At 16, Ainsely McGill rules the ice. This young figure skater from Old Lyme is a U.S. National Silver Medalist, a three-time U.S. National Qualifier, and a three-time New England Regional Medalist.
Normally she trains in Simsbury with coaches Vladimir and Elena Petrenko but you'll have a chance to see her in action on Saturday, Feb. 9, when she'll be giving a figure skating demonstration at a fundraiser for the March of Dimes.
The Skating for Babies benefit is organized by an East Lyme couple who credit advances in neonatal care for saving the life of their daughter, now 4, who was born prematurely.
The event is a family night of skating and raffles that is being held at Connecticut College's Dayton Arena, 270 Mohegan Ave, in New London from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per child, and rental skates are available for $5. All of the proceeds will go to benefit the March of Dimes.
For a preview of Ainsley in action, check out the video of her skating in the 2013 New England Regionals.