Portland Ovations Presents: Performance in Your Parks: Ice Dance International

Portland Ovations is excited to announce the return of Performances in Your Parks. Working closely with the City of Portland to ensure everyone’s health and safety, on Saturday, February 6 between 11:30am and 6:00pm Ovations will present four 15-minute outdoor pop up performances by Ice Dance International. Performances include outdoor pop-up shows at The Rink at Thompson’s Point and at venues around the City of Portland. All attendees are asked to dress warmly, to wear masks and practice social distancing. The event is weather dependent with a rain date of February 7.



IDI plans to present Solstice, a family friendly piece with a commissioned score by Jonathan Galland that takes the audience on an adventure in a magical winter wonderland. IDI is based in Kittery, Maine. After a ground-breaking 2019 performance that made it the first ice dance company invited to the internationally renowned Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival; the distribution of 2 national public television specials; and an acclaimed national tour; IDI is staying local this winter and, working with local promoters such as Portland Ovations, will bring programming in free and unexpected ways to towns in New Hampshire and Maine. IDI was founded in 2014 by ice dancer and choreographer Douglas Webster. IDI is currently the company in residence at Strawbery Banke Museum living in a winter bubble.

The schedule of locations and times will be released the day of the event. We will announce these details on our social media accounts throughout the day, be sure to follow Portland Ovations on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Also be sure to join us for the virtual event, Taking a Spin with Alissa Czisny: A life in skating! on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 4:00 PM!

Come join two-time United States Ladies Champion, ISU Grand Prix Champion, Skate America Champion and 2 time Skate Canada Champion, Alissa Czisny as she shares the secrets to her spectacular spins, how she stayed motivated as a competitive skater, and the professional life that came after including her time as an IDI company member since 2017.

This Zoom event is a conversation with Alissa Czisny moderated by Douglas Webster, IDI’s Artistic Director. This event will be captioned and interpreted.


Alissa Czisny is an American former competitive figure skater. She is the 2010 Grand Prix Final champion, a two-time Skate Canada champion (2005, 2010), the 2011 Skate America champion, and a two-time U.S. national champion (2009, 2011). As a professional skater, Alissa is a long time and current cast member of Stars on Ice, she has worked on the choreography team of the new Cirque De Soleil skating shows, and has performed in productions all over the world.


RSVP required, upon registration you will receive a Zoom link in your confirmation email to join the event.