Tillsonburg Skating Club’s 2020 Ice Show, A Wonderful World of Disney, has been cancelled – but the plan is to bring the show to life in 2021.
Originally scheduled Saturday, April 4, that date became unavailable when the Tillsonburg Community Centre and its two arenas shut down due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus pandemic.
Initially only one of the arenas closed, which might have allowed the club to continue practicing for its biannual Ice Show, but the Town of Tillsonburg soon followed that announcement with the closure of the entire community centre ‘until further notice.’
“The plan was that we were going to take it week-by-week, but then the town decided to shut down the Memorial arena,” said club coach Penny Jelsma, Ice Show coordinator. “The plan was to move our Ice Show to Easter weekend and try to make it a go, but now with all the new regulations, and the complex shutting down the Memorial rink there was just no possible way for it to continue.