Meeting Belita

Maria Belita Gladys Olive Lyne Jepson-Turner: It was a great experience meeting the skater known professionally as “Belita” and getting to know her over several years when my wife Noel and I were in London. A small group of friends

Ice Comics

Specialty and variety acts were a crowd-pleasing mainstay of the by gone days of touring ice shows. Comedians, acrobats, barrel jumpers, stilt skaters, and sister acts were developed and long careers were enjoyed in this unique skating niche. Frick &

Hotel Ice Shows

In the early 1900s, pioneering professional skaters performed miniature ice revues in hotel supper clubs on small portable ice stages called “tanks.” The directors and performers who created those first tank shows adapted show biz production and performance elements still