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OLYMPIC ICE TRANSFORMS SENECA NIAGARA RESORT & CASINO EVENT CENTER THIS DECEMBER!! Holiday Celebration On Ice Tour Featuring Brian Boitano, Franc D’Ambrosio, & More Including Western New York’s Own Carly Donowick Tickets On Sale Now!! NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK: (September 30, 2016) There is an unprecedented event coming this December to Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino! For the first time ever, the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Event Center (Event Center) will be transformed into an “ice rink” in preparation for the Holiday Celebration On Ice Tour coming to the Event Center December 14th at 8pm, December 15th at 8pm, December 16th at 8pm, two shows December 17th at 2pm & 8pm and December 18th at 5pm! Holiday Celebration On Ice will feature Brian Boitano, Caydee Denney, John Coughlin, Steven Cousins, Kim Navarro, Brent Bommentre, Jonathon Hunt, Ashley Clark, Erin Reed, and western New York’s own Carly Donowick! Enjoy the magnificent athleticism and grace of Olympic champion Brian Boitano and the Academy Award-winning sounds of Franc D’Ambrosio, as they lead an unforgettable performance to some of your favorite songs. The 24,000 square foot indoor space that normally seats 2,500 for indoor concerts will be scaled to seat 1,200 guests per show with elevated seating for the first time in Event Center history as well. The ice will be loaded in from December 10th-December 12th in preparation for this spectacular performance. This is a must-see event! TICKETS ON SALE NOW: Purchase tickets at 8 Clans or the Players Club Store inside Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, online at ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster location or order by phone by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets start at $45. Brian Boitano Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano will dazzle everyone with the incredible skating he is known for worldwide! Boitano won a gold medal at the 1988 Winter Olympics, along with two World
-1Championships, and four consecutive U.S. titles. Becoming the U.S. Junior Men’s champion at age 14, at 19 Boitano was the first skater to complete all six different triple jumps in a World Championship. Boitano, well known for his athleticism and jumping power on the ice, sought to incorporate more artistry into his routines after losing to Canadian rival Brian Orser at the 1987 World Championships. That brought him into the 1988 Olympics displaying newfound flair delivering his trademark “tano lutz”, which he created, as well as eight successful triple jumps during the long program to edge out Orser for the gold medal. In 1996 he was elected to both the World and United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Boitano also earned selection to the U.S. delegation for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Franc D’Ambrosio Affectionately known as the “Iron Man of the Mask”, Franc D’Ambrosio was awarded the distinction as the world’s longest-running “Phantom” after his noteworthy portrayal and run in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winning musical, “The Phantom of the Opera”. He has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe and South America with his critically acclaimed one man shows and is also a frequent guest artist with many major American orchestras and symphonies. Caydee Denney & John Coughlin Paired since May 2011, both Caydee Denney & John Coughlin won U.S. titles with their previous partners; Denney with Jeremy Barrett in 2010 and Coughlin with Caitlin Yankowskas in 2011. Denney represented the U.S. at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and along with their U.S. Championship title, Denney won U.S. silver and bronze medals with Barrett, whom she skated with for three seasons. She began skating at age nine after watching Tara Lipinski win the Olympic gold medal. Coughlin, who began skating at age five, has won one medal in the Grand Prix Series (bronze at 2010 Cup of China), twice placed fourth at the Four Continents Championships, and took sixth in the World Championships in 2011 while paired with former partner Yankowskas for four seasons. Together Denney & Coughlin won the 2012 U.S. Championships, the silver medal at the 2012 Four Continents Championships, and multiple other medals over the 2012-2014 seasons. Steven Cousins A native of Chester, England, Steven Cousins has the distinction of being the eight-time British Men’s Figure Skating Champion, nine-time World Competitor, and three-time Olympic Competitor. His most noted achievement to date is that he is the first Britain to ever land a triple axel in competition. As if those achievements weren’t enough, Cousins has broadened his career to include acting including the motion picture “On Edge”, as well as films “The Illusion”, and “Tacfire”. Cousins is also the Artistic Director and Choreographer of the ABC Skating Series.
-2Kim Navarro & Brent Bommentre Kim Navarro & Brent Bommentre are two-time U.S. bronze medalists and won the bronze medal at the 2008 Four Continents Championships, as well as made two appearances at the World Championships. They announced their retirement from competitive skating in 2010. Navarro and Bommentre skate in numerous shows each year and competed on America’s Got Talent with a troop known as Aerial Ice in 2013. Navarro began skating at age three. A 2004 cum laude graduate from Columbia University, she works as a figure skating coach part-time. “My grandmother made me,” is why Bommentre began skating at age six. His biggest life-defining moment was when he almost quit skating at the age of 12. Carly Donowick Buffalo’s own Carly Donowick has performed in over 35 countries as principal for companies such as Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Disney on Ice, Holiday on Ice and more. She has also choreographed for U.S. National Champion Ryan Bradley and World competitors Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre. Before performing and touring Donowick was a U.S. National Medalist, a two-time Pacific Coast Sectional Champion in Ice Dance and a medalist at North American Challenge Skate. In addition to that, she was a USFS Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field as well as a competitor in four ISU Junior Grand Prix events in Slovakia, Italy, Mexico, and Japan. Jonathon Hunt With over 20 years of experience as a professional and competitive figure skater, Jonathon Hunt has made a name for himself through his hard work and dedication to his sport. Hunt, a 2003 Junior World Pairs Bronze Medalist and 2004 US Nationals Senior Pairs Medalist, was the principal performer in shows including the Rockefeller Christmas Spectacular, Whiskers Holiday Ice Spectacular, and the Ice Mystique show in Ocean Park, Hong Kong. He is also currently a principal member of New York Ice Theatre. **More bios for Ashley Clark and Erin Reed ** Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is located just minutes from the world-famous Niagara Falls in Western New York, near the Canadian border. The property is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Guest can enjoy 147,000 square feet of gaming space with more than 3,600 slot machines and 90 table games, 10 restaurants, live entertainment and a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning, 26story hotel with 604 deluxe rooms and suites, a spa and salon, fitness center, indoor pool and STIR-the area’s ultimate high-energy feature bar with live entertainment, signature cocktails, and a stunning 43foot high-definition video wall. More information is available by calling 1-877-8-SENECA (1-877-8736322) or visiting www.SenecaCasinos.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, download our mobile app and view us on YouTube.