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Matsiko Watches Ice Skating for the First Time!
The sun was beginning to set in Sun Valley Idaho and the fun and excitement was just about to begin. We all sat on the bleachers starring at an empty ice rink just waiting in anticipation for the show to begin. “Jessica, do you know what ice skating is?” one of the Matsiko leaders asked Jessica as we waited for the show to start. “Um I think I know a little bit?” Jessica said unsure of her statement. Many of the children in Matsiko had never even seen ice skating, and hardly knew what it was. They were in for a big Surprise!
As soon as the upbeat music started, the flashing lights came out, and about 15 performers glided across the ice everyone perked up to see what was going on. Spinning, Jumping and mind boggling tricks the Matsiko team was now mesmerized at the talent of these figure skaters. Jennifer (14 Peru) could not keep her eyes off the show “OH WOW!” she said many times throughout the performance, and when Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysecek appeared on the ice she could not contain her excitement! “How does he do that?” Jennifer asked herself out loud many times. “Wow I love his skating!” She said as he exited the stage.
Followed by Lysecek there were many world champion figure skaters that performed in the production. One in particular made the whole crowd nervous as the partner skaters lifted and toss each other in the air with such grace and elegance. “Oh my goodness!” Prince (16 Liberia) Shouted as the girl was tossed a crossed the ice doing all sorts of twirls. “Hey be careful!” Alonso (12 Peru) said as anther trick was be performed. And as soon as we knew it the finale of the show was being performed.
“I could have watched that all night! I wish it didn’t end.” Zulmira (12 Peru) said as we climbed down from the bleachers. Just as we were about to leave another surprise! Not only did we get to watch this amazing ice show, but we had to chance to meet these figure skaters as well! So we all scatter to find our favorite performer and get a quick picture and autograph. As soon as everyone had a picture and a signature it was time to head home and get a good night rest.
Matsiko is so thankful To Papa Pawan and Helen Ma Mehra for taking us to this wonderful show! Thank you so much we LOVE you!
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