Not all the ice on Freedom of the Seas is in the drinks

The Freedom of the Seas has an ice rink.

It’s only, oh, a third of the size of a professional or collegiate ice hockey rink. Only, I say. On a ship in the middle of the ocean.

And Royal Caribbean hires a figure skating staff for a show that’s Ice Follies-quality. My dear wife Karen and I and a thousand or so others enjoyed it greatly the hour we attended.

Take wing on the ice.

Take wing on the ice.

The costumes looked magnificent, matching those we saw of the singers and dancers on the main stage over in the Arcadia Theater.

The light shows were striking.

The skaters worked together.

The lighting was timed perfectly.

Beaming, they were.

Beaming, they were.

How the skaters, men and women moving powerfully and quickly and expertly singly and in pairs, were able to build the momentum and speed needed in the amount of space they had to maneuver amazed me.

There was a tumble or two. I figured the ship was rocking. Easily forgiven and forgotten.

Hover over a gallery photo for a description. Click on an image for an enlarged slide show.

On one of the last days of the cruise, they scheduled an open skate session for all on board. We didn’t. I don’t skate. I wonder how many rental pairs they store on board …

Tuesday: Potpourri

If you’ve seen ice skating shows live, what do you like best, and why? Would you go skating on the ship, and what moves would you try? Which is your favorite photo, and why?

9 thoughts on “Not all the ice on Freedom of the Seas is in the drinks

  1. it’s so hard to imagine the ice on a ship, other than in the drinks as your title says. ) i used to love ice shows and haven’t gone since my girls will little, but i know it’s coming soon for the grandies…)


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