Two years ago, final rehearsals filled the Clinton Arena for the 70th annual Clinton Figure Skating Club’s Fantasy on Ice.
A couple of weeks before the show, the Fantasy turned into a nightmare when the Covid pandemic cancelled gatherings, including the ice show. Last year’s situation proved no better, and for a second year skaters could not conclude their seasons with a premiere show.
This year, the aptly named ‘The Show Must Go On’ will wrap up the season at the Arena next week with a salute to Broadway for three performances.
Rebecca Kelly, one of the show’s organizers, said the two-year break means this year’s show has a higher than usual number of first-time performers. “We have three years of skaters in their first show,’’ she said.
Although the theme has changed since the 2020 show that wasn’t, this year remains the 70th annual show. Kelly said it features some classic Broadway mixed with newer shows and songs.
“People will recognize songs and probably hear something they didn’t know,’’ Kelly said.
Preparation for the show starts in the spring and summer prior; skaters get their assigned numbers and begin practicing in the fall…