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Charlottesville Figure Skating Club Raises $1,550 for Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

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Charlottesville Figure Skating Club
Press Release

Charlottesville Figure Skating Club members spent a Saturday night skating dozens of laps around the Main Street Arena. Some members skated more than 100 laps, and their efforts paid off: The club's Frozen Skate-A-Thon, held January 26, raised $1,550 for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

The State-A-Thon was a chance for skaters to share their love of the sport during National Skating Month in January. The CFSC wanted to help a local charity that helps kids, so members asked family and friends to pledge per lap or a set amount.

CFSC member and Main Street Arena skating director Tiffany Thornton attended the Skate-a-Thon with her 4-year-old son. "It was the most fun I've had in a long time. It was great to let loose and just skate," she said. "It reminded me why I love skating."

End-of-Season Exhibition March 30, 1-3 p.m.

Ice skating at Main Street Arena will end for the season March 31. CFSC will hold an end-of season skating exhibition Saturday, March 30 from 1-3 p.m. More than 15 figure skaters are expected to skate their programs.

This event is not open to the public, but local media are invited to film/photograph and interview skaters and their families.

Beginning in April, skaters will practice in Richmond and Lynchburg to prepare for the Commonwealth Games of Virginia. The CFSC is hosting this competition in Lynchburg June 22-23.

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