On Thursday, local service men and women got the chance to skate with two of the most famous mice in the world at the Ice Center of Erie. We're talking Mickey and Minnie of course. They're in town for "Disney On Ice: Princesses and Heroes."
Natalia Martin and her son, were just two of the people there who came out.
"He looked forward to it. He wanted to dress the part and participate in it," said Martin, a Tech Sergeant in the United States Air Force. "He's Captain Jack Sparrow. I wanted to dress the part, and I will later, but for today, I'm honoring the military since they're honoring us as well."
This special skate before the big show on Thursday was just for our local servicemen and women, and their families. Kids, and parents, were encouraged to dress up like their favorite Disney characters, as they skated with some cast members.
"It's so much fun, I don't really see this as a job at all," said Laura Chavez, a cast member with Disney On Ice. "It's everyday, you go out and feel that Disney magic. I enjoy every minute of it."
Chavez said she was honored to skate with these military men and women, who she calls the true heroes.
"I'm so grateful for everything that our military and veterans do for us. They are the real life heroes. I mean, we have our princesses and heroes from Disney, but the ones we should really be thanking are our veterans."
"I just like that they are giving back because we give back and we give all sacrifices everyday," said Martin. "So I just appreciate it and I think he appreciates it and think the rest of the families appreciate it as well."
"Disney on Ice: Princesses and Heroes" continues at the Erie Insurance Arena through February 2.