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Numerica Credit Union's Winter Ice Gala featuring ice Theatre of New York professionals

-Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Town Toyota Center-

 Wenatchee, WA – The fourth annual Numerica Credit Union’s Winter Ice Gala will take a different twist this year. Six professional figure skaters and aerialists from Ice Theatre of New York will be featured and choreograph most of the show.  Other local singers, and entertainers will add to the mix. The unique, formal dinner and ice show is held in the main arena and guests are seated on the covered ice! The event raises funds for the Arena Youth Enrichment fund held at the Community Foundation of North Central Washington. Over 200 guests will enjoy the fourth annual Numerica’s Winter Ice Gala on Friday, January 22, 6:00 p.m. at the Town Toyota Center. 

The arena will be transformed into an elegant masquerade party featuring a mask design from the Wenatchee Valley College Mechatronics Club at the front entrance.  Dozens of lights and birch trees will set the mood along with aerialists and live masquarade statues from Fabulous Feet Dance Company. Guests will be able to sip on local wines and sample hors d’ oeuvres of puff pastry with stilton, candied walnuts and honey and new potatoes with crème fraiche and golden cavier.

At 7:00 p.m., guests will be escorted into the main arena where tables will be fully dressed and set on decked ice to allow enough space for skating in the center of the arena.  The formal dinner will include petite filet topped with butter poached lobster created by Town Toyota Center’s in-house food and beverage, Beyond Creations Catering.  The martini shaped ice sculpture displayed in the full bar is always a hit.

After dinner, a professional ice show coupled with some of the region’s best vocalists and musicans will perform.  Ice Theatre of New York professional skaters are as follows: Elisa Angelis, Conor Wagar, Jessica Huot, Sally Jean Watkins, Beata Handra, Ty Gene, and artistic director, Moira North sponsored by Moss Adams, LLC, Fabulous Feet, and Real Homes.Special guests include select numbers from Wenatchee Figure Skating Club sponsored by McDonaldsPuget Sound Energy, and DAC Consulting. Other guests include Miss East Cascades 2015, Christa Weddle, playing violin to “The Orange Devil”, Anastacia McRae singing and the Wenatchee Follies Guild cast in a featured number.

The purpose of Numerica Credit Union’s Winter Ice Gala is to showcase the arena and raise funds for the Arena Youth Enrichment Fund held by the Community Foundation of North Central Washington. Executive Director, Beth Stipe of the Community Foundation, will speak about the fund and ask for pledges during the evening. The fund was established in 2012 to provide youth the opportunity to Learn to Skate and/or attend a show who might not otherwise be able to afford to do so. In the past 3 years, over $46,000 awarded to area schools and non-profits benefiting hundreds students.

To pledge support for the Youth Enrichment fund, guests can atttend the Winter Ice Gala.

WINTER ICE GALA TICKETS:

Winter Ice Gala tickets are $125 per person and seating is limited.

To purchase tickets:

  • In person: Town Toyota Center box office, 1300 Walla Walla Street in Wenatchee
  • By phone: 509.667.7847

For additional questions, please call Jennifer Bushong, Vice-President of Marketing Partnerships, 509.888.7333 or email: jbushong@towntoyotacenter.com.

ABOUT THE ARENA YOUTH ENRICHMENT FUND:

The guests of the Winter Ice Gala pledged over $46,000 to provide aid for students ice skate or attend a show. In the past three years, the fund has distributed grant money to area schools or non-profit organizations.  The result of the fund is as follows: Wenatchee School District established an on-going after school Learn to Skate program in addition to other classrooms and non-profit organizations. The fund provided Children’s Home Society of Washington skating time, Rock Island 2nd graders, Mariarchi Wenatchee students the opportunity to attend a show, the Wenatchee School District’s After-School program, will benefit over 60 students at Columbia Elementary, Mission View Elementary, Orchard Middle School and Pioneer Middle School, CASA kids, Chelan School District, Orondo School District, Rock Island School District, and many more local clubs and youth organizations the opportunity to use ice time and skate.

The eligible applicants are schools and/or non-profit organizations that support youth and enrichment activities. All applicants must reside within the Public Facilities District of the Greater Wenatchee Regional Events center in the incorporated areas of Chelan and Douglas counties and/or the cities of Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Cashmere, Chelan, Rock Island, and Entiat, and must serve underprivileged needs of youth or schools. Applications are available online and can be downloaded at www.cfncw.org/grants orwww.towntoyotacenter.com.