PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Elsa and Anna are almost as famous as Donald and Mickey. Just ask the kids who poured out of CONSOL Energy Center, after a Disney on Ice performance of “Frozen.”
“I like Elsa,” one little girl said.
“I like Anna,” another responded.
“My favorite was all the dances,” said a third visitor.
One of the dancers is Stephanie Clark of McDonald, who learned to skate on the rink in Southpointe.
“It was two weeks before my fifth birthday,” she recalls, “And I had my first skating lesson. And, believe it or not, I was crying and crying. I didn’t want to leave my parents.”
She says the crying stopped when she stepped on the ice.
“And I’ve been on it ever since,” she said.
Professional skating was put on hold till she graduated from Slippery Rock University. Then, she got the call from Disney.
“I absolutely love it. So, all of the group numbers, with a lot of people on the ice, that’s where you’ll find me,” she says.
Snowflakes fall from the ceiling as she continues her interview.
“We tell the entire story of the movie, and Elsa creates her magic, and we actually feel the snow here in the arena. And you actually feel like you are in Arendelle with all the citizens, and at the ball at the coronation,” Clark said.
The skater from McDonald says it’s good to be home, at least temporarily.
“It’s always nice, especially being here in my hometown, being able to perform as well as see everybody,” she says.