***CALLING ALL DRAG QUEENS!***
September 27, 2018
THE SAFEWAY HOLIDAY ICE RINK IN UNION SQUARE IS NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2018 DRAG QUEENS ON ICE
FABULOUS ANNUAL EVENT RETURNS
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018 FROM 8–9:30 P.M.
SAN FRANCISCO (September 27, 2018) – The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines is thrilled to announce the return of Drag Queens On Ice, San Francisco’s most fabulous holiday tradition, on Thursday, December 6 from 8–9:30 p.m. Over the past eight years, Drag Queens On Ice has become one the City’s most anticipated seasonal events, drawing bigger crowds and bigger talent every year. For its ninth year, The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink is introducing its first “Call for Queens,” where drag queens across the Bay Area are invited to submit a video of their performance for a chance to participate in the iconic holiday tradition. From fierce to festive, applicants are asked to don their gayest apparel and record a short video of them showcasing their act or routine. Ice skating skills are not required, but highly recommended. Drag kings are encouraged to apply. For more information or to download a submission form, visit unionsquareicerink.com/san-francisco-events/.
Each video and a profile on the applicant will be shared across social media, engaging the public for a vote to select the five queens that will perform. Those selected to perform will get to lip-synch, strut, and twirl into the hearts of a captive new audience at Union Square as well as receive a prize package valued at $200. Participants in the competition will also be featured on The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink Social Media Channels:
Winners will be selected and announced on Wednesday, November 7 at the opening ceremony for The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square.
Legendary San Francisco drag personality Donna Sachet will return to serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. “San Francisco is home to so many fabulous drag queens and they are no strangers to competition…but only five will get these coveted spots on the ice,” says Donna Sachet. “I can’t wait to see participants pull out all the stops for this first contest! And I hope to see some extraordinary Drag Kings out there ready to compete as well!”
Drag Queens On Ice is open to all ages and free to watch. Tickets for this public session and to skate alongside the queens** are $25 for adults and $20 for children. Tickets will be available online at unionsquareicerink.com beginning Monday, October 1, or in person at the ice rink ticket window in Union Square Park (333 Post Street in San Francisco).
**Due to the performances, please note that skating time for the general public is shortened to 45 minutes.
About the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines
Since 2008, the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines has delighted children and adults with a holiday-themed ice park located in San Francisco’s Union Square. Ticket prices are $18 for regular admission and $13 for children eight years old and under. Figure skate or hockey skate rental are included in the cost of admission. Ice rink hours are from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. daily, with the exception of closing at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018. A portion of ticket proceeds benefit the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. For tickets or more information, please visit unionsquareicerink.com or call 415-781-2688.
About Willy Bietak Productions
Santa Monica-based Willy Bietak Productions is a full-service production company specializing in the development and production of high quality family entertainment. With a staff of award-winning designers, directors, choreographers and musical arrangers – backed by a talented production and management team – Willy Bietak Productions conceives, packages and tours international entertainment spectaculars as well as special events. For more information, please visit www.bietakproductions.com.
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