Club & Benefit Ice Shows in the U.S. & Canada: Spring/Summer 2012 edition

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  1. Sylvia

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    It's that time of year again to publicize local club and good cause/benefit shows and to raise fans' awareness of "grassroots"-type shows to attend in their local area of the country. Feel free to contribute to this thread if you don't see an upcoming show listed.

    Mark Ladwig returns to his hometown of Moorehead, Minnesota to perform with Amanda Evora this Friday (tomorrow) and Saturday at 7 p.m., and 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 16-18: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/354122/group/Sports/

    Skating Club of Boston's 100th anniversary production of ICE CHIPS with special guest stars Evan Lysacek and Mirai Nagasu - March 31st at 1pm and 7pm, and April 1st at 2pm at Harvard’s Bright Arena in Cambridge, Mass. -- link to event thread started in GSD earlier: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=82219

    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/

    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

    Skate Canada National Team Member Appearances: http://www.skatecanada.ca/Developme...rances/tabid/7864/language/en-US/Default.aspx
    Currently listed through April 1:
    SKATE FOR HOPE, benefiting breast cancer research and awareness, will take place on June 16 at 5 pm in Columbus, Ohio - cast list: http://www.skateforhope.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Headliners
    More to come...
     
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  2. TanithandBenFan

    TanithandBenFan U.S. Ice Dance Junkie

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    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.
     
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    Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club's showcase, Ice List 2012, takes place next Saturday, March 24th in Waterloo:

    http://www.kwsc.org/showcase.html

    The Stratford Skating Club's show is the next day, Sunday, March 25th in Stratford:

    http://www.stratfordskatingclub.ca/

    The following weekend sees the Brant Figure Skating Club's show, Flashing Blades, on Saturday, March 31st at 1pm & 7pm at the Brantford Civic Centre.

    http://www.brantskatingclub.ca/

    The Guelph Figure Skating Club holds their show, A Royal Cruise on Ice, on Sunday, April 1st at 1pm at The Sleeman Centre:

    http://www.guelphskating.ca/
     
  5. sk9tingfan

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    The Cleveland Skating Club is holding a 75th anniversary show called "Supernova" on May 4th and 5th. Adam Rippon will be one of the individuals skating. No other details to date.
     
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    I'm assuming that Kitchener Waterloo will have Moore-Towers/Moscovitch, Bobak/Beharry, Orr/Furiano, Rau/Simpson and probably Mulder/Lioudvinevitch, dancers.

    Stratford would have Bell/Sylvester novice pair who just went to Jr worlds

    Brant says something about Orr/Furiano

    Guelph is going to have Bobak/Beharry

    Preston is also the same day as the Kitchener show, don't know if Bobak/Beharry will skate there also as it was his club for years
     
  7. yfbg722

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    Bobak/Beharry will be skating in all four shows. They are not appearing in Preston. The Preston show is the same weekend as KW. Info can be found here: http://www.prestonfsc.com/Newsite/Ice%20Show/ice%20show.html

    Not sure about Bell/Sylvester in Stratford. Orr/Furiano will not be in Brantford but will be in KW along with all the other teams noted as well as Steele/Schultz who also made the national team this year. It will be the last performance for Lioudvinevitch/Mulder as she has decided to concentrate full time on university next year.
     
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    Is Patrick Chan doing shows anywhere?
     
  9. Sylvia

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    The only show I've heard about for Patrick Chan so far is Yu-Na Kim's "All That Skate Spring 2012" in Korea in May -- see: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=82890

    Local article about the Wallace Figure Skating Club's annual show in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on Saturday, March 31 at 1 & 6 pm -- article with more info: http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/community/ci_20179311/skating-club-presents-annual-ice-show
    Club site: http://wallacefsc.com/

    Shows at the club in Mountlake Terrace, WA:
    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 about Parker Pennington's show in Mentor, Ohio on April 28 featuring Ross Miner and Lynn Kriengkrairut and Logan Giulietti-Schmitt, among others: http://www.news-herald.com/articles/2012/03/19/life/doc4f6735337ac2d124299888.txt
     
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    ‏@EmilySamuelson just tweeted:

    I found this kink:
    http://www.annarborfsc.com/node/240

    Melody on Ice 2012

    Show Title: The Wizard of Oz on Ice
    Show Dates: Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24, 2012
    Show Times: Friday 7:00pm / Saturday 2:00 and 7:00pm


    I noticed "Director: Eliot Halverson"
    Is this that Eliot who won the junior title at the US Nationals in 2007,
    or is it just coincidentally the same name?
     
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  11. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Yes, it should be the same Halverson. Thanks, YukiNieve!

    2 more shows:

    Barbie Long (2012 U.S. Junior Ladies pewter medalist) headlines "Spotlight on Ice 2012: Star Quality" on Saturday, March 31 at 2:00 & 7:00 pm and Sunday, April 1 at 2:00 pm, hosted by the Springfield (Illinois) FSC: http://www.sfsc4u.com/?page_id=53

    Local NJ article: http://teaneck.patch.com/articles/teaneck-youth-to-appear-in-skating-show-next-month
     
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  12. YukiNieve

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    Thanks, Sylvia!

    I really liked him when I saw him compete around 2006-2009,
    and have been wondering what he is up to lately,
    after hearing that he had to battle medical issues.

    I am glad to know that he will play such an important role in the show!
     
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    This doesn't help anyone wanting to go see the skaters perform, but today at the Chatham Figure Skating Club carnival, Moore-Towers/Moscovitch skated :)

    The skaters didn't know they were coming so it was a good surprise, even for us adult skaters!
     
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    Skate For Hope has added headliners US Champion Ashley Wagner and US Silver medalist Adam Rippon.
     
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    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
     
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    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/.
     
  18. Sylvia

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    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/ne...ocal-figure-skaters-keep-cool-on-the-ice.html
    Also this related news item: http://www.bmoremedia.com/innovationnews/iceskating040312.aspx
     
  19. YukiNieve

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    Thank you!

    Here's an article about this charity show:

    http://triblocal.com/palos-heights/...r-camp-for-kids-to-feature-national-champion/
     
  20. Sylvia

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    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/l...roy-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/Developme...rances/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
     
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  21. Sylvia

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    Skate Canada National Team Member Appearances in Canada through the end of April: http://www.skatecanada.ca/Developme...rances/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
     
  22. Sylvia

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    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:
    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 -- 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
     
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  23. Sylvia

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    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/
    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.
     
  24. Sylvia

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    If anyone attends one of this weekend's shows listed in my posts above, feel free to share your impressions, highlights, etc.! :)
     
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    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.
     
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  29. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Here's the larger version of the Skate-To-Learn Cast on-ice.

    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.
     
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    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