Bremerton, Wash.— Area figure skaters will put a cool spin on a popular children’s classic when they perform “Jungle Book on Ice,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 and 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec 18 at Bremerton Ice Center.
For more than 40 years, children have delighted in “Jungle Book,” the Disney film based on the stories by Rudyard Kipling. This holiday season, local audiences can watch Mowgli, King Louie, Baloo, Shere Khan, Kaa, Bagheera, and other characters perform favorites from the popular soundtrack such as “The Bare Necessities,” “I Wan’na Be Like You,” “That’s What Friends Are For,” and “Colonel Hathi’s March”—on ice.
The show will feature the talents of 35 skaters ranging in age from three to 65. It will highlight 12 soloists, including regional medalists and participants in the US Junior Championships and Pacific Coast Sectionals, who will perform to songs inspired by the children’s classic. Featured soloists will be:
- Alec Schmitt, South Kitsap High School sophomore of Port Orchard, who placed third in Intermediate Men at the Northwest Pacific Regional Championships in Spokane in October, qualifying to compete in the US Junior Championships to be held in Lansing, Mich. in Dec. 10-14; and
- Alison Jeffers, Columbia Virtual Academy senior and Tacoma Community College Running Start student of Gig Harbor, who placed first in Junior Ladies at the Northwest Pacific Regional Championship, qualifying to compete in Pacific Coast Sectionals in Salt Lake City, held Nov. 15-19.
Many other skaters from the areas elementary, middle and high schools will perform.
The Bremerton Figure Skating Club will hold a silent auction for themed gift baskets on Saturday evening.
Tickets for the performance are $6 general admission and $4 for children five and under and are available for advance purchase beginning Dec. 7 and at the door. For more information, call 360.479.7465 or visit www.bremertonicecenter.com.
Located across the Warren Avenue Bridge or Manette Bridge at 1950 Homer Jones Dr. (adjacent to the YMCA), the Bremerton Ice Center offers public skating sessions, a learn-to-skate program for all ages, private skating lessons for figure skating and hockey, youth and adult hockey teams for all ages and levels of ability, as well as birthday party packages, special events and a snack bar.