SAINT JOHN – A group of Sea Dogs were treated to a behind-the-scenes look of Cirque du Soleil: CRYSTAL which is currently running at Harbour Station until Sunday. CRYSTAL is Cirque du Soleil’s first acrobatic show on ice. William Villeneuve, Alex Drover, Dawson Stairs, Will Poirier and Kale McCallum faced-off with members of the ‘Extreme Boys’, a team of acrobatic hockey players who perform an eight minute act within CRYSTAL that features never-before-seen synchronized jumps and flips off ramps–on ice! The Sea Dogs showed off their skating and puck handling while members of the Extreme Boys showcased their high flying jumps, turns, and flips! Check out the video below.
CRYSTAL’s six extreme skaters come from competitive roller-blading and Red Bull Crashed Ice backgrounds. The custom-made ramps they use during the show are covered with synthetic ice and a special coating product. The ramps are then secured on the ice through a pneumatic system that allows them to be stable, despite the extreme landings.
Purchase your tickets for Cirque du Soleil: CRYSTAL at the Harbour Station Box Office or online here.