Nine Great Neck junior skaters will perform with former Olympians and national champions, including Great Neck's own Emily Hughes, during the upcoming Holiday Dreams On Ice show in Roslyn.
Presented by JEGS, the show featuring two-time Olympian Johnny Weir and a cast of other pro skaters, will take place at at Christopher Morley Park Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.
Hughes a member of the 2006 U.S. Olympic team, is the younger sister of 2002 Olympic champion, Sarah Hughes. The younger Hughes is a 2011 graduate of Harvard University and a 2007 graduate of Great Neck North High School.
“Performing on Long Island is always special for me because it’s my home,” said Hughes in a release. “Johnny, the entire cast and I look forward to getting Long Islanders into the holiday spirit with this fun, family show.”
Great Neck skaters, ages 7-13, will be performing in the show including: Joy and Grace Song, Francesca Cilluffo, Alexa Marden, Rachel Breidbart, Pellegria Cronin, Alexa Marden, Alexa Marden, Ilana Sedaka, Pellegria Cronin, Shirin Soleimany and Kyla Rosenberg.
Johnny Weir, a three-time U.S. champion, two-time Olympian, and world medalist, is one of the superstars of figure skating.
The show also stars 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.
All levels of skaters are welcome to have a chance to be a part of an Olympic Ice show and meet the stars, according to event organizers. Aspiring skaters, ages 5-16 interested in joining the cast may apply by clicking here.
Originally scheduled at Brooklyn’s Abe Stark Rink, the venue was changed due to damage from superstorm Sandy.
“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, in a press release. “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.”
For more information visit the Holiday Dreams On Ice website or call (212) 600-4330.