ICE THEATRE OF NEW YORK PRESENTS ITS
ANNUAL WINTER HOLIDAY SKATING CELEBRATION
December 10, 2016
Saturday, December 10 at 4:00 P.M., Ice Theatre of New York will present its annual free Winter Holiday Skating Celebration at the rink at Riverbank State Park in Harlem as part of a full day of free Holiday celebrations. Ice Theatre will be bringing together world-class professional skaters as well as presenting young performing apprentices both in solo and group performances. The show will also feature performances by champion synchronized skating team, The Skyliners, and a young team from Figure Skating in Harlem all culminating in the lighting of the Christmas Tree by local dignitaries. (Program subject to change.) In addition, volunteers from the Local Starbucks Community Store will serve free hot chocolate to those in the audience.
This concert is part of Ice Theatre of New York’s Outreach and Education Programming and is presented to the community free of charge. Founder Moira North believes that, “It’s always been an integral part of our mission to build new audiences and to introduce the values of the athleticism and artistry of figure skating to young children and skaters. We look forward to our annual Winter Holiday Skating Celebration each year and hope that it brings joy and inspiration.
ITNY is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. ITNY receives funding from the Bloomberg Philanthropies, Dance/NYC, the Lisa McGraw Figure Skating Foundation, the Pioneer Fund, Richard T. Button Foundation, the Will Sears Fund and its generous private patrons.
Founded in 1984 by Moira North, ITNY (ITNY) has changed the face of figure skating by creating works that integrate the sensibilities of movement, music and art. Its mission is to elevate dance on ice as a performance art. Through its performances in both traditional and site-specific venues, ITNY presents ice dance that opens one’s eyes to seeing skating in unexpected ways. ITNY was the first ice dance company to receive dance program funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. In addition to building and performing works of artistic merit, ITNY also reaches out to the next generation of skaters and audiences through education, community outreach and training programs.
For more information on ITNY or to purchase tickets for upcoming shows call 212.929.5811, or visit www.icetheatre.org.