Tuesday, May 01, 2012


When I decided to convert my Figure Skating Mystery series, including Murder on Ice, On Thin Ice, Axel of Evil, Death Drop and Skate Crime, into enhanced e0books, I turned to The Ice Theatre of New York.

Not only is their video library a perfect match for my stories (they even had an interracial couple performing a routine together!  Do you know what the odds of finding a white man skating with a black woman, in order to fit my pre-written characters, are?  As Mr. Spock would say, they're pretty astronomical!) --

 -- But, in addition, there is also a skating/soap connection there.

Rebecca Budig (All My Children; Guiding Light) is headlining ITNY's upcoming benefit on Thursday, May 17.

Check out the details, below!

Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY), the nation's premier ice dance ensemble presents Celebrity Skate 2012, a benefit to raise money to cover the costs of rehearsing our company for the 2012/2013 season. The evening is co-chaired by Lori Berlin, Rebecca Budig and Christina Elwell and hosted by Ms. Budig and Ice Theatre Artistic Director, Douglas Webster.

Please join us for a glamorous evening of skating, cocktails and light bites. In a celebration of figure skating and the popular format of the reality TV hit, Dancing with the Stars, celebrities Nobel Laureate Robert Engle, NY1 news anchor Pat Kiernan, fashion designer Nicole Miller, partner Ice Theatre professionals for a fun and exciting Skate-Off. The event, judged by Olympic Champion Dick Button, ITNY Founder & Director Moira North, and award-winning dance choreographer and founder of Parsons Dance, David Parsons, will be interspersed with performances by Ice Theatre of New York, All My Children star Rebecca Budig and celebrity guest artists. Following the Skate-Off, join the company, celebrities and guests for a fabulous social evening on the Terrace for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Participants subject to change.

Date: Thursday, May 17 @ 7 p.m.

Venue: Sky Rink & Sunset Terrace, both on Pier 61 Chelsea Piers

Admission: Performance & Cocktail: $150-$1,000/Performance-only tickets:$45 /Junior Supporter Performance-only (25yrs and under): $25

To purchase tickets: http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=4977

For More Information: ITNY at (212) 929-5811

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