To Poirier and beyond!
Woody, Buzz Lightyear, GI Joe and other characters will dance on ice this weekend at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex in Coquitlam.
About 150 skaters — aged three to 60 — with the Coquitlam Skating Club will be in Toys on Ice on Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m.
Club president Kim Horobec said the club has a large show every two years; however, the last performance was cancelled because of construction at the arena. The most recent production was Cinderella on Ice but "with so many senior male skaters in our club now, they wanted something a little less girly," she said.
This year's leads include: Dylan Archambault (Woody), 2011 junior men's BC provincial bronze medalist; Larissa Horobec (Jessie), 2011 pre-novice ladies' BC provincial champion; Andrew Lum (Buzz Lightyear), 2010 senior men's BC provincial champion; Cecylia Witkowski (Barbie), 2008 junior ladies' Canadian bronze medallist; and Bela Papp (Ken), 2011 senior men's national champion for Finland.
Tickets range from $7 for children to $13 for adults for the 90-minute show. Audience members can skate with the characters after the Saturday matinee (special tickets are needed). For more information, visit www.skatecoquitlam.com or call 604-760-4252.