2018 Ice Gala

We are pleased to announce that we have finalized the timing for the MFSC's Salute to the 2018 Winter Olympics.  The Ice Gala performance will be on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Iceland Arena, Rink 1.  Rehearsals will take place the week preceding the show, beginning on June 2.  Most skaters will need to be at the rink only at their regularly scheduled time, however we will advise you if that needs to change.  Dress rehearsal will be in the morning of June 9

Details

A committee of several volunteers is planning the event. Annette Roy and Leanne Pilon, our co-artistic directors will be creating the Gala.  They will be putting together a program that will not only be fun for the skaters to perform with costumes but will also showcase their wonderful skating progress.

Here are the details so far:

  • The title for this year's Ice Gala is “Salute to the 2018 Winter Olympics”.
  • The Ice Gala date and time are being firmed with the City but will take place on June 9 at 1:00 pm at Iceland Arena (Rink 1). 
  • Registration for the Ice Gala will open on Sunday March 18 and close on Sunday April 15. Parents can register online.
  • Parent volunteering is mandatory for all participants. This is necessary to ensure the safety of our skaters and full enjoyment for the audience. Volunteers will be given a break so they can watch their skater’s number
  • There will be one performance only at 1:00 pm.
  • The performance will last approximately 90 min.
  • The Dress Rehearsal will take place on the same day as the Gala. All participants are required to attend to ensure enjoyable performances.
  • Rental costumes will be provided and must be returned immediately after the Gala is finished.
  • Participants will pay a fee to partially cover the cost of extra ice time, coaching fees and costumes for the Ice Gala.
  • Tickets for the performance will be sold in May. We encourage you to invite family members and friends to attend the performances and support our club.

For PreCanSkaters, CanSkaters, PreJuniors and Adult CanSkaters:

  • The fee is $50.
  • PreCanSkaters will participate in one group number.
  • CanSkaters and PreJuniors will each participate in one group number.
  • Adult CanSkaters will participate in one group number.
  • All PreCanSkaters, CanSkaters, PreJuniors and Adult CanSkaters may also participate in the finale number.
  • PreCanSkate, CanSkate, PreJunior and Adult practices for the Gala will include two 30 minute lessons during the week of June 2-8 during a regular Canskate time block.  The skaters may have to come to practice on a different day.   PLEASE NOTE that there will NOT BE ANY CLUB LESSONS during the week preceding the Gala.  Once the date is confirmed the schedule will be communicated.   
  • Rental costumes may be picked up at the rink during the week of Gala practices (times to be determined).
  • Dress rehearsal will take place the same day of the Ice Gala.

For StarSkaters:

  • The fee is $75 for Junior STARSkaters, which includes one large group number and the finale. They will have one costume.
  • The fee is $100 for Intermediate and Senior STARSkaters, which includes the opening number, one group number and the finale with two costumes included. The higher cost for Intermediate and Senior skaters reflects one additional number and costume.
  • Solos may be performed by Senior STARSkaters who have passed a complete Gold Test as of April 15, 2018 for fee of $50 (costume included).
  • Duos or small ensembles may be performed by Senior STARSkaters for $50 per skater (costume included).
  • PLEASE NOTE for the solo / ensemble numbers, the skaters have the option to self-choreograph the number or pay a coach to choreograph it for them.
  • PLEASE NOTE that there will NOT BE ANY CLUB LESSONS during the week preceding the Ice Gala. Once the date is confirmed the schedule will be communicated.
  • Gala practices during the week preceding the Gala may require skaters to come to the rink on days other than their regular session days.
  • Dress rehearsal will take place the same day of the Ice Gala.

Further details will be provided before practices commence.

Registration

Here are the requirements for registration:

  • All levels may participate.
  • Your skater must currently be registered in one of our programs in order to register in the Ice Gala.
  • Parent volunteering is mandatory for participation in the Ice Gala.  This is necessary to ensure the safety and security of our skaters and full enjoyment for the audience.
    • Choose a volunteer position from the tab 'Add Ice Gala Volunteer Position' to select your volunteering option during the registration process.
    • A buy-out option is not available.
    • You will not be able to check out without having selected a volunteer shift.
  • Costumes will be provided as part of your Ice Gala registration fee.
    • Input your skater's measurements indicated at the bottom of the registration page.
    • You will not be able to check out without having included your skater's measurements.
  • Registration will close on April 15.

Information will be posted on our website to help guide you through the process.

Although participation in the Ice Gala is optional, we encourage all our skaters to sign up. For many, the opportunity to invite family and friends out to watch them skate is the highlight of the skating season!

We look forward to having your skater participate!

 

Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Ice Gala - details here.

Sponsors

The Logistics Factory

Tommy Transport Services