HALLOWELL — The Skating Association of Maine will host “Skate Your Heart Out,” a state-wide skating competition for ages 3 to adult, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the Camden National Bank Ice Vault, 199 Whitten Road, according to a release from the association.

This is the 13th year the association has hosted the free event that serves as the Compete USA Basic Skills Competition. The event is designed to attract more people to the sport and provide fans the opportunity enjoy a local skating competition.

“As the sport of figure skating continues to grow, this is a great event to showcase some of Maine’s most talented skaters. We believe this event is fun and exciting way to provide local fans with a chance to experience a competition in person. These athletes work extremely hard all year and we hope that people in the community will come out to support our up-and-coming skaters,” said Melissa Emerson, membership committee chairwoman and Skate Your Heart Out co-chairwoman at the Skating Association of Maine, according to the release.

Participants from age 5 to adult are scheduled to compete.

The competition events include:

• Basic Skills Elements and Programs (Snowplow Sam, for ages 3 to 6);
• Freeskate Elements and Programs;
• Introductory & Well Balanced Compulsory Moves;
• Introductory, Test Track and Well-Balanced Programs;
• Moves in the Field;
• Solo Dance;
• Pairs; and
• Adult Elements & Program.

For more information, visit maineskaters.com.

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