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Figure Skating Lessons for College and Community Children

carnivaliceshowThe Middlebury College Figure Skating Club is a non-competitive figure skating program open to children of all ages and abilities in the local community. It runs from October through February. Practices are at Middlebury College’s Kenyon Arena. They culminate in all groups participating in Middlebury College’s Winter Carnival Ice Show.

2016 Important Dates:

  • October 5: Registration opens
  • October 16: First sessions
  • February 18: First IceShow
  • February 19: Second IceShow

Must turn 5 by December 31.

Registration through the box office. Please also visit the Club’s website to find the required registration and waiver forms as well as a schedule for the lessons.

Registration fees:
Beginners: $150 (1 lesson/week for 16 weeks)
Intermediate: $190 (2 lessons/week for 16 weeks)
Advanced: $230 (2 lessons/week for 16 weeks)

Intermediate and Advanced Skaters will have the opportunity to join the Theatergroup in January (at no extra cost) and Advanced Skaters will be supported in their solo numbers (if they wish to perform solos).

Families will have costume expenses.

Parents are asked to volunteer at times to help out.

Middlebury women take a snowy ride up to Ripton, ca. 1940s

In this clip, members of the Women’s Forum of Middlebury College load up holiday gifts into a truck parked behind Forrest Hall, en route to the Meeting House in Ripton, VT. Upon their arrival in Ripton, local children run (and slide, trudge, and sled) to meet them. The Middlebury women, joined by a costumed Santa, distribute their holiday gifts.

Established in 1937, the Women’s Forum was itially organized to further interest in economic, political, and social issues of the day. In 1944 the group merged with the Student Action Assembly to focus on social and service work. This clip dates likely dates from the early to mid 1940’s.

Happy holidays from Special Collections & Archives.