Former U.S. competitor finds groove as show skater on cruise ships
Posted by Lois Elfman, special to icenetwork
After medaling nationally at the novice, junior and senior levels, assembling an impressive international resume, competing at the world championships and being an Olympic alternate, Brandon Mroz decided to step away from competitive skating. He soon found his niche aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships, skating in the ice shows produced by Willy Bietak Productions. He’s just started his fourth contract, a six-month gig on the newest ship, Harmony of the Seas. Icenetwork caught up with Mroz and asked him how show skating agrees with him.
New Production scheduled to debut 4th quarter 2017 is planning to feature music from such Broadway hits as, American in Paris, The Color Purple, Hamilton, Jersey Boys and Classic musicals including Phantom of The Opera, West Side Story, Chicago and A Chorus Line.
Santa Monica, CA ##/##/#### – Willy Bietak Productions announced today its world famous long running Broadway on Ice Musical spectacle will celebrate its 30th Anniversary year in 2017.
A San Francisco holiday tradition in the heart of Union Square, the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines offers fun-seekers of all ages a magical adventure beginning on November 2, 2016. From families to friends, and couples to colleagues, everyone can enjoy ice skating in San Francisco’s iconic plaza surrounded by festive lights and the sights and sounds of the season. Novices and naturals, alike, will love the outdoor ice skating experience in the middle of beautiful San Francisco.
IAAPA Brass Ring Award – Willy Bietak Productions was recognized for another prestigious worldwide award for one of our ice shows.
Hong Kong Ocean Park was awarded the IAAPA BRASS RING AWARD for the MOST CREATIVE SPORTS SHOW for our co- production – KALEIDOSCOPE Ice Spectacular!!
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) presents the prestigious Brass Ring Awards marking achievements of excellence throughout the global attractions industry to honor excellence in food and beverage, games and retail, human resources, live entertainment, marketing, new products, and family entertainment centers.Read More
GOLD Medal Magellan Award – Royal Caribbean Productions in collaboration with Willy Bietak Productions has been awarded the GOLD Medal Magellan Award for our newest Show: “1887 A Journey in Time” currently running on the Harmony of the Seas.
The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards is an international special recognition that plays homage to outstanding contributions in a variety of categories throughout the Travel industry. “1887 – A Journey in Time” competed with shows on 80 cruise ships from around the world for this award. Read More
Entertainment, Suites Design and ‘Loyal To You Always’ Travel Agent Website Among Top Honors
MIAMI, Oct. 11, 2016 – Royal Caribbean International has been recognized with 24 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards in the annual international competition honoring the best brands in the travel industry and the travel professionals behind them. The cruise line received 10 prestigious Gold Awards – five for standout cruise marketing efforts, including the hugely popular Loyal To You Always travel partner website, three for game-changing onboard amenities and entertainment, including Harmony of the Seas’ one-of-a-kind ice-skating show 1887: A Journey in Time, and two recognizing leading programs, the University of WOW educational resource for travel agents and the Crown & Anchor Society guest loyalty program.