Monday, July 29, 2013

10th Annual Wind, Rain or Shine Ice Skating Team Competition Set for August 3

60 competitive skaters from Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee will be in Decatur, August 3, 2013, for the 10th annual Wind, Rain, or Shine Figure Skating Team Competition. Endorsed by the Ice Skating Institute, the basic skills competition will be held at the Point Mallard Ice Complex located in Point Mallard Park.

The event gets underway at 7:30 a.m. Competitive skaters ranging from children 4 years old to adults will be participating in a variety of individual and team events from freestyle skating to artistic, interpretive, spotlight, footwork, compulsories, and ice dancing. The competition is open to all individual Ice Skating Institute members.  

The Wind, Rain or Shine Competition history dates back to the days of Point Mallard Park’s open air facility that offered ice skating during the winter months. During its end of the year competition, participants never knew what the weather conditions might be, but as the saying goes “the show must go on!”

The Wind, Rain or Shine is endorsed by the Ice Skating Institute (ISI), an international industry trade association encompassing all aspects of the ice skating industry. Founded in 1959 as a nonprofit organization for owners, operators and developers of ice skating facilities, ISI also created America’s original learn-to-skate program, now known as weSKATE, and has introduced more than 5 million individuals to the wonderful world of ice skating.

The competition is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, call Charles Bernhard, Point Mallard Ice Complex Skating Director, at 256.341.4913.

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