gallery Ice Show at Sea


Outside Studio B in the Photo Centre.
Outside Studio B in the Photo Centre.

It is not very often you get to see an ice show at sea. In fact I had never been to an ice show before seeing the one on Explorer of the Seas.
The ice skating on Explorer of the Seas is held in Studio B which is a multi purpose venue on Deck 3. There was also open skating for passengers but as I don’t skate I forgot to check out when this was happening. Studio B is a small venue so to attend the ice show you had to go on a designated day based on your Muster number the same as for tickets for the shuttle bus in Picton. Naomi was not interested in seeing the show but I was curious because I thought I might get some good photos.

Studio B Explorer of the Seas
Studio B set up for the Ice Show..

Video photography was not allowed and flash was forbidden. The former I think was for copyright reasons and the later for safety reasons. The skaters have enough to contend with doing their routines on a moving surface. There were a couple of falls but I was very impressed with their skills dealing with the challenge of ice skating on a ship on a surface that would have been melting because of the lighting. The costumes and lighting were excellent too.
Because of the restrictions I took my little Canon Powershot instead of the Nikon. I was not sure if I would be able to get any good pictures at all without flash but I did get a few. Others were too blurry as I was not quick enough to focus on the movements in low light. The show was based on the four seasons and ran for around an hour from memory, maybe a little less. It was well worth seeing. Here are my best pictures from the show.

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Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.

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