Disney on Ice Skaters Reveal Iowa Connection Ahead of Des Moines Shows

Before Nikki Czuhajewski can join local friends and family for turkey and cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving, she has to hit the ice.

“This is a special weekend for me,” said Czuhajewski, a ensemble skater at Disney on Ice. “My mother is originally from Iowa. She hails from a small town west of Des Moines: Dexter, Iowa.”

Located about 30 minutes west of the State Capitol, Dexter is a town of about 600 where Czuhajewski’s mother lived before attending Iowa State University and eventually ending up in Kalamazoo, Michigan where Czuhajewski began ice skating at the age of 4 began taking the first steps on a path that now brings them to Des Moines with Disney on Ice.

This station’s first show is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day at the Wells Fargo Arena, 233 Center St., with the final show scheduled for 5 p.m. this Sunday -day engagement.