STRAPPING ON THEIR SKATESTOMORROW FOR A FRIENDLY COMPETITION. M-T-N’S MARGARET DEMARCO HAS MORE ON THE EVENT THAT’S BRINGING BACKCOMPETITIVE FIGURE SKATING TO GREAT FALLS. TAKE PKG: X1:24 OC: SOQ NATS KENDYL: “IT’S OUR FIRST COMPETITION IN 15 YEARS.” IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE GREAT FALLS HAS HOSTED AN ICE SKATING COMPETITION. NATS BUT FOR KENDYL LIGMEN, SHE FOUND HER LOVE OF SKATING MILES AWAY. KENDYL: “WHEN WE FIRST MOVED UP TOALASKA I WANTED TO TRY NEW THINGS. FIGURE SKATING WAS THE FIRST THING.” SHE COMPETED IN HER FIRST COMPETITION WHEN SHE WAS FOUR YEARS OLD. KENDLY: “ONE OF THE HARDEST PARTS IS GETTING CHANGED VERY FAST, BECAUSE I HAVE TO GO FROM BEING A GYPSY OUTFIT WITH LOTS OF MAKE-UP TO A REGULAR DRESS AND CRUELS” SHE WILL BE PREFORMING SIX DIFFERENT ROUTES DURING SATURDAY’S WINTER WARM-UP COMPETITION. KENDLY: “PROBABLY MY LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT AND INTERPRETIVE, THOSE ARE MY TWO FAVORITE.” NATS FOR HER TEAMMATE LEAN MURPHY, SHE ALSO STARTED SKATING NOT THAT LONG AGO.. LEANN: “I CAN AND WATCHED MY FRIEND AND I WANTED TO DO IT.” MURPHY SAYS IT TAKES ABOUT A MONTHFOR HER TOLEARN ONE OFHER COMPETITION ROUTES. LEANN: “IT’S REALLY HARD BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER A LOT.” NATS SHE WILL ALSO BE PREFORMING SIX ROUTES FOR THE GREAT FALLS FIGURE SKATING CLUB. MURPHY: “ONE OF THEM I HAVE TO MAKE UP ON THE SPOT SO I DON’T HAVE TO REMEMBER SIX OF THEM” ORGANIZERS SAY THAT TO BE ABLE TO COMPETE ON THERE ON THERE HOME ICE MEANS A LOT TO THESE SKATERS. IN GREAT FALLS, MARGARET DEMARCO MTN NEWS. ON CAMERA TAG PRACTICE ICE STARTS AT ONE AND THE WINTER WARM-UP COMPETITION WILL START AT TWO O’CLOCK TOMORROW.

Great Falls hosted first ice skating competition in over a decade
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