August 27, 2008

Lake Placid Skater Writes About Ice Capades Audition

Here's an article by LakePlacidSkater about the auditions this past weekend for Ice Capades. Please check it out. Unfortunately, she can't dish too much, because she promised confidentiality.

Doesn't surprise me ... The Ice Capades website isn't including too many details either ... like who the judges, the skaters and the novelty acts are or even what network the reality show will be on. Will they go into Ice Capades history or just ignore the storied name? (At the bottom of the website they state that they have nothing to do with the former.)

So all of those unanswered questions will have to wait until it airs. That's why I'm grateful for Christie's article.

Thanks LakePlacidSkater!

August 24, 2008

Ice Charades Has Moved!

... not the blog, but the girl herself.

So sorry that I haven't been posting regularily ... I've got a lot of posts to catch up on. For those of you that sent me emails, I will post them.

But it was a little crazy while Ice Charades and her family moved out of the good 'ol US of A - packing up the house, squaring away the visas, canceling all the mail and utilities, and saying goodbye.

It took four packers, three movers (luckily no shakers), two trucks and eight pages of inventory t0 empty out our house over the course of three days. And we had a little house! Man it adds up.

Looking at all the boxes stacked up on our sidewalk made me nostalgic for the days on the road when all I owned I could fit in one large suitcase and half a trunk. Okay, okay, I probably had a few cardboard boxes sitting in my mom's attic, but it was nice traveling so light.

The suitcases needed to be as light as we could manage, because we had to lug them up and down the stairs at the train stations. Usually when boarding the trains, the strongest guys would help by throwing my suitcase through the train door, like a throw double axel. But getting off the train it was usually every man or showgirl for themself.

Travel days to me (with Holiday On Ice at least) were often more tiring than show days. But they were more exciting too.

So this travel day I had two suitcases and I one big "trunk" (with 1400 pounds of "necessities" being shipped via the company and hopefully not held up in customs).

Again, I'm sorry to be behind with postings, but now that I'm back on the internet with a Skype phone, it's like I haven't left the Midwest. I'll try my best to keep you posted on the Ice Capades reality show.

August 12, 2008

Ice Capades is Back

and coming to a TV show near you! Dust off your skates, get out your fishnets, and get ready for your closeup! This, from their website ...

The Ice Capades™ team will be conducting auditions for their new reality show and tour slated for the 2009 season on Saturday August 16th, 2008 from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, NY. Those selected to participate in this first of several preliminary rounds will be introduced on August 17th on the Ice at 7:30pm as part of the Citizens Bank Saturday Night Ice Show, featuring Ice Capades at the Olympic Center – 1980 Rink Herb Brooks Arena.

We’re looking for skating performers and acts of all kinds - jugglers, clowns, comedians, barrel jumpers, and chorus girls.

I'll keep you posted, as best I can, on who auditions (one of my dear friends is giving it a try), who makes it, and who makes the show interesting.

JoJo Starbuck is slated to be one of the judges, but I don't think she's going to be the Simon Cowell of ice show reality shows. Who do you think they'll get?