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Theatre on Ice is a team sport that combines the athleticism of figure skating with the artistry of theatre.
Each summer, teams compete at the National Theatre on Ice competition in two programs: the Choreographic Exercise (CE) and the Free Skate. Theatre on Ice uses all aspects of figure skating to incorporate a theme, emotion, or a story enhanced by music.
Terms you might hear and what they mean:
Theatre on Ice
The CE must include a theme, choreographic process, and gesture. This year’s theme for the CE is poetry. Programs must demonstrate contrast and amplitude variation.
The purpose of the free skate is to express a theme, emotion, or story. This is where the skaters can use props and costumes to help express their story, theme, or emotion.
Theatre on Ice Levels:
To learn more about Theatre on Ice, please visit
Showcase fuses figure skating with artistic creativity with the use of props, elaborate costumes and theatrical performance.
Most of the solo & duet performances you are watching today are showcases from skaters representing the Birmingham Figure Skating Club and skaters across the state of Alabama.
To learn more about Showcase, please visit
Online Program Created by Anna Blankenship www.annapair.org
The Ice Gala is presented by Magic City Theatre on Ice, a 501c3 for charitable and educational purposes to function as an amateur athletic association to foster competition and participation in figure skating, specifically theatre on ice.
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