November 27, 2022

Skaters hit the ice as the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra performs holiday favorites during the annual Symphony on Ice at Wheeling’s WesBanco Arena. (File photo by Eric Ayres)

WHEELING – The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra welcomes the return of Symphony on Ice, presented by Main Street Bank and the EQT Foundation.

Led by WSO Music Director John Devlin, the show will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 1 at the WesBanco Arena in Wheeling.

Professional skater Jason Brown, the Pittsburgh and Wheeling Figure Skating Clubs, and local middle and high school choirs all join the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra to welcome the sounds of the season. It’s a holiday tradition the whole family will enjoy.

Brown, an Olympic medalist, and the many talented members of the skating club will delight the public with performances from skaters of all ages. Additionally, the senior ice dance team of Cara Murphy and Joshua Levitt will return to the newly renovated ice at WesBanco Arena.

Symphony on Ice is recognized by the United States Figure Skating Association as the county’s largest club skating event.

Professional skater Jason Brown

Devlin and the orchestra will be joined by hundreds of middle and high school voices bringing holiday favorites to life. This year’s Holiday Chorus will feature students from Wheeling Park, John Marshall, Brooke and St. Clairsville High Schools and Warwood and Bellaire Middle Schools.

Rich Lucas, Chairman of Main Street Bank, said he was pleased to continue the bank’s sponsorship of Symphony on Ice.

“Our employees and customers love being a part of this Ohio Valley tradition every year,” Lucas said. “Giving back to the community is an important part of what we do, and the Wheeling Symphony is an important part of what makes the Ohio Valley a great place to live and work.

Symphony on Ice is also supported by a grant from the EQT Foundation, the philanthropic arm of EQT Corporation, the nation’s largest natural gas producer.

“Symphony on Ice is a truly unique community event that combines traditional holiday elements with a new twist each year,” said EQT Foundation President Ellen Rossi. “We are proud to support the hundreds of students, musicians, skaters and community volunteers who come together each year to create this magical event.

Princess Candy Cane from Imagine Circus

Paul Tucker, WSO Board Member and President of Symphony on Ice, added, “Symphony on Ice has many elements that audiences love to see and hear every year. For example, “Silent Night” is a beautifully lit piece that highlights even the smallest skaters. But we also try to add a unique touch to each performance. This year, members of the public will be greeted by larger than life stilt walkers from Imagine Circus whose incredible holiday costumes will make a great photo backdrop.

In addition to seating in the arena, seating next to the rink will be available for a pre-show dinner prepared by Oglebay. These seats offer diners an incredible view of the skaters and the orchestra.

Contact the Wheeling Symphony Box Office for pricing and availability information.

Tickets for Symphony On Ice start at $12.50 and are available for purchase online at wheelingsymphony.com, by phone at 304-232-6191, by email at [email protected], or in person at the box office, located at 1025 Main St., Suite 811, Wheeling. Customers 18 or younger can obtain tickets for $11.50 by contacting the box office. Additional discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. More information is available at wheelingsymphony.com.

For availability of rinkside dining reservations, contact the box office at 304-232-6191.

Symphony on Ice returns to WesBanco Arena on Thursday, December 1 in Wheeling. (Photo courtesy of Rebecca Kiger)


Today’s breaking news and more to your inbox



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *