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So You Wish You Could Skate?

Ice-skating competition at Hotel del Coronado to benefit Make-A-Wish

By Kimberly Cunningham

So You Wish You Could Skate?

So You Wish You Could Skate?

On Tuesday, December 10, Hotel del Coronado will host a star-studded ice-skating competition to benefit and raise awareness for Make-A-Wish San Diego. The event is called So You Wish You Could Skate, a fun take on Fox’s hit show So You Think You Can Dance.

The competition will pit local media personalities against each other. Participants include Channel 93.3, KUSI, STAR 94.1—and San Diego Magazine. Yes, we will be lacing up our skates and attempting to do our best Kristi Yamaguchi impressions (although, fair warning, you may just see us falling all over the ice a la Will Ferrell in Blades of Glory.)

Celebrity judges include Bachelor Pad alum Kiptyn Locke, Emily Grifiths from KyXy 96.5, and a CHP officer. The program will also honor local heroes who have helped foster the mission of Make-A-Wish San Diego, a nonprofit that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Since its founding in 1983, the San Diego chapter of Make-A-Wish has granted the wishes more than 3,200 children in San Diego and Imperial counties.

So come on down to the Del to support this wonderful local charity—and to watch us embarrass ourselves. Blades meet the ice at 530 p.m. on December 10. (The actual competition begins at 6:30 p.m.)

We’d also like to extend a special nod to the Hotel Del, J Public Relations, UTC Ice (especially our coach Daina Economou), and Make-A-Wish. Thanks for making our wish come true—we get to wear sequins and pretend we’re figure skaters for a night. It’s truly the stuff dreams are made of. See you on the ice!

So You Wish You Could Skate?

So You Wish You Could Skate?

Team SD Mag practices for “So You Wish You Could Skate”

To learn more about Make-A-Wish or to make a donation, visit

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