Cirque du Soleil takes the ice at Amalie Arena

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For the first time in the history of Cirque du Soleil they are bringing their unique blend of acrobatics to the ice. 

CRYSTAL is at Amalie Arena for a five day, seven show run beginning Wednesday, December 19. 

The show’s website has the description “Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics. A new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ice to defy all expectations.”

FOX 13’s Chip Brewster managed to capture some of the performers’ final rehearsals prior to opening night.  In addition to seeing amazing acrobatics, speed skating hockey players, and a master juggler, he also got the chance to experience some of the training these performers go through.

Here’s a bit more from the show’s website. 

“Directed by Shana Carroll and Sebastien Soldevila, Crystal, our misfit heroine, takes you on an exhilarating tale of self-discovery as she dives into a world of her own imagination. Feel the adrenaline as she soars through this surreal world to become what she was always destined to be: confident, curious, and creative. CRYSTAL invites you to suspend reality and glide into a world that springs to colorful life with astounding visual projections and a soundtrack that seamlessly blends popular music with the signature sound of Cirque du Soleil. CRYSTAL is suitable for all ages.”

For even more info you can visit the show’s or Amalie Arena’s websites.