Watertown Resident Ross Miner Stars in 100th Anniversary Ice Show
The Ice Chips 2012 show starring 2010 Olympic Champion Eric Lysacek and Mirai Nagasu, 2010 Olympian and 3-time U.S. Ladies Medalist also starred top skaters from the Boston area, like Ross Miner, a 21-year old Watertown resident. The Ice Chips 100 Years of Excellence skating show celebrated the dreams and accomplishments of the past, present,and future of figure skating.
Originally, from Vermont, Ross has trained in Boston since 2003. Last year, he enjoyed an amazing debut at the U.S. Championships where he emerged from under the radar to earn the title of U.S. Bronze Medalist, thereby securing a spot on the 2011 World Team. This
past fall, Ross kicked off the 2011-12 international season with a Grand Prix assignment at Skate Canada, where he placed 6th, followed closely by his second Grand
Prix assignment, the NHK Trophy, held in Sapporo, Japan. There, buoyed up by the amazingly supportive Japanese skating community, Ross earned his first Grand Prix medal, one of only two American men to medal on the Grand Prix series this season. In January, at the 2012 U.S. Championships, Ross repeated his success of the previous season by again earning the title of U.S. Championship Bronze Medalist. It made his 21st birthday very special, and resulted in his selection to the 2012 Four Continents Championship, where he earned a Bronze Medal.
Ross was one of the featured soloist in this year’s 100th Anniversary Ice Chips Production celebrated the legacy of the world-renowned figure skating venue, The Skating Club of Boston, through an innovative, entertaining, and visuallyilluminating production. With a dramatic display of colors, lights, and dazzling skating performances, the cast that took the audience on a fascinating journey through some of the most memorable highlights of the past century.
Also appearing in the show was another Watertown resident, Olivia Gibbons, a senior at Watertown High School. This is her seventh and final appearance in Ice Chips – which has always been the highlight of her skating year. Olivia has represented The Skating Club of Boston at U.S.Regionals,Sectionals and Nationals Competitions.The highlight of her skating career was
winning the Bronze Medal at the 2009 U.S. Championships in Novice Pairs.
Ice Chips is The Skating Club of Boston’s annual skating festival and the longest-running amateur ice show in the world. It has brought Boston audiences some of the biggest names in figure skating from around the world, while introducing them to current and future champions. The 2012 production of Ice Chips benefitted the Division of Sports Medicine at Children’s Hospital and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts.