Andover Teens Skate with U.S. Olympic Champions in Ice Show
Two Andover youth, eleventh grader Melissa Lee and ninth grader Katie Rosen, who attend Andover High School, were recently a part of the Ice Chips 2012 100 Years of Excellence, a skating show celebrating the dreams and accomplishments of the past, present, and future of figure skating.
This year’s 100th Anniversary Production celebrated the legacy of the world-renowned figure skating venue, The Skating Club of Boston, through an innovative, entertaining, and visually illuminating production.
With a dramatic display of colors, lights, and dazzling skating performances, Melissa and Katie were a part of a cast that took the audience on a fascinating journey through some of the most memorable highlights of the past century. Both skaters were 2012 New England Regional Competitors and were featured in a production number in which they had step-outs. Melissa was also a Line Captain, assisting with practices and choreography for the show's production.
The Ice Chips show starred 2010 Olympic Champion Eric Lysacek and Mirai Nagasu, 2010 Olympian and 3-time U.S. Ladies Medalist as well as top skaters from the Boston area. Ice Chips is The Skating Club of Boston’s annual skating festival and the longest-running amateur ice show in the world, Harvard University's Bright Arena.
It has brought Boston audiences some of the biggest names in figure skating from around the world, while introducing them to current and future champions. The 2012 production of Ice Chips benefitted the Division of Sports Medicine at Children’s Hospital and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts.