Theatre On Ice


What is Theatre On Ice?

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.

There are several TOI teams and TOI competitions around the country, and U.S. Figure Skating is making an effort to standardize and promote this discipline. Skaters, both competitive and noncompetitive, can learn and grow on a theatre team. Best of all, a team can draw club skaters together and increase club spirit.

Both skaters and clubs can experience great rewards from forming and/or joining a Theatre On Ice team. 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


The resources will help you on your Theatre On Ice journey including a list of current teams, and an informational guide for forming a Theatre On Ice team.

The Theatre On Ice Program is under the auspices of the Theatrical Skating Committee.

2015 THEATRE ON ICE SEASON NOTES

2015 National Theatre On Ice Competition
June 18-22, 2015
Hyannis, Massachusetts
Hosted by Yarmouth Ice Club

U.S. Figure Skating has selected Hyannis, Massachusetts as the site of the 2015 National Theatre On Ice competition. The event will be hosted by the Yarmouth Ice Club and will take place at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center, June 18-22, 2015.

The website for the 2015 National Theatre On Ice competition is located here.

Nations Cup Ballet on Ice 2015 Interclub Competition and Gold Cup Adult Ballet on Ice 2015 Interclub Competition Team Selections
Nations Cup Ballet on Ice 2015 Interclub Competition and Gold Cup Adult Ballet on Ice 2015 Interclub Competition Team Selections have been completed and posted, please click here (PDF) to view the document.

The selection criteria for the Nations Cup Ballet on Ice 2015 Interclub Competition and Gold Cup Adult Ballet on Ice 2015 Interclub Competitions can be found here (PDF)

2015 Choreographic Exercise (CE)
For a PDF Of the 2015 CE elements definitions, click here.

Theme: Dance from 1901-2000. 20th Century dance forms such as Jazz and Hip-Hop that use percussive movements and sharp body isolations usually performed to percussive/rhythmic music. The theme should consistently show this style throughout the piece. Style-Jazz: Style based on percussive movements and body movement isolations usually performed to percussive/rhythmic music. Jazz is a broad term that incorporates all styles including "street dance" hip-hop, crumping, pop and lock etc... anything that compliments percussive popular music.

Choreographic Process: Canon/Cannon: Repetition of a movement sequence by two or more skaters in which each skater enters into the movement sequence at a different time.
Ex: #1 "Row Row Row your boat..." #2 "Row Row Row your boat".

Body Movement / Gesture:
Percussive: Sharp, fast explosive movements.


PREVIOUS THEATRE ON ICE SEASONS AND EVENTS

2014 National Theatre On Ice Competition
June 26-28, 2014
Dearborn, Michigan
Hosted by the Dearborn Figure Skating Club
For event results, pictures and more, click here.

2013 NATIONS CUP
April 26-28, 2013
Logrono, Spain
For a complete list of participating Nations Cup teams and officials, please click here.
Photos from 2013 Nations Cup can be found here. Photos courtesy of Kathy Slack.

2013 NATIONAL THEATRE ON ICE COMPETITION
June 20-22, 2013
Troy, Ohio
Hosted by the Troy Skating Club
For event results, pictures and more, click here.

2012 NATIONAL THEATRE ON ICE COMPETITION
June 21-23, 2012
Strongsville, Ohio
Hosted by Greater Cleveland Council of Figure Skating Clubs

2011 NATONS CUP AND 2011 NATIONAL THEATRE ON ICE COMPETITION
April 6-10, 2011
Hyannis, Mass.

THEATRE ON ICE TEAM AND COMPETITION REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Our goal is to continue the growth of Theatre On Ice through the increased participation of Theatre On Ice teams and entrants in the National Theatre On Ice competition. If you have any suggestions on how to improve or expand the Theatre On Ice competitive experience, please notify Judy Edmunds, national vice chair for Theatre on Ice at judyedmunds@gmail.com.