Gliding Stars will present their 15th Annual Ice Show on March 13, featuring 55 stars ranging in age from 3-years-old to the mid-30s.
The show begins at 2:30pm at The Cube, where guests will be entertained by the Stars as they skate to songs from The Beatles such as “Good Day Sunshine,” “Can’t Buy Me Love” and more.
“The kids know the crowd is for them and love performing,” explains Cindy Bregel, executive director of Gliding Stars of Findlay. “They wear costumes for the show and experience their moment to shine.”
Gliding Stars provides opportunity for individuals with disabilities to increase their personal potential through development of ice skating skills. The program offers equipment and skates to accommodate a wide variety of disabilities as well as the opportunity to socialize and connect with others. Even those with wheelchairs are able to enjoy time on the ice.
Practice and a One-of-a-Kind Experience
Stars begin practice for the annual ice show in September and practice one day per week September through March while taking breaks in December for the holidays. Each Sunday they get together to prepare for the show and enjoy their time on the ice.
Each Star skates in at least three performances during the show, and it’s a lasting experience.
A Community Comes Together
Gliding Stars is supported by donations and volunteers. Over the past 15 years the community has come together to offer support. The annual ice show has grown from having 250-350 attendees to over 1,200.
Gliding Stars of Findlay has inspired additional Gliding Stars groups including the Toledo chapter and will be hosting a group from Columbus, Indiana.
Tickets are available for presale at $8 for adults and $5 for children 9 and under at Trends on Main, Integrity Salon and Mother Hubbard’s Learning Cupboard. Raffle baskets ranging in value from $500-$600 will be awarded the day of the show. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Winners do not need to be present to win.
If you would like to learn more or support Gliding Stars,
or firstname.lastname@example.org and find them on Facebook under Gliding Stars of Findlay.