If you want to get into the Olympic Spirit, The Arctic Edge in Canton Township is the place to be on Sunday. Arctic Edge will be hosting a free viewing party for the short program of the Ice Dancing competition at the Sochi Games. This viewing will start at !0:00 AM and last until 1:00 PM.
Arctic Edge, located in Canton Township, has become one of the internationally renowned training centers for Olympic skaters from around the world. Arctic Edge is sending three ice dancing teams to the Olympics this year.
Defending Canadian gold medalists, Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir are looking to win back to back gold medals, but will be challenged by Michigan's own Meryl Davis & Charlie White, who took silver medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics. The up and coming brother and sister team of Maia & Alex Shibutani will also compete for the US Skating team in the ice dancing competition.
The Shibutani's were born in Boston, and now reside in Ann Arbor, while Davis & White were both born in the Mitten State, and attend the University of Michigan.
This viewing event promises to be a great time for young and old alike, and being free to the public, is the best entertainment value in the metro area this weekend. Expect to see a lot of red, white, and blue attire, with the Canadian colors thrown in as well.
Concessions will be open, and are reasonably priced. I will be starting with some hot chocolate I suspect. For me, there is nothing better than a cup of hot cocoa at an ice arena, to bring back the old memories of drinking it at the outdoor ice rinks I skated at as a child.
Arctic Edge is located at 46615 Michigan Ave. It's on the South side of Michigan Ave. between Canton Center Road, and Beck Road.
Depending on the order of skaters, and this won't be determined until at least Friday, you may want to arrive a bit early...