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'Holiday on Ice' Comes to Winter Skate at Patriot Place December 15

Award-winning skaters will dance to various holiday songs old and new Sunday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Winter Skate at Patriot Place presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a popular outdoor ice skating venue, will host “Holiday on Ice” on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. Admission is a donation of $5 or a new or gently used coat, with proceeds benefiting Cradles to Crayons. 

“Holiday on Ice” will feature special guests Jade Esposito and Nathan Rensing, Alex Shaughnessy and Jimmy Morgan, Kyoko Yano, Taylor Rocco and Adrian Huertas and performances by figure skating clubs Pawtucket and Providence Figure Skating Club, The Skating Club of Boston, Colonial Figure Skating Club, Warwick Figure Skaters, Smithfield Figure Skating Club and Norfolk Frost Skating Club.

Esposito and Rensing, skating at the Juvenile Pairs level, won the silver medal earlier this month at the 2014 Eastern Sectionals Figure Skating Championship in Ashburn, Va. and have qualified for the 2014 U.S. National Figure Skating Championship in Boston next month. Their program, "Boston Strong," is dedicated to the spirit and courage of the people throughout the Greater Boston area.

Shaughnessy and Morgan became the 2012 Eastern Sectional Champions and won the bronze medal at the 2012 United States Figure Skating Championships at the Novice Pairs level. More recently, the pair won silver medals in the 2013 Eastern Sectional Junior Pairs and have moved up the ranks to Senior Pairs at the championship level. They are traveling to the 2014 Eastern Sectional Championships before competing at the 2014 United States Figure Skating Championships held in their hometown of Boston.

The pair has performed at many venues, including the Boston Frog Pond New Year’s Eve celebrations, and Ice Chips: Show of Champions, featuring national and international competitive skaters. They are currently the principal skaters in the Skating Club of Boston's Act I Theatre on Ice production of Cinderella's Coronation.

Yano has competed in Singles for 13 years, Pairs from 2003-2004, Synchro from 2000-2002 and Regionals since 2005. She currently coaches skating while still competing and has won numerous awards throughout her impressive career, including the Edi Scholden Award in 2002 and the Dudley Richards Award 2004.

Rocco, 17, is an honor roll senior at Simsbury High School and has been skating competitively for five years. She won the silver medal in the women’s 2012-13 Regional Novice competition.

Huertas, a junior at the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, trains as a singles skater with Jason Wong and Carrie Wall at the Skating Club of Boston and as an ice dancer with Laura Gayton and Collin Sullivan at the Babson Skating Center. Huertas began skating 10 years ago when a friend invited him to skate lessons and he has loved figure skating ever since. He has medaled in men’s singles at the New England Regional Figure Skating Championships for the past seven years, most recently as the Novice Men’s 2014 bronze medalist.

Winter Skate is located at Patriot Place, adjacent to Route 1, near the Renaissance Hotel & Spa. It is steps from Patriot Place’s north marketplace, which offers a wide variety of shopping and dining options, a 14-screen movie theatre and one-of-a-kind attractions like The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon.

For more information, please visit http://www.patriot-place.com/winterskate.aspx.

ABOUT PATRIOT PLACE

Patriot Place is a shopping, dining and entertainment destination located adjacent to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Patriot Place features large and boutique retailers, 17 casual to high-end restaurants and other nightlife venues. Among the highlights of Patriot Place are New England’s first Bass Pro Shops, a state-of-the-art, 14-screen Showcase Cinema De Lux, the 16,000-square-foot CBS Scene Restaurant & Bar, the award-winning Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon and the four-star Renaissance Hotel & Spa at Patriot Place. For more information, visit www.patriot-place.com, follow Patriot Place on Twitter (twitter.com/patriotplace) or like Patriot Place on Facebook (facebook.com/patriotplace).

ABOUT HARVARD PILGRIM HEALTH CARE

 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is a not-for-profit health plan that provides a variety of insurance options and self-funding arrangements to more than one million members in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Harvard Pilgrim provides innovative approaches to health improvement and disease management, unique online tools that speed and simplify key transactions for employers and providers and personalized health support. For more information, please visit www.harvardpilgrim.org. Harvard Pilgrim is the #1 private health plan in America again according to an annual ranking of the nation’s best health plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Harvard Pilgrim is the only private health plan in the nation to be named #1 for member satisfaction and quality of care for nine consecutive years.*

* NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings, 2011-13, HMO/POS. NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2010-11 – Private. U.SNews/NCQA America’s Best Health Insurance Plans 2005-2009 (annual). America’s Best Health Insurance Plans is a trademark of U.SNews & World Report. NCQA The State of Health Care Quality 2004. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England, Harvard Pilgrim’s New Hampshire affiliate, is the top-ranked plan in New Hampshire and the seventh highest-ranked private health plan in America.

ABOUT CRADLES TO CRAYONS
Cradles to Crayons was founded in 2002, with the mission of providing to children ages 0 to 12 some of the most important basics of life—free of charge. These basics include clothing, school supplies, toys, and much more. In other words, we provide all the physical goods that children need to be safe, protected from the elements, and ready to learn. And by supplying them with high-quality used or new goods, we make children feel valued. 

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