It has become a bit of an annual tradition for me to cover the Ice Theatre of New York for Figure Skaters Online, and it is always a treat. I love writing about their work, because their performances emphasize the joy of skating and the many ways skaters can enjoy the ice outside of competition, as an art form. Plus, they do outreach programs in the NYC public schools that introduce a whole new generation to my favorite sport.
This year, their annual benefit gala and fundraiser takes place on Monday, Oct. 21, and the ITNY will be honoring legendary coach Frank Carroll and the Hughes family for their contributions to the world of figure skating.
Read the full story on FSO for all the details on the show, and why they chose to honor Carroll and the Hughes family this year: