Ice Chips Show of Champions
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Now entering its second century, Ice Chips is the oldest continuing figure skating carnival in the world and has played a huge part in the Club’s history. The Club’s first ice carnival was presented in 1911. During the 1920s and 1930s, the Club’s ice carnivals served as touring shows for the East Coast’s premiere skaters. The revenue from these shows was used to fund the construction of the Club’s rink on Soldiers Field Road in 1938, where it stands today. In 1946 we adopted the name “Ice Chips.” Preceeding its 7-year run at Harvard University’s Bright Arena, the Club’s signature event has been held in some of Boston’s most historic venues, including the old Boston Arena, northeastern University’s Matthews Arena, Boston University’s Walter Brown Arena, and the original Boston Garden.
The Skating Club of Boston is immensely proud to have donated revenues from the shows to various charities over the last 80 years including Children’s Hospital of Boston and Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Today’s stars continue in the footsteps of some of the sport’s most famous names. The legendary Sonja Henie made her professional debut in the 1936 show, having previously performed with Karl Schaefer in the 1934 show “The Cruise of the S.S. Arena.” In addition to the Club’s own Olympic champions Dick Button and Tenley Albright, Ice Chips fans have been entertained by the exploits of skating icons and World and Olympic Champions such as Donald Jackson, Barbara Ann Scott, Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano, Yuka Sato, Alexei Yagudin, Stephane Lambiel, Kurt Browning, Jeffrey Buttle, ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White, pairs Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao, Evan Lysacek, pairs Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir, Gracie Gold and Jason Brown.