The hockey sticks are nowhere to be seen. The pucks, goals and even the players themselves have disappeared--at least for one night. That is, unless they get decked out in holiday garb and perform with fellow figure skaters in the rink that will be transformed into "Santa's Workshop" for Idaho Ice World's Festival on Ice. The lights will be out and the spotlights on as skaters from 3 to 70 years old prepare to put their own spin on the holidays.
The holiday train-based theme will carry through the 90-minute program, starting with the competitive skaters who call Idaho Ice World home. The Jinglettes will make their way across the ice, visiting reindeer, elves and Santa's workshop along the way. After the opening number, younger kids who participate in skating classes get a chance to show their stuff, making grand entrances via igloos and fireplaces. Competitive skaters will perform solo or duet dances in-between to traditional and contemporary Christmas music.
Pretending you're at the North Pole isn't much of a stretch for the performance in this chilly locale, but no worries ... whether you're seated in the stands or at one of the VIP tables set up on the ice, cookies, hot cocoa and the holiday spirit should keep you warm.