Dear Gloria, I haven't commented on the reunion before this, I enjoyed myself, loved seeing my roommates again, and realized that I didn't really know that many people that were there . I was very young when I joined Ice Capades and loved every minute of my time with them, but discovered that I had a very small circle of friends while I skated. I have been out of touch for some years but thanks to my roommate Elaine (and good friend) I was able to attend this past reunion in Vegas and had a great time. The problem with having been in the show in the early 60's is that there aren't that many people still around.
Still I had the
opportunity to see and meet new people and enjoy the
friends I did have. I would like to say thank you for a
great weekend, I know how difficult it is to organize a
large event and keep everyone happy, and I appreciate
all the work that you and your co-chairman went to. I
would also like to offer my services to you when you
plan your next one. I have lots of time and ideas to
share and would love to be involved however you need
Much thanks to all of you who worked so hard to make such a fantastic reunion. Words cannot describe.....
Patty Harms (Big P)
You all are
the absolute best....we are all so blessed to have benefited
from your tireless efforts and generosity.
100 times over from me too!!!
Sonia (Burling) Polson
Ditto! Thank you
so much for putting the reunion together. It was fantastic!
You and your committee did the most awesome job with the reunion…it was so wonderful that I hardly have words except….
Once again I just wish to say that you made my year with this incredible reunion you and Ken put together. This was my first reunion and I intend for it not to be my last! It was absolutely perfect!
This was one of the BEST re-unions ever!! You should be awarded "Gold Medals".
Thank you, thank you, thank you. What a re-union you put on!
If anyone should dare critize one little thing....I'll knock them down flat! I'm sure it's a relief for you guys that it's over and you can rest easy now.
With love and appreciation,
Pat Yeates-Ursetta & Joe Setta
Gloria - You did a fantastic job. Thank you. Susan Weiner (Weenie) Kreibich
Thank you reunion committee. You did an awesome, professional job. It's almost impossible to believe that there were only 3 of you on the committee and that you managed to put together an event that left no stone unturned. You guys are amazing!!!
Lauri Goldsmith Tepper__._,_.___
comment an amazing event, your hired.....
Gloria, made my life come full
circle in a swoop! When speaking to my mother she had said that she
was in the show with "CHARLES SANFORD". Charlie and Betty Sanford
are my God Parents.
you so much for a fabulous reunion. We all had a great time and so
appreciate everything you, Ken and Stephan put into making this
I just watched the street dance and tears came to my eyes. I'm so sorry I couldn't have been there to join all of you. But thanks for making it real for me through you many e-mails. Maybe I'll be able to make the 2020, 80th reunion. Wow! 80 years. It still doesn't seems as long as a three-show day.
Gene (Francis) Janowski 65-69
Gloria, Ken, Stephan and the rest of
the reunion organizers:
Great job on the reunion, I am so sorry I could not attend this time. The street Dace was fabulous, good for Randy. Hope all is well.
LB Advertising & Associate
There's No Business Like Show Business"
and no friends like Ice Capades friends
I cried into my pillow last night that it is all over
Thanks to everyone that helped make this reunion the trip of a lifetime for me
I had such a good time with the friends I toured with
And made so many new friends of all ages
"There's No People like Show People"
Best wishes to you all
See you in 5 years (or hopefully before?)
Camp Hill, PA
This is Terry Derfield's
brother writing for her. She wanted to tell you what a great job you
did, and how much she enjoyed herself. She says you should plan the
next reunion for San Francisco (her hometown)
A million thanks to you and all your helpers who put together such an amazing event!
Mahalo to everyone for a great
Family time, but a special Mahalo to Gloria, Valerie, Sue, Ken, and
Wow...wasn't that a party!! This was the BEST EVER! You guys deserve a great big accolade! Everything was so well organized! I went right from the Registration desk to the rehearsal dance, then onto the Meet & greet, then to Memorabilia room. Then...OMG it was time to get ready for the Cocktail party! The hourdervers and dinner were wonderful, also, the photographer was always "there". Had such a wonderful time re-visiting with old "gypsies" from the "50's. There aren't too many of us left now, but we still remember our big family.
The Dance, dinner, everything went so well. Give yourself and all that were part of putting this together, a Great Big Hug! Great Job!! Can't thank you enough.
Thanks so much Steven, Gloria, Kenny
and all who attended! The reunion was awesome! I can not wait until
our 75th. Had a great time seeing old friends and making new ones!
Thank you so much, Stephan, Gloria and Ken as well as every single
person that attended!
I just wanted to personally offer a special "Thank You" to you, Ken ,and Stephan for the amazing job you all did in organizing and delivering a very special 70th Reunion of "Ice Capades". We all had such an amazing time and just wanted to let you know that all of your time and efforts are and were greatly appreciated.
David Malpass & Drew Cervantes
Dear Gloria, Stephan & Ken,
Congratulations on organising an absolutely incredible reunion!
We know the amount of work involved and we hope that the result has made it all worthwhile for you.
It was a joy from start to finish and we personally loved the emphasis on the Frozen Old Farts of the earlier days.
You made the Glamour Live Again and we thank you and salute you.
Terry & Gie.=
The only regret is that I did not have more
time to spend with Gloria to learn how great she really is. And
Kenny, you will always be "Ice Capades Sweetheart"
Gloria kudo’s to you and your team. The reunion looked absolutely wonderful and sorry I missed it this time around.. Certainly living it through the pics and video however ..congratulations - Carolyn Hartling Michaels
This was my first time at the reunion after leaving the Show in 1984. I truly am so glad I went and reunited with so many wonderful friends! Congratulations for such a huge successful event (Ken, Gloria and Stephan) You made my memories come alive and I am grateful for all the hours and hard work you put into this along with so many others. - Rozann Giuffre-Tourtellott SMITH.
I know I personally thanked each of you who were at the reunion but I just wanted to publicly thank you again for an absolutely fabulous event! Also, a special thank you to Packy for all your hard work behind the scenes! As I currently work in an administrative capacity, I know just how much effort goes into coordinating all those details and from what I saw, you did a phenomenal job!
I’ve been sharing all the pictures and stuff with Art since I got back home and hindsight being 20/20, we should have made other arrangements for the girls so he could have been there too. Lesson learned…we will both be there next time!
Again, many thanks to the reunion committee and all the volunteers who worked so hard to make this event so successful! I look forward to seeing you all again (and seeing those who couldn’t be there this time) at the 75th! - Chris Jones
Congratulations! We were so impressed with all the detail that you thought of which made the reunion absolutely the BEST yet. I loved the excitement of the cocktail party and the venue was great. The banquet room was beautifully decorated and the food was delicious. You all deserve the biggest HOORAH and we want you to know that we really appreciated all your hard work. I wish we could have stayed at the hotel but I was in the middle of real estate transaction and the driving back and forth made it a little hectic.
Love Gerty & George
know that I mentioned this earlier...but I am sure that it was so
close to our departure from the reunion that most must not have
gotten a chance to comment as I am sure that if noticed all would
It was so wonderful to finally meet the 3 of you! Mahalo nui loa, merci beaucoup, grazie, etc. etc. etc. from the bottom of my heart for your enthusiasm and effort in organizing ALL the events of our 70th reunion - we "unpacked our memories & relived the glamour" for sure! A JOB WELL DONE!!!
Now, I/we look forward to what you folks will have in mind for our "Diamond" anniversary in 5 years...remember, at our age time flies by quickly, so 2015 is just around the corner...hahaha!
Also, my thanks to all the volunteers & others behind the scene for their contribution and dedication!
Till then, wishing ALL good health in the coming years!
With sincere gratitude,
Corazon Ross/West 73-76
Thank you for an
absolutely wonderful reunion and joyous experience. It was the first
reunion I have attended, but not my last.
Barb Lamson Schmidt (West 73-74)
I have been home in Chicago over a week and I still can’t get over what a great reunion Ice Capades 70th was. I wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to Kenny, Gloria, Stephan and everyone who attended the 70th Ice Capades reunion. I feel like we’re the lucky ones. Not only did we experience life on the road with “the show,” but we’re still on this planet able to celebrate it appropriately, in Las Vegas with pirates! Even though the show is no longer with us this reunion was so well put together that it brought Ice Capades back to life for three wonderful days and nights. It was so much fun. Thanks again Kenny, Gloria, Stephan and all the wonderful people who shared the love of Ice Capades.
Will Grendahl, Ice Follies 1969-70, Ice Capades 1971-74
There is no way to thank you for the incredible experience at the 70th
Anniversary Reunion. Had a wonderful surprise connecting with the
two gals who were my original roommates – Penny White and Sharon
Kawolski – what a thrill. Jim and I were so excited to see friends
of the 60’s. Felt like we needed so much more time to visit, etc. as
it all went too fast. Hope you all have had a much deserved rest and
that you know you made dreams come true. We were once again reminded
how fortunate we all were to be a part of this wonderful ‘event’ –
HI Ken and Gloria -
THANK YOU BOTH so much for a wonderful reunion.
Thanks SO MUCH for an incredibly memorable reunion... SO MANY people who were unable to make it (and have heard about this one) are so sad and regretful they missed it. That is sad, but also a testament to the wonderful job you all pulled off.
It was more than a reunion... for many, most... if not all... it was a deeply emotional experience too.
THANK YOU and anything I can do to help... never hesitate to ask.
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the experience itself.
Thanks again for everything. The three of you and your sister did such an outstanding job and it was the best reunion ever. You guys went above and beyond with every little detail. By the way the food was awesome and everyone was raving the whole time. We all enjoyed ourselves so much and had so much fun spending time with everyone.
Chris (Wood) Rendeiro
Dear Gloria, Stephan and Ken and to all those who helped to make that weekend another memorable one!!
Thank you so much for all the hard work over such a long period of time! The weekend was fabulous with all the glitz and glamour of the past! It is wonderful to relive those days even if it is for just a weekend. I just loved it! It was very well organized as usual and the gala "ball" was everything we had all hoped for!!
Kudos to all!!!
Looking forward to the 75th!!
Thanks so much!!
Darlene Polowy... your fellow Canadian!!!!
Thank You! Thank You ! Thank You!
For a fabulous event, being our first Ice Capade reunion. We had a great time.
Great seeing all the old gang.
Hope to see you all again in five years.
Darlene (Higgs ) Brown and Bob
P/S Randy "you rock "
Gloria, Stephan and Ken,
We also want to thank you for a fabulous time. Just to see people after 26 years was amazing!
We also made great new friends and are still dancing the street dance with our neighbours.
Darlene and Bob It was so great meeting you and looking forward to seeing you sometime soon!
Stephan did you get the cute tattoo?
Simone (Fraser) Sooke and Albert Sooke
Dear Gloria, Ken and Stephan,
Just want to say THANK YOU for a GREAT !GREAT! Reunion! All of you really out did your selves!
Janice W Covington
Aloha Gloria, Stephan and Ken,
It has been wonderful seeing all the accolades you have received from so many who attended the reunion and all I can say is a big "ditto" to everything that has been said. It was simply spectacular! All your planning fell into place beautifully just like a choreographed production number. You provided such a terrific opportunity for us to get together as one big family and for that we are eternally grateful. The reunion's tremendous success reflected all the energy and enthusiasm the three of you invested in this very large project and thank you seems like such an inadequate word to express my gratitude to all of you.
Mahalo nui loa!!
Terri “Reuter” Halliday
I met so many people at the reunion. While on
tour, I was told so many wonderful stories of individuals I had
never had met. These stories were told by my adopted Ice Capades
family for that year. Each year, when you'd get a new family, more
stories about the same people were told by your newer friends. A few
new characters may have been added to the storyline each year. But,
after a few years the "Phantom Family" that was developed had become
quite large. It was very sad leaving the tour thinking that I may
never have an opportunity to meet these people. Until..., 30 years
later..., I had the chance to put faces to the wonderful stories
once told by friends of days past. I had found that these stories
gave me a chance to remember those who are not with us. To bring
their spirits back to life recreating the moments, the stories and
times that were and still are so dear to all of us.
Haven't said anything yet Ken: It was the best time I've had in years.
Mary Jane Mayes Peachman
Would just like to say what a great success the reunion was, thanks
to all the hard work and planning that went into it. The idea of
the different decades was great as you got to see many friends that
were lost in the crowd at the last one
Thanks again to all of you for arranging such a spectacular event! I had forgotten (almost) just how much everyone means to me....and I left with a full heart. It was so emotional and so wonderful to "relive the glamour". There are just no words to suffice how grateful I am!
All my very best,
Julie Savay Ross (JuJu - West Co 78/79)
I just wanted to add my personal thank you to you and your family for making this reunion so great. It far exceeded all expectations. What was amazing was the diverse group of people who were all having a great time as is evident by all the happy faces reflected in the photos. Bob Turk focused on following your dreams. We all started out with that first pair of skates and an idol to emulate and realized the dream while we skated professionally. What an exceptional group of people we were to have achieved our dreams to one degree on another as we roamed around the world.
Our group of Pat Ursetta and
Roberta Harris and the Brinks have already met for lunch to
I cannot help reiterating what a great job you did with the organization and keeping the spirit going.
All the Best
from Claudia Lattin (Rademacher)
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