Holiday Show Kicks off Busy Season at Stumptown Ice Den

‘Christmas on Ice’ will feature for Olympic silver medalist and around 40 local skaters

Canadian Olympian Dylan Moscovitch will star in “Christmas on Ice” at the Stumptown Ice Den in Whitefish later this month, the highlight of a full winter at the year-round rink.

The holiday show presented by the Glacier Skate Academy will have three performances, Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 22 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets start at $12 for adults and $8 for students age 6 to 17. General admission for children 5 and under is free. Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase at www.glacierskateacademy.org.

Along with Moscovitch, the show’s stars include, Sean Wirtz, the director of the Glacier Skate Academy, and his now-wife Kristin Cowan, herself a decorated professional figure skater. Kayla and Kamden Black, a junior team from Seattle, will also be part of the cast, as will around 40 local skaters of all ages.

Moscovitch competed for years as a pairs figure skater, earning a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He is a former Canadian national champion and placed as high as fourth at the world championships during his career.

The “Christmas on Ice” show is only part of a full winter at the Stumptown Ice Den, which has been run by the nonprofit Whitefish Sports Facilities Foundation for the last five years. According to the foundation, the rink is the only one offering year-round, indoor ice in Montana, and boasts hockey, figure skating and public skating throughout the year.

The Glacier Hockey Association sponsors youth teams in a number of leagues and at a number of skill levels, including the YETI League, a collaboration with the Flathead Valley Hockey Association. Players age 6-10 in the YETI League play games at the Stumptown Ice Den and the Woodland Park rink in Kalispell. Travel teams sponsored by the Glacier Hockey Association play in the Montana Amateur Hockey Association and East Kootenay League, which is based in British Columbia. Adult hockey leagues are also open to join throughout the year. Those unfamiliar with the ice can enroll in Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey programs offered at Stumptown and public skate times are available several times a week.

For more information and to see a complete list of the programs offered at the Stumptown Ice Den, visit www.stumptowniceden.org.

andy@flatheadbeacon.com