A festive performance took a tragic turn when a Disney On Ice skater, playing the character of Belle, suffered a serious injury during a show in Minneapolis' Target Center on Saturday, according to FOX 9. While executing a lift in a pair skating routine at the 11 a.m. show, the skater tumbled to the ice.
Following the fall, the performer was quickly tended to and then rushed to a local hospital, where she was listed in critical but stable condition. Despite the accident, a statement from Feld Entertainment noted that the scheduled Disney On Ice shows at Target Center will proceed without delay. "Disney On Ice appreciates the well wishes from our fans as our team member recovers," Feld Entertainment said in the statement obtained by FOX 9.
In response to the incident, the local community has shown an outpouring of support for the injured skater, with fans sending their best for a speedy recovery. Disney On Ice Minneapolis has expressed gratitude for the concern fans have shown, as relayed by CBS News Minnesota. "The company thanked fans who sent the skater well wishes and says that shows will go on as planned," CBS News Minnesota reported.
The name of the skater and the specifics of her injuries have not been released, keeping the focus on her well-being and recovery. Continuity and the show's spirit, enduring even when faced with unexpected adversity, the remainder of the Disney On Ice cast are prepared to carry on with performances, ensuring the audience still experiences the magic they came for, despite the shadow cast by the incident.