Olympicview Arena to host figure skating competition this week

Ice Fest logoSkaters from nine western states will gather this week at the Olympicview Arena, 22202-70th Ave. W. in Mountlake Terrace, for the Ice Fest Figure Skating Competition, hosted by the Seattle Skating Club.

Competition at the event, sanctioned by the U.S. Figure Skating Association, will be take place beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 29, then continue starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 30-June 1.

Close to 350 skaters from 30 skating clubs are expected at the four-day competition. Skaters range in age from 3 to 67 years old, and will compete in five different categories: Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice, Junior, and Senior.

“This is an exciting and fun competition for skaters, spectators, officials, and volunteers, where we can all cheer for the brand-new skaters who have never competed before as well as the seasoned veterans who are landing double and triple jumps with grace,” said Celeste Jackson, Ice Fest Co-Chair.

“As is true every year, this event is free to spectators,” Jackson added.

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