Seattle Skating Club is turning 75, and the club is marking the occasion with a once-in-a-lifetime ice show: “Celebrating 75 Years” this Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14, at the Olympicview Ice Arena in Mountlake Terrace.
The professionally choreographed show will include a performances by Olympic Bronze medalist and European champion Jozef “Jumpin’ Joe” Sabovcik. In addition, Edmonds’ own Rosalynn Sumners, herself an Olympic Silver medalist, will host a “Meet & Greet” from 3:30-5 p.m. on Saturday between shows. In addition to Sumners, you can meet other Olympians such as the Kauffmans (’64 and ’68 US Pairs Olympians) and the Askham-Jones Team (’88 British Pairs Olympians). Sumners and the Kaufmans, who have been inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, got their start at Seattle Skating Club.
In 1936, the Seattle Skating Club joined the U.S. Figure Skating Association and a legacy of skating in the Seattle area was born. Over the years, the club has celebrated Olympic and World medalists, and mourned the loss of club members in the 1961 U.S. World Team plane crash.
The Friday show is at 7 p.m. and there are two shows Saturday, at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., at the Olympicview Ice Arena, 22202-70th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. Tickets are $10 for adults (13 and over), $7 for seniors (65 and over), and $5 for children, with those under 4 free. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.