Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Holiday Dreams on Ice, Presented by JEGS, an Olympic Ice Show starring two-time Olympian Johnny Weir and Long Island’s own Olympian Emily Hughes is coming to Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn on Sunday, December 16th at 7:00 p.m.
“Nassau County is pleased to bring this fun, family ice show featuring Olympians and young skaters from our community to the ice rink at Christopher Morley Park,” said Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano. “This show promises to be entertaining as well as inspiring and memorable for our young skaters.”
The show also features Olympian, U.S. National Champion and World Bronze Medalist Nicole Bobek, Two-Time U.S. National Bronze Medalist Ross Miner, Ice Dancing U.S. National Bronze Medalists Madison Hubbell and Zach Donahue, U.S. Junior National Champion and World Junior Medalist Jason Brown, U.S. Junior National Champion Max Aaron and National Competitor Samantha Cesario. The heartwarming and entertaining holiday show will offer young skaters from the area the chance to skate in the show on the same ice as their Olympic heroes. Ticket information is available at www.HolidayDreamsOnIce.com.
The show was initially scheduled for Abe Stark Rink in Brooklyn. But, due to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the facility was unable to play host to the show.
Aspiring skaters, ages 5-16 interested in joining the cast for the show are invited to participate in Holiday Dreams on Ice by signing up at www.HolidayDreamsOnIce.com. All levels of skaters are welcome to have a chance to be a part of an Olympic Ice show and meet the stars.
“We thank County Executive Mangano and Commissioner Foskey for helping bring this show to the people of Nassau County,” said Tara King, President of Fireworks Sports Marketing and the Executive Producer of Holiday Dreams on Ice. “Olympic dreams start every day at ice rinks around the world. Thanks to them, maybe our next Olympian will make their debut performance at Holiday Dreams on Ice.”
Johnny Weir, a 3-time US champion, 2-time Olympian, and World medalist, is one of the superstars of figure skating and an emerging pop-culture icon. He is the start of his own reality TV series Be Good Johnny Weir on the Logo Network. Emily Hughes is a native of Great Neck, NY and was a member of the 2006 U.S. Olympic team. She is the younger sister of 2002 Olympic Champion, Sarah Hughes. Emily graduated from Harvard University in 2011.
“Performing on Long Island is always special for me because it’s my home,” said Hughes. “Johnny, the entire cast and I look forward to getting Long Islanders into the holiday spirit with this fun, family show.”
Kennedi Coughlin, one of the young skaters participating in the show added; “I am so excited to come to New York City to spend this Christmas with all of my skating role models. It’s a Christmas wish come true to share the ice with such amazing Olympic athletes.”
About Fireworks Sports Marketing
Founded by former competitive skater Tara King, Fireworks Sports Marketing is a New York-based sports and entertainment marketing firm with a large focus in talent management and event production in the sport of figure skating.
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