Skaters re-enact Breck history |

Skaters re-enact Breck history

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The Breckenridge Figure Skating Club presents a jumpin’ and spinnin’ rendition of Breckenridge’s history in honor of the town’s 150th birthday.

Skating routines transport audiences from portrayals of early settlers and rowdy mining days to retro ski days – and into the present.

Some of the Breckenridge club’s most advanced skaters, Mackenzie Moran, Jamie Ann Chandler, Mikka Wickman and Alexa Johnson) show off their skills as Native Americans, saloon girls or both.

Intermediate-level girls (Lilli Tobias, Celide Dymond and Elli Vandeyacht) portray the discovery of the largest chunk of gold and the heyday of skiing within their group routines.

And, the rink’s youngest skaters give a nod to Breckenridge’s K-12 school, opened in 1909, with “School House Rock.”

Summit High School graduate and skating coach Caitlin Mahoney returns to town from Colorado State in Fort Collins to skate her solo.

Most of the performers have their own solo; the youngest is Emma Cumming, who depicts the opening of the Riverwalk Center by skating to “Musicbox Dancer.”

This year, national competitors come up from the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs to bring even more excitement to the show.

Gabrielle Schorg is a junior level skater and national competitor, and Lukas Kaugers will be competing in the novice level at the national championships in January. He won first place in Midwestern and Southwestern competitions, and as a straight-A student taking honors classes, and an all-star track champ and first-chair trumpet player in Symphonic band, it’s pretty clear that skating’s not his only talent.

So step into a fantastical time warp, as you witness Breckenridge’s history like you’ve never seen – or heard – it before.

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