Former U.S. figure skating champion Ryan Bradley will join members of the Lakewood Winter Club to present the 2014 ice show "Reflections on Ice - The Dream Continues" from Feb. 7-9 at Pierce County's Sprinker Recreation Center.
Five performances are scheduled, and each can accommodate up to 800 spectators. Tickets are available for balcony or on-ice seating.
This annual event showcases a featured guest performer as well as local talent. This year's featured performer is Bradley, who landed an incredible quadruple jump that placed him at the top of the podium in 2011. He also won the silver at the 2007 U.S. Figure Skating Championships as well as three consecutive U.S. Collegiate titles and the U.S. junior championship. He represented the United States at three World Figure Skating Championships.
The creative force behind the show is U.S. Figure Skating Double Gold Medalists Heidi Sullivan and Stephanie Rowland. Both are members of the skating staff at Sprinker Recreation Center, operated by Pierce County Parks and Recreation.
The 70-member cast was chosen after tryouts and auditions in late August. They have been practicing since then to get ready for the February performances under the direction of Kathy Wainhouse, the Technical Show Director and director of skating for Sprinker. She oversees the competitive skating program and hosts seminars for the Professional Skaters Association.
For the show, Sprinker's Ice Arena is transformed into a professional set with state-of-the-art light and sound, costuming and props. These annual ice shows increase in popularity every year. Be sure to get your tickets as soon as possible.
The ice show gives local skaters an experience outside the rigors of competitive life. It is enriching and rewarding for both viewers and participants. Five former cast members are currently touring in professional shows.
Friday, Feb. 7: 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 9: 2 p.m.
Balcony seats are $12 and On-Ice seats are $18. Cash, check, debit, VISA and M/C are accepted. Order tickets by phone at 253-798-4000 or in person at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 South C Street in Tacoma, Washington.
Kathy Wainhouse, Technical Show Director