The Skating Olympics Dance Party!
Cape Cod Museum of Art - February 10, 2018 - 5 pm – 7 pm and 7 pm – 10:30 pm
Tickets: $30; $25 for CCMoA and USFS members.
The Cape Cod Museum of Art invites lovers of sport and dance to celebrate the Games with Olympic Skating Medal winners Tom Poti and Karen Cashman Lehmann and to be entertained at a dance party with the Crocodile Tears band. “We are very excited to collaborate with the Yarmouth Ice Club on this fundraiser to support our programs,” said Angela Bilski, CCMoA’s interim operating director. “The training and joy for skating that they are spreading on a local and national level is phenomenal.”
5 – 7:00 pm: Meet the Olympics’ Insiders: From 5 to 7 pm guests will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres and the rare chance to meet the Olympians who today are very active in coaching Cape Cod’s young skaters. Guests will also hear from National level judges who judge the competitions that lead up to the Olympics and will reveal what it takes to get those winning scores. Guests will be able to have all their questions answered.
7 – 10:30: Party on! Following the talks with the Olympics’ insiders, from 7pm – 10:30, guests are invited to chowder and sandwiches and to party and dance. Ice dancer skater and ballroom dance and ice skating judge Lenny Colarusso will show off some of his moves to kick off the dancing to the lively music of Crocodile Tears, one of the Cape’s most popular bands.
10 pm: The drawing to win artist Sam Barber’s painting of “Monet’s Garden of Giverny” will take place.
Guests will also receive prizes and giveaways from various Organizations that are part of the Olympic movement. Food and drink are provided by Treats Catering and Joseph Carr Wines.
About The Olympics’ Insiders:
The Olympic Medal Winners are Tom Poti and Karen Cashman Lehmann, both of whom now coach hopeful future Olympics competitors through the Yarmouth Ice Club and TP3, Tom Poti’s Hockey Group.
Ice Hockey Silver Medalist, Tom Poti, won a silver medal in 2002 and played in the National Hockey League for 14 years.
Speed Skating Bronze Medalist, Karen Cashman Lehmann began as a figure skater, discovered her love of speed and went on to win a Bronze medal in Short Track Relay at the 1994 Olympics.
Competitive ice dancer and judge Lenny Colarusso will talk about his experiences as a competitive ice dancer, an ice dancing judge and now a ballroom dance competitor.
They will be joined by Linda Alexander, an expert who resides in Colorado Springs and is a National/International Ice Technician. Linda will give the inside secrets of the preparation of ice before competitions. National level Accountant Esther Winslow will explain the various judging systems and Donna Wunder, the Competition Chair for National Events at Yarmouth Ice Club, will explain the process of bidding for these competitions. Coaches Dr. Madeline Wunder and Dr. Briana Lackenby will be acting as Hostesses to the Olympic Event at the Museum.
The tickets are $30, $25 for CCMoA and USFS members. Guests can choose to enjoy the whole evening or attend either part of the celebration and can let the Museum know when reserving tickets so that they can plan for refreshments.