After winning their division at the San Diego Pop Warner competition on Oct. 21, the girls of the La Jolla Torreys Junior Pee Wee cheerleading team advanced to the WESCON Regional Cheer competition at the Long Beach Convention Center on Nov. 18. Under the direction of head coach Marcy Germony and assistant coach Kelsey Boissonneault, the cheerleaders competed against 14 of the top teams from Southern California, Arizona and Nevada, ultimately winning the team’s first-ever regional championship. The team, which includes members Lillia Germony, Megan Spilsbury, Amelia Scurio, Kendall Leonard, Kate Dobak, Olivia Roach, Hailey Ramos, Izabella Steinbock and Aneci Quantz, will advance to the Pop Warner National Championships in Orlando, Fla., during the first week of December. For more information or to make a donation to assist the team, visit www.lajollapopwarner.org.
Ice rink undergoes cool renovation
UTC Ice — a 35-year-old ice-skating rink located inside UTC mall — recently underwent major renovations to continue a longstanding winter tradition in the heart of sunny San Diego.
“On many occasions, we’ve been told by locals they used to skate here as kids or had their birthday here 20 years ago,” said UTC Ice general manager Matt Smith. “Now, they bring their kids to get a little sense of what they grew up with.”
The newly revamped UTC Ice includes a fresh logo, new youth hockey team and a modern space complete with state-of-the-art theatrical lighting, a new sound system and a fully stocked pro shop.
“Whether you want to plan your next birthday skating party here, join one of our hockey leagues, learn to skate or just enjoy one of our many public sessions, when you skate at UTC Ice, you know that you are part of San Diego’s history,” said Smith.
UTC Ice is located at 4545 La Jolla Village Drive. For more information about hours, leagues, classes or programs, visit www.UTCIce.com or call (858) 452-9110.
A visit from St. Nick
Santa Claus is coming to town in style in a Macy’s tour bus on Dec. 5, where he will make a stop at the Birch Aquarium, located at 2300 Expedition Way, to read a classic holiday story from 2 to 4 p.m. In light of the season of giving, Santa will continue spreading cheer by visiting Macy’s in Chula Vista to grant Make-A-Wish Foundation child, Michelle’s, wish to go on a holiday shopping spree. Children of all ages are also encouraged to bring their letters to Santa. In the seasonal spirit of giving, each letter dropped off will result in a $1 donation from Macy’s to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, up to $1 million. To follow Santa’s magical journey throughout town, visit www.macys.com/holidayevents.com.
• The Pacificaires concert scheduled for Dec. 2 has been canceled due to overlap with the La Jolla Christmas Parade.
The concert has been rescheduled for Dec. 16 at Sherwood Hall at MCASD, 700 Prospect St. from 2 to 4 p.m.
• La Jolla High School’s U-TOUCH club’s “U-Benefit Uganda,” a benefit concert to raise funds for the education of orphans in Gulu, Uganda, was rescheduled from its original Nov. 30 date to a to-be-announced date in March. For more information, visit www.u-touch.org.