Ice Skating Club of Indianapolis to present ‘Fairy Tales’ on ice


1968 Olympian Marie Vichova Millikan, a coach and ISCI director of skating, assists Shay Hooper, 9, of Zionsville. (Photo by Dawn Pearson)

By Dawn Pearson

The Ice Skating Club of Indianapolis is bringing family fun and musical favorites to its annual ice skating show.

The show will be at 4:15 p.m., April 29 at the Carmel Ice Skadium, 1040 3rd Ave SW. The show is titled “Fairy Tales.”

Some performances will be skated to music from “Snow White,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Frog Prince,” “Little Mermaid,” “Swan Lake,” “Mulan” and “Alice in Wonderland,” with opening and closing numbers that will include all of the club’s skaters.

From left, ISCI members Sofia Alexandra and Katie O’Daniel pause on the ice. (Photo by Dawn Pearson)

ISCI practices at the Carmel Ice Skadium, and according to the president of the junior board of directors, Sofia Alexandra Colon, 16, the performance will be full of great music and family fun.

“The performance is a great showcase filled with characters people know and love, songs and music that people can sing along to,” Colon said. “Each piece is very recognizable that parents and kids will know and love.”

There are 18 members in ISCI ranging in age from 9 to 17, and the main ice skating director and coach is a 1968 Olympian from Czechoslovakia, Marie Vichova Millikan. After skating in the Olympics, Milikan’s career took her all around the world with Holiday on Ice. She landed in United States in 1970 and has been in Carmel the majority of the time coaching and mentoring skaters.

The club does more for its members than help them learn how to skate or put on performances. It aims to build relationships and helps members gain confidence.

“Our club is very different. It welcomes you and makes you feel great,” Katie O’Daniel, 13, said. “It’s like if you’ve had a bad day, we all help each other have a good day. We always are with each other and know each other. Basically, we are a bunch of sisters with one home, the rink.”

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