Athletics & Recreation / Magazine Feature

Skaters take to the ice in annual show

“Headlines on Ice” will feature some of the country’s best ice-skating talent May 4–6 at DU’s Magness Arena.

The show’s theme relates to newspapers and their sections: business, entertainment, travel, style and sports. 

Toni Rogers, DU figure skating manager and ice show director, says the event will showcase more than 150 skaters, some as young as 2, along with teens, college students, adults and Special Olympics athletes.

DU hosts the show annually to highlight local skaters who train at the Ritchie Center as well as skaters from the University’s Learn to Skate program. 

This year’s guest star is Braden Overett, a 12-time national and nine-time international competitor. Overett (BSBA ’05), grew up in Denver and currently trains in California. 

The junior pairs team of Lisa Moore and Justin Gaumond also will perform. Gaumond, a senior theater major, will graduate from DU this spring. They placed in the top 10 at the 2007 U.S. National Championships.  

Guest performances will include Denver Synchronicity, the 2007 U.S. national synchronized master skating team, and the 2007 southwestern intermediate men’s silver medalist, Chaz Shanley. Shanley, a Denver School of the Arts student, has qualified for the U.S. Junior Championships for the past three years and recently placed in the top 20 in the intermediate men’s level nationally. 

Show times are 7 p.m. May 4 and May 5 and 1:30 p.m. May 6. Tickets are $8 for DU students, children, seniors and groups of 20 or more; $12 for adult general admission and $20 for assigned seats on the ice.

Call Rogers for group tickets or more information at 303-871-3820. Or, visit the recreation Web site.

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