Heat and Freeze, a theatrical studio on ice, will present a benefit performance on Dec. 1 at the John Lindell Ice Arena, 1403 Lexington Boulevard, Royal Oak.
The proceeds from the event will be donated to the Michigan Far Flyers Hockey Team,
part of the FAR Conservatory of Therapeutic and Performing Arts Ice Skating program. Team members are developmentally and physically challenged athletes from southeast Michigan.
The performance will feature the skating troupe’s rendition of “Beauty and the Beast”
and Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.” The show will also include performances by solo skaters, some of whom have competed internationally.
“We have been thinking for some time of holding a performance to benefit a charity,”
noted Olga Volozhinskaya, Heat and Freeze’s director and a former Olympic ice dancer and current Olympic choreographer. “Since the Far Flyers practice right after we do, they seemed like a logical choice. We have been impressed by the enthusiasm and dedication of these young people.”
“We are pleased to spotlight these two programs,” added Amaan Archer, general manager of the arena. “They illustrate the diversity of programs we offer here.”
Heat and Freeze consists of about 30 skaters representing a variety of ages and skills. The troupe previously performed in Artistry for Autism, an event held at the Taylor Sportsplex in April to raise funds for autism awareness and a camp for students with special needs.
The show will begin at 2:15 p.m. (doors open at 2:00). Advance tickets are $5.00 and may be purchased at the arena or from a member of Heat and Freeze. Tickets the day of the show are $10.00.
Source: Heat and Freeze Theatrical Studio on Ice