The beauty of Theatre On Ice is not only its capacity to transcend the literal and to create emotion, but in its ability to incorporate any and all types of figure skating to produce the ideal performance (US Figure Skating 2016 TOI Guidelines 2)

The 2017 Nations’ Cup Interclub Theatre On Ice competition will feature the top teams from four countries competing in the newest—and most creative—discipline of figure skating. Theatre On Ice (TOI) is a form of competitive figure skating that combines the grace of figure skating with the excitement of theater and dance.

Teams consist of 14-20 men and women performing programs that include elaborate costuming, entertaining themes, portable props and various elements of pairs, ice dancing, freestyle and synchronized skating combined in a routine of up to six minutes set to music.

The programs will be judged by U.S. and international officials, and are evaluated on technical merit and presentation with emphasis on originality, costuming, artistry and musicality.

The event will be held at Yost Arena, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 20-23, 2017. This will be the second time the U.S. has hosted this international interclub competition (2011; Hyannis, Massachusetts). Previous Nations’ Cup competitions have been held in Colombes-Paris, France (2015), Logroño, Spain (2013) and Toulouse-Blagnac, France (2010).

The Ice House Skating Academy in Hartland, Michigan, is the event organizer.

For more information about the Theatre On Ice discipline in the U.S., please visit the US Figure Skating website.

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In addition, a number of Theatre On Ice/ballet on ice competitions may also be found on You Tube.

The CSN Ballet channel linked here provides complete coverage of the 2015 Nations’ Cup.