After going to the show last week, I took the kids with me down to the arena again. That next morning the Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex brought the students and their parents down to the arena for a Q&A time with the skaters of the show. It was a fun, cold morning. I totally lost my “Mother of the Year” award (as if I had it in the first place) that morning because I forgot to bring jackets for my kids. See? They weren’t very happy with me.
At any rate, they survived. We learned that morning that the company that puts on the show is called Feld Entertainment. These skaters are on tour 7 months out of the year and they come from all over the world. Feld Entertainment is the same company that puts on other shows like the Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Greatest Show on Earth, Monster Jam, ArenaCross, and Disney Live, among others.
It was interesting to hear how they make things work for the show. They said the size of the rink is not always the same. In Paris, the rink is about 1/3 the size of Jacksonville’s. That’s just crazy. I can’t imagine performing the show on a smaller scale. But they do it and they do an amazing job!
After the question time, the kids got out on the ice with the crew. It was so fun to watch them do their thing. It was especially cute to see the little kids out there. Overall, it was a fantastic morning!