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National Bronze Medalists Hubbell & Donohue star in Show
July 14, 2016 - Christie Sausa
The third Saturday Night Ice Show of the summer season on July 16th will feature 2016 US Bronze Medalists in Ice Dance Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue. In addition, the audience can enjoy the performances of skaters from throughout the world who are here in Lake Placid training in the Lake Placid Summer Camp. The show takes place in the historic 1932 rink under spotlights, and visitors can purchase tickets at the door shortly before the show starts at 7:30 pm. It is a great opportunity to see World-caliber skaters and the stars of tomorrow performing under the same roof.
Hubbell and Donahue were last in the Saturday Night Ice Show in 2014. Since then, they have won two National bronze medals (2015 and 2016). They were also here in 2012 participating in the Young Artists Showcase (YAS) at the Lake Placid Grassroots to Champions (G2C) Super Camp. These camps bring together top coaching talent to coach future (and in some cases, current) elite skaters. YAS was considered a part of G2C, and the goal of the showcase was to encourage creativity in skating by facilitating a virtual skating choreography competition. Hubbell and Donahue participated (along with frequent Saturday Night Ice Show guest and Stars on Ice performer Ryan Bradley) in the YAS challenge as performers. As part of their challenge, finalist choreographers created a group program for Bradley, Donahue, and Hubbell which were choreographed two days before the event.
Like most ice dancers, they have also competed in the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships, which is starting on the 27th.
In my interview with them on Saturday night at the Saturday Night Ice Show, I plan to ask them about last season, their goals for this season, and their other plans in skating.
After this Saturday Night Ice Show, there will be a two week break due to the Ironman Triathlon and the Ice Dance Championships the following week.
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