Club members attend to the bake sale table. Photo: Alex Pedersen

Western’s Figure Skating Club held an open skate night for the public Saturday, Feb. 26. at Jorgensen Ice Rink. The event was a fundraiser for the club, as well as a way to drive public engagement.

 “It went really great; better than we expected,” says Club President Alexandra Weatherill, reporting a solid turnout of both students and community members. The club raised over $150 from the bake sale at the event. One of the highlights of the night was a “trick competition.”

Taryn Tibbs, a senior at Western and a member of the club, twirls on the ice. Photo: Alex Pedersen

The club invited all present to come to center ice to perform a trick of their own invention on skates. The winner, Carter Baker, performed a spin on hockey skates followed by a series of yo-yo tricks. 

The club has two more weeks of ice before their season wraps up when Jorgensen Ice Rink closes. They will regroup next October or November with the hope of producing an ice show. Representatives of the club will be at the Club Sports Fair this Friday (March 4) from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Mountaineer Field House. 

Community members and students skate around the rink, including Carter Baker, a junior at Western who combines skating with yo-yoing. Photo: Alex Pedersen

Those wishing to join the club’s email list or seeking more information can email Weatherill is also the president of the Ballet Club, which could start again next semester if there is renewed interest.

Here are some more photos from the event!

Club members pose on the ice as community members continue to skate around Jorgensen. Photo: Alex Pedersen
Mountaineer Bailey Simon returning from the spotlight after doing a trick on the ice. Photo: Alex Pedersen
Skaters, from novices to experts, showed off a variety of skills during the event. Photo: Alex Pedersen
Photo: Alex Pedersen
Photo: Alex Pedersen
Photo: Alex Pedersen