Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Broadway on ice: E. Iowa club pairs stage stars with local, national figure skaters

By Diana Nollen/ SourceMedia Group
Don’t be surprised if the ice starts melting when the Eastern Iowa Figure Skating Club presents “My Favorite Things.”
Organizers are cranking up the heat with plenty of star power for matinee and evening ice shows March 19, 2011, at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.
Taking a cue from “the latest thing” in ice shows, Broadway stars and local favorites will add their voices to the smooth leaps, spins and triple jumps from local, regional and national skating champs.
Cedar Rapids native Timothy LeDuc and his partner, Cassie Andrews, will be in the spotlight, fresh off their competitions last week at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Gangneung, South Korea.
“Coming home is such a very special experience for me,” LeDuc, 20, says by phone from his training home in Indianapolis the day before leaving for South Korea. “To be able to see and spend a lot of time with skaters I grew up with and where I got started is very special.”

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