Successful iceDome and
Musicals on Ice Show in Oberstdorf
The traditional summer
training camp “iceDome” was once again very successful in June
and July. A true highlight for everybody participating
the new edition of the show “Musicals on Ice”.
Approximately 80 skaters
from 25 countries came to Oberstdorf to prepare for the new,
season, in the first iceDome camp. They worked with top
choreographers such as Michael Huth, Peter Grütter, Stanick
Jeannette, Rostislav Sinicyn, Martin Skotnicky, Vlasta
Alexander König and others. Ballet and athletic training with
professional coaches completed the off- ice program of the
most prominent skaters were 2012 World Champion Carolina
(Italy), 2008 European Champion Tomas Verner (Czech Republic)
German Ice Dance Champions Nelli Zhiganshina/Alexander Gazsi.
The show on July 12
these top stars and many more skaters. Once again, the skaters
impressed with solo and various group numbers to Musical hits.
spectators had come to watch the show.
The show opened with a
number to Peter Pan with Joti Polizoakis (Germany) in the lead
Marcus Björk (Sweden) as colorful native American chief,
Gazsi as Captain Hook and his pirates Tomas Verner, Matej
(Czech Republic), Ruben Blommaert (Germany) and Anton
(Ukraine). More than 50 young skaters were on the ice for this
number. Jennifer Parker (Germany) then skated to “Les
The new pairs team of Amani Fancy/Christopher Boyadji (Great
had their first public appearance in a number to “Cinderella”.
Darja Zaychenko (Czech Republic) came as “Matilda” on the ice.
Joti Polizoakis came back with “Singin’ in the rain”, a
classical, beautiful interpretation of this well known piece
really showed off his strong presentation and dance ability.
Zhiganshina/Alexander Gazsi were “Romeo and Julia” and
incorporated their spectacular aerial acrobatics into the
Jennifer Urban (Germany) was the perfect “Pocahontas”.
Kostner concluded the first part of the show with “Mein Herr”
from Cabaret, complete with a black wig and playing around
partner Matej Novak.
The second part started
with the group number “Rock of Ages”, performers included
Verner and German Pair Champions Annabelle Prölß/Ruben
Blommaert. Those two stayed on the ice for “West Side Story”
as Tony and
Maria. Nelli Zhiganshina played the role of “Evita” in her
aerial number, supported by Alexander Sinicyn and several
ice dancers. Nelli’s regular partner Alexander Gazsi was
unfaithful as well, performing as Emperor Franz together with
Carolina Kostner as “Sissi” to “Elisabeth”. Tomas Verner and
Anton Kovalevski entertained the crowd as Carmen (Tomas) and
(Anton) in a fun parody on this skating’s “war horse”. The
“Starlight Express” was the final group number and united all
participants of the camp again.
“The kids have a lot of
fun and it is very motivating for them to train with the ‘big
ones’”, Huth said. “Some of them are coming back year by year.
We have some Norvegian skaters who have been coming for six or
years and they are progressing.” Head coach Huth was pleased
how Tomas Verner and Carolina Kostner had been working in the
as well as with his German students Joti Polizoakis, Jennifer
and Jennifer Parker.