NANCY KERRIGAN'S HALLOWEEN ON ICE TO TOUR IN OCTOBER!

Monday, May 4, 2015, 12:15 P.M.

NANCY KERRIGAN'S HALLOWEEN ON ICE  TO TOUR IN OCTOBER!

PRESS RELEASE                                  Monday, May 4, 2015                                          

                                      

201 SW Jefferson Ave.                       Contact: Ashlee Franken                       

Peoria, IL 61602                                 PR Coordinator

www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com          afranken@peoriaciviccenter.com                      

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Presented by:

 

NANCY KERRIGAN’S HALLOWEEN ON ICE  TO TOUR IN OCTOBER

“Spooktacular” Fun for the Whole Family

Star Studded Cast Comes to the Peoria Civic Center Arena on October 29 at 7:00 pm

 

May 4, 2015 (Peoria, IL) – StarGames, SMG, and the SMG managed Peoria Civic Center announced today that Nancy Kerrigan’s Halloween on Ice, one of the longest running shows in all of figure skating, will return this fall with a new story, expanded fan experience opportunities and a star studded cast of Olympic, World, and US National medalists who will help celebrate one of the biggest holidays of the year.  The show will stop in Peoria, IL on October 29.  Tickets for Halloween on Ice will go on sale on May 13.  Tickets for Halloween on Ice are available at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.  Prices range from $25 to $85.  A VIP post-show meet and greet with the skaters is available for an additional $75.  For more show information go to www.halloweenonice.com.

 

Each show will include a variety of opportunities for the fans to go behind the scenes and interact with the skaters with options including a post-show “meet and greet,” costume contest for kids, skating experiences, picture-taking options, and more.

“I am really excited to be bringing back Halloween on Ice,” said two time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan.  “As a mother of

three I know first-hand that Halloween is one of the most anticipated days of the year for families.  Our show will help get everyone in the Halloween spirit and our amazing cast will provide a combination of skating, costumes, and music that people don’t normally associate with our sport.”

 

StarGames is also pleased to announce a promotional partnership with U.S. Figure Skating in conjunction the Halloween on Ice Tour.  U.S. Figure Skating members will receive special ticketing options as well as have the opportunity to perform in a special group number in shows in their communities.  Several tour markets will also host SkateFests.  Free and open to the public, SkateFests are skating clinics that provide skaters of all ages the opportunity to skate with members of the show’s cast. 

 

“U.S. Figure Skating is pleased to be working with StarGames in promoting the Halloween on Ice tour,” said U.S. Figure Skating Chief Marketing Officer Ramsey Baker.  “StarGames is actively committed to promoting figure skating and our promotional partnership with the tour is a win for everyone who loves the sport.” 

 

Joining Kerrigan on the tour is five time world champion Kurt Browning, US Champions Alissa Czisny and Nicole Bobek and Olympic medalist Jozef Sabovcik. Browning will also choreograph and co-direct the show.

 

The remainder of the cast will be announced shortly.

 

“Halloween is a great family tradition so it was really important to me to make tickets affordable for the whole family”, said Kerrigan.  “With this great group of stars, we hope to show a whole new side of skating to fans across the country.  Watching Olympic, World and National champions skate in costume is unique as they take on characters that you would never see in competition.  I hope to see you all at the show.”

 

Halloween on Ice debuted at the Boston Garden in 1995 and over the years has played to live and television audiences across the country.  In addition to two-time Olympic medalist Kerrigan, the show, produced by StarGames, has featured such skating superstars as Scott Hamilton, Kurt Browning, Surya Bonaly, Liz Manley, Todd Eldredge, Brasseur & Eisler, Philipe Candeloro, Paul Wylie, and more.  This year's show, which will be co-produced by Rooftop2 Entertainment, promises a new storyline, and new effects.

"We have tried to create something that allows the skaters to use their imagination and present themselves in ways that are challenging for them and entertaining for family audiences," said StarGames President and Executive Producer Jerry Solomon who is also married to Kerrigan.

 

For news and notes about the show, follow Halloween on Ice on Twitter (@HalloweenOnIce), Facebook (Halloween on Ice), Instagram (HalloweenOnIce) and Pinterest (HalloweenOnIce).

 

ABOUT STARGAMES
In keeping with the Company’s mission, StarGames has been busy creating new events and shows over the past several years. StarGames orchestrated the return of tennis to Madison Square Garden in 2008 and has turned the Showdown and World Tennis Day into an annual celebration for the sport by featuring some of the greatest players in history including Roger Federer, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Kim Clijsters, and Venus and Serena Williams.  In figure skating, StarGames’ productions have included A Tribute to the Golden Age of American Skating, A Salute to the Ladies of the Ice, Footloose on Ice, One Enchanted Evening, Colors of Winter and A Country Christmas on Ice.
Now in its 21st year, StarGames continues to expand its content creation and distribution by representing professional athletes, producing original content and operating its own broadband channels.
Looking to the future, StarGames’ plans include international expansion, growth in the grassroots sector and greater use of social media and the Internet thereby keeping innovation at the forefront of every StarGames’ production.

 

ABOUT ROOFTOP2
Rooftop2 Productions, based in New York City and led by founders Ryan Halkett, Scott Lasky and Gennaro Scarpelli, is a full-scale live event and media production company that develops and globally executes cutting-edge experiences and sporting shows for some of the world’s most recognizable brands.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Esther Kapinos; StarGames: 781-224-9655; esther@stargamesinc.com

 

NANCY KERRIGAN’S HALLOWEEN ON ICE TOUR SCHEDULE

 

  October               5-7          Rehearsal (Wilkes-Barre, PA)            Mohegan Sun Arena                                                          

8              Wilkes-Barre, PA                                  Mohegan Sun Arena          
9              Reading, PA                                           Santander Arena                 
10           Johnstown, PA                                      Cambria War Memorial     
11           Richmond, VA                                       Richmond Coliseum           

15           Syracuse, NY                                         Oncenter War Memorial                   
16           Rochester, NY                                       Blue Cross Arena       
17           Albany, NY                                             Times Union Center        
18           Manchester, NH                                   Verizon Wireless Arena                                                     
20           Mississauga, Ont                                   Hershey Centre   

22           St. Catharines, Ont                               Meridian Centre                 
23           Toledo, OH                                            Huntington Center              
24           Saginaw, MI                                           Dow Event Center               
25           Rockford, IL                                           BMO Harris Bank Center   
29           Peoria, IL                                               Peoria Civic Center             
30           Grand Rapids, MI                                  Van Andel Arena   

          

All of the fifteen (15) Halloween on Ice tour dates will be presented in arenas

that are managed exclusively by SMG, the world’s largest facility management company.

 

About Our Sponsors

Lexus of Peoria & Autohaus of Peoria, part of the Pearl Automotive Group. Experience the finest luxury cars the market has to offer. We complement our exceptional customer service with world class facilities and amenities.

http://www.lexusofpeoria.com | www.autohausofpeoria.com

 

About the Peoria Civic Center

The Peoria Civic Center, an SMG managed facility, is an entertainment and convention venue that contributes significantly to the economic impact on the downtown Peoria area.  For the most up-to-date event information, please check us out on the web at www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com.

 

About SMG

Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats.  As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.  SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 130 accounts worldwide.

 

SAVOR

SAVOR is the food and beverage division of SMG, the global leader in public facilities and special event venue management.  Since its inception in 1983, SAVOR has specialized in creating menus that showcase local cuisine expertly prepared and presented to ensure a seamless dining and entertainment experience. SAVOR currently provides catering, concessions and special event services, to more than 130 facilities worldwide.

 

The company is also an industry leader in introducing green standards and programs to public facilities.  SAVOR’s commitment to farm to table freshness and food quality features locally grown products for their venue clients whenever possible.  SAVOR staff prides themselves on being on the cutting edge of the latest food and beverage trends in addition to searching out the most innovative food technologies available on the market.  To learn more, visit www.savorsmg.com

# # #