Figure Skating Competition

Hobbs Ice Arena will have some softer action this weekend compared to it's usual hockey games.

That's because hundreds of skaters are competition in Eau Claire's figure skating competition.

The Eau Claire skating club hosts the annual event which draws more than 200 competitors from several states.

The four day event will include several different types of competition which one volunteer says will be fun for people to watch.

"This is a great thing to do on a Winter afternoon there's lots to see lots of great costumes lots of great figure skating as well and a lot of times it's a first time competition they're all nervous and excited and it's a lot of fun."

Admission for the competition at Hobbs Ice Arena is free and it runs through Sunday