Pro Skaters at Sun Valley 2015
Twenty-one different performances wowed the crowd at Sun Valley's outdoor ice rink at ProSkaters’ Live in Sun Valley competition and show. The performances were truly deserving of being called professional.
Participants, judges, and staff at ProSkaters 2015 Live at Sun Valley Show and Competition
A panel of four ice show legends gave scores and comments to each performer. The judges included:
Sarah Kawahara – Emmy award winning choreographer and former championship figure skater and show skater with Ice Capades
Karen Kresge –choreographer and Casting director for Woodstock Ice Productions and a and former show skater with Ice Follies
Jimmie Santee, former show skater and Executive Director of PSA – Professional Skaters Association
Judy Thomas – Casting Director and Production Coordinator for Feld Entertainment and Disney on Ice and former show skater
They were joined by five members of the public who also judged each of the performances.
Winning the 2nd Annual ProSkaters Live at Sun Valley Competition were Jonathon and Ale Hunt with their pairs number.
Second place went to Carly Donowick, from Buffalo, NY.
There was a three-way tie for third place among Sasha Klimkin, originally from Russia, now residing in West Palm Beach, FL; Daryn Finkelstein from Kingsland, TX; and Stephanie Chase Bass of Park City, UT and Erynn Komes of Raleigh, NC performing as a part of American Ice Theatre of Utah. Stephanie and Erynn also won a special award given by the judges called "Melt the Ice" because of how "hot" they were on the ice.
Two other special awards were given by the judges. Joyce Chan of Sun Valley, ID won the "Best Up andComing Star" award,and Ty Cochrum of Lynnwood, WA won the "Most Innovative" award for the number he choreographed called "Conversion."
ProSkaters activities at Sun Valley continued on Monday night with auditions by nearly 30 aspiring show skaters in front of six casting directors who cast shows on land and sea around the world. Tuesday featured a 4-hour seminar, including off-ice and on-ice instruction from professional show skaters. Over 40 skaters participated.
Be sure to check ProSkaters’ website for information about the 2016 activities at Sun Valley.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Save the date for ProSkaters 2016 Knoxville Live Auditions and Performance Camp - March 19 - 20, 2016Do you want to skate in a professional show? Are you looking to improve your component marks? Or do you just like to entertain audiences …
Friday, May 15, 2015
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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Monday, December 8, 2014
ProSkaters 2014 Virtual Skateoff is now open for entries.Check out prior results and entries and submit you own entry.Deadline is January 31, 2015.
Friday, July 4, 2014
ProSkaters' Virtual Skateoff results are in!The results of judging from our panels of Celebrity Judges along with votes from over 1,000 skaters and fans are in. Visit www.virtualskateoff.com to view the videos of the performances of each entry …