Theatre on Ice (TOI) is a form of competitive figure skating that is popular in Europe, where it is known as Ballet on Ice. It combines the grace of figure skating with the excitement of theater and dance. Teams consist of between eight and 30 skaters. Solo skating is discouraged, but is permitted in limited amounts if it enhances the overall telling of the program's story. The programs are judged by regular U.S. Figure Skating judges and are evaluated on technical merit and presentation with emphasis on originality, costuming, artistry and musicality.
Skaters receive the following benefits:
More competitions when performing in competitions and shows A chance to develop the dramatic side of their skating A chance to be part of a team while continuing to use their technical skills A chance to travel both locally and internationally A chance to make new friends both in and out of the club A chance to relax while performing and competing for competitive skaters
Many members of the Laurel Ridge Skating Club participate in the Danbury Ice Cabaret Ensemble (D.I.C.E.), a team program run by the Danbury Ice Arena. The D.I.C.E. team participates in three New England competitions in the spring and early summer. For information, please contact Karla Delio-Jones or Gianine Craw at the Danbury Ice Arena, 203-794-1704 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.