26 July — 12 August, 2012
Kensington Gardens, London

Sochi.Park Ice Arena

Just next door to the Sochi Visitor Experience Pavilion is the Sochi Ice Arena, an amazing covered ice rink that will host fabulous ice performances by the world’s leading figure skaters. The Sochi Ice Arena brings the beauty and spirit of the Russian winter to London in the theatrical ice dance spectacular - Sochi: Small Stories of a Big City.

Six Olympic champions and 18 world figure skating champions in figure skating perform the show’s leading roles. More than 50 different artists from various disciplines (skaters, dancers, ballet, acrobats), 250 spectacular handmade costumes, seven tonnes of props, 15 original songs (composed by renowned Russian composer Roman Ignatyev)  make up 95 minutes of pure ice exhilaration.

Created by Ilya Averbukh, the world-famous Russian figure-skating champion, the show brings together a dazzling array of Russian ice-skating greats. Among the Olympic and World Champions performing will be Alexsei Yagudin, Tatyana Navka, Roman Kostomarov, Tatyana Totmyanina, Maxim Marinin, Mariya Petrova, Alexsei Tikhonov, Margarita Drobyasko, Povilas Vanagas, Maxim Stavinski, Albena Denkova, Maxim Shabalin and Oksana Domnina.

The Sochi Ice Arena will present one of the biggest ice spectaculars ever to be shown outside of Russia - Sochi: Small Stories of a Big City. This fantastic musical on ice features elite sportsmanship, theatre, live music, ice dancing, acrobatics and traditional and contemporary dance. Starring Olympic and world champions, this unforgettable show creates a world of beauty and skill, combining legendary Russian skating traditions and all the most exciting technologies.