Show blends gymnastics, acrobatics for icy fun time

first_img Tickets are $50 per person and are available at the box office at Ice Station Valencia, by calling (866) 468-3399 or visiting the Web site at www.TicketWeb.com. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – There will be a lot more than figure skating going on at the Ice Station Valencia when Cirque Sur Glace makes its West Coast debut Dec. 15. A showcase featuring gymnastics, acrobatics, comedy and high-flying ribbon tricks, the aerial show is the brainchild of producer Lee Park and his wife, designer and performer Debbie. The Parks have a vacation home in Valencia, where they hone their craft on the frozen floors of the local skating facility. When owner Roger Perez saw them working out, conversation naturally drifted toward putting on a show. Park said his wife, an internationally known gymnast, was looking to expand her sports horizons when she took up ice skating. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “There are not a lot of directions a former gymnast can take,” he said. “But she said she was not done with sports and decided to try skating.” “You know the first thing they are going to do on the ice. It’s not going to be crossing or figures. Gymnasts do back flips. To make a long story short, the show involves a lot of gymnastic tricks on ice.” Inspired by the success of shows such as Cirque du Soleil, the couple enlisted the talents of several Olympic athletes and award-winning gymnasts for the debut show, including two-time gold medalist Shannon Miller, Kristen Maloney and Palmdale native Jamie Dantzscher. National champion ice dancers Naomi Lang and Peter Tchrynshev will perform, as will comedians and clowns Heidi and Philip Briggs of Jumbo Shrimp Circle and Robb Zieser of Barnum and Bailey. “We use a lot of spinning props and silk fabrics hanging from the ceiling,” Park said. “It’s a full-blown arena show and people will get to see it up close. It’s so much more fun, a lot of the seats are actually on the ice.” Cirque Sur Glace has three performances only: 7 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16 and 3 p.m. Dec. 17. Each show will be followed by a meet-and-greet session with the performers. last_img