2013 National Theatre On Ice Competition Set for this Week in Troy, Ohio

(6/19/13) - The National Theatre On Ice (TOI) Competition, hosted by the Troy Skating Club, will be held June 20-22, at Hobart Arena in Troy, Ohio. Now in its sixth year, the event will include nearly 900 skaters making up 48 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 returns to Troy for the first time since 2010, when 34 teams took the ice.

For event information, click here.

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.

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