"Nutcracker on Ice" - You won't want to miss this Show!

Centennial Skating Club to host Nutcracker on Ice December 15 Community Event to benefit "Christmas Unlimited" with Gifts for Children

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 27, 2012) – The Centennial Skating Club (CSC) of Colorado Springs, will host 2 performances of

Nutcracker on Ice, December 15, 2012, 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. at Sertich Ice Center, 1705 E. Pikes Peak Ave., in Memorial Park.

The on-ice performance features over 65 skaters from children through senior competitors and national adult medalists. In its fourth year, this all-new production of the beloved holiday classic is believed to be the only on-ice performance of its kind in the country that emphasizes community participation.

"The major change I notice this year from previous years is how our current producer Barbara Rist has made such a personal investment in

Nutcracker on Ice in order for it to be a complete success" said Skating Director and on-ice Princess Cherry Blossom performer Dianna-lynne Webster Wells. "This year’s production will have a whole different arena of festivities from previous years that will transcend one’s sense of time and place and bring you to another world and era of tradition and innocent imagination." You can even take a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the transformed lobby that begins your magical Christmas journey.

Adding to the community focus of this year’s production is CSC’s partnership with "Christmas Unlimited," one of the oldest charities in the Pikes Peak Region established in 1923. This non-profit organization, located in a distribution center at 2204 E. Boulder Street, offers families in need a chance to shop for Christmas gifts and items in a retail-like store. CSC is asking all spectators, skaters and members of the community to bring an unwrapped gift for a child and place it under the tree to help stock their shelves for Christmas. All donors will be eligible to win special prizes in return.

"We are thrilled with the partnership and looking forward to this being an annual event to benefit the community", said "Christmas Unlimited" Executive Director Bob Tretheway.

CSC is grateful to its sponsors who have helped bring this event in the greatest way ever to Colorado Springs. General admission tickets are $15 with a $1 discount for military with ID and seniors 65 and over. Children four and under are free. Tickets are on sale now at Sertich Ice Center (all forms of payment accepted) and will be available at the door by cash and check only on Dec. 15.

Centennial Skating Club

Centennial Skating Club, established in 1976, is a tax-exempt U.S. Figure Skating member club that supports and promotes figure skating in all its forms. Its members include competitive and recreational skaters in all of the figure skating disciplines, both junior and adult. CSC’s home ice is Sertich Ice Center. www.centennialskatingclub.org

Christmas Unlimited

Christmas Unlimited was established in1923 and maintains partnerships with over 60 area community-service agencies and schools. The non-profit organization serves children, at or below the poverty level, in El Paso and Teller counties. It operates to uplift parental self-esteem by providing a service that includes a simple application process and a store-like distribution. Volunteers are always welcome for a variety of positions. www.christmasunlimited.org

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