It's club show season in the U.S. and I'm compiling a list of club and benefit shows taking place across the country in order to publicize them among skating fans who might like to attend a show in their area and support the local skating clubs and/or various charitable causes. I believe more people will see this thread here in The Edge, which is why I posted here rather than in the Announcements forum.
This list is by no means complete, but I have tried to include shows that I know about that feature "name" skaters, such as senior and junior international and/or national competitors.
Coming up this weekend and early next week...
Bowling Green, Ohio on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21:
"Ice Horizons" starring Alissa Czisny, Amber Czisny, and Melissa Telecky -- for more info: http://www.icehorizons.org/
Larchmont, New York on Saturday, April 21 at 6:30 pm:
"Edges for Education" is a figure skating exhibition to benefit the Literacy Center at Boys & Girls Harbor - for more info, go to: http://edgesforeducation.com/index.html
List of performing skaters include 2007 World Junior champ Stephen Carriere and 2007 U.S. Nationals skaters Juliana Cannarozzo, Michelle Boulos, Kylie Gleason, Liz Miosi & Dmitry Ponomarev and Curran Oi, and show co-organizers Katrina Hacker and Jenny Bloom - full cast list at: http://edgesforeducation.com/_wsn/page3.html
Local publicity article: http://www.nynews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/...TS01/704180388
Grand Rapids, Michigan on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22:
Local publicity article: http://www.mlive.com/sports/grpress/...480.xml&coll=6
Club's event page: http://www.ggrfsc.org/news.asp?news_id=51
This is 2007 Nationals junior ladies' competitor Brittney Westdorp's home club.
Lake Placid, New York on Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30 pm:
2003 Nationals senior ladies' competitor Krissa Miller and fellow senior Courtney Osborn are co-chairing a new charity show called “Dreams for a Cure” in the 1932 Arena at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, NY. A $5 donation is requested and there will also be a Raffle and Silent Auction.
"This is the first in what we hope to be an annual event to raise money for cancer research ... This year the area for the proceeds to be donated is the Susan B. Koman Foundation. Please contact Krissa Miller at 518-523-6493 if you are interested in helping with this fundraiser."
Shows next weekend...
Centennial, Colorado on Friday, April 27-Sunday, April 29:
"Showtime on Ice" will take place at the South Suburban Ice Rink and features veteran U.S. Nationals competitor Braden Overett (a wonderfully entertaining show skater!) and the 2007 U.S. National Junior Pairs bronze medalists, Jessica Rose Paetsch and Jon Nuss -- show info: http://www.doubleii.com/DenverAds.htm
Friday April 27 - 7 pm
Saturday April 28 - 2 pm and 7 pm
Sunday April 29 - 2 pm.
Minneapolis, Minnesota on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28:
Parade FSC's "Books & Blades" show featuring Rohene Ward, among others.
Show times are Friday 7-9 pm, Saturday 2:30-4:30 and 7-9 pm -- club site: http://www.paradefsc.org/
University Park, Pennsylvania on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 pm:
Penn State's Ice Show, "A Colorful Stroke of Genius 2007," will feature Scott Smith, among others. Rink info: http://php.scripts.psu.edu/dept/ice_pavilion/index.php
Shows in the month of MAY that I have information on so far...
Newark, Delaware on Thursday, May 3-Saturday, May 5 at The Pond Ice Arena:
Delaware Ice Theatre presents "Edge Out Cancer 2007" with Special Guests Johnny Weir (Thursday) and Emily Hughes (Friday). Links to more info:
Local publicity article on 4/18/07: http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/p...6008/-1/NEWS01
Denver, Colorado on Friday, May 4-Sunday, May 6:
The University of Denver's Magness Arena presents "Headlines on Ice," featuring their own U.S. Senior Men's competitor, Braden Overett, and the 2-time U.S. National Junior pairs team of Lisa Moore and Justin Gaumond. General admission tickets for the 2007 show are on sale and are available at the Joy Burns Arena front desk, the Ritchie Center Box Office and at TicketMaster.com. For information on group sales, contact Toni Rogers at (303) 871-3820.
Link to more info: http://www.recreation.du.edu/annual/...in2=89&main3=0
Aspen, Colorado on Saturday, May 5:
Aspen Skating Club's Spring Show, “Grease,” will take place at 4 pm and 7 pm at the Aspen Recreation Center (Lewis Ice Arena, 0861 Maroon Creek Rd. in Aspen; phone: (970) 544-4117) and stars Aspen native Jeremy Abbott, the 2007 U.S. men's pewter medalist and 2007 Four Continents bronze medalist. There will be a Silent Auction to benefit both Jeremy Abbott’s Boys Fund and his Competitors’ Fund for the club.
Aspen rink info: http://www.aspenrecreation.com/pages...6&contentid=15
Jamestown, New York on Saturday, May 5 at 3 pm & 7 pm:
Thanks to SeaniBu who posted this thread on 4/25/07 about the "Excellence On Ice" show at:
Club site with publicity poster: http://chautauquaice.com/excellence/home.asp
Bellmore, New York (Long Island) on Saturday, May 12 at 6 pm:
The annual "Future Stars" Exhibition and Skate-A-Thon will feature the U.S. National senior pair team of Chloe Katz and Joseph Lynch, among others -- for more info: http://skatingsfuturestars.tripod.com/
Norwich, Connecticut on Saturday, May 12 at 6 pm:
"Great Skate to Ice Out Cancer" will take place at the Norwich Rink. The cost is a minimum donation of $10. Club site: http://norwichfsc.com/
Natick, Massachusetts on Saturday, May 12:
SC of Natick Show starring Scott Smith (according to Smith's official site).
The club site has yet to publish show info: http://www.skatingclubofnatick.com/
Skokie, Illinois on Tuesday, May 15 at 7 pm:
Skokie Park District’s Skatium Ice Arena presents their annual "Superstars on Ice." This year's show stars Kurt Browning, Todd Eldredge, Evan Lysacek, Belbin & Agosto, Emily Hughes and Scott Smith, among others -- press release at: http://www.skokieparkdistrict.org/ne...ContentID=1047
(This probably deserves a separate thread since it is mainly a "big name" show.)
Westminster, Colorado on Saturday, May 19:
The Rocky Mountain Figure Skating Club's annual ice show, "Juke Box Hits," will take place at the Ice Centre at the Promenade with shows at 1 and 7 pm. Guest stars are Jeremy Abbott and Caroline Miller. Ticket info will be available at: http://www.rockymountainfsc.org/2007IceShow.shtml
Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 at 7 pm:
"IceStravaganza: Salt Lake On Ice!" -- for more info: http://www.saltlakefigureskating.com/
The publicity flyer features Jozef Sabovcik and 2007 U.S. National senior competitors Erin Reed and Chris Obzansky & Mimi Whetstone (dance).
If anyone else would like to publicize notable club shows in their area, please feel free to do so in this thread. Any sharing of show reviews/impressions/skating highlights would be appreciated, as always!