FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The Rye Figure Skating Club, founded in 1937, is celebrating its 80th anniversary by hosting a free ice skating show at Rye’s historic Playland Ice Casino on Saturday, March 11 at 8 p.m.
The one-hour Rye FSC 80th Anniversary Celebration on Ice will feature over 70 performers – the majority of whom reside in Westchester County – including award- winning members and alumni of Rye Figure Skating Club.
Different disciplines of ice skating will be showcased such as freestyle, pairs, ice theater, ice dance and synchronized ice skating. Following the show, audience members can take part in a free public ice skating session. The event is sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating. People are requested to RSVP online .
“We are so proud to be one of the oldest figure skating clubs in the country,” said Martha Downen, President of the Board of Rye Figure Skating Club. “The 80th Anniversary Celebration on Ice is our way of giving back to the community as well as displaying all the amazing local talent among Rye FSC’s membership and special guest skaters from the greater New York area."
As part of the free event, Rye FSC is holding fundraisers including raffle sales and a bake sale, the proceeds of which will be divided between two worthy charitable organizations – the Rye FSC Founders Fund and the Port Chester Carver Center, a non-profit organization serving families in need since 1943.