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:
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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.
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