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Ice show expresses holiday spirit

Figure skater Jordan Broyhill practices for the Steamboat figure skating club's presentation of "A Steamboat Christmas." The show will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Figure skater Jordan Broyhill practices for the Steamboat figure skating club’s presentation of “A Steamboat Christmas.” The show will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Steamboat Springs — The “Grinch” was nice, everyone wanted to catch a ride aboard the “Polar Express” and there was no question that “Rudolph” glowed inside the Howelsen Ice Arena. — The “Grinch” was nice, everyone wanted to catch a ride aboard the “Polar Express” and there was no question that “Rudolph” glowed inside the Howelsen Ice Arena.

— The “Grinch” was nice, everyone wanted to catch a ride aboard the “Polar Express” and there was no question that “Rudolph” glowed inside the Howelsen Ice Arena.

But Kim Haggarty and the Steamboat Springs figure skating club wanted to produce a holiday show that better represented what Steamboat Springs is all about.

So this year she has collaborated with Courtney Gill and Shauna Cagnoni to choreograph an original program called “A Steamboat Christmas.”

It showcases the talents of some of Steamboat’s best figure skaters and reflects the community in which we live.

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“We wanted something that was about our town,” Haggarty said. “This one opens with tourists arriving in Steamboat Springs for Christmas and touches on many of the things people do when they are visiting Steamboat.”

The show “A Steamboat Christmas” has been designed to showcase the skills of the 40 members of the local figure skating club plus 20 more skaters in the ice arena’s learn to skate program.

The script was written by Eugene Buchanan and will be narrated by Shannon Lukens.

“Eugene is a very clever writer, and there is a lot of humor,” Haggarty said.

The show is one of two major events that the figure skating club hosts at the arena each year. Haggarty said the club would also hold an exhibition in the spring featuring skaters from around the region.

‘We started this show six years ago,” Haggarty said. “The show lasted for 30 minutes, and we had a crowd of 750 people. So we decided to keep doing it, and it’s become a tradition.”

The opening performance of “A Steamboat Christmas” is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 27. There will also be encore performances at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.