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Club & Benefit Shows in the U.S. & Canada: Spring/Summer 2011 edition

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. nashvilledancer

    nashvilledancer Active Member

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  2. judiz

    judiz Well-Known Member

    Although not listed on the website yet, Johnny confirmed he will be skating at this show on May 1st in New Jersey. Also skating will be Brandon Mroz, Agnes Zawadzki, Marissa Castelli and Simon Schnapir , Parker Pennington,Samantha Cesario, Jonelle Forte, The Ice Theater of New York and many junior skaters.

  3. cityskate

    cityskate New Member


    We're the producers of Skate-To-Learn and Johnny Weir confirmed today that he'll be skating in the show (and we're unbelievably excited about it). The show is on May 1 at 3:00 pm at the Ice House in Hackensack, NJ and it's for the benefit of Brooklyn Ice and Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey. For tickets or more info, you can visit our website at http://www.skate-to-learn.org
  4. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    I bumped up your original event thread and posted a local article link in there today: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=78290

    Press release: Pettit Center To Host Fundraiser For Japan
  5. skaterboi

    skaterboi Member


    New website address is now atlantafsc.org
  6. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

    Just a reminder that Skate for Love is tomorrow at Mennen Arena in Morristown, NJ. 7PM!

    Meissner, Hughes, Bobek and many more.

    Full cast list: www.skateforlove.org
  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Any reports/highlights this weekend? On-ice photos are posted on the club's site (scroll down): http://www.wilmicesk8.com/

    "Skate for Love" took place on Saturday night -- link to the event thread in GSD that should have reports eventually: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=77778
  8. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    We went to the Skating Club of Wilmington show last night. It was a very entertaining show with a wide range of skaters & skills (very young to adult, Basic skills 1-8, freestyle, no test prelininary, pre juvenile/juvenile, intermediate-senior, elite, adult freestyle, Special Olympics, parent/child, synchro). The theme was "As the Ice Turns." There were four acts, one for each season, with an intermission after act 2. Musically it was a trip around the world, with a hot air balloon prop on the ice that was moved from continent to continent during each segment. Act 1 was "Winter" with music represented all the continents, Australia, & Asia. Act 2 was "Spring" with music representing Africa, & Europe. Act 3 was "Summer", with music representing Antarctica, North, & South America, and Act 4 was "Fall" with more music representing North America. There were some injured skaters who were unable to skate last night - Stephen Carriere and Alexander Zahradnicek (2011 US Junior men Silver medalist). Viktor Pfeifer (5 time Austrian Champion & 2 time Olympian) and Ryan Bradley were not there, probably because of training for Worlds. It was great to see Ashley Wagner and Armin Mahbanoozadeh :D skate twice in the show. Ashley skated to a song called "Gravity" (not "Defying Gravity" from Wicked) in Act 2, and "On the Floor" in Act 4. Armin skated to Michael Buble's version of "Foggy in London" (not sure if that's actually the title of the Frank Sinatra song, but that's how it's listed in the program - Isn't it actually called "A Foggy Day in London" or something like that?) in Act 2 & a version of "Summertime" (not sure who sang it) in Act 4. both were very "on" and well received. There were skaters whom we saw at 2011 US Nationals who
    probably hadn't skated to their potential there, but were very enjoyable in this show, specifically Kelsey Traunero ("God Bless America" - Celine Dion's version, loved her Russian Split Jump in particular) and Marcus Mimidus ("I Go to Rio"). Another skater who really stood out for us was Tony Lu. He skated to the song "Land Down Under" in Act 1, and looked like Nathan Chen.In Act 2, Daniel Leeds skated to "Walk Like an Egyptian, and he had a lot of charm & personality on the ice. After the show, we stood by the boards, complimented the skaters on their performances, and had a nice opportunity to talk to several of them (a number of whom we saw at the Liberty Summer Competition last summer and at Eastern Sectionals). It was also very nice to chat with Tiffny Scott & Philip Duhlebohn.

    Sylvia, thanks for the link to the on ice pics from the show.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2011
  9. Picton

    Picton Active Member

    Tickets are now available for the end of season carnival in Prince Edward County at the new Wellington Arena. The shows are on May 7 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $15 admission price. Appearing are: Crone and Poirier, Moore-Towers and Moscovitch, Nexxice synchro team and the County's own Peter O'Brien who is Canada's Junior Bronze Medalist. Should be a great show!
    If interested, phone Christa at 613 399-2420.
  10. mmscfdcsu

    mmscfdcsu Skating Pairs with Drew

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  11. judiz

    judiz Well-Known Member


    Unfortunately Johnny's plane got stuck and he couldn't make it for the show but he did come straight from the airport to the rink to the meet and greet.

    I got to meet Johnny again and talked to him briefly as there were tons of people on line to see him. I think it is great that after being stuck all day in an airport and then an airplane, Johnny came to meet his fans. Johnny did take the ice at the end of the show to apologize for not being able to skate and to thank everyone for supporting Skate to Learn programs.
  12. mmscfdcsu

    mmscfdcsu Skating Pairs with Drew

    Parker Pennington skating in the Cleveland Skating Club show this weekend



    "Speaking of skating, the Cleveland Skating Club will hold its 74th annual Ice Show, “A Tribute to Cirque du Soleil,” at 7:30 p.m. May 6-7 at its facility, 2500 Kemper Road, Shaker Heights.

    This year’s guest stars are the world’s premier wheel acrobat, Wolfgang Beintzle; break dancer and skater Gev Manoukian; and international men’s figure skating competitor, Parker Pennington.

    Tickets are $25 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeast Ohio Affiliate and Skaters for Haiti."
  13. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Lynn Kriengkrairut & Logan Giulietti-Schmitt are also performing in the Cleveland Skating Club's shows this weekend (tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30 pm). They've been tweeting about the show: http://twitter.com/lynn_logan_usa

    Reposting this report here (belated thanks!):
  14. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Did anyone attend the Cleveland Skating Club's show this weekend?

    Anyone attend this show last weekend who can share their impressions? I heard that Adam Rippon, Christina Gao and Andrea Poapst (used to represent the club in singles before she relocated to Colorado to start pairs) & Chris Kneirim all skated. Rippon skated his "Cinema Paradiso" number (reportedly landing 3A and other triples just fine on a small ice surface), Gao performed to "Don't Cry for me Argentina," and Poapst/Knierim showcased an impressive triple twist.
  15. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Press release: Weir, Makarova pitch in to help kids fight cancer
  16. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Found on the Haydenettes' Facebook page:
  17. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Edmonton Journal article:

    All-star cast reminisces about Edmonton's Royal Glenora Skating Club
    Browning, Sale, Pelletier, et al, participating in 50th anniversary show this weekend
  18. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Local article about Westchester Skating Academy's "Twirling for Tots" benefit show in Elmsford, NY tomorrow (Saturday, May 21) at 7 pm headlined by Johnny Weir and Ksenia Makarova: http://www.lohud.com/article/201105...set-Saturday?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|News|s

    Local article about the Amherst Skating Club's "Ice Stars for Wounded Warriors" show 4pm at the Mullins Center practice rink at UMass in Amherst, MA tomorrow (Saturday, May 21) -- Todd Eldredge will skate: http://www.wggb.com/Global/story.asp?S=14655794
    ETA link to this article that says Eldredge, Ross Miner, Ashley Wagner, and Stephen Carriere are also performing in this show: http://www.teamusa.org/news/2011/05/20/skaters-join-forces-for-wounded-warriors/42406
    More info: http://icestarsforwoundedwarriors.weebly.com/ (Kimmie Meissner, Armin Mahbanoozadeh, Donlan/Speroff and Yasmin Siraj are also listed in the cast list)

    Cynthia Phaneuf and Amélie Lacoste are scheduled to perform in the Saturday, May 21 Spectacle benefice lancement du Centre Elite Guimond – Complexe Sportif Guimond, QC.
    Last edited: May 20, 2011
  19. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Edmonton Sun article:
  20. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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  21. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Thanks, WildRose! Would you like to elaborate on your personal highlights in the Edmonton show? :)

    A few photos from Westchester Skating Academy's "Twirling for Tots" benefit show in Elmsford, NY this past Saturday, headlined by Johnny Weir and Ksenia Makarova: http://web.icenetwork.com/gen/photogallery/year_2011/month_05/day_23/cf19448190.html

    Anyone attend the "Ice Stars for Wounded Warriors" benefit show in Amherst, Mass.?
    Local news story & video: http://www.wggb.com/Global/story.asp?S=14655794
    Last edited: May 23, 2011
  22. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Tonight at 7 pm at the Bethlehem (PA) Steel Ice Center rink ( http://steelicecenter.com/ ), Melissa Bulanhagui is debuting her new short program and a pairs show program with Taylor Toth. Emmanuel Savary is also skating his new Junior SP.
  23. ChibiChibi

    ChibiChibi Active Member

    Has this been posted?

    Detroit Skating Club

    A Magical Evening on Ice
    June 9th-12th
    A benefit show for Japan Tsunami Relief

    Meryl & Charlie
    Maia & Alex
    Takahiko Kozuka
    Akiko Suzuki
    Haruka Imai
    Weaber and Pojo

    Last edited: May 26, 2011
  24. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    I was going to start a separate thread for the Detroit SC shows. :) They are taking place Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 12 (5 shows in all). There is a post-show reception after the Thursday evening show ($45 extra?) to benefit Japan.

    From the Detroit Free Press article on Davis/White throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Tigers game on Tuesday:
    I believe Meryl and Charlie will be performing in the Thursday and Friday evening shows, June 9 & 10, at the Detroit Skating Club in Bloomfield Hills -- this may need to be confirmed.

    Tickets went on sale on Monday, May 23 in the DSC main office and will remain on sale during regular business hours until June 8. Prices are $15 for bleacher seating and $25 for gold seats. Charity tables are $50 - $300. Tickets will be available for purchase during regular business hours or by phone at 248- 332-3000 x101. Show days, tickets are on sale at the door for any remaining seats that are still available.

    ETA link to Detroit SC's press release about their show: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110526&content_id=19598020&vkey=ice_pressrelease
    Last edited: May 27, 2011
  25. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

  26. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    US Athletic Foundation's cast list of performing skaters for their inaugural "An Evening on Ice" benefit show at 7:30 pm on Friday, August 12 in Burbank, Calif. (tickets will go on sale June 10) can be viewed at:

    The annual ice show held at the Ice Den in Scottsdale, Arizona, will be Friday, June 10 & Saturday, June 11 -- show times: http://blog.coyotesice.com/2011/annual-ice-show-ice-den/
    Headliners are Tiffany Vise/Don Baldwin and Douglas Razzano.

    Detroit Skating Club's first of 5 shows kicks off Thursday evening, June 9 to benefit the Japan Red Cross Tsunami Relief (maybe we should have a new thread for fan reports, photos, etc. in GSD?).
  27. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

    It's not a show, but the Ice Dance World Medalists will have a public meet and greet in Canton next week on Tuesday, June 21 from 6-7 (there is a private recognition event from 5-6. More info here.