Mary Poppins on Ice: Details and a Ticket Giveaway!


It’s always a thrill for kids to see their favorite stories come to life in live productions. Even better when there’s the bonus of an exciting performance on ice! And that’s just what the Gardens Figure Skating Club’s ninth annual spring show promises audiences in a couple of weeks when they present Mary Poppins on Ice.

The show is a figure skating portrayal of a magical nanny who skates with her umbrella into an English household to care for rambunctious children and to teach the entire family that they love and need each other. Featuring over 60 skaters performing to music from the 1964 Disney musical and the ongoing theater adaptation based on the children’s book series by P.L. Travers, the cast includes local skaters from age 4 to adult, integrating skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced, creating a visually exciting theatrical experience.

This is an entertaining way to experience the magic and artistry of figure skating. Many of the skaters compete in the U.S. Figure Skating system including national level artistic, theater on ice, and synchronized skating competitions.

Four performances of Mary Poppins on Ice will take place at the Gardens Ice House Patrick Arena shows: Saturday, March 23 at 1pm and 3:30pm and Sunday, March 24 at 1pm and 3:30pm. Tickets are on sale at the Gardens Ice House — $10 for general admission with a limited number of special reserved seats available for $15. General admission tickets are also available online for $11. Groups of 10 or more may purchase general admission tickets for $8 per person by inquiring through Under age 3 admitted free. The arena is located at 3800 Old Gunpowder Road in Laurel, MD.

GIVEAWAY: Want a chance to win a five-pack of tickets to see Mary Poppins on Ice? Simply leave a comment on this post telling me what activity you’re most looking forward to this spring. To be eligible to enter, you must “like” KidFriendly DC on Facebook. You can also get an extra entry by following on Twitter (let me know that you did). A winner will be drawn at random next week. Good luck!


Filed under All ages, Annual, Giveaway, Live Entertainment, Maryland, Spring, Weekend

58 Responses to Mary Poppins on Ice: Details and a Ticket Giveaway!

  1. Allison

    I am really looking forward to the Cherry Blossom Festival!

  2. Maria C.

    We are looking forward to picnics and soccer! 🙂

  3. Jenni

    We’re definitely looking forward to long days and picnics at the park. Being new to DC, we plan to explore all of the outdoor beauty that surrounds us in the DC area!

  4. Sorrel

    Great minds think alike, Allison! I’m also looking forward to the Cherry Blossom Festival!

  5. Maureen

    We are looking forward to hiking and exploring Huntley Meadows!

  6. Evon D.

    Our family is looking forward to visiting different Botanical Gardens. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Naomi Barry-Perez

    We are looking forward to learning how to ride a big boy bike at Yards Park.

  8. Naira

    Looking forward to go bike riding in DC.

  9. Christine

    Picnics on the mall

  10. Evon D.

    I’ve liked you on Twitter(Tranquilb).

  11. Evon D.

    I’ve already liked your page on FB(Tranquil Blessings).

  12. Gosh! This will be our second spring in DC. I’m definitely looking forward to the Cherry Blossoms again. But I’m most excited to discover some new things, which I feel like I’m doing every day 🙂

  13. Linda Thoma

    Looking forward to visit beach areas in southern md like Flag Ponds.

  14. Following in twitter (RheChristine)

  15. Gosh! This will be our second spring in DC. I’m definitely looking forward to the Cherry Blossoms again. But I’m most excited to discover some new things, which I feel like I’m doing every day

  16. Amber King

    We’re looking forward to strawberry picking!

  17. Laura Vucci

    Looking forward to evening walks after dinner this spring. A
    Ready follow on twitter and fb.

  18. Kendra

    Cherry blossoms!

  19. Dayna

    Looking forward to getting outside! (Already like you on fb).

  20. Jessica Myrow

    I’m looking forward to “kicking” the kids out of the house to play so that I can have 10 minutes of peace and quiet. This has been such a blah winter and the confines of indoor play have finally had the best of me!

  21. Claudia Gotea

    We’re looking forward to the Kite Festival in DC.

  22. Torey

    Looking forward to baseball!

  23. Brittany Joseph

    My kids love Mary Poppins, it would be awesome to win these tickets.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  24. Allyson

    Looking forward to picnics, zoo time, basically anything we can do outside!

  25. Gee

    is there a particular age group that the ice show is targeted at?

  26. Lisa Scanlon

    Playing in our backyard with neighbors!

  27. Della

    I was already of fan of KidFriendly DC on Facebook and I’m now following on twitter!

  28. IndianInUSA

    Well, ofcourse it’s cherry blossom to start the spring and some beach trip when spring meeting summer!

  29. Maria del Mar Calcano

    I’m looking forward to enjoy the kite festival at the mall with my family.Thanks in advance for this great oportunity!!

  30. Sharmi

    Gardening with my family. Like you on facebook.

  31. Elisa O'Keefe

    Riding bikes, picnics, being outside!

  32. Danielle

    Taking the kids on long hikes in the woods!

  33. maggie

    We are looking forward to spending more time at the parks.

  34. jkb819

    looking forward to hiking adventures in rock creek park this spring with my daughters, enjoying the forest and water and searching for critters

  35. Lisa D

    I’m looking forward to more park playdates.

  36. Supna

    Omg! My daughters would absolutely love it!!! They just got Mary Poppins for Christmas from their grandmother and they have just fallen in love with the movie!

  37. Supna

    Oops- we are looking forward to the kite festival and the girls love the carousel on the mall. We ‘like’ you on fb and twitter fan!!!

  38. Jenn

    Looking forward to overnight at a working farm w the kids!

  39. Jenn

    Liked u on FB and Twitter!

  40. Rebecca

    We’re looking forward to spending the longer days riding bikes and scooters, going to the park, baseball games and fun adventures throughout the city.

  41. megan roberge

    If we’re the lucky winners of the Mary Poppins tickets, that would be the highlight of Spring for my 4yro Mary Poppins loving daughter! We’re also excited for a trip to Florida to visit Grandma!

  42. I’m really looking forward to the cherry blossoms this year – we missed out last year w/traveling and a brand new baby.

  43. christine

    We look forward to enjoying all of the outdoor parks. I liked your facebook page and follow you on twitter! @christinegrein2

  44. km

    Looking forward to 1 minute more daylight each day.

  45. Ana

    We just got a new kite in anticipation of the kite festival!

  46. Johanna

    We are looking forward to running around the arboretum. Woohoo!

  47. Patricia Rothweiler

    I am looking forward to hiking and flying kites with my husband and daughter! 🙂

  48. Tricia

    We are looking forward to the Cherry Blossom Festival and the Cherry Blossom 5K on April 7. Spring is almost here! Follow you on FB and Twitter! 🙂

  49. Anna Bryan

    I am looking forward to helping my 4 year old learn to ride her first two wheeler and riding to the playgrounds near our house. I follow you on FB and Twitter.

  50. Jessica

    We are looking forward to anything and everything outside! We love being outside!

  51. Katie

    We’re looking ahead to bike riding with the ‘fam and Yards Park. And…go Nats!!

  52. Mary

    I am looking forward to gardening with my family this spring. We have turned the soil, but that is it. Can’t wait to have seeds in the ground.

  53. Laura

    I am looking foward to getting a new load of mulch for my play yard and putting up the new play house so that the children can enjoy playing in the the outdoors even more :)!

  54. It’s our first spring in DC, so I’m looking forward to the cherry blossoms, too!

    I like and follow you 😉

  55. Marci

    Looking forward to the sun shining and wearing sandals.

  56. Jeff

    I would love to go to the International Children’s Festival again. The kids loved that and we just made a whole weekend out of it last time it was here.

  57. Jeff

    Following you on Twitter too.

  58. Clara

    My kids would love this.

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