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Club & Benefit Shows in the U.S. & Canada: 2010 edition

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    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. :)
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2010
  2. Willowway

    Willowway Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2010
  3. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

  4. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    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)
  5. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. Tammi

    Tammi Nana

    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.
  7. CTSkatemom

    CTSkatemom New Member

    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/
  8. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    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
    Penn State Ice Pavilion's page with link to directions (University Park, PA): http://www.athletics.psu.edu/rec/icerink/figureskating.asp
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2010
  9. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    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
  10. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    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
    Ryan Bradley will headline the Denver Figure Skating Club's annual "Showtime on Ice" show Friday-Sunday, May 7-9 -- for more info:
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2010
  11. FSOWebmaster

    FSOWebmaster New Member

  12. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    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.

    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.
    Last edited: May 5, 2010
  13. FSOWebmaster

    FSOWebmaster New Member

  14. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    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
  15. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    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 eventsresults.htm#MAY
  16. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Reposting here from another show thread:
    Thanks for the heads up. Here's the link to the ice arena in Glenview, Illinois with show info: http://www.glenviewparkdist.org/Indoor-Ice-Center/events.asp

    "Rockin' with the Pop Stars"
    Friday, May 21, 7 pm
    Saturday, May 22, 2 & 7 pm
    Sunday, May 23, 2 pm (Sandhu not performing in this show?)
    Admission is $7.50.
    Last edited: May 14, 2010
  17. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

  18. OlieRow

    OlieRow Well-Known Member

    If only I had known about this earlier and known that the Flyers were going to play so horribly tonight...

    ETA: I guess I have to take back what I said about the Flyers!
    Last edited: May 15, 2010
  19. YukiNieve

    YukiNieve Well-Known Member

    Did anybody go to Red White and Blades Show by Wisconsin Figure Skating Club at Pettit National Ice Center this weekend? According to Jonathan's twitter, he skated for this show?
  20. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Ticket and other information now available for the Detroit Skating Club's annual show in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan: http://www.dscclub.com/

    Thursday, June 10 at 7 pm: Bereswill, Hubbells, Weaver/Poje, Aldridge/Eaton (US Novice dance champs)

    Friday, June 11 at 7 pm: Czisny, Hubbells, Weaver/Poje, Aldridge/Eaton (US Novice dance champs)

    Saturday, June 12 at 1 pm & 7 pm: Abbott, Czisny, Hubbells, Weaver/Poje

    Sunday, June 13 at 2 pm: Abbott, Bereswill, Hubbells, Weaver/Poje

    Quite a few Detroit area FSUers went last year -- hope some of you can make it this year! A separate thread for this show can be created in GSD for reports/videos/photos/etc. :)

    Johnny Weir has been added to the poster linked above and Ryan Bradley has been removed (due to his recent foot surgery) -- event thread created for Skate for Hope (Saturday, June 19 in Columbus, Ohio): http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=73673
    Last edited: May 24, 2010