Ice skating show brings the holiday spirit to Kingsburg

KINGSBURG, Calif. (KGPE) – Families gathered at Kingsburg Memorial Park on Saturday night to watch the Kingsburg Community Ice Skating Show.

The show featured Olympic and world skaters Kelly Abolt and Surya Bonaly, as well as a variety of dance numbers and Christmas carols.

9-year-old Payton Dellamaggiore was in Kingsburg for the event, visiting Clovis with his big sister Paris.

“I thought it was very interesting, I liked all the skaters out there, it was very cool,” Payton said. “It was just cute, it was funny, it was cute.”

Siblings Lana, Donovan and Nelson were also on the Saturday program. What was Nelson’s favorite part?

“It was when everyone got together and showed their little moves and then showed everyone at the end,” Nelson said.

Ice skating events are commonplace in the town of Kingsburg during the holidays. It’s a way for families and friends to celebrate the season.

“I love this song and it was a really cool part of the show, it made it more fun and everyone started to clap.”

Surya Bonale, a retired Olympic world champion who won three silver medals, was the special guest at Saturday’s event.

She is the only figure skater known to land a backflip on the ice on one skate.

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