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LET YOUR HEART GROW THREE SIZES THIS SEASON!


THE LAKELAND SKATING PROGRAM PRESENTS


THE GRINCH ON ICE


Featuring canned food drive to benefit Open Door; admission is free of charge


WATERFORD, MICH. - Feel the magic this holiday season as the figure skaters of the Lakeland Skating Program present The Grinch On Ice, Monday, Dec. 10, from 5 – 7 PM at Lakeland Arena, 7330 Highland Rd. in Waterford.  The event will begin with a pre-show exhibition by Team du Coeur beginner and introductory synchronized skating teams at 5:00 PM, followed by The Grinch On Ice show at 5:30 PM. 


            Admission to the fifth annual holiday show is free of charge, and seating is limited. Donations of canned food benefiting Open Door Outreach Center will be accepted at the door.  The show will also be presented to more than 1,000 school children from Huron Valley, Walled Lake, Commerce, Waterford and West Bloomfield during the school day.  Three separate performances will be held for school groups on Monday, Dec. 10th; show times are 9:15 AM, 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM. 


             “In this economy where local families are struggling to make ends meet, this is our way of giving back to the community and helping to make the holidays a little brighter for everyone,” said Hollie Campagna, director of the Lakeland Skating Club.  “It’s a busy time of year for everyone, but we can all use a little holiday cheer on ice.” 


            More than 50 costumed figure skaters, ranging in age from 7 to 17, will perform in solos, duets, trios and group numbers choreographed to music.  Join Cindy Lou Who, the Whoville Mayor and the cast of villagers as they celebrate the Christmas spirit with the Grinch.  During the pre-show exhibition Monday evening, three Beginner synchronized skating teams from Team du Coeur will perform their competition programs for this season.  


            Refreshments will be available during the evening performance. Enjoy hot chocolate, coffee and pop, popcorn, slushes, candy, hot pretzels, chicken fingers and more.


About Open Door Outreach Center


            Open Door Outreach Center, based in Waterford and serving the western Oakland County area, provides emergency services such as food, clothing and referral information to families in need.  The food drive will help stock Open Door’s Food Pantry, which provides free food and basic household supplies to more than 150 local families each month. www.opendooroutreachcenter.org.


About the Lakeland Skating Program


            Affordable skating classes from $60 - $85 per 8-week session are now being offered for ages 3 to adult.  Register now for the Winter II session, January through mid-March 2013. Classes for all levels are available Thurs., Fri. and Saturdays.  For more information on the Lakeland Skating Program or Basic Skills ice skating classes, call (248) 666-1911 or visit www.lakelandskatingclub.com.  For more information on the synchronized skating teams of Team du Coeur, visit www.LakelandSynchro.com.  Lakeland Arena is located at 7330 Highland Rd. (M-59) between Williams Lake and Airport Rd. across from MJR Cinemas.

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