the scenes is rewarded when we see everyone in their costumes in the spotlights with huge smiles on their faces.”

Aleksa Rakic, the 2019 junior national men’s champion was the featured guest skater and the Lower Mainland Open synchro skating team kicked off both shows.

 

Skaters of all ages and all levels of experience took part in the The Greatest Show On Ice staged by the Langley Skating Club. Dan Ferguson Langley Advance Times

Performers at The Greatest Show On Ice staged by the Langley Skating Club. Dan Ferguson Langley Advance Times

A ‘circus train’ at The Greatest Show On Ice staged by the Langley Skating Club. Photo supplied

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