How It Got Started...
In the spring of 2003, Newbridge Arena was approached by Stars, Stripes, and Skates to host a fundraising Skate-A-Thon
for 9-11 Families Give Back Fund. We had a small group of skaters perform during the Skate-A-Thon as special guests. This
event was a huge succes and last year some of the skaters at Newbridge approached the skating school director, Kim Bennett
and asked her if we could do another Skate-A-Thon for a different charity. We decided to turn the program into a full
blown showcase along with the Skate-A-Thon. Our charity was the US Figure Skating Memorial Fund and once again it was
an enormous succes! In May 2005, we chose UNICEF as our beneficiary.