Avery successful fancy dress carnival was held at the City Rink last evening, when about ninety costume skaters occupied the floor for the major portion of the evening. The dresses were varied, both in material and design, and representatives of all grades of society from the dirty “swagger” to the scented courtier were present. Tiie rink was tastefully decorated by Manager Woottou, and he is to be complimented upon the success of Ids efforts. A neatlyarranged bower at one end of the hall was quite an original method of providing a pleasant seat for the skaters. Some of the dresses of the ladies were very handsome, while others were more conspicuous for their originality than for richness of material. Among some of the best female characters impersonated were Queen of the Night, Queen of May, the Iveyed Twins, Grace Darling, Swiss Peasant Girl, Gretchen, Flora Macdonald, Beauty, the Veiled Nun, while among the males Moss Jewell certainly took the palm, the make-up being excellent. The most prominent of the other characters represented were Wali-na-tea, Fred Archer, a New Zealand Cowboy, Hindoo Merchant, Swagger, West Indian Valet, Clown, Mepnistopheles, and a number of negroes. The carnival will be held again this evening, and will conclude with a dance.
The Palace Rink has been well patronised of late, a large number of children being trained for the forthcoming children’s carnival, which will be followed by a midwinter festival, in connection with which Mr Crockford has been busily engaged for some time. To-morrow night a champion two-mile race will take place between Williden, of Dunedin, and Fletcher, of Port Chalmers, while on Monday evening Miss Mabel Sylvester will appear in one of her original acts, introducing trick, fancy, and shadow skating.
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THE RINKS., Evening Star, Issue 7927, 7 June 1889
THE RINKS. Evening Star, Issue 7927, 7 June 1889
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