Seacoast Skating with the Stars
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About Seacoast Skating with the Stars:
Strawbery Banke Museum, in partnership with Ice Dance International, presents Seacoast Skating with the Stars (SSWTS) professional skating show. Watch skating routines by local "stars" paired with professional skaters from Ice Dance International.
Choreographed by Douglas Webster, Ice Dance International & Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond Artistic Director, local "stars" are paired with IDI pros in a skate-off for audience votes. As in “Dancing with the Stars,” esteemed judges give their marks on skill and expression. Seacoast Skating with the Stars also includes performances by the IDI company.
Tickets for rinkside viewing:
Tickets are for rinkside viewing are limited and are only available online. VIP tickets include the opportunity to meet & greet the skaters.
- Adult: $22
- Children (ages 5-17): $18
- Children (under 5): free, ticket required
- General Admission
- Adult: $15
- Children (ages 5-17): $10
- Children (under 5): free, ticket required
Meet the 2022 Seacoast Stars:
Peter Douris is a former professional Hockey player with the Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks. Originally from Toronto, Canada he left home to attend the University of New Hampshire on a hockey scholarship. Eventually settling in York with his wife, Abigail along with our four children, and remain very active in coaching youth hockey throughout the Seacoast area.
Since watching Abigail compete in SSWTS in 2020, Peter has grown to appreciate all that Doug Webster, Ice Dance International, and Strawbery Banke have to offer the community. While he has been on skates his entire life, Peter has never tried ice dancing and welcomes the challenge to participate in SSWTS 2022.
Click here to watch Peter Douris' SSWTS contestant video.
Stephanie Hurd has been a resident of Portsmouth for 30 years, where she and her husband Gary have raised their family. She has worked for Future In Sight since 2007, a nonprofit organization providing services to people who are blind and visually impaired.
Stephanie is a passionate advocate who believes all people should live out their dreams which is why she is so excited about participating in Seacoast Skating with the Stars. She is blind yet wants to build her ice skating experience and wants others who have vision loss to hold onto their sense of “vision” that speaks about confidence, perseverance, thriving, and fulfillment! Stephanie believes that “vision” sees way beyond “sight!”
Stephanie is also dedicating my participation to her mother, Mary Westgate, a long-time resident of Portsmouth, who sadly passed away in June 2021 and loved ice skating. "This one is for you, Mom!"
Click here to watch Stephanie Hurd's SSWTS contestant video.
Evan Mallett is the chef and owner of the Black Trumpet Restaurant in Portsmouth, NH. Evan is active in the community and serves on the board of directors of several non-profit organizations.
While Evan claims to "not be a very good skater" his message is positive. By his participation in Seacoast Skating with the Stars, Evan hopes that he will inspire everyone (of all skating abilities) to put on skates and have a good time.
Click here to watch Evan Mallett's SSWTS contestant video.
Kate Malloy is the owner of Purple Finch Events, a boutique event planning and management firm based in Dover, NH. Kate has been planning events since 2003 and has planned over 600 weddings, and countless political events, not-for-profit galas, and corporate conferences. She has a degree in opera performance and has played classical piano since she was five years old. Kate lives in Dover with her son Zachary and their dog, Louisa.
Kate's lifelong love of ice skating was born from Dorothy Hamill's performance of "The Nutcracker on Ice." She is thrilled to be performing in front of a live audience with her IDI pro.
Click here to watch Kate Malloy's SSWTS contestant video.
Brigham Pendleton lives in Eliot, ME with his wife, two kids, and their dog. Skating has been a large part of his life, with Brigham's family spending many hours at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond. However, participating in SSTWS will be an entirely new experience for him and Brigham is happy to have the support of his family and the opportunity to demonstrate that it is important to always try new things.
Click here to watch Brigham Pendleton's SSWTS contestant video.
Martha Stone is the former Executive Director of Cross Roads House, a homeless shelter provider in Portsmouth, NH, where she worked for nearly 18 years. She grew up in Portsmouth and now lives in Greenland, NH with her husband. They enjoy traveling, many outdoor activities, and spending time with their son and daughter who both live in the Boston area.
Martha believes that it's "never too early or too late" in life to enjoy ice-skating and hopes that you'll come out and enjoy the show.
Click here to watch Martha Stone's SSWTS contestant video.
Strawbery Banke Museum continues to monitor circumstances surrounding the pandemic and the guidance of the CDC, state and local health officials. Please review the Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond's COVID-19 precautions before visiting.
Due to the limited capacity of this event, there can be no refunds.