Young skaters from the region will perform during “Angels on Ice”

SAULT STE. MARY – The Hiawatha Skating Club is hosting their annual Christmas charity event, “Angels on Ice”, Saturday at 6:30 pm, which features skaters as young as three years old.

This is the club’s 19th year hosting this event and it will be at Pullar Stadium in Sault, located at 435 E. Portage Ave. To participate, skaters donate a toy to the Salvation Army Angel Tree. Admission to the event is a non-perishable food or monetary donation, which is given to local food banks and charities. Skaters trained almost every night this week at Pullar to prepare for the event.

“I have been chairing this event for over six years,” Jackie Killips said via email. “The generosity of the community and the dedication of the coaches and skaters make it a success… The skaters really enjoy this event because they have a little more freedom to choose their song and their costume, and who they skate with. It is also generally shorter than the year-end ice show.

Killips explained in an email that participating skaters receive a Salvation Army angel tree tag which they give as a gift. From there, the Salvation Army collects the toys donated on the evening of the event. Food is donated to a local pantry, which is also collected on the evening of the event, and cash donations are given to local charities. Previous recipients have been the Salvation Army, March for the Heat, YAC and more.

Killips said the age of the skaters ranged from three years to high school. Killips was unsure if there would be mask warrants and mandatory social distancing at the event.

You can find more information about the Hiawatha Skating Club on its Facebook page at

– Contact reporter Taylor Worsham at [email protected]

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