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Sylvia
03-20-2010, 09:02 PM
I'm starting my annual thread for club and benefit shows (not tours) in the U.S. and Canada for people to publicize and share information in one place. I've also included links to pre-existing threads in Great Skate Debate (GSD) for these events/shows.

Dan Hollander and Grant Hochstein headline the Silver Blades FSC's 35th annual ice show, "Ice Classics 2010 - Heroes" in Findlay, Ohio, on Friday, March 19 & Saturday, March 20 at 7 pm and Sunday, March 21 at 2 pm: http://www.findlayliving.com/?p=875
Link to club site: http://www.findlaysilverblades.org/

Ashley Wagner is the guest performer in "Reflections On Ice," Thursday, March 25-Sunday, March 28 in St. Clair Shores, Michigan -- link to event thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=72640

Hollander and Jonathan Cassar are scheduled in appear in the 34th Annual Ice Show "Legends on Ice" Friday, March 26-Sunday, March 28 in Berkely, Michigan - link to event thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=72529

"One Step Closer" benefit show on Saturday, March 27, 2:45-6:00 pm at Lasker Skating Rink in New York City - link to event thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=66712

ICE DREAMS starring Weir, Flatt, McLaughlin/Brubaker, Gregory/Petukhov and hosted by Dorothy Hamill on Thursday, April 1 in Bensenville, Illinois -- link to official site: http://www.icedreams2010.com/
Link to event thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=72333
(ETA Note: This does not fall into the category of "club or benefit show" but I'm listing it anyway.)

Link to Skate Canada's National Teams Athlete Appearances page (scroll down to 2010, currently updated through April 10-11): http://www.skatecanada.ca/en/athletes/national_teams/athlete_appearances/

The Skating Club of Boston's ICE CHIPS show, Saturday, April 10 & Sunday, April 11 - link to event thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=70985

40th Anniversary show of AN EVENING WITH CHAMPIONS, Friday, April 16-Saturday, April 17 at Harvard University -- link to official site: http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~ewc/index.htm

Please contribute information on upcoming club and benefit shows if you can! And feel free to start a new thread (if none exists) for individual show event reports/photos/videos.etc. :)

Willowway
03-21-2010, 02:41 AM
Sylvia, just to make a distinction that perhaps should be made, is the Ice Dreams show the one profit-making (commercial) show in the group? All the others look like not-for-profit fund-raisers of one sort or another. I could be wrong and am asking.

Sylvia
03-21-2010, 02:56 PM
Yes, thanks, I've edited in the distinction in my original post.

The 2010 date for SKATE FOR HOPE (breast cancer fundraiser show) in Columbus, Ohio is June 19: http://www.skateforhope.org/site/PageServer?pagename=HomePage&cvridirect=true
The headliner skaters are scheduled to be announced soon (Ryan Bradley and John Coughlin are two names I've heard unofficially so far).

Sylvia
03-26-2010, 12:53 PM
Ashley Wagner is the guest performer in "Reflections On Ice," Thursday, March 25-Sunday, March 28 in St. Clair Shores, Michigan -- link to event thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=72640

Hollander and Jonathan Cassar are scheduled in appear in the 34th Annual Ice Show "Legends on Ice" Friday, March 26-Sunday, March 28 in Berkely, Michigan - link to event thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=72529

"One Step Closer" benefit show on Saturday, March 27, 2:45-6:00 pm at Lasker Skating Rink in New York City - link to event thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=66712
The 3 shows above are taking place this weekend. If anyone attends, reports/impressions would be appreciated! :) (just post in the individual event threads linked above)

Ajax
03-26-2010, 01:18 PM
The Skating Club of Boston's ICE CHIPS show, Saturday, April 10 & Sunday, April 11 - link to event thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=70985

40th Anniversary show of AN EVENING WITH CHAMPIONS, Friday, April 16-Saturday, April 17 at Harvard University -- link to official site: http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~ewc/index.htm


Didn't the Evening with Champions use to be in October in previous years? This kind of sucks, there is Ice Chips on April 10, SOI the same weekend and Evening with Champions the week after that. I don't think many skating fans can afford to go to all three, it's kind of a harebrained idea to schedule all of them so close together.

Tammi
03-26-2010, 02:57 PM
Didn't the Evening with Champions use to be in October in previous years?Yes, normally it's in the fall. I think they may have changed it due to the Olympics and possibly having the draw of Olympians at their show. Not sure when the organizers did that, if they realized they'd be following 2 other ice skating shows in the Boston area. SOI seems to always conflict with one of the Ice Chips show, but I think the fan base is different so I'm not sure either one of those shows would be impacted by the other.

CTSkatemom
03-27-2010, 12:36 AM
Melissa and Denis will be appearing Sunday afternoon in a show in Hartford, CT. Other performers listed are Caryn Kadavy, Jozef Sabovcik and Parker Pennington. Website for more information: http://proudnationevent.com/

Sylvia
04-16-2010, 03:05 PM
Event thread for "An Evening with Champions" - the annual benefit show at Harvard for the Jimmy Fund this weekend: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=70986

Ashley Wagner and Viktor Pfeifer headline the Skating Club of Wilmington (DE) shows (2 remaining shows are Friday 4/16 and Saturday 4/17 at 7:30 pm): http://www.wilmicesk8.com/

I've cross-posted this article link in the latest Ryan Bradley thread: http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archive/2010/04/16/ice_rink_turns_becomes_a_stage.aspx

Returning to the rink Friday and Saturday [April 16-17] is the Penn State Ice Rink 27th Annual Ice Show. The show will feature 24 theatrically themed ice skating numbers, including a guest appearance by U.S. Figure Skating Championship competitor Ryan Bradley.

Amy Torcasso, figure skating director at the Greenberg Ice Pavilion, said Bradley will be skating to a Mozart piece, which will be both impressive and comedic.
Penn State Ice Pavilion's page with link to directions (University Park, PA): http://www.athletics.psu.edu/rec/icerink/figureskating.asp

Sylvia
04-24-2010, 03:41 PM
The 2nd and final "Ice Stravaganza" show in Salt Lake City, Utah, is tonight (Saturday, April 24) at 7 pm featuring Josef Sabovcik and U.S. National competitors Nathan Chen (novice champ) and Angela Wang (7th in junior) -- link to a local article: http://www.sltrib.com/sports/ci_14930555

CitySkate benefit show in Hackensack, NJ -- featuring Ashley Wagner, Parker Pennington, Samantha Cesario, and Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir, among others -- is on Sunday, April 25 at 4:30 pm -- link to event thread for more info: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=73091

Sylvia
04-30-2010, 03:45 PM
CitySkate benefit show in Hackensack, NJ -- featuring Ashley Wagner, Parker Pennington, Samantha Cesario, and Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir, among others -- is on Sunday, April 25 at 4:30 pm -- link to event thread for more info: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=73091
Click on the link above for impressions of the show.

Ashley Wagner seems to be skating in a club show or exhibition every weekend! ;) She is the guest performer, along with Tiffany Scott and Philip Dulebohn, tomorrow (Saturday, May 1 at 1 & 5 pm) in the Colonial FSC's benefit show at the Nashoba Valley Olympia rink in Boxborough, Massachusetts -- see this link for more information: http://www.skateforsherryshouse.com/

From: http://www.cleveland.com/sun/all/index.ssf/2010/04/knock_on_wood_shaker_heights_s.html

The Cleveland Skating Club’s annual ice show takes place at 7:30 p.m. May 7 and 8 at 2500 Kemper Rd., Shaker Heights [Ohio].

This year’s event, titled “The Gifts,” stars Kimmie Meissner, 2006 Olympian and world champion, and Cleveland’s Parker Pennington, winner of the men’s senior sectionals and regionals in 2009 and a competitor at the U.S. National Figure Skating championships.

For information, call (216) 791-2800.

Ryan Bradley will headline the Denver Figure Skating Club's annual "Showtime on Ice" show Friday-Sunday, May 7-9 -- for more info:
http://www.coloradoskatingclub.net/Colorado_Skating_Club/SOI_2010.html

FSOWebmaster
05-05-2010, 04:46 PM
For anyone interested, Skate for Hope (breast cancer show June 19 in Columbus, Ohio) has partnered with Figure Skaters Online to give away some tickets in a luxury box: http://figureskatersonline.com/news/contests/skate-for-hope/

Sylvia
05-05-2010, 05:12 PM
Skate for Hope's headliners are pictured on their 2010 poster at: http://www.skateforhope.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Headliners
They are: Rachael Flatt, Ryan Bradley, Emily Hughes, McLaughlin & Brubaker, Samuelson & Bates, and Yankowskas & Coughlin.


Ashley Wagner seems to be skating in a club show or exhibition every weekend! ;) She is the guest performer, along with Tiffany Scott and Philip Dulebohn, tomorrow (Saturday, May 1 at 1 & 5 pm) in the Colonial FSC's benefit show at the Nashoba Valley Olympia rink in Boxborough, Massachusetts -- see this link for more information: http://www.skateforsherryshouse.com/
Some photos from this show: http://web.icenetwork.com/gen/photogallery/year_2010/month_05/day_05/cf9810422.html
Inside Edge blog (May 5) includes updates on Scott & Dulebohn, Ashley Wagner, Brittney Rizo and more: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100505&content_id=9810180&vkey=ice_news

See above for info on the Cleveland SC's and Denver FSC's shows coming up this week.

FSOWebmaster
05-07-2010, 03:25 PM
Johnny Weir has been added to the Skate for Hope lineup: http://figureskatersonline.com/news/2010/05/07/johnny-weir-joins-all-star-cast-for-skate-for-hope/

Sylvia
05-07-2010, 03:33 PM
In addition to the Cleveland SC's and Denver FSC's shows starting tonight (see info posted above), there are 2 other club shows this weekend in Bloomington, Minnesota, and Jamestown, New York.

Kiri Baga and Kate Charbonneau are among the many club skaters in the FSC of Bloomington's show on Friday, May 7 at 7 pm and Saturday May 8 at 2 pm & 7 pm: http://www.fscbloomington.org/

Taylor Firth headlines "Excellence on Ice" at 3 pm & 7 pm on Saturday, May 8 -- see this local article: http://post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/557277.html?nav=5018

Sylvia
05-12-2010, 10:31 PM
Is anyone attending the Margaret Garrison Memorial Ice Show and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 15, at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, ON? Scheduled performers are Patrick Chan, Crone/Poirier, Ralph/Hill, Paul/Islam, Andrei Rogozine, Adriana DeSanctis & more -- ticket info at: http://www.skatecanada-centralontario.com/2009-10%20eventsresults.htm#MAY