STRAWBERY BANKE MUSEUM

 

Winter Ice Dances Ice Show!
Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 3 pm (weather date Feb 4 at 11 am)

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

Strawbery Banke Museum Presents “Winter Ice Dances” Ice Show

February 3 at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond

Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond hosts the 4th annual professional ice dance performance on the outdoor ice rink on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 3 pm (alternative weather date is Sunday, February 4 at 11 am). Spectators watch from around the perimeter fence so all have a front-row view (limited seating is available).  Produced by Founding Artistic Director Douglas Webster of Ice Dance International, an ensemble ice dance company, the performance again features international skating champions who will perform a show of company repertory called “Winter Ice Dances.”

“This is an exciting opportunity to see incredible Olympic-level skating up close and to meet the stars in person,  including US Men’s Champion Ryan Bradley, Olympian Beata Handra, and other IDI company members who work on the world stage,” said Webster. “This year’s dynamic and theatrical skating performance includes Edward Villella’s “Three Smokers” and Douglas Webster’s “Nocturnes” and “After the Rain.”  Several local skaters who recently placed at the US Nationals will also perform. ” The show is sanctioned by US Figure Skating.

The ice show is made possible by Bank of America, Dos Amigos/Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Café, Estate Planner of New England  and a grant from New England Foundation for the Arts. The show lasts 30 minutes. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for children (aged 5-17); $40 for family (2 adults/2 children). Children under 5, free. Strawbery Banke members receive a 20% discount. Tickets include skating (skate rentals are an additional $5 per person). VIP tickets that include the opportunity to meet the skating stars after the show for photos and autographs are $22 for adults, $18 for children.  Tickets are available on the Museum website, StrawberyBanke.org

 

Advanced skaters, are invited to participate in a pre-performance Edge Class on the ice with Douglas Webster and the performers on February 3 from 1:45-2:30. Limited to 30 participants, tickets are available for $50 per person. These tickets include the skating show and “meet & greet” with the stars, after the show.

The repertory in this live show will also be featured on the public television special “The World of Ice Dance International,” airing in April.  IDI is a Maine-based not-for-profit organization working to share the beauty of ensemble ice dance with the world and will complete national and international tours this year. 

Skaters, including local competitors, perform routines to hit songs and include (subject to appearance schedule):

Ryan Bradley – 2011 US National Champion and founding cast member of IDI

Joel Dear -- two time US National Medalist and a four-time US Figure Skating team member
Carly Donowick - two time Pacific Coast champion

Beata Handra -- medalled at four U.S. Figure Skating Championships and represented the United States at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City
Jonathon Hunt -- 2003 Junior World Pairs Bronze Medalist and 2004 US Nationals Senior Pairs Medalist

Ian Lorello -- bronze medal in two Junior Grand Prix Events in 2009 and  competed at the 2011 Skate America Grand Prix

Anastasia Olson -- represented Team USA for 5 years competing at 14 national championships and medalling at the intermediate, novice, and junior levels.

Strawbery Banke President and CEO, Lawrence J. Yerdon commented, “Audiences are always hugely impressed by the professional ice shows Douglas Webster and the Ice Dance International team present at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond. Taking place on the eve of the Winter Olympics in South Korea, the event gives Seacoast residents the chance to see medalists perform in person. Their championship skating, their generosity in sharing time with the public, the costumes and the setting have already made this show a ‘don’t miss’ highlight of the winter.”

The ice shows are sponsored by Merrill Lynch, Estate Planners of New England, Dos Amigos/Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe and a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts. The show lasts 30 minutes. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for children (aged 5-17); $40 for family (2 adults/2 children). Children under 5, free. Strawbery Banke members receive a 20% discount. Tickets include skating (skate rentals are an additional $5 per person). VIP tickets that include the opportunity to meet the skating stars after the show for photos and autographs are $22 for adults, $18 for children.  Tickets are available on the Museum website, StrawberyBanke.org

Advanced skaters, are invited to participate in a pre-performance Edge Class on the ice with Douglas Webster and the performers on February 3 from 1:45-2:30. Limited to 30 participants, tickets are available for $50 per person. These tickets include the skating show and meet & greet after the show. To purchase Edge Class tickets, click here.

The repertory in this live show will also be featured on the public television special “The World of Ice Dance International,” airing in April.  IDI is a Maine-based not-for-profit organization working to share the beauty of ensemble ice dance with the world and will complete national and international tours this year. 

  

Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.