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2017 RFSC Ice Show Dates

Friday through Sunday, April 21–23, 2017

See the Important Dates page and the additional resources here for more information.

See the Important Dates page and the additional resources here for more information.

Here we go. Rehearsals have started, props are being built, costumes are distributed and hundreds of pictures taken. In the Mood is less than a month away!

April Updates

Eliana Secunda and Blake Eisenach

Eliana Secunda & Blake Eisenach

Our third and final major release of information is now available. Some of the information is in the packets you received at picture day. If you didn't get your packet, they are available in the RFSC office. Most of the new information centers around Show Week including schedules, where to go, what to do and how to get in. A complete list of updates is in the box at the right. For convenience, the new information is bundled below and all articles are available in the menus above. Be sure to look over all of the information carefully.

Finally, please consider being a Gym Monitor for rehearsals or show nights, we really need your help there. See the Gym Monitors page for details.

For information on our guest skaters, Blake Eisenach and Eliana Secunda, see the Guest Skaters page.

Ice Show: 3rd Information Bundle (L2S Skaters)

The information presented below is our third information release for the RFSC 2017 Ice Show. All items are also available under the menus above. They are bundled here for your convenience.

Show Week Volunteer Opportunities

We need you!

To ensure the safety and readiness of all children for each rehearsal and performance during Ice Show Week, parents or other adult volunteers must be available in each show number’s designated meeting area (gym) for each rehearsal and performance. This means we need two volunteers from your skater’s group each night beginning Wednesday, April 19, through the final performance on Sunday, April 23.

Gym monitors:

  • Ensure that children:
    • Stay safe
    • Remain in the designated area, quietly playing or sitting
    • Have help with laces, hair, etc. if needed
    • Are ready to line up when called for the performance
  • Report to the meeting area (gym) at the same time that your skater is told to report for the rehearsal or show. Specific times can be found on the sign up list.
  • Ensure that skaters are signed in and out on your group’s attendance sheet
  • Ensure that a cell phone number is collected as an emergency contact for each skater
  • Remain in the designated area within the gym until the skaters leave for their performance and be back in the gym area when they return from their performance
  • Remain in the gym area until all skaters have been picked up and checked out by their parent or guardian
  • Remove trash and clean the area at the end of each evening

The total time for each shift is approximately one hour.

Please plan to sign up for at least one shift as a monitor. A sign up list will be posted in the skate change area at the Rec Center. If we don't have enough volunteers to cover the groups, parents will need to stay with their skater while in the gym.

If you are unable to perform a shift, please work with other show parents, family members or adult friends to find coverage for your shift. Please note this on the sign up list so it's clear that each parent's shift has been covered.

Thank you for your help in making this year’s Ice Show a success once again!

If you have any questions, please contact:

Lisa Rietmann
| (507) 254-7979

or

Melissa Engelken
| (507) 951-5612

Show Week Rehearsal Information

The week of the show, Monday, April 1720, will be our Show Week Dress and Tech Rehearsals. Attendance is required at these rehearsals.

See the Show Week Rehearsal Schedule for the approximate times that your number(s) will rehearse. Show performances are April 2123: Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon.

Monday & Tuesday Rehearsals

Learn2Skate groups will rehearse on either Monday or Tuesday (on rare occasions both days). Skaters will wear their costumes for these rehearsals. The gym and assigned locker rooms will not be used for these rehearsals. See the Show Week Rehearsal Schedule for days and times. Please be early for your number(s).

Wednesday & Thursday Rehearsals

Wednesday and Thursday night rehearsals are our technical rehearsals. They are our only opportunity to set lights and deal with the technical aspects of the performance. We may need to stop occasionally to work out issues so please be patient. Please be at the rink, in costume, at least 30 minutes before your scheduled time. And, you guessed it, see the Show Week Rehearsal Schedule for the approximate time for your number(s).

We will use the dressing rooms beginning on Wednesday during dress rehearsal.

Gym: Learn2Skate groups will use the Rec Center gym for their locker room. Skaters assigned to the gym should enter the Rec Center at the West entrance (see Rec Center Site Map for location). Parents are welcome to watch the rehearsal from bleachers. This would be a good chance to make a video of your skater's number.

Snacks: As needed, you may provide snacks and water for your skater in their designated meeting area.

Important: For safety reasons, parents and skaters will not be allowed to pass through the area between the two ice rinks. If they need access to the other side, they will need to use the catwalk upstairs.

Rec Center Map

Rec Center Site Map

Click for a drawing of Rec Center and entrances skaters will use. Note that there is convenient parking on both sides of the building.

Show Days Information

Show Information

Information for Everyone

Reminder: Parents who wish to see any part of the show from the bleachers must purchase a ticket. Monitors will be set up in the gym and the skate change area for those not purchasing tickets.

Special needs seating is available on the west side of the area. See the Special Needs Seating page for information.

  • Entrances to the arena will open one hour before show time.
  • Skater’s badges were distributed on Picture Day. Wear this badge on all show days to get in and to gain access to certain areas of the rink.
  • Costumes and Make-up: Skaters provide and apply their own makeup unless told otherwise. Skates should be polished, laces clean and tucked in for safety and appearance. Costumes and accessories should be securely fastened. Please wear your skate guards when traveling to and from the ice, but remember to take them off when getting on the ice. There will be a table near the ice to leave guards and jackets, etc. NO CHEWING GUM AT ANY TIME!!!

Locker Rooms & Arrival Time

  • Gym: Learn2Skate groups will use the Rec Center gym for their locker room. Skaters assigned to the gym should enter the Rec Center at the North entrance, where they will proceed directly down the stairs and to the gym. Once in the gym, parents may either remain in the gym until their skater is finished performing, or they can go back up the stairs and purchase a ticket at the north entrance and proceed to the bleachers to watch the show.
  • Snacks: As needed, you may provide snacks and water for your skater in their designated meeting area.
  • Learn2Skate Arrival Times:
    • Life’s a Happy Song (Future Stars group)
      Friday, April 21 – 6:30 PM
      Saturday, April 22 – 6:30 PM
      Sunday, April 23 – 1:30 PM
    • On Top of the World (L2S Thursday group)
      Friday, April 21 – 6:30 PM
      Saturday, April 22 – 6:30 PM
      Sunday, April 23 – 1:30 PM
    • Get Back Up Again (L2S Tuesday group)
      Friday, April 21 – 6:50 PM
      Saturday, April 22 – 6:50 PM
      Sunday, April 23 – 1:50 PM
    • Laugh Be Happy (Explorers 2 group)
      Friday, April 21 – 6:50 PM
      Saturday, April 22 – 6:50 PM
      Sunday, April 23 – 1:50 PM
    • Shout (L2S Saturday group)
      Friday, April 21 – 6:50 PM
      Saturday, April 22 – 6:50 PM
      Sunday, April 23 – 1:50 PM
  • Important: For safety reasons, parents and skaters will not be allowed to pass through the area between the two ice rinks. If they need access to the other side, they will need to use the catwalk upstairs.

Skater Etiquette:

  • Whenever entering the audience, please remember that those around you have paid for a ticket. Always enter or leave between show numbers (not during a number).
  • Skaters are asked to please refrain from excessive cheering or screaming while the announcer is speaking. Those around you who have paid for their tickets want to be able to hear the announcer.
  • While seated in the audience, skaters should have their costume covered. Spot lights can pick up sparkle on your costume and be distracting to the audience.
  • PLEASE DO NOT RESERVE SEATS by leaving blankets, coats, etc., over empty blocks of seats. If found they will be removed and placed in lost and found. If you want to sit in a specific area, you must stay in those places until show time. No exceptions.

Rec Center Map

Rec Center Site Map

Click for a drawing of Rec Center and entrances skaters will use. Note that there is convenient parking on both sides of the building.

Special Needs Seating

A limited number of pre-assigned seating (blue chairs with backs on the west side of the arena) will be available for senior citizens with special needs and/or handicapped people.

A signup sheet will be posted near the office on or around Monday, April 10 for you to choose the seats you'd like to reserve. We will let you know by way of the RFSC E-Newsletter when it is available.

Sunday's show usually fills the reserved seating area, so please sign up early. We ask that each skater's family try to limit the number of reserved seats for Sunday to no more than four if possible. Keep in mind that these reserved seats are not meant to be used for all senior citizens, but should be used at your discretion for those with special needs who find it impossible to sit in a regular seat or have mobility issues using stairs.

Celebrate & Remember

As always, we have several ways to celebrate and remember this year’s Ice Show . . .

ViDeyo Arts Videos from previous years are also available from the ViDeyo Arts website.

Show Video

ViDeyo Arts will be producing our show video again this year.

Video of the Friday, Saturday or Sunday shows will be available in DVD, Blu-Ray or HD Streaming format and may be ordered online from the ViDeyo Arts website.

Online Video Prices

One Show
DVD $28
Blu-Ray $33
HD Streaming $18
Two Shows
DVD $48
Blu-Ray $56
HD Streaming $30
Three Shows
DVD $70
Blu-Ray $82
HD Streaming $45

Cast Party

The Cast Party will be after the show on Saturday, April 22 at Bowlocity Entertainment Center from 9:30 to 11:30 pm.

All skaters and their families are invited!! Bowling, pizza, pop and cookies are provided for skaters. There will also be a discounted price for lazer tag of $4.00 (payable to Bowlocity).

Cost of the cast party is $5.00 per skater. Pre-pay in the RFSC office during Show Week or at the door.

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Bowlocity Entertainment Center
2810 N Broadway Ave
Rochester, MN 55906

See you there!

Cast Photo

All show participants are invited to join us in a cast photo to be taken immediately following the Sunday afternoon performance on the South Rink. Grand Finale skaters please remain on the ice. Everyone else will join them after the show.

Watch this space after the show for information on obtaining a copy of the photo when it is ready.

More to come . . .

We may have updates and changes in details so check back frequently to stay current on the very latest. While we try to keep most important information on these web pages, it is also a good idea to keep a watch for signs posted at the rink and club emails that may contain last minute information.

Enjoy the Show!

What more can we say?

Jenny, Tim & Debbie

Executive Staff

Show Chairs: Jenny Daniels
Tim Rinkel
Artistic Director: Debbie Colgan

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