Our skaters need your support! Please help us send our teams to the 2023 National Theatre on Ice competition in Fraser, Michigan. Teams from all over the US will compete for a National medal…something our Adaptive Team is quite familiar with as back-to-back defending National Champions. Your support is needed to send us on our way as we strive towards the coveted three-peat, something that is almost unheard of in competitive figure skating.
Any amount would be appreciated and goes towards helping our skaters reach their goal of being on the podium at Nationals. You can make a difference by donating today to Virginia Ice Theatre. VIT is an inclusive program that invites skaters of all levels of skill. We provide need-based scholarships for skaters ensuring that any child that has a passion for the sport has an opportunity to participate.
This season VIT is sending four teams to Nationals, a Senior, Open, Preliminary, and the aforementioned Adaptive team. With over 50 skaters this season, our incredible Team went through rigorous auditions and was selected based on both skating and performance ability. The team practices together every Saturday and skaters train individually on and off the ice 3-5 days per week to improve their skating skills and physical strength.
Preparing for a challenging event this big takes time and money to cover ice time, team registration, competition entry fees, and travel fees (including flights, hotels, rental cars, and prop transportation). Your contributions will prove to each skater that you can achieve your dreams when you work hard. At such an impressionable age, these skaters will feel encouraged by your support. By investing in them, you are not only investing in our community but inspiring them to do the same…as our future leaders, our future performers, our future coaches, teachers, and choreographers.
The skaters (and the parents!) have been through so much and have worked so hard to get to this point and we cannot make it to Nationals without the generosity of our supporters! All donations are tax-deductible and go directly to the Team.
See VIT on the Ice
There are very few opportunities in figure skating to really work with other skaters and create a sense of camaraderie. Figure skating itself is an individually based sport, but the Theatre on Ice team brings numerous figure skaters together to create an entirely new art form (and sport) on the ice. The team is able to tell a story much like an entire cast of a play or a large dance group. So if you haven’t seen Virginia Ice Theatre perform yet, please be sure to check us out on Instagram (follow @vaicetheatre) and Facebook (follow @Virginiaicetheatre) or catch some videos on YouTube–you are truly in for a treat!