Talented and athletic youth entertain on ice


– Photos by Jeanne Vollmer

By Cynthia Price

Last year, the Muskegon Lakeshore Figure Skating Club made a lot of changes: moved its base of operations to the L.C. Walker Arena, added a new skating director, Josh White, and renewed a connection to the skating club that started in Muskegon in the 1960s.

The good news is, all of that is still working very well.

“It’s going wonderfully,” said Jen Hosman, who does publicity for the club along with September Yancone, interviewed last year. “We’ve gotten lots of support throughout the community and are doing a lot of partnering. The day before we had a crafts fair at the L.C., which was an event for the community but also raises funds for our Learn to Skate program.” (Learn to Skate is held at the Arena and graduates feed into both the skating club and the Junior Lumberjacks team.)

The Cocoa and Crafts event preceded the group’s big holiday show, held the afternoon of Dec. 15. A surprise guest as Santa was a pillow-stomached but still thin Muskegon City Manager Frank Peterson.

But the main attractions are the kids and young adults skating, showing off their skills. The club now has 31 skaters and 7 coaches.

One of the skaters is Isabella Nelson (see page 1) who was named Meijer State Games Athlete of the Year in the female youth category in 2018. Young Isabella, whose mom Luchi
does fundraising for the club, is also a State Games of America archery champ.

The club’s spring show will be May 3 (see https://mlfsc.org).


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