Theatre On Ice (TOI) is a form of competitive figure skating that combines the grace of figure skating with the excitement of theatre and dance. Known as “Ballet on Ice” in Europe, TOI teams consist of eight to 30 skaters on the ice telling a story together. TOI brings skaters together and increases club skaters, giving athletes the chance to be a part of a team, travel locally and internationally and make new friends.
TOI consists of two programs: the free skate and the choreographic exercise. Programs are evaluated on technical merit and presentation with emphasis on originality, costuming, artistry and musicality.
Nonqualifying Theatre On Ice Competitions
A small number of nonqualifying Theatre On Ice competitions are held across the country, typically during springtime.
National Theatre On Ice
TOI teams in the United States can compete at the National Theatre On Ice competition every year. The 2020 National Theatre On Ice competition will take place June 26-30, 2020, in Wichita, Kansas.
International Theatre On Ice Competitions
Nations’ Cup & Adult Gold Cup
- Held every other year, the Nations’ Cup & Adult Gold Cup is a prestigious international TOI competition. Teams are selected to participate by their country’s governing body. American teams are selected by the U.S. Figure Skating Theatrical Skating Committee.
- The 2021 Nations’ Cup & Adult Gold Cup will take place April 19-24, 2021, in Boston, hosted by The Skating Club of Boston.
Open de France
- New for 2020! The Open de France is an international competition open to novice, junior, senior and adult TOI teams.
- The 2020 Open de France will take place May 8-10, 2020, in Lyon, France.