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‘Skating with the Starz’ benefits Cancer Care at Condell

Skaters last year's 'Skating with Starz' fundraiser held Glacier Ice ArenVernHills. Proceeds benefit Advocate Condell Medical Center's Cancer Care Program.

Skaters at last year's "Skating with the Starz" fundraiser held at Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills. Proceeds benefit Advocate Condell Medical Center's Cancer Care Program. | Brian O'Mahoney~for Sun-Times Media

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Updated: July 19, 2013 6:04AM

Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills will be the site of the second annual “Skating with the Starz” event to benefit the Advocate Condell Cancer Care program.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22, attendees can again experience an ice show extravaganza featuring nationally renowned figure skaters, including 2014 Olympic hopefuls Gracie Gold and Max Aaron.

Devised by local figure skater and Carmel High School student Jizelle Chloe Bacani, the event will offer the opportunity for the audience to skate with the “stars” following the formal program.

“Not only is this event fun for the community, but it also helps us continue to provide supportive services to cancer patients, along with advanced treatment options,” said Kathleen Hill, RN, oncology nurse navigator at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

General admission tickets are available for $10, and children age 3 and under are admitted free. Premium seating is available on the ice, with cash bar and hors d’oeuvres, for $30 per seat. Skating time with the stars and skate rental are included in all ticket prices.

New this year, a meet-and-greet add-on option is available for $15. Prior to the main event, meet-and-greet ticketholders will have the opportunity to get an autograph and photo with Gracie Gold.

“We are proud to support such a great cause by bringing this event back to Glacier Ice Arena,” said Karen Kay Lavris, marketing director at Glacier Ice Arena. “We encourage anyone in the community to come, stand up with us and Condell against cancer.”

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Glacier Ice Arena at (847) 878-8188 or email

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