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'Broadway on Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating shows Saturday, Sunday

WILLMAR -- The Diamond Edge Figure Skaters will present "Broadway on Ice" at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Willmar Civic Center. More than 60 skaters, from age 4 to adult, will take to the ice to highlight actors, m...

Erica Dischino / TribuneDiamond Edge Figure Skater Azalea May performs during a “Broadway on Ice” dress rehearsal Monday at the Willmar Civic Center. The show will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2 and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at the civic center.
Erica Dischino / TribuneDiamond Edge Figure Skater Azalea May performs during a “Broadway on Ice” dress rehearsal Monday at the Willmar Civic Center. The show will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2 and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at the civic center.

WILLMAR - The Diamond Edge Figure Skaters will present "Broadway on Ice" at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Willmar Civic Center.

More than 60 skaters, from age 4 to adult, will take to the ice to highlight actors, music and the history surrounding some of Broadway's greatest productions. The programs will be synchronized to stage lights using familiar musical renditions, and include a lights-out number, which is "always an audience favorite."

Featured solo skater will be April Groff, a junior at New London-Spicer, and senior spotlights will be by Alex Suchy, New London-Spicer, and Kayla Fernandez, Willmar.

There will be two medal-winning guest skaters from the Twin Cities area, Alex Johnson and Izzi Gorowsky.

Gorowsky is 18 years old and from Minneapolis. She a senior at Mounds View High School and has been skating since she was 4 years old. She enjoys the artistic side of skating and choreographs all of her own programs. She most recently won "Most Innovative" and overall champion at the 2018 Pro Skaters Open Live in Sun Valley, Idaho. Gorowsky plans to attend Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in the fall.

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Johnson grew up in Minnetonka. His love for skating was spurred at the age of 4 after skating in his backyard during a cold Minnesota winter. He graduated from Hopkins High School in 2008 and was accepted into the University of Minnesota's Engineering program. In 2009, Johnson decided to put his education on hold and move to Colorado Springs to pursue his skating dreams. Two years ago he returned to Minnesota to attend the Carlson School of Management while training full time. He graduated in December of 2018 and has accepted a full time position as an investment banking analyst in Minneapolis.

Johnson finished eighth place at the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and is the 2017 Nebelhorn Trophy Silver Medalist, is a 12-time national competitor (2006-2018) and Junior and Senior international medalist.

Tickets for the weekend shows are $10 for adults and $5 for students in advance at Cash Wise Foods in Willmar or online at diamondedgeskating.com. Children 3 and under will be admitted free with paid adult. Tickets purchased at the door will be $12 and $7, respectively.

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