Photo and Costume Day

Sunday Morning, February 12, 2023

South Suburban Sports Complex 4810 E County Line Rd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

The SOI Kick-Off day at South Suburban Sports Complex is a half-day event that signals we are revving up for the show! Rehearsals are to begin shortly and we will soon be knee-deep in ticket sales, apparel sales, and wrapping up ad sales.

SHOWTIME 101 – (45 minutes) The day begins with an optional, free, on-ice seminar for our first-time show skaters. Please refer to the SHOWTIME 101 page for more detail HERE

CAST PHOTOS – We will be taking group and character photos for the show program. These photos are available for purchase from the photographer. The parent/skater group photos will also be taken at this time.

COSTUME FITTINGS – This is also our initial costume fitting day! We will have hundreds of costumes to fit so, following the order of the day is crucial to keeping things on track. Not all costumes may be available, some will get to take theirs home and some will need alterations. Please be patient as our seamstresses and costume committee works tirelessly to get it all done!

**Please note that costumes will now be fitted in Party rooms at rink level.

PARENT MEETING – We will hold our major parent meeting at the same time the costume fittings and photos are taking place (don’t worry moms and dads, we will have our older skaters chaperoning our younger skaters). This meeting is crucial and will cover many items as we approach rehearsals, show week, and show weekend. You don’t want to miss this!

VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP – Our amazing Volunteer Coordinators will be on-site to help you choose the best volunteer opportunities that fit your schedule. You may register to volunteer HERE.

COMMITTEE TABLES – Our SOI Committee Members will be available to answer any questions you have about rehearsal schedules, apparel orders, tickets, program ads, and more. Please stop by the information desk in the rink front entrance area.

Showtime 101 Schedule

**SHOWTIME 101 REGISTERED SKATERS ONLY**

7:00 am – 7:15 am – Showtime 101 Check-in (Rink 1 Lobby)

7:15 am – 8:00 am – Showtime 101 On Ice Clinic (Rink 1)

7:30 am – 8:00 am – Showtime 101 Quick Q & A for parents (Rink 1 and 2 Lobby downstairs)

8:00 am – 8:25 am – Drop off skater at photo room and follow the rest of the schedule below

Photo/Costume Schedule

**ALL SKATERS**

STEP 1 – Check-In – Upstairs

8:00 am – 8:25 am – Drop off skater at photo room. (No parents are allowed in the photo room except the parents that are in the Parent/Skater photo) We will have older skaters assigned to each of the younger, learn to skate groups.

8:00 am – 8:40 am – After you drop off your skater, please head to the main tables outside the photo room to check your skater’s name spelling, to view the previous years’ show programs for skater ad samples, to sign up for volunteer spots, and to ask any questions you may have.

STEP 2 – Parent/Skater Group Photos (Must be registered for the Parent/Skater number)

8:30 am – Parent/Skater photo – we will begin right at 8:30 am with last names A-L and move immediately to the second group. Please be in the room and ready to go by 8:25 am. After the Parent/Skater photo, parents will head to Mezzanine (past the bar/restaurant) for the parent meeting (8:45 am – 9:15 am).

STEP 3 – Cast Photos – Conference Room next to Main Entrance

9:15 am – 11:45 am – Once your skater is finished with ALL of their scheduled photos, they can proceed to costumes. We will be fitting costumes in groups so please proceed to the costume room as soon as you finish photos to be fitted as a group.

**Do not go to costumes until your scheduled photos are taken**

Approximate Photo Schedule Times

8:30 am – 8:45 am – Parent/Skater photo

8:45 am – 9:15 am – Learn to Skate photos

  • Marching Band
  • Kangaroos
  • Horton’s Whos (costumes not ready)
  • Barbaloot Bears (costumes not ready)
  • Truffala Trees
  • Swamee Swans
  • Whickersham Brothers
  • Humming Fish
  • Wockets in Pockets
  • Top Ticket Sellers

9:15 am – 10:15 am – USFS Group Photos

**USFS Costume fittings are on Saturday, 2/11. USFS skaters must check and attend if they have at least one costume to fit. For more details on Costumes click HERE

  • Holiday Whoobies
  • Holiday Cheermeisters
  • Thneedville Citizens
  • Sam I Am Dancers
  • Seuss Dancers
  • Kaleidoscope Stars
  • Silver Stars
  • Peanut Gallery
  • Ballerinas
  • Tightrope Walkers
  • Diva Birds
  • Circus Performers

10:15 am – 11:30 am – Individual Characters and Group Leaders

11:30 am – 11:45 am – Stars of the Show, Graduating Seniors, Jr. Choreographers

11:45 am – 12:00 pm – Adult Skaters and Coach Choreographers (please arrive at 11:15 am in case we are running early)

STEP 4 – Parent Meeting – Mezzanine (please follow signs)

8:45 am – 9:15 amMandatory parent meeting – we will have older skaters watching the younger ones in the photo room until you are finished.

STEP 5 – Costumes – Party Rooms Downstairs (Rink Level)

After the parent meeting has concluded and your skater is finished with photos, you will proceed to the costume fitting area to pick up LTS skaters. USFS skaters can be checked out in the Photo Room (Conference room upstairs)

  • Please do not take your costume unless verified by the costume committee.
  • Please note that costumes are only altered for overall fit. Also, you may NOT add embellishments, crystals or additional items like hats or gloves to the costumes. Thank you!

Fitting Schedule on Saturday, 2-11-2023, for USFS skaters:

**Please note that not all costumes will be available on Photo/Costume Weekend. For more details, please click HERE

  • 3 pm – 5 pm – Main Characters, Group Leaders + 2nd group costume if available
  • 5 pm – 7 pm – Groups
    • 5pm
      • Holiday Whoobies
      • Silver Stars
      • Tightrope Walkers
      • Peanut Gallery
      • Diva Birds
      • Sam I Am Dancers
    • 6pm
      • Kaleidoscope Stars
      • Holiday Cheermeisters
      • Circus Performers 
      • Thneedville Citizens

Fitting Schedule 2-12-2023 for LTS skaters immediately following Cast Photos:

  • Marching Band
  • Kangaroos
  • Truffala Trees
  • Swamee Swans
  • Whickersham Brothers
  • Humming Fish
  • Wockets in Pockets

**Please note that costumes for Horton’s Whos and Barbaloot Bears will be ready for pick-up on 3-11-23.

STEP 6 – You’re done! We will have SOI Committee members and volunteers available until 12:00 pm for questions. Please stop by the Information Desk by the Photo Room.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation on this day! We have a lot to get through. Please remember to thank all of our amazing parent and skater volunteers!

Checklist

  • Skaters wear black skating jacket or plain, black long sleeve shirt (no cropped tops are allowed), black skating pants (jeans for boys), hair neat and off face.
  • Parent/Skater – Parents wear dark black pants or jeans and a white button-down shirt/white long sleeve top for moms.
  • Photos of costumes at fittings are not permitted. Posting photos on social media of show costumes ahead of the show is not permitted unless approved by the SOI Committee for show promotion only.
  • Arrive ON TIME for Check-in – in front of Conference Room by Rink Main Entrance
  • Drop off skater at photo room.
  • Sign up for volunteer spots online at ShowtimeonIce.com. Ask Volunteer Coordinators for assistance, if needed.
  • Check spelling of your skater’s name on t-shirt back/Cast List poster
  • Review past show programs and skater ads, if needed
  • Attend parent meeting
  • Pick up skater when he/she is finished with photos (if your skater is in learn to skate, we will have older skaters with them until you are finished with the meeting.)
  • Proceed to costumes in the Party Rooms downstairs.
  • Program Photos will be available to buy online from our photographer after Photo Day. We will share the link to the photographer’s gallery and order page so you can check out group and character photos to purchase.
  • Apparel orders will be available online.
  • In case of questions, please email us HERE
  • Enjoy the rest of your day!