North American club/local shows, benefits & galas, 2018 edition

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Starting my annual thread with these 4 U.S. shows scheduled to take place next weekend...

Skating Club of Wilmington's spring show with guest star Jeremy Abbott, April 6-7 - event thread in GSD: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...ril-6-7-with-guest-star-jeremy-abbott.103706/

Skating Club of Boston's ICE CHIPS shows starring Ryan Bradley, Kaitlin Hawayek & Jean-Luc Baker, Ross Miner, April 7-8 - event thread in GSD: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/sc-of-bostons-2018-ice-chips-show-april-7-8.103705/

Central Illinois FSC's annual show: http://wglt.org/post/glt-datebook-heroes-and-villains-ice#stream/0
Heroes And Villains Ice Show -- featuring the 2017 U.S. National Pairs Champions, Haven Denney & Brandon Frazier
Saturday, April 7 from 5-7 pm at Grossinger Motors Arena, Bloomington, IL

Parker Pennington's SKATE DANCE DREAM show in Mentor, Ohio on Saturday, April 7 with Kimmie Meissner, Ashley Cain & Timothy LeDuc, 4-time U.S. National senior level competitor and Cleveland native Katie McBeath and dancers from So You Think You Can Dance: http://skatedancedream.com/newsdd/
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skate-...presented-by-aspen-dental-tickets-40061041654

Coming up:

SHOWTIME ON ICE (45th production) at the South Suburban Ice Arena in Centennial, Colorado
"Colorado Skating Club and Denver Figure Skating Club proudly present the annual ice show, Showtime on Ice – a Denver tradition since 1973."
http://www.showtimeonice.com
Guest Stars: Ryan Bradley, Max Aaron, Ashley Cain & Timothy LeDuc
Performances:
Friday, April 27 – 7:00PM
Saturday, April 28 – 1:30PM & 7:00PM
Sunday, April 29 – 1:30PM

7th annual ONE SKATE AT A TIME benefit show, organized by Jordan Moeller
Saturday, April 28th at 7-8:30 PM at the Southwest Ice Arena in Crestwood, Illinois
Event page with ticket info: https://www.facebook.com/oneskateatatime/
(I will add performer info and a direct link to donation page if/when available.)

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Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the OhioHealth Ice Haus in Columbus, Ohio

Detroit Skating Club's 19th annual ice show, June 28-July 1, 2018 - 4 shows:
Thursday – 7:00pm
Friday – 7:00pm
Saturday – 7:00pm
Sunday – 2:00pm

SKATE FOR HOPE returns Friday, August 3, 2018, at Germain Arena [in Estero, Florida] with a NEW event!
Stay tuned for details for our Day with Champions! https://www.facebook.com/skateforho...46528927691/10156180270257692/?type=3&theater

Please post in this thread if you know about other upcoming shows with notable skaters (or send me a PM) and/or share your impressions/highlights from any of these shows. :)
 
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Skate Canada no longer has a National Team Athlete Appearances page on their website :( (a useful resource I've used for past threads here) but I chose to include "North American" in this thread title in case any Canadians would like to share show info.

I found this Local Brantford, Ontario article that was published last month: http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2018/03/19/skaters-at-provincials
Those who want to see just how good these skaters are will get a chance when the club hosts its 68th annual Flashing Blades show at the civic centre on April 14.
There will be shows at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The theme for junior skaters will be We are the World, while the seniors will skate to an Olympics backdrop.
The event's guest skaters are club members Evelyn Walsh and Trennt Michaud, who recently returned from the world junior championships in Bulgaria.
 

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A couple of tidbits from club shows in March 2018:

Jason Brown, Alex Johnson & Paul Wylie performed in Aspen, Colorado, on March 17 - 2 photos: https://twitter.com/JerrySolomon_SG/status/976782297960734720
Looks like his Hamilton SP is one of Jason's show numbers (for SOI as well, I assume): https://twitter.com/JerrySolomon_SG/status/975755502725591040

Denney/Frazier and Aldridge/Eaton were the guest skaters at Findlay Silver Blades FSC's annual Ice Classics show, March 16-18, in Findlay, Ohio - @cmk posted this in the [Crystal] Cirque du Soleil on Ice thread:
Matt Blackmer also made an appearance (silver blades was his first club) but didn't skate. The theme was Chasing Glory- about great moments from Olympics. Local club skaters performed as the Williams sisters, Dan Jensen, Mario L ( a Canadian rower who saved 2 rival rowers after their boat tipped over, the first lady to win gold in golf (it was in the Olympics a long time ago), dream team, women's soccer team, etc. The tradition of the graduating seniors doing their solos also continued.
ETA:

Univ. of Massachusetts article: https://dailycollegian.com/2018/03/...s-gold-figure-skating-show-at-mullins-center/
Over 100 local skaters performed in the Skating Club of Amherst’s 50th anniversary figure skating show, “Gold” in the Mullins Center Arena on March 25. <snip>
The skating show also featured three special guest performers. Team Excel Adult, a group of skaters both in college and working as young professionals, performed their “Wonder Woman” routine from their Adult National Gold Medalist performance from the 2018 Eastern Sectional Synchronized Skating Championships in Portland, Oregon. Ross Miner, a two-time U.S. Figure Skating National Silver medalist from Boston, performed to Ed Sheeran’s “Sing.”
UMass freshman psychology major and international level medalist Maisy Ma was the third special performer. Her self-choreographed routine to the Beatles’ “Yesterday” served as a tribute to the legacy of all the figure skaters of yesterday that performed with the Skating Club of Amherst over the past 50 years.
“It was great skating here, especially here in the Mullins Arena at UMass,” Ma said. “I had a great time with the crowd — they were amazing!”
Photo on ice shared by Maisy Ma (competes for Hong Kong) with Ross Miner at the show: https://www.instagram.com/p/BgxCRxKH8FV/
 
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* MADE IN KENORA 2018

http://www.skateontario.org/2018/04...ith-special-guests-piper-gilles-paul-poirier/
Friday April 6th - 6:30 pm at Kenora Recreation Centre, Kenora Ontario

Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier


* SKATING THROUGH THE DECADES

http://www.tributecommunitiescentre.com/events/detail/skating-through-the-decades
Saturday April 7 - 7:00 pm at Tribute Communities Centre, Oshawa, Ontario

Oshawa Skating Club is Celebrating 80 Years of Skating with special guests Elvis Stojko and Jeffrey Buttle and hosted by Donald Jackson and Barbara Underhill


I cannot believe Buttle stops back in Canada in-between his busy schedule.
 
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Dallas Observer article: Professional Figure Skater Jennifer Wester Changes Up the Sport for music and performing arts festival Soluna
Excerpts:
Professional skater and multimedia artist Jennifer Wester will present the world premiere of Breaking Shadows on May 19. The 40-minute piece of ice skating performance art will take place on a miniature ice rink that she designed for the parking lot of the Cedars Union in southern Dallas.
"Breaking Shadows creates an experiential commentary on the often-overlooked components of the self that make up the whole," Wester says. "The piece employs ice skating as the medium to explore the play of shadows of the self, and the viewer watches as the skater’s form flows through space simultaneously in motion and motionless."
Breaking Shadows is an extremely demanding physical performance in which Wester wears skates on her feet and hands. She says she is interested in exploring what the body can do, and she stands on both her hands and her head during the performance. She practices yoga and aerial silks workouts, a form of acrobatics done while hanging from fabric, to prepare for the demanding performance.
 

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Ice Works Aston Pa will present the "Game of Life" figure skating show on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 27, 28, and 29.

http://www.iceworks.net/

Although the web page does not show performers, I have reason to believe that Ting Cui will be performing, as well as intermediate dancers Kelsey Schaub and Anthony Haddad and Juvenile Ladies Heleyna Walton. I do not know if they are all performing all three nights.

Gracie Gold will be at a Meet & Greet on Friday and Sunday. I have no idea why the website does not have the performers or the M&G listed, as I do not believe this is :cold: information. If it is, my bad:scream:

Can anyone else confirm or deny? Am I inadvertently disclosing :sekret: ?
 

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Bowling Green Skating Club will have exhibition at 2 pm on April 14th ( I think its a sunday). The show is only an hour long though so I doubt they have any guest skaters unless Alyssa Czisny decides to come. It will be followed by a bg skating club alumni skate from3 to 5. The rink was renamed Slater Family Arena recently. Website mentions refreshments available as well. I think this one is free. I might go depending on weather.
 

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Skate Dance Dream sounds awesome! If someone goes, please post a review :)
 

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Vincent Zhou will debut his Josh Farris-choreographed show program to "Take On Me" at the Skating Club of San Francisco's annual fundraising gala on April 7th: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhMgi8MFIlW/?taken-by=govincentzhou

Gala info/tickets: http://scsf.org/annual-gala/
Skaters include: Zhou, Dinh Tran, Sarah Feng with pairs partner TJ Nyman & Kate Wang, plus guests Anthony Ponomarenko with dance partner Christina Carreira and 2018 U.S. Junior champ Alysa Liu.
 

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April 14th show in University Park, Pennsylvania: https://onwardstate.com/2018/04/06/king-valley-figure-skating-show-sliding-pegula/
Penn State will host the 35th Annual Spring Figure Skating Show at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at Pegula Ice Arena. This year’s showcase is dubbed “King Of The Valley” and will be a Nittany Lion version of the Disney classic, The Lion King. <snip>
In addition to performers from the Penn State figure skating team, Nittany Valley Figure Skating Club, and the Pegula Learn to Skate program, this year’s show will feature American national and international skater Emmanuel Savary and Brazilian national champion Isadora Williams.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2022061464488215/

The Gardens Figure Skating Club presents “Little Mermaid on Ice” on April 14 and 15, at 1 and 3:30 p.m., at 13800 Old Gunpowder Road. Tickets are $12 and $20 and are available online at seatyourself.biz or at the door. For more information, go to gardensfsc.org - article: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/ellicott-city/ph-ll-mermaid-ice-0405-story.html
 

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Vincent Zhou will debut his Josh Farris-choreographed show program to "Take On Me" at the Skating Club of San Francisco's annual fundraising gala on April 7th:
Here's a fan cam clip (beginning of the program): https://www.instagram.com/p/BhS6IkclNWK/
ETA the full performance has been tweeted in 2 parts and posted in Vincent's fan thread here: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/vincent-zhou-cheer-thread.103165/#post-5347845

Clip of Alysa Liu: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhS4KNqF35v/
https://twitter.com/EmilyG/status/982846108165586944
At the Skating Club of San Francisco Gala tonight 12 year old Alysa Liu tried a triple axel in her program and ended up falling right in front of Brian Boitano and Kristi Yamaguchi. She finished her program, then skated over, tried again, and landed it right next to them. ...
She then did a 3A-3T later, for her end trick.
Scroll down for an IG story-captured clip of her practicing 3A during the rehearsals.
(ETA: Liu's feat has been posted in the U.S. Ladies thread.)
 
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Thanks, @ioana, for bringing this to my attention - cross-posting Ross Miner's appearance here:
Ross will be skating in the Ice Theatre of New York show on Thursday, May 17th for anyone in the New York area. ITNY usually has some nice, creating group numbers and it would be great to see Ross perform with them

https://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?etid=10511
ITNY's event info page on their website: http://www.icetheatre.org/save-the-date-spring-unplugged-performance-and-skating-party.html
 

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"Kevin Reynolds & Friends" on Friday, May 11th 7:30 pm at Canlan Ice Sports in Burnaby: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhcBF-GhtzT/?taken-by=kevin.reynolds
"Featuring talented athletes from Champs International Skating Centre of B.C. and the Vancouver Ice Dance Academy, as well as former Canadian Champion and World Team member Alaine Chartrand, all proceeds will go directly to funding future training and competition costs for our skaters."
 

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This is the only U.S. club show posted earlier in this thread for this weekend -- Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 (thanks, @A.H.Black!):
The Salt Lake Figure Skating Club show will feature Angela Wang and other national competitors. http://www.saltlakefigureskating.com/ice-show.html

Meanwhile, in Newfoundland...

Kaetlyn Osmond will headline the Silver Blades SC's show in Corner Brook on April 21: http://silverbladesnl.ca/event/silver-blades-annual-ice-show-featuring-kaetlyn-osmond/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BhkiyArnnMe/?taken-by=silverbladessc

Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier will guest coach at a spring workshop hosted by The Prince of Wales Skating Club in St. John’s, NL, and perform in their show on April 22: http://powsc.ca
 

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SKATE IT FORWARD
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Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the OhioHealth Ice Haus in Columbus, Ohio

YAY! I'm SO glad they're holding this event again! My mom and I had a great time seeing that show last year and it had a really great cast too. I can't wait to find out who they get to perform this year and I've all ready added this event to my calendar so we can go again. Thanks Sylvia! :cheer:
 

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https://siliconvalleyskates.org
"Celebrate Silicon Valley Ice Skating Association’s two year anniversary on Saturday, April 28th, with an exclusive reception, an auction, and a special performance by Silicon Valley’s champions. Join us, headliner Jeremy Abbott, and local ice champions to raise funds to bring more ice to the Bay Area."
Ticket & more event info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silicon-valley-ice-skating-association-gala-tickets-42952980521
Location: Nazareth Ice Oasis in San Mateo, California
 

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Mirai Nagasu, Karen Chen, and Starr Andrews will be at this show on Friday, July 13th hosted by the Westchester Skating Academy in Elmsford, NY.
http://www.facebook.com/IceDreamsTourFB/posts/10156150850836953
This show is organized by Tara Modlin: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh9vxImFhok/
YAY! I'm SO glad they're holding this event again! My mom and I had a great time seeing that show last year and it had a really great cast too. I can't wait to find out who they get to perform this year and I've all ready added this event to my calendar so we can go again. Thanks Sylvia! :cheer:
@HeatherC, the headliners for hte June 16th show are now listed here: https://skateitforward.co/2018-headliner-cast/
Master of Ceremony – Gracie Gold
Karen Chen
Ross Miner
Mariah Bell
Deanna Stellato & Nathan Bartholomay
Romain Ponsart
Camden Pulkinen
Livvy Shilling
 

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Come see the 81st Annual Cleveland Skating Club Ice Show - Road to the Gold.
Guest starring THREE 2018 OLYMPIANS with four combined Canadian National Medals amongst them: Keegan Messing (Men's Single's) and Julianne Seguin & Charlie Bilodeau (Pairs). Road to the Gold will also star 2-time U.S. National Junior Medalist, Jimmy Ma, and Cleveland area stars, 5-time U.S. Regional Medalist, Cristina Rackley and Special Olympics State Game Medalists Shaye and Sharita Taylor.
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CSC's Annual Ice Show is led by Artistic Director, Parker Pennington. Parker is on our figure skating coaching staff and serves as head coach for our Theatre on Ice team.

Date/Time: May 11th and 12th, 2018 at 7-9:30pm
Location: 2500 Kemper Rd., Shaker Heights, Ohio
"The Ice Show is open to the public. All are welcome to attend!"
Event page with link to buy tickets: http://www.clevelandskatingclub.org/iceshow
 

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