Holiday on Ice at the National History Museum

Picture by Rosie Hallam

The show, which comes to the EXEC Peterborough from 3rd to 6th February 2011, was previewed by a host of national and regional media, receiving acclaim for its energy, extravagance, exhilaration, world class skating, fabulous costumes, award winning technical production and music especially composed for the show.

Holiday on Ice Managing Director, Jilly Greed, told us, ”Every year, Holiday on Ice brings a completely new production to the UK, and just when you thought the show couldn’t get any bigger or more spectacular, along comes Energia, with its revolutionary three-dimensional planet set and over 40 international skaters who take you through the story of our universe.”

Holiday on Ice has a long and impressive history. It is the world’s most visited ice show, seen by 321 million people, visiting 620 cites in more than 80 countries of five continents.

Among the ice skaters attending the launch was Kate Brotherhood, age 26 from Nottingham, who trained at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham and who has been with Holiday on Ice for nine months. Kate also has a connection to Peterborough where her cousin is head figure skating coach at Peterborough’s Planet Ice.

“ENERGIA”, performed by some of the world’s most talented and exciting ice skaters, tells the story of the universe and how it is connected by energy. Directed and choreographed by Kevin Cottam, who was himself a champion skater and trained and choreographed the opening and closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, it begins with an exploding Supernova, and continues with the creation of mankind on Earth. We then visit the romantic worlds of Neptune, Mars and Venus, watch a tango between the Sun and Moon, and finish with a Bollywood-style celebration of Diwali, the annual festival of Light

Billed as a show for the whole family, Energia offers colour, excitement and fun with scintillating choreography, magnificent costumes representing the planets and constellations and all the living creatures of the Earth, music composed especially for ENERGIA and cirque de soleil-style clowns, Ein and Stein, who go on a journey of scientific discovery.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased from the Peterborough Destination Centre on Bridge Street in Peterborough Tel: 01733 452336, or from the Ticket Factory Tel: 0844 581 1315. Prices range from £24 to £30 with all children at £12 (subject to a booking fee). Big savings for groups. For more information visit www.holidayonice.co.uk