Skating events continue in Lake Placid

The Lake Placid Olympic Center

The Lake Placid Olympic Center Photo by Andy Flynn.

The 2013 summer skating series continues this weekend, Aug. 16 and 17, with Friday’s Freaky Friday and the Saturday Night Ice Show at the Olympic Center, in Lake Placid.

Friday’s Freaky Friday event begins at 4:30 p.m., while the Saturday night’s show is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. Both events will be held in the center’s 1932 Rink Jack Shea Arena.

American ice dancers Isabella Cannuscio and Michael Bramante will star in the Saturday Night Ice Show. The couple, who also skated last year in Lake Placid, are in their second season together. Cannuscio and Bramante are experienced ice dancers and both had skated with three previous partners.

In their first season together, the two won both the short and free dances at Challenge Cup. They also claimed a gold medal in November’s Eastern Sectionals, which qualified them for the 2013 U.S. national championships.

Joining Cannuscio and Bramante will be skaters participating in the 81st annual summer skating program. The skaters will perform their individual and group numbers during this entertaining event. Admission to the show is $10 for adults, $8 for juniors and seniors. Children six and under may enter for free.

The ever-popular Freaky Friday show will also feature skaters from the summer skating program, who create their own unique routines for this event. The skaters abandon their regular routines in favor of creativity, humor and amusement. The routines are judged on entertainment value. Admission is free.

To learn more about the Lake Placid summer skating program, log on to lakeplacidskating.com. For more information on ORDA’s Olympic venues and events, visit whitefacelakeplacid.com.

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