Like penguins, figure skaters move gracefully about their icy habitats in snappy outfits, all the while yearning to break the bonds of gravity. Admire the talents of semiflightless triple-axel artists with today's Groupon: for $25, you get one general-admission ticket to Ice Dreams and a signed photograph of Johnny Weir (up to a $70 total value). The show takes place at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville on April 30, at 7 p.m.
Two-time Olympian, three-time national champion, author, recording artist, and reality-TV star Johnny Weir leads a pack of accomplished skaters through a parade of blade-bending numbers. Silver medalist Brandon Mroz, bronze medalist Ashley Wagner, and many other world-class rink carvers join Weir in executing mesmerizing spin sits and crisply landed salchows. Weir will then skate with 100 local youths from the Chicago area to encourage the aspirations of future figure skaters and Siberian traffic cops. Each ticket redeemed with today's Groupon (a $40 value) comes with one autographed photo of the multitalented skate star so that Johnny junkies don’t have to get his image tattooed on the inside of their eyelids (up to a $30 value). Portions of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the American Red Cross to aid disaster-relief efforts in Japan.
735 E Jefferson St.
Bensenville, Illinois 60106Get Directions