The 2013 show began with a trio fit for a king skating to “The Lion King”, meandered through “Oklahoma” and “Chicago” then ended on Moulin Rouge, with “The Sound of Music” from the “Cabaret” on the way.
Brentwood Ice Arena
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The City of Brentwood released the schedule on its website on Wednesday.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Health, organization and patience are few of the items on local residents' wish lists as they face the new year.
What are your resolutions in the new year? Share them in the comments section!
Thursday, May 12, 2011
The Brentwood Recreation Complex ice rink undergoes its annual closing for cleaning and repairs.
The Brentwood Recreation Complex is closed for its annual off-season fixing-up, as the staff takes a breather to clean, fix and reassess. Since 2001, the Brentwood Ice Arena at the Recreation Complex has closed from mid-April to mid-May to check cooling pipes and compressors, sharpen the 600 pairs of rental skates, recover bench covers, replace dead bulbs in the hockey scoreboard, and give the staff a time to catch up on paperwork and do some deep-cleaning. The ice is melted and the pipes that contain the freon are inspected and repaired. After that, the sand base is raked level and saturated with water. Then, it's refrozen. A thin layer of ice is added to that, which is painted white, then about four more inches of ice are added slowly. …
Monday, April 4, 2011
The program is in its 20th year of service.
Like a lot of teenagers, 19-year-old John likes to skate. He enjoys the sensation of gliding across the ice, and feeling the chilled air against his skin and cropped red-orange hair as he makes loops around the Brentwood Ice Arena. But there are no skates on his feet, and a blanket covers most of his body. John uses a wheelchair that's pushed by a volunteer or a staff member of the Children’s Home Society where he resides. His skating is made possible by the dedicated efforts of the society to provide its children with recreational activities outside of the home, and the Mid-County Inclusion Program, which includes Brentwood, Clayton, Maryland Heights, University City and Webster Groves. “We like to take advantage of local …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The exemption bill was tabled because one alderman was absent.
The debate surrounding a smoking ban exemption for American Legion Goff-Moll Post 101 continued on Monday night when Third Ward Alderman Andrew Leahy reintroduced a bill that was defeated on Feb. 7. Leahy, the bill's sponsor, added the bill to the agenda, but asked the board to table it until Second Ward Alderman Mike Marshall returns from his absence. He has been in recovery after enduring a heart attack several weeks ago. The bill originally failed in a 4-3 vote. "It needs five votes to pass. I need a full board," Leahy said after the meeting. Leahy is confident that Marshall will vote to approve the exemption, but the board isn't Leahy's biggest obstacle. Mayor Pat Kelly said he would veto any exemption. Kelly said its unfair to grant …
Monday, February 7, 2011
An independent consultant will offer a detailed report on the building's structural issues to city officials before the end of February.
It was not a good night at Brentwood Ice Arena. The compressor wasn’t working, and a thin sheen of water glistened on the surface of the ice. A building manager was on the phone, calling captains of the men’s ice hockey league to cancel Friday-night games and prevent unnecessary trips to the rink by team players. Mars Ehigian didn’t get his call in time. The 52-year-old financial advisor came early for the open skate session before his 8:45 p.m. game. “It happens very infrequently, usually after a lightning storm,” said Ehigian about the compressor malfunction. Ehigian, a goalie, has been playing ice hockey at the Brentwood arena for 22 years, and he is passionate about the rink. “This is ‘the’ place to play competitive hockey,” he …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Here's a roundup of what's going in Brentwood and Maplewood this weekend.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Look no further than your own backyard. Here's a list of what's going on in Maplewood-Brentwood. Winter Cabaret Black Cat Theatre and Washington Avenue Players Project presents Winter Cabaret, a series of four shows with two playing this weekend: When: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Where: Black Cat Theatre Cost: $10 / $7 students Piwacket Theatre Presents: Snow White and the Eighth Dwarf This children's show is about a little girl who saves her town by outsmarting an evil new owner. The show highlights confidence, according to blackcattheatre.org. When: Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Where: Black Cat Theatre Cost: Free National Skating Month event The St. Louis Skating Club is running this free event at the …
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Is it better to encourage or discourage an active tomboy?
My eldest daughter operates only in the superlative. When she laughs, it is from her soul: a deep and joyful howl that is at once surprising and infectious. If she cries, no matter the reason, it is as if her heart has been torn asunder. It's no different when she plays. She's all physical, full throttle and takes no prisoners. In pursuit of winning a game, she will sacrifice common sense—and heaps of epidermis. She is a natural athlete, but as clumsy as a puppy sometimes. Her girl bones don't appreciate that. Her broken collarbone resulted from attempting to run down a curved ladder of monkey bars during a heated game of tag. Just the other day, while horsing around with friends at Rocket Park, she got smooshed on the slide somehow, …
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Skaters of all ages showcase their new skills at the annual holiday event.
Santa's elves fidgeted on their bench. They didn't know when they'd be going out on the ice. They even wondered where Santa was. He always comes—this is, after all, the Holiday Ice-Travaganza. Skater students who enrolled in the "Learn-to-Skate" classes at the Brentwood Ice Arena held the annual show on Monday night. Skaters of all ages participated, from the smallest Tots and Pre-Alpha skaters up to the Fleur de Lis Synchronized Skating Team. They all glided, some with outstretched arms, across the smooth ice. Those not skating often cheered in support of those on the ice. "It makes her happy; it makes us happy," said Becky Kidwell, the mother of skater Jessie Kidwell. Jessie skated with her eight classmates to "Baby it's Cold Outside…