By David Li, bostonese.com
Boxborough, Mass., May 8, 2014, — In this quiet town 25 miles northwest of Boston, you don’t expect to see a show that features some of the best young figure skaters in the US. Colonial Figure Skating(CFS) Club, whose elite alumni includes Olympic medalists Nancy Kerrigan, Tiffany Scott and Paul Wylie, held its annual Ice Crystals Show “Dreams of Gold” at Nashoba Olympia Rink in Boxborough on May 3 and 4.
2014 National Juvenile Champion Iria Zhao at the show。
The spectacular two-day special performance, created by Colonial FSC artistic directors and skaters, were well attended by sold out audience from the Nashoba Valley region.
Iris Zhao of Acton Mass., 2014 National Juvenile Champion, was joined with Eastern and National medalists, along with Theatre on Ice and Synchro teams. Performances by dozens of figure skatters from various age groups were met with loud applause from the audience.
The 42nd Ice Crystals show’s theme “Dreams of Gold” came from the Winter Olympics at beginning of this year, and featured club skaters and 2014 U.S National Competitors. This show represented different countries and cultures, such as Russia, USA, Europe, Latin America, India, China and others.
The 2014 Ice Crystals creative team led by Sheryl Franks, Director and Chad Brennan, Assistant Director. Ms. Franks is a 1980 Olympian, Principal Skater Disney On Ice, and a Colonial FSC coach for 30 years. Chad is a former national competitor, current national level coach and longtime Colonial FSC member.
As the last performer at the show on May 4, Iris Zhao delighted the audience with a perfect short program What a Wonderful World, and putting an fitting end to this year’s Ice Crystals show. All the skaters returned to the ice with Olympic flags and symbols to thanks the audience and their coaches.
Colonial Figure Skating Club began operations in 1972 and now has over 400 members. Colonial FSC is an elite, top-tier skating club whose professional staff of more than 50 coaches, including few former Olympians, ranked among the best in the country, all belong to the Professional Skaters Association (PSA). Many Colonial FSC coaches have coached regional, national, international medalists and Olympians. Colonial FSC offers and supports all venues of figure skating, including basic skills, moves in the field, freestyle, dance, pairs, theater on ice and synchronized skating. Colonial hosts a number of events each year including the Colonial Open and the Colonial Classic Synchronized Skating Competition. For more information, please visit Colonial FSC website at www.skatecolonial.org.