Just last week, a Saturday night dinner at the Ram Restaurant in Sun Valley Village seemed like a great idea. One member of our party was anxious to try the nightly $25 special of Hungarian Goulash, and an evening spent at the beautiful eatery, accompanied by live piano music, and noshing on delicious food sounded perfect. Our decision proved even more prescient when the server announced that the Ram was running a spring special: fondue for two (free!) with the purchase of any two entrees. It was a bubbling, gold prize at the end of the proverbial rainbow!
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Get ready to see sparks fly as Sun Valley on Ice makes its debut for the 2016 season this coming Saturday night, July 2. This spectacular show will be part of a spectacular Fourth of July celebration and you don’t want to miss a minute.
The headliners for the opening show are among the greatest names in the sport. The dynamic Jason Brown is sure to amaze the audience with his huge jumps and signature showmanship. This 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist, 2015 United States Gold Medalist, and 2014 United States Silver Medalist is a Sun Valley crowd favorite, always delivering an evocative and powerful performance. But since it’s such a star-filled celebration, another luminary will be joining Jason on the ice. Sun Valley is excited to also welcome skater-to-watch Polina Edmunds on the 2nd. The 2016 and 2014 United States Silver Medalist garnered a lot of attention at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014 where the then 15-year-old rocketed onto the international stage.
The iconic outdoor Sun Valley ice rink is the place to be on July 2 where the holiday weekend sparkles and shines and Sun Valley on Ice kicks off a star-filled season
You can enjoy any Sun Valley on Ice show in numerous ways. One special experience is the dinner buffet on the Lodge Terrace. Your group will feast on station after delicious station, enjoying the finest fare. Then sit back, relax, and just after the sun sets, prepare to feel the coolness of the rink and hear the sound of the blades on the ice in a venue that gets you remarkably close to the action. If you prefer, you may also enjoy the show from the east and west bleachers – a great way to feel all of the energy of the production and get supremely close to your favorite skaters. For more information and to buy tickets, please click HERE or call 208-622-2135.
The July 2 show is a very special one, because it is followed by eye-popping fireworks -- the perfect way to welcome the holiday weekend.
The incomparable Jason Brown headlines the special July 2 holiday show. Prepare to be dazzled!
But Sun Valley on Ice isn’t only about the world-class headliners. The corps skaters who perform every Saturday night are some of the most dazzling, accomplished, and entertaining athletes out there.
This year’s show, themed on everything that makes Sun Valley special, was choreographed by the very talented Stefanee Grosscup. The cast includes: Brent Bommentre, Kim Navarro, Anita Hartshorn, Frank Sweiding, Jon Hunt, Ashley Clark, Craig Heath, Jason Graetz, Erin Reed, Jozef Sabovcik, Darlin Baker, and Ryan Bradley. Also gracing the ice will be Cari Maus, Daryn Finkelstein, Ty Cockrum, Matthew Graham, and Lauren Farr. This year Sun Valley also welcomes U.S. Pairs Gold and Bronze Medalists Caydee Denney and John Coughlin.
The talented members of the corps showcase the best in ice dance, pairs, group, and solo performances
Ice Show Producer Scott Irvine said it’s going to be a fantastic summer at the rink. “There is a long-standing culture of summer skating in Sun Valley and it’s thriving right now,” he said. “Not only do we have the best of the best headliners performing in the show, we have so many opportunities for skaters of all levels to learn and train in this one-of-a-kind setting.”
Sun Valley offers individual coaching, numerous workshops, and classes throughout the summer. A beginner skate class starts July 11 and is a great way to learn the basics of the sport while having a fantastic time. Most of the extremely talented skaters in Sun Valley on Ice also are available for lessons and inspire many young skaters. Please stop by the outdoor skate house or call 208-622-2193 to find out more about the Summer Skating School or to book lessons. Skates (and helmets!) are available for rental, too, and there are many open general skating sessions throughout the day. Don’t forget there is also a fully stocked boutique in the skate house if you’d like to buy skates, a very special skating dress, or any necessities.
Many special skating events are happening this summer, too, including a July 25 workshop from Emmy-Award winning choreographer Sarah Kawahara and a return of the popular Pro Skaters workshop. Please call 208-622-2193 for more information.
Skating is one of the highlights of a Sun Valley summer. Take a few laps, take a few lessons, and definitely take in Sun Valley on Ice
Whether you are working on a double axel, just enjoy stroking around the ice, or are a fan of world-class skating, the ice is the hottest place to be this summer in Sun Valley. The biggest names in the sport will be here including Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner, Maia and Alex Shibutani, Johnny Weir, Madison Chock and Evan Bates, Ryan Bradley, and Meryl Davis and Charlie White.
The stars skating beneath the stars. It doesn’t get much better than this!
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