Recent news reports about an ice skating show coming to Belize may have some people scratching their heads. Ice skating in the tropics? Yes! Believe it! Thanks a mobile ice surface called the Ice Equipment Complex (IPC), a public entertainment area can be transformed into a skating rink within hours. This is what will take place in Belize at two venues which include Belize City and San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye. First the show will set up at the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts ahead for two shows: July 30 and July 31. The following week, the Moscow Ballet on Ice will set up its IPC in San Pedro at the R. Angel Nunez Auditorium.
* Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts: July 30 at 8 p.m. and July 31 at 4 p.m. Tickets: Premium $60, Reserved $45, General $30
* R. Angel Nunez Auditorium, San Pedro: Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Reserved $75 (all ages), Adults $60, Children $35 (Tickets in San Pedro available at Island Gear Boutique)
The IPC technology will allow Belizeans to enjoy scenes from “Swan Lake” and “Cinderella on Ice.”
“This is truly unique,” said Karen Vernon of the Institute of Creative Arts. “Even if you’re not an ice dancing fan, you can’t miss the opportunity to take in such a unique production.”
* Natalya Bestemyanova & Andrey Bukin: 1988 Olympic Champions, 1984 Olympic silver medalists, four-time World champions, three-time World silver medalists, and five-time European champions
* Igor Bobrin: Russian former competitive figure skater; 1981 European champion, the 1981 World bronze medalist, and a four-time Soviet national champion.