The Village of Baytowne Wharf will host the second annual Ice Skating Extravaganza at Baytowne on Ice skating pavillion. The event will feature performances from US National Pairs Medalists Jennifer Don and Themi Leftheris on Friday, Dec. 1 with two evening shows (6:00pm and 7:30pm) - free and open to the public. Also, mini skating school sessions will be available throughout the weekend - see times and make your reservations online.
Competing internationally in singles and pairs, Jennifer Don holds several accolades and awards, including World Junior Pairs Bronze Medalist for the United States. As a single skater, she was named Ladies National Champion for Chinese Taipei in 2006 and won the 2003 Nebelhorn Trophy, becoming the first woman to win a competition under the ISU International Judging System. Themi Leftheris is a Skate America Grand Prix Bronze Medalist. Along with partner Jacqueline Jimenez, he was awarded the 2001 U.S. novice silver medal and 2001–02 ISU Junior Grand Prix silver medal. He and his partner Julian Burns, placed 13th at the 2005 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
Don and Lefther is now coach beginner to national level students, and are offering $25 group mini skating classes at The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s skating pavillion on Dec 1 and 2 . The sessions will teach beginner skating techniques, such as learning forward and backward skating, two-foot glides, curves, and how to fall. For the slightly more advanced recreational skater, guests can learn how to go faster on the ice, one foot glides, basic stops, edges, and even basic fundamentals for a safer and more enjoyable time on the ice. Tickets are available online.
Come out and stroll The Village of Baytowne Wharf after dark. Beautiful holiday decor and sparkling lights throughout the Village will fill your family with the spirit of Christmas.
Baytowne on Ice is now open and will run through Feb 3rd, 2018. The Community Broadcasters Ice Skating Pavilion is a 40ft by 60ft ice rink enclosed in a tent at the event plaza of the Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin. Operating hours vary per day, with extended hours on the weekends. Season passes can be purchased at the Baytowne Wharf Neighborhood Association Office during business hours. Passes will increase on Oct 28th to $165 for the extended season. Or, guests can skate for an hour and a half, with ice skate rentals included, for $14.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the "heart and soul" of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and the gathering place for many locals and visitors along the Emerald Coast. Baytowne Wharf features restaurants, bars, shops, and family-friendly activities throughout the village. Sitting on the shore of the Choctawhatchee Bay, the area pieces together elements of an old fishing village and a New Orleans marketplace, making the atmosphere fun and relaxing.
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