Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Local Ice Dance Team, Rachel & Michael Parsons, to Perform Live in the Rockville Holiday Ice Show and Tree-Lighting on Nov. 29th

Rachel & Michael Parsons, 2011 U.S. Novice Ice Dance Champions and 2012 Youth Olympians, who train right here in the Washington area in Rockville and Wheaton, will perform in this year's Holiday Ice Show at the outdoor ice rink in the new Rockville Town Center, on Thursday, November 29th, at 7:45 pm.  The show starts at 6:30 pm with an appearance by Santa, music and dancing, and then the skating show and photo opportunity. 

Rachel & Michael, ages 15 and 17 respectively, now skate at the Junior Ice Dance level, and just returned from the US Figure Skating Association’s (USFSA) Eastern Sectional Championships, where they took home the Silver Medal.  This qualifies them, for the 3rd consecutive year, to compete in the 2013 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships, which will be held in Omaha, NE, in January. 

Earlier this year, Rachel & Michael skated for Team USA at the inaugural 2012 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria (where they finished 4th); at the 2012 Junior World Championships in Minsk, Belarus (where they finished 15th); and at two international Grand Prix events in Linz, Austria, and Zagreb, Croatia (where they finished 6th and 3rd respectively).  They also performed earlier this year with former Olympians Michael Weiss, Mirai Nagasu, Brian Boitano and others at the Ice Champions Live ice show in Reston to benefit the Michael Weiss Foundation.  

Michael & Rachel will be debuting a new program just for this performance, their last performance in the DC area this year.  The skaters both attend Magruder High School in Montgomery County.  For more information on the skaters, visit:    Here is the link to the event page as well.

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