Whitney Murgatroyd leaps to Lady Gaga's Paparazzi during the Port McNeill Figure Skating Club's ice carnival

Stars shine in Port McNeill

Port McNeill Figure Skating Club hosted its biennial skate carnival with the theme Hooray for Hollywood last weekend.

PORT McNEILL—The weather outside may have been North Island winter, but Chilton Regional Arena’s rink was given over to Hollywood last weekend as the Port McNeill Figure Skating Club hosted its biennial skate carnival with the theme, Hooray for Hollywood.

The wide-ranging performance featured North Island skaters from age 3 to 17, who portrayed everything from stars on the Walk of Fame to Tom Cruise’s Risky Business character — sans pants — avenging heroes, beach kids, superstar divas and a group of no fewer than seven Marilyn Monroes gliding and twirling to Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.

The fund-raising event for the club included evening shows Friday and Saturday and a Saturday matinee, choreographed by instructor Elizabeth Kines with assistance from Melanie Weber and Hanna Ray Rosback.

Academy Award-level announcing was provided by longtime MC Cliff Rosback, music by Trine Pedersen, and decorating, lighting, costumes and raffles assisted by an army of volunteer parents and other helpers.


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