New York’s Golden Ice Age

When: Friday, February 23, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Price: $30 & up | $25 for Museum Members

Join us for an exploration and celebration of New York City's legendary history of figure skating and ice hockey, inspired by our exhibition, New York on Ice: Skating in the City.  

The program kicks off with a conversation with two-time figure skating World Medalist Sonya Klopfer Dunfield and Stan Fischler, resident hockey expert on the MSG Networks. Afterwards, inspired by the intimate skating revues presented at nightclubs around New York City in the 1930s and ‘40s, enjoy an evening of virtuosic skating by the Ice Theatre of New York on their amazing synthetic ice surface -- right inside the Museum’s Rotunda.

Light snacks, wine, and a seasonal cocktail will be served.

This program accompanies our exhibition, New York on Ice: Skating in the City (on view through April 2018). To view all of the programs in the series, click here.

About the Speakers and Performers:
Stan Fischler
has been covering hockey for over 50 years. Known as the "Hockey Maven,” he serves as the resident hockey expert for MSG Networks and regular contributor to He has authored or co-authored more than 90 books on the game and written for many publications including The New York Times and Sports Illustrated.

Sonya Klopfer Dunfield started skating in 1944 at the Brooklyn Ice Palace, joining the Brooklyn skating club. At 13, she became the youngest gold figure skating medalist, winning the US Junior Championship in 1949. In 1951, she placed 1st in the US Senior Championships and medaled in the World Championships. In 1952, she captained the US Figure Skating Olympic Team and was a World Silver Medalist.  After retiring from competition, she joined in the Ice Capades and replaced Sonja Henie in Holiday on Ice. Klopfer skated her last Christmas show in the famed Roxy Theater in New York City. She went on to coach at the Skating Club of New York in 1957, moving on afterwards to coach in Ottawa, Canada. She's trained many prominent skaters including Dorothy Hamill, Yuka Sato, and Vera Wang, and many others to various US Championships, World Championships, and six Olympic Games. Klopfer was inducted into the US, Canadian and Professional Skaters Association Hall of Fame.

Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY), founded in 1984, celebrates and advances ice dance as an ensemble performing art. With its professional ice dance company, ITNY is dedicated to providing education and to presenting public performances for people of all ages.

$35 for adults | $30 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $25 for Museum members
Includes Museum admission.

Members: To receive your discount, click on the "Buy Tickets" button above, then sign in to your account on the ticketing page.

Groups of 10 or more get discounts; contact us at or 917.492.3395.

Accessibility: Assistive listening devices are available and our auditorium wheelchair lift can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs). Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or with any questions.

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