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    2012 "Tribute to Life" benefit show - Saturday, August 11 in Newington, CT

    The 4th Annual Tribute to Life skating exhibition will take place on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Newington Arena, Newington, CT.
    This is an annual figure skating exhibition held in memory of David Drake. Proceeds benefit the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center in Hartford, CT

    Thanks to the person who sent me the link to the event's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/TributeToLife2012
    Among the headliners this year:
    The Haydenettes - current World Bronze and 11-time U.S. National Gold medalist synchronized skating team

    Tiffany Vise & Don Baldwin - U.S. National Pairs competitors

    Jason Wong - two-time Collegiate Gold Medalist

    Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue - current National Bronze Medalist Ice Dance team

    Also, back by popular demand, the adagio pairs team of Melanie Lambert & Fred Palascak!
    Ticket information isn't posted yet, but I'm sure it will be at some point.
    Last edited by Sylvia; 06-15-2012 at 04:25 AM.
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isnít every four years, itís every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    The 4th Annual Tribute to Life skating exhibition will take place on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Newington Arena, Newington, CT.
    This is an annual figure skating exhibition held in memory of David Drake. Proceeds benefit the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center in Hartford, CT

    Thanks to the person who sent me the link to the event's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/TributeToLife2012

    Ticket information isn't posted yet, but I'm sure it will be at some point.
    What are the links to the other 2 Events Sylvia? BTW. do you know of any Ice-Dancing coming up in this Area?

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    FSWer, I replied about the other 2 events in your Training Reports thread and can answer any other related questions you have there: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...36#post3597436

    Hopefully wouldacoulda will see this thread and can post ticket information for the 2012 "Tribute to Life" show when it becomes available. I will be checking their Facebook page as well.
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isnít every four years, itís every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Newington Arena recently posted this short teaser/review video (Jennifer Wester also publicized it on her Facebook page: "One Night Every Year we dedicate our performances to LIFE and raising money for the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital in honor of David Drake. Please help us continue this grand effort by donating, purchasing tickets, or otherwise helping out this great event and great cause!"): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFr8ZpLHoww
    "Saturday, Aug. 11th, 2012 | Pre-Show Concert 5:30pm, Show Seating Opens at 6:30pm"
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isnít every four years, itís every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Sylvia - Sorry I've been MIA from FSU! Tickets are now available. $25 in advance, or $35 day of show. Checks can be mailed to Tribute to Life, c/o Newington Arena, 300 Alumni Road, Newington, CT 06111. Checks should be made payable to "Tribute to Life", and tickets will be held at Will Call for pick up day of show.

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    Thanks!

    Local article: http://articles.courant.com/2012-07-...tlana-kulikova
    Newington native, Michael T. Lombardi will return to host this year's event. "Tribute to Life," sanctioned by USFS and sponsored by the Connecticut Skating Academy at Newington, is a unique undertaking, as rarely do ice shows feature adult ice skaters, most of whom medaled at Adult National Figure Skating Championships. While the majority of the skaters are adults, several elite skaters currently competing at the national and world level, are also on the program. Among those featured are Olympic Hopefuls: Madison Hubbell and Connecticut native Zachary Donohue, 2012 U.S. Ice Dance bronze medalists, Tiffany Vise and Don Baldwin, 2012 U.S. Pairs and Grand Prix competitors and Brooklee Han, Australian Junior Ladies and World competitor. Joining them will be Natasha Popova, two-time Ukrainian Ladies Champion, Svetlana Kulikova, two-time Russian Ice Dance silver medalist, Jennifer Wester Barantsev, Nebelhorn Trophy Champion and Skating with the Stars Pro, Massimo Scali, World bronze medalist, Italian Ice Dance Champion and Olympic competitor, Jason Wong, two-time U.S. Collegiate Champion, Emilie Nussear, 2000 Jr. World Ice Dance silver medalist, Ainsley McGill, U.S. Junior silver medalist and Christie Sausa (Recipient of First David Drake Memorial Scholarship). Several local youngsters that train in the greater Hartford area will also be skating in group numbers.
    Also: http://skatingmagazineblog.com/2012/...ap-for-aug-11/
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isnít every four years, itís every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    The program (in .pdf) has been posted online:http://newingtonarena.com/?p=3819
    Who is going?
    lurking and delurking

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    According to Hubbell/Donohue Facebook page, Madison is sick and they will not be able to do the show. Hope she feels better soon, and nothing too serious-like an injury.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Madis...14550398642724
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    Madison couldn't fly to CT since she had the flu, according to Jennifer Wester (who was busy co-hosting & skating in the show).
    I didn't have my camera with me, so I only took a few videos on my phone, but Tiffany Vise & Don Baldwin's Come What May program should be on youtube in a little bit.

    http://youtu.be/Gbc9ULYNVP0

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