of Metro Edge Skating Club
The Snow Queen 2011 played by Allie Rosemann
Show History - This version of Nutcracker on Ice was first performed in Rockford, IL in 1996. It was created and conceived by Sharon Whitlock (our director’s mother) to give skaters the opportunity to perform this classic, timeless story of The Nutcracker, one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous and beloved pieces of music. Sharon also wanted the public to have the chance to see The Nutcracker in a unique way—on ice! The show was produced for eight years in Rockford, IL and over those years involved hundreds of skaters and thousands of audience members. In addition, each year the show hosted a food drive to make the holidays a little easier for those who were less fortunate. Because of this, skaters not only had a fun experience skating in the show, but also learned the importance and gratification in giving to others.
The show was brought to St. Louis in 2005 by Sharon’s daughter Charity, who moved to St. Louis to attend Saint Louis University. The first year was an overwhelming success! With two shows completely sold out and with little more than a week prior to the shows a third show was added to accommodate the amount of people who wanted to see this beautiful performance! Since that year, the show has continued to grow in every aspect. Each year we have had more skaters, more audience members, more food donations (yes, we continued the food drive), bigger sets, better costumes! The growth would not have been possible without the dedication of many skaters, coaches, parents, and volunteers! We hope to continue our growth with another successful year!
Our hope is that everybody who is involved in the show or sees the show is somehow touched by the magic of the story! Whether you are a skater in the show, volunteering for the show, or attending the show, we are confident that you will have a rewarding experience and be glad that you had a part in this amazing production!
Celebrity Skaters - This year we welcome Igor Lisovski, Former World Champion, as Drosselmeier. We also welcome back St. Louis native and current USFS Midwestern Sectional Junior Ladies Gold Medalist, Barbie Long in a special exhibition performance.
Saturday, December 8th at 2 PM - SOLD OUT
Featuring Exhibitions by the St. Louis Synergy Formation and Intermediate Teams
Saturday, December 8th at 5 PM - SOLD OUT
Featuring Exhibtions by the St. Louis Synergy Beginner and Novice Teams
Sunday, December 9th at 2 PM - SOLD OUT
Featuring Exhibitions by the St. Louis Synergy Juvenile and Jr. Teams
Sunday, December 9th at 5 PM
Featuring Exhibition by the St. Louis Preliminary Team
We recommend arriving 1 hour prior to the beginning of each show. Seating is general seating, first come-first selection.
Dan Kennedy and Friends will be performing and leading the audience in Christmas Carols prior to the beginning of each show.
Please dress warmly, as the heaters will not be used during the performances.
There are multiple options for supporting Nutcracker on Ice. Below are the options for Corporate or Individual Sponsorship and also Advertiseing placement. Please contact Dawn at info@nutcrackeronice for more information or to submit a sponsorship or ad.
Thank you to our 2012 Sponsors:
Elizabeth E. Flannigan
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