Niagara Gazette —
As a coach, it’s a tremendous joy to see children grow and blossom in the Gliding Stars program. I have been able to watch the Vacarro’s growing up, acquiring skills and confidence, improving their coordination and having fun! They are a very happy bunch, generally, and so is their mom. All the kids pitch in to carry the extra gloves, jackets or helmets in and out of the rink and they are genuinely nice and polite, happy children. That’s really remarkable when you consider how incredibly difficult their backgrounds were before being adopted by this amazing mom.
Together with dozens more skaters and volunteers from Niagara County and throughout the region, they will be skating their hearts out at the Northtown Center, 1605 Amherst Manor Drive, in Amherst at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Come and cheer them on and be inspired and amazed by this fun show!
Elizabeth O’Donnell is founder and president of Gliding Stars, an adaptive ice skating program for those with disabilities.
IF YOU GO WHAT: Gliding Stars performance WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Northtown Center, 1605 Amherst Manor Dr., Amherst MORE INFORMATION: Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Children 4 and under are free. Call 608-8345 or visit glidingstars.org for tickets and information.