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48th Annual Ice Show: Best of Broadway

On April 16th & April 17th the Dan Kostel Recreation Center held its 48th Annual Ice Skating Show titled "Best of Broadway".  From our tiniest tots, high school seniors, and National medalist, Ms. Katie McBeath. Costumes and decorations set the mood for the New York Theatre District right here in Garfield Heights. We once again had record breaking crowds that "hopped on a cab" to come to "our own Garfield Heights Theatre District!

A big thank you goes to High School Art Teacher Ms. Emily Garrett and her students for providing wonderful decorations and scenery for our show which made it come alive!

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the 2016 Mayor's Trophy Winner. This year Rachel Sutor was awarded this prestigious award. Rachel has been skating for 9 years and this was the 8th ice show she participated in. She has been competing for 4 years locally and this past season qualified for Showcase Nationals. Rachel is a junior at Nordonia High School, and very active not only in figure skating, but on the Nordonia High School Lancer Marching Band on saxophone and in the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony on bassoon. Most recently Rachel has joined our staff here at the Dan Kostel Recreation center as a skating instructor.

Pictured here are group photo's from our skating numbers along with candid shots from the weekend. Group numbers were from the following Broadway Musicals: Little Shop of Horrors, The Lion King, Annie, West Side Story, Chicago, Finding Nemo, Hair Spray, Wicked, and Beauty and the Beast. Other duo's and solo's from Mamma Mia, Footloose, Dirty Dancing, Jersey Boys, and Phantom of the Opera.

Thanks to Robert Dobies, Director, Mary Nichols, Administrative Assistant, Holly Gray, Head Skating Professional & the entire staff of skating instructors, Ms. Emily Garrett & the Garfield Heights High School Art Class, the entire staff at the recreation department, all friends and family volunteers, and most of all, the skaters and participants.

So many to mention - Thanks to Everyone for another great production and & successful show.