Kenton rink was humming on March 6 as parents and community members from Hamiota, Lenore, and Kenton came to see the Kenton Ice Show. “Welcome to Candy Land” was presented by the Kenton Skate Club. A well-organized evening reflected the ongoing diligence of the program where even the smallest skaters had the opportunity to learn.
Supper (mac and cheese) was served upstairs to fuel the skaters prior to the show, which started at 6:15 p.m.
Kenton’s well maintained rink featured a natural ice skating surface. Cold March weather meant it was in superb condition.
Each age group had a handful of skaters. From toddlers to teens they skated programs demonstrating skills acquired during the season with instructor Naomi Best and assistants, Elie Slimmon, Ricki Hill and Emily Hunter.
- Pre-CanSkate (The Candy Man - Sammy Davis, Jr.) Program Assistants - Emily Hunter, Ellie Slimmon, Ricki Hill and Naomi Best and featured skaters: Carson S.; Riley W.; Pacey B.; Scarlett C.; Aubrey R.; Henry R.; Mesa G.; Sawyer S.; and Hudson W.
- StarSkate Duet (Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles): Harmony W.; and Carrie H.
- Red Group (Sugar Sugar - The Archies) Program Assistant: Emily Hunter and featured skaters: Stella H.; Marisa L.; Freya T.; Faith W.; Scarlett A.; Tucker K.; Ellie G.; and Rowan. A
- StarSkate 1 (Lollipop - The Chordettes): Ruby M.; Gloria W.; and Macy N.
- Yellow Group (I Can’t Help Myself - Four Tops) Program Assistant Ellie Slimmon and featured skaters: Tatum R.; Heston R.; Rowan C.; Rowan S.; Ada B.; and Grayson M.
- StarSkate Solo (Lollipop - The Treblemakers): Kennidy R.
- Green Group (Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows - Lesley Gore) Program Assistant Naomi Best and featured skaters: Lincoln H.; Gabe H.; Jude H.; Camden B.; Braxton R.; Lawson B.; and Zandy C.
- StarSkate 2 (Sugar - Robin Schultz): Harmony W.; Anna L.; Carrie H. and Kennidy R.
- Finale (I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow)
Kenton rink covers the bases for ice programs, also providing a CanPower class with hockey drills at its core, instructed by certified instructor Ryan Carter.