Spinning through the jungle

Published 9:45 am Saturday, March 10, 2012

Shown are the performers of “Born to Be Wild,” Morgan Field and Griffin Wangen, Samantha Heilman and Levi Hanson, Emma Tewes and Schafer Overgaard, Eli Malimanek and Holly Thompson, Lewis Kelly and Marissa Mortenson and Ben Kelly and Erin Murtaugh. -- Photos courtesy Robin One Photography

It will be a wild time when the Albert Lea Figure Skating Club presents its 51st annual show, “Spin through the Jungle,” at 7 p.m. March 17 and at 2 p.m. March 18 at the Albert Lea City Arena.

Samantha Heilman will perform with another senior during the annual skating show.

Volcanoes will glow and trees will sway as skaters in zebra stripes and leopard spots take to the ice. Even a lion tamer and his cub skaters will perform.

Highlighting the show will be performances by two Albert Lea High School seniors, Samantha Heilman and Morgan Field, who skate as soloists to “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “Don’t Forget to Remember Me” respectively, and as a duet to “Graduation.”

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Heilman, daughter of Scott and Kim Heilman of Albert Lea, started figure skating in kindergarten. She has also enjoyed singing with the ALHS choir, playing on the ALHS girls’ tennis team, being part of Link Crew, and serving as a Sunday school teacher at Salem Lutheran Church.

Field, daughter of Steve and Jenni Field of Clarks Grove, has been skating for 12 years. In addition to the skate club, she is active in swimming, golf, show choir, chorale, choir, Youth in Government and National Honors Society.

Morgan Field is one of two seniors performing at the annual skating show.

Another popular feature will be the traditional boy/girl number performed by club members and hockey players, skating to “Born to Be Wild” this year. All club members, from the tiny tots to high school students, will skate in the show as part of solos, duets, trios or artistic groups.

Two groups from the Learn to Skate program will also perform in the show.

Tickets are $8 per adult and $6 per child in advance from club members and $9 per adult and $7 per child at the door. Children age 5 and under are admitted at no charge.

Shown are Jackson Cox as the lion tamer and his cubs, Emily Heilman, Sara Nelson and Sierra Misgen.