Juneau Skating Club skates into the holiday season

On Sunday, the Juneau Skating Club performed its annual holiday skating recital at Treadwell Ice Arena. JSC skaters produced solo performances, teamed up in pairs and skated in groups during the hour-long show that featured 18 routines.

All photos by Steve Quinn.

Grace Walli and Katie McKenna close out their routine with Santa and Mrs. Claus applauding in the backdrop during Juneau Skating Club’s annual holiday recital.

(From left) Skating instructors Maggie Frank, Sigrid Dahlberg and Wendy Vuille link up during an opening number featuring all performers dancing to Jingle Bell Rock.

Emily Howard returned to coaching and performing this season, starting with this routine to the backdrop of Elvis Presley’s, If Every Day Was Like Christmas during Juneau Skating Club’s annual holiday recital.

Megan Renkes performs a solo routine to the music Silent Night during Juneau Skating Club’s annual holiday recital.

Alexandra Sargent kicks off her performance to Lady Gaga’s Americano during Juneau Skating Club’s annual holiday recital.

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Maggie Frank closes out the individual performances with music by French composer Camille Saint-Saens and his Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

Kara Hort (left) and Ema Jessen bring a little Smurf into the Juneau Skating Club’s holiday recital.

Sabrina Jones turns on a single blade while dancing to the high-energy song Hot Chocolate from Tom Hanks’ Polar Express.

Laurie Balstad gets airborne before successfully landing the jump, one of several, during her solo appropriately performed with the music Defying Gravity, from the Wicked Soundtrack.

Josephine Zeulow glides on a single blade while performing to James Newton Howard’s, I do believe in Fairies during Juneau Skating Club’s annual holiday recital.

Olivia Gardner performs while Joy to the World plays during Juneau Skating Club’s annual holiday recital.

Alexandra Sargent punctuates her performance with a high kick that prompts a brief balancing act on the toe of a single blade. Sargent, also a skating instructor, danced to Lady Gaga’s Americano during Juneau Skating Club’s annual holiday recital.

(From Left) Olivia Gardner and Megan Renkes team up during a final group performance skated to It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

(From Left) Masayo Nishiyama and Alexandra Sargent team up during a final group performance skated to It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Laurie Balstad brings Santa on to the ice for a final series of dances and curtain call to include Mrs. Claus and all of Sunday’s performers at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Santa saves the last dance for Mrs. Claus as the Juneau Skating Club closes out its holiday recital a Treadwell Ice Arena.

Grace Walli and Katie McKenna close out their routine with Santa and Mrs. Claus applauding in the backdrop during Juneau Skating Club’s annual holiday recital.

(From left) Skating instructors Maggie Frank, Sigrid Dahlberg and Wendy Vuille link up during an opening number featuring all performers dancing to Jingle Bell Rock.

Emily Howard returned to coaching and performing this season, starting with this routine to the backdrop of Elvis Presley’s, If Every Day Was Like Christmas during Juneau Skating Club’s annual holiday recital.

Megan Renkes performs a solo routine to the music Silent Night during Juneau Skating Club’s annual holiday recital.

Alexandra Sargent kicks off her performance to Lady Gaga’s Americano during Juneau Skating Club’s annual holiday recital.

Maggie Frank closes out the individual performances with music by French composer Camille Saint-Saens and his Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

Kara Hort (left) and Ema Jessen bring a little Smurf into the Juneau Skating Club’s holiday recital.

Sabrina Jones turns on a single blade while dancing to the high-energy song Hot Chocolate from Tom Hanks’ Polar Express.

Laurie Balstad gets airborne before successfully landing the jump, one of several, during her solo appropriately performed with the music Defying Gravity, from the Wicked Soundtrack.

Josephine Zeulow glides on a single blade while performing to James Newton Howard’s, I do believe in Fairies during Juneau Skating Club’s annual holiday recital.

Olivia Gardner performs while Joy to the World plays during Juneau Skating Club’s annual holiday recital.

Alexandra Sargent punctuates her performance with a high kick that prompts a brief balancing act on the toe of a single blade. Sargent, also a skating instructor, danced to Lady Gaga’s Americano during Juneau Skating Club’s annual holiday recital.

(From Left) Olivia Gardner and Megan Renkes team up during a final group performance skated to It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

(From Left) Masayo Nishiyama and Alexandra Sargent team up during a final group performance skated to It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Laurie Balstad brings Santa on to the ice for a final series of dances and curtain call to include Mrs. Claus and all of Sunday’s performers at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Santa saves the last dance for Mrs. Claus as the Juneau Skating Club closes out its holiday recital a Treadwell Ice Arena.