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Posted on: February 2, 2012

Jozef Sabovcik and local figure skaters featured in Feb. 10-12 ice show

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Thursday Feb 02 2012 2:53 PM

The Lakewood Winter Club, in cooperation with Pierce County Parks and Recreation, is delighted to present the 2012 ice show, "Reflections on Ice - Celebration, the Next Generation."

This professionally choreographed figure skating show will be held Feb. 10-12 at Sprinker Recreation Center's Ice Arena, which just reopened after a $6.5 million renovation. Five public performances are scheduled, including a special Friday afternoon matinee catered to senior citizens and the Pierce County Boys and Girls Clubs. Balcony and on-ice seating will accommodate up to 1,000 spectators per performance. Each show lasts approximately two hours.

This annual event showcases a featured guest performer as well as local talent. This year's featured performer is Olympic Bronze Medalist and European Champion Jozef "Jumpin Joe" Sabovcik, who once landed a quad toe loop at the European Championships.

The creative force behind the ice is U.S. Figure Skating Double Gold Medalists Heidi Sullivan and Stephanie Rowland. Both are members of the skating staff at Sprinker Recreation Center, and they have extensive experience as choreographers for professional productions throughout the country.

The 100-member cast was chosen after tryouts and auditions in late August. They have practiced a minimum of two times per week 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 was instituted as a way of giving 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.

Show Times and Ticket Information

Friday, Feb. 10: 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 11: 2 and 7:30 p.m.Sunday, Feb. 12: 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.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kathy Wainhouse, Skating Director 253-798-4042 Facebook Twitter Email

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