2014 National Theatre On Ice Competition Set for this Week in Dearborn, Mich.
(6/25/14) - The National Theatre On Ice (TOI) Competition, hosted by the Dearborn Figure Skating Club, will be held June 26-28, at the Dearborn Ice Skating Center in Dearborn, Mich. Now in its seventh year, the event will include nearly 1,100 skaters making up 65 teams, marking the largest participation in the event's history.
Participants will vie for titles at the preliminary, novice, junior, senior, open and adult levels. Medals will be awarded based on music and sound, choreography and skating movements, performance and the rapport between skaters and/or sub-groups of skaters, costuming, props and/or scenery.
The event is being held in Michigan for the first time.
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TOI is a form of competitive figure skating that is popular in Europe, where it is known as Ballet on Ice. TOI combines the grace of figure skating with the excitement of theater and dance. Teams consist of eight to 30 skaters. Solo skating is discouraged, but is permitted in limited amounts if it enhances the overall telling of the program's story. The programs are judged by U.S. Figure Skating judges and are evaluated on technical merit and presentation with emphasis on originality, costuming, artistry and musicality.