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emilieh
04-05-2012, 11:36 PM
Some info about a benefit show in the Chicago area:

One Skate at a Time, April 14, 7pm
- Southwest Ice Arena in Crestwood, IL (southwest of the city)
- Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for kids 6-12, free for kids 5 and under
- Benefit is being organized by Jordan Moeller, the 2011 U.S. novice men's silver medalist
- Local skaters will perform, including Moeller and Jason Brown
- Ice has been donated and all proceeds will benefit "One Step at a Time," a camp for children with cancer, which is affiliated with Children's Oncology Services, Inc.
- If anyone needs more info or would like to purchase advance tickets, PM me and I can put you in touch with the right people

chipso1
04-06-2012, 12:39 AM
Gracie Gold will be performing two numbers at the Coon Rapids (Minnesota) Ice Center's annual Ice Fantasy Show. Coon Rapids is located about 15-20 miles northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

The show dates are Friday 4/27 (7:00 pm), Saturday 4/28 (6:30 pm) and Sunday 4/29 (2:00 pm). Gracie is only skating in the Saturday and Sunday shows.

Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students & seniors (55+), and free for kids 4 and under.

More information will (probably) be added to their web site: http://coonrapidsicecenter.com/.

Sylvia
04-10-2012, 02:57 PM
The Next Ice Age dance company on ice, led by Nathan Birch and Tim Murphy, will perform the world premiere of "The Debussy Nocturnes" on Saturday, April 7 at 6 pm, in Laurel, Maryland - FREE ADMISSION: http://www.thenexticeage.org/events/
Anyone attend this show this past Saturday who is willing to share their impressions?

I came across this local Maryland article today when searching for news about the Next Ice Age company and the show: http://www.hometownannapolis.com/news/lif/2012/04/05-44/Local-figure-skaters-keep-cool-on-the-ice.html

"We've been floating around for two years in this Impressionistic painting," said Nathan Birch, the company's founding artistic director.

Claude Debussy based his music on art by James McNeill Whistler, and the 13 student skaters have been practicing the complicated piece for a couple years.

"I just like listening to the music," Sophie said. "It's very nice. It's almost like there's hidden things in it that are cool to hear."
...
"On the ice, you're gliding," Sophie said. "When you're gliding, you can hold a position, extend the movement. On the dance floor, you can't do that."
Also this related news item: http://www.bmoremedia.com/innovationnews/iceskating040312.aspx

Young ice skaters can take their talent to the Next Ice Age, a Baltimore-based ice skating company that last month formed an apprentice company.

Tim Murphy, co-founder with Nathan Birch of The Next Ice Age, says the apprentice company, for ages 8 to 12 years old, will train and work with aspiring young skaters in the region.

YukiNieve
04-10-2012, 07:41 PM
One Skate at a Time, April 14, 7pm
- Southwest Ice Arena in Crestwood, IL (southwest of the city)
- Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for kids 6-12, free for kids 5 and under
- Benefit is being organized by Jordan Moeller, the 2011 U.S. novice men's silver medalist
- Local skaters will perform, including Moeller and Jason Brown
- Ice has been donated and all proceeds will benefit "One Step at a Time," a camp for children with cancer, which is affiliated with Children's Oncology Services, Inc.


Thank you!

Here's an article about this charity show:

http://triblocal.com/palos-heights/community/stories/2012/03/skating-benefit-for-cancer-camp-for-kids-to-feature-national-champion/

Sylvia
04-12-2012, 09:18 PM
This week...

Seattle Skating Club's 75th Anniversary Ice Show at the club in Mountlake Terrace, WA, with a special guest performance by Jozef Sabovchik and a meet-and-greet with Rosalynn Sumners, Ron and Cindy Kauffman, and more, between the Saturday performances from 3:30-5:00 pm. Shows are:
Friday, April 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 11:00 am and 5:00 pm
More info on the club's site: http://seattleskatingclub.net/
Local article: http://www.shorelineareanews.com/2012/04/seattle-skating-club-turns-75.html

Another local Chicago article about Jordan Moeller's involvement in "One Skate at a Time" on Saturday, April 14, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Southwest Ice Arena in Crestwood, Illinois: http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/lifestyles/11556731-452/vickroy-teen-skates-to-help-kids-with-cancer.html
ETA: The pair team of Olivia Oltmanns/Joshua Santillan are scheduled to perform (not mentioned in article); Lynn Kriengkrairut and Logan Giulietti-Schmitt never committed to this show (article's mention of them participating is an error).

Skate Canada National Team Member Appearances: http://www.skatecanada.ca/Development/NationalTeam/AthleteAppearances/tabid/7864/language/en-US/Default.aspx

April 13-14 Leaside Skating Club Carnival – Leaside Memorial Gardens, ON
Kharis Ralph/Asher Hill

April 14 Skate Canada Saskatchewan – On Ice Session – Servus Credit Union, ON
Kaetlyn Osmond

April 14-15 CPA Lorraine Carnival – Centre Sportif Lorraine, QC
Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford

April 14-15 CPA Laval Inc Exhibition – Colisee Laval, QC
Kirsten Moore-Towers/Dylan Moscovitch

April 14-15 CPA Valleyfield Carnival – Centre Civique de Valleyfield, QC
Cynthia Phaneuf

April 14-15 CPA Unibel Carnival – Jean-Laurin, Mirabel, QC
Amélie Lacoste

Sylvia
04-20-2012, 02:24 PM
Skate Canada National Team Member Appearances in Canada through the end of April: http://www.skatecanada.ca/Development/NationalTeam/AthleteAppearances/tabid/7864/language/en-US/Default.aspx

April 21 CPA de Val D’Or Carnival – Centre Air Creebec, QC
Myriane Samson
Elladj Baldé

April 27-28 East York Skating Club – East York Memorial Arena, ON
Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier

April 28-29 CPA Tourbillon des Laurentides Carnival – Centre sportif St-Lin-Laurentides, QC
Elladj Baldé

Sylvia
04-20-2012, 02:41 PM
Coming up in the USA:

The annual ice show of the Skating Club of Wilmington (Delaware) kicked off last night, and continues with 2 more shows at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday, April 20) and tomorrow (Saturday April 21) with guest stars Penny Coomes/Nick Buckland and Felicia Zhang/Nate Bartholomay -- show details at: http://www.skatewilm.com/

Colorado Skating Club and Denver Skating Club present "Showtime on Ice" in Centennial, CO -- there will be 4 shows from Friday evening, April 27 to Sunday afternoon, April 29, with guest stars Alex & Maia Shibutani and Adam Rippon - more info: http://www.coloradoskatingclub.net/Colorado_Skating_Club/ABOUT_SOI.html

From the previous page:

Gracie Gold will be performing two numbers at the Coon Rapids (Minnesota) Ice Center's annual Ice Fantasy Show. Coon Rapids is located about 15-20 miles northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

The show dates are Friday 4/27 (7:00 pm), Saturday 4/28 (6:30 pm) and Sunday 4/29 (2:00 pm). Gracie is only skating in the Saturday and Sunday shows.

Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students & seniors (55+), and free for kids 4 and under.

More information will (probably) be added to their web site: http://coonrapidsicecenter.com/.

Press release: Parker Pennington's 'Skate Dance Dream' returns to Ohio; Local figure skating, dance talent to join stars in April 28 show in Mentor, Ohio (http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120312&content_id=27217516&vkey=ice_pressrelease) -- link to earlier thread started in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=83052

Skate-To-Learn benefit show in Monsey, New York on Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m. - GSD thread with more details: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=83375

We have a wonderful cast, featuring Ksenia Makarova, Gretchen Donlan and Andrew Speroff, Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir, Danielle Montalbano and Evgeni Krasnapolsky, Samantha Cesario, Nicole Rajic, James Schetelich, Ice Theatre of New York, Sean Conlon, Dalia Rivkin and a number of other national and sectional competitors.

Sylvia
04-22-2012, 02:11 PM
Follow-up to chipso1's quoted post above... here's a local article about Gracie Gold's upcoming guest performance at the Coon Rapids, Minnesota ice show: http://abcnewspapers.com/2012/04/21/top-skater-will-perform-at-ice-fantasy/

Three community performances will take place: Friday, April 27, 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 28, 6:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 29, 2 p.m.

Gold will perform at the Saturday and Sunday shows. There will also be a 30-minute “meet and greet” event after the performances.

She will not be able to perform at the Friday program due to prior commitments.

ETA: Richard Dornbush was scheduled to debut his new short program at a local show in Ontario, California last night, but I saw his tweet too late to post about it here.

Sylvia
04-27-2012, 09:47 PM
If anyone attends one of this weekend's shows listed in my posts above, feel free to share your impressions, highlights, etc.! :)

Sylvia
04-28-2012, 06:10 PM
Kimmie Meissner tweeted about the "Ice Stars for Wounded Warriors" benefit show tonight at 7:00 PM at the Mullins Center in Amherst, Mass.

Link to the list of skaters with Meissner, Armin Mahbanoozadeh, and Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir headlining: http://icestarsforwoundedwarriors.weebly.com/list-of-performing-ice-stars.html

Local article about the event: http://www.gazettenet.com/2012/04/19/ice-show-to-benefit-injured-military

Sylvia
04-29-2012, 05:19 PM
Meissner tweeted this photo of her with Armin Mahbanoozadeh and Wesley Campbell from yesterday's show in Amherst, Mass.: http://instagr.am/p/KAXNDqsRTk/

I came across Mahbanoozadeh's "Your Song" (new exhibition program for him, I believe): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWgeNUdhfe0

chipso1
04-29-2012, 05:38 PM
Just a quick review from our show last night...

For her first program, Gracie skated a new exhibition to Adele's "Chasing Pavements" and it was stunning. The program is a bit of a departure for her maturity-wise, but she handled it beautifully. Her soaring triple Lutz out of an ina bauer entry got some gasps and "oohs" from the crowd.

Her second program was the same one she performed at Nationals and Jr. Worlds, only in a different (blue) dress. Again, her jumps were huge and she skated great.

Seeing Gracie live makes one appreciate her even more. She is, without a doubt, the best female jumper in the world right now. The height and distance she covers is simply unmatched today. What's even more impressive in person, though, is the delay she gets in her jumps. They look so easy!

Gracie's spins have also improved tenfold since Nationals. They looked the best I've ever seen them -- the speed, centering and positions were fab. I think her spins garnered as much applause as her jumps did. :lol:

She is so impressive and really such a sweet kid. As a coach, I had the pleasure of meeting her, her sister Carly, and her mom, and they were all really nice and down to earth. Gracie seems so unaffected by her skating fame, and I think that is what will take her far in the sport. She was/is so inspiring for our young skaters!

If you're in the Twin Cities today, we have another show with Gracie at the new Coon Rapids Ice Center at 2:00 PM.

TDsk8
04-30-2012, 02:15 PM
Skate-To-Learn benefit show in Monsey, New York on Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m

Ksenia Makarova, (https://twitter.com/#!/TimDavid_Sk8/status/196700784644198401/photo/1)

Samantha Cesario (https://twitter.com/#!/TimDavid_Sk8/status/196698786268053505/photo/1)

Gretchen Donlan and Andrew Speroff, (https://twitter.com/#!/TimDavid_Sk8/status/196687565376602113/photo/1)

Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir, (https://twitter.com/#!/TimDavid_Sk8/status/196763342315073536/photo/1)

Danielle Montalbano and Evgeni Krasnapolsky, (https://twitter.com/#!/TimDavid_Sk8/status/196691816219811840/photo/1)

James Schetelich, (https://twitter.com/#!/TimDavid_Sk8/status/196694338179309568/photo/1)

Sean Conlon & me, (https://twitter.com/#!/TimDavid_Sk8/status/196690448092377090/photo/1)

James, Andrew, Gretchen, Samantha (https://twitter.com/#!/TimDavid_Sk8/status/196696441400475649/photo/1)

CAST on-ice (https://twitter.com/#!/TimDavid_Sk8/status/196712911417257984/photo/1)

Sylvia
04-30-2012, 02:23 PM
Here's the larger version of the Skate-To-Learn Cast on-ice (http://twitter.com/#!/TimDavid_Sk8/status/196712911417257984/photo/1/large).

Thanks for tweeting all these photos yesterday, Tim! :) I'll cross-post them in the Skate-To-Learn thread.

ETA: Thanks, chipso1 for your Coon Rapids show report and for cross-posting it in the US Ladies thread in the Trash Can.

Sylvia
04-30-2012, 02:29 PM
I haven't seen an official announcement, but I emailed Tricia Laroche of the US Athletic Foundation to inquire about their benefit show this year, and she said An Evening On Ice will be July 21 at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, CA.
The 2012 cast has been announced at: http://usathleticfoundation.org/
Joannie Rochette
Kimmie Meissner
Alissa Czisny
Rachael Flatt
Adam Rippon
Caydee Denney & John Coughlin
Mary Beth Marley & Rockne Brubaker
Derrick Delmore
Richard Dornbush
Chelsea Liu & Devin Perini (U.S. Novice Pairs Champions)
Nicholas LaRoche (US Athletic Foundation co-founder with his sister)
Alexe Gilles
Courtney Hicks
Douglas Razzano
Leah Keiser
Grant Hochstein
Tiffany Vise & Don Baldwin
Team Fusion
Sean Rabbitt