Tacy Brown, 6, of Street, is one of many local skaters who will be competing in Ice World's Basic Skills and Beyond Competition on April 20. The event is free and open to the public. (April 15, 2013)

Enjoy a day of competition and entertainment at Ice World in Abingdon, the site of a Basic Skills and Beyond skating competition on Saturday, April 20. The competition will run from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

A total of 125 skaters ages 4 to adult will be participating. Competitors hail from multiple area rinks as well as from the Chesapeake Figure Skating Club at Ice World, Baltimore Figure Skating Club, Bay Country Figure Skating Club, Bowie Figure Skating Club, Capital Clubhouse Skating Academy, Frederick Figure Skating Club, Gardens Figure Skating Club, Reisterstown Figure Skating Club, Washington Figure Skating Club and University of Delaware Figure Skating Club.

Events include freestyle, artistic, elements, compulsories and spins for skaters at the Snowplow Sam – Preliminary level. There will also be a special exhibition at 12:30 p.m. featuring synchronized skating.

Additional information can be found on Ice World's web site at http://www.iceworld.com and/or by contacting Ice World's Skating Director Heather Piepenburg at 410-612-1000, ext. 101 or skating@iceworld.com.

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Ice World will also be the site of Chesapeake Figure Skating Club's Spring Show on Saturday, May 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. The ice show is also free and open to the public.