Over the Christmas break, we went down to the
Rogers Centre Skydome to see the annual Disney on Ice. This was our first time, and luckily we have a kid with us now because if we didn’t, we would look really odd. This was primarily a kids event, with lots of girls dressed as princesses and lots of boys brandishing swords. It is basically a collection of your favorite Disney classics that feature prince and princesses; such as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Beauty & the Beast, the Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Rapunzel. Each classic had a choreographed skate, usually a pairs dance, but sometimes just a single performer and backup skaters. Some of the acts were more intricate than others (such as the Little Mermaid and Aladdin), and some had cool props like a Dragon that breathed fire (Sleeping Beauty) or Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage.
The skating was pretty good, a couple of falls although you wouldn’t expect any quads (I think there were one or two triples, but I’m not an expert). I imagine it would just be cool for kids to see their prince or princesses moving so smoothly. I liked how some of the skaters had to wear intricate costumes (such as a spoon, fork, and knife sticking out of their back for the Beauty & the Beast act) – you don’t see those types of costumes on TV.
We got a good deal on the tickets so they ended being less than $20 each. Parking was more expensive because we saw that matinee show (4pm) so we had to pay for 9-5 level parking downtown. But it’s pretty affordable to bring your kids down to see every year.