Nelson Figure Skating Club members and coaches Yoshie Measures (far left) and Sarah Gower (far right) had a serious case of disco fever as they got set to begin the club’s annual skate-a-thon fundrasier held on April 14.

A boogie down fundraiser for Nelson Figure Skating Club

Skaters embraced the spirit of disco earlier this month as they participated in the Nelson Figure Skating Club’s annual skate-a-thon

Skaters embraced the spirit of disco earlier this month as they participated in the Nelson Figure Skating Club’s annual skate-a-thon at the NDCC arena.

This year’s theme inspired a number of afros as well as handle-bar moustaches, flare pants, knee high socks and glitter eye shadow.

Held every April, skaters gather pledges to skate as many laps as possible on one hour.

The annual award ceremony followed the skate-a-thon. The club handed out awards to individual skaters ranging from most improved to most Skate Canada test levels passed, to best costume.

Incoming club president Christine DeFouw said the skate-a-thon was highly successful, raising nearly $1,800.

“The kids love the dress-up component, and everyone enjoys the music. The skate-a-thon is a great team building event for our club,” DeFouw said.

“The costumes have been so successful. The club is looking to encourage the parents to dress up next year as well.”

The club’s 2012/13 season wraps up on Saturday, May 4 with the Family Showcase, a program of performances by all club members with the theme “Around The World.” The show runs from 2 to 3 p.m. at the NDCC arena.

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