It's theatre on ice.
Capital Theatre on Ice has teams for skaters of all levels, from beginner (Learn to Skate USA) to senior and adults.
Ready to Join, but not sure which team is right for you?
Read our short descriptions of each team’s requirements.
Come be Part of our Team
We will have open practices through Fall 2022 and anyone can practice with the teams at Ashburn Ice House, Medstar Capitals Iceplex, or Mount Vernon Recreational Ice Arena.
If you are interested in joining a CTOI performance or competitive team please email email@example.com to set up an audition!
Our skaters are creative, hardworking and dedicated individuals who come together to bring stories to life.
Capital Theatre On Ice (CTOI) is a US Figure Skating Theatre On Ice team representing the Washington Figure Skating Club. The CTOI program was started in Summer 2013 at the Ashburn Ice House by Coach Kitty Kelly McGorry. During our 2021-2022 season we took home the Gold medal at the Intermediate level, the Bronze medal at the Senior level, and Bronze medal at the Preliminary level.
We began with one team of 17 skaters competing at the Junior level in the 2014 National Theatre On Ice Competition. In 2016 we changed our name from Ashburn Theatre on Ice to Capital Theatre on Ice as we expanded our skating family to include a second facility, MedStar Capitals Iceplex. We currently have skaters at the Learn to Skate USA (Beginner), Preliminary, Intermediate, Senior levels. We also have our CTOI Performance Team: a performance troupe that performs for different events and venues throughout the DC area.
In addition to competing at Nationals and in local competitions, we have performed in holiday events and special ice shows around DC area to support organizations such as the American Cancer Society, mental health, and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Meet our instructors
Kitty Kelly McGorry
Kitty Kelly McGorry is the Director and Choreographer for Capital Theatre on Ice. As an amateur, she competed Nationally and Internationally for Canada. She is a double gold medalist in figures and freestyle in both Canada and the United States. After turning pro, she performed as a principal in Ice Capades for 7 years, performed in 2 TV Specials and performed with Ice Theater of New York and Icesemble in Chicago. While in Chicago, she got her Theater Degree at Northwestern University, and also studied drama at Yale. Kitty has been coaching competitive skaters for the past 20 years. Her students have competed at the Regional, Sectional, National and Adult National levels. She also coaches synchronized skating for Team Ashburn.
Rob began working as an acting coach for Ashburn Ice in 2015. He also coaches Lawyers and other professionals in communication (with an emphasis in presentation and performance). Rob served as faculty at several colleges and universities where he taught acting and movement. In addition to coaching, Rob acts and choreographs professionally in the DC area. Rob holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater and both a Masters of Letters and Master of Fine Arts degree in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance from Mary Baldwin College.
Lauren is a PSA rated coach with over 16 years coaching experience and is a TOI National silver medalist with the Coyotes Ice Ensemble. After a lifetime of competitive skating, Lauren earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Wellness from Arizona State University and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Pacific University, Oregon. She is a USFS National Network Provider Physical Therapist currently coaching full time in the DMV.
Kelly’s skating career began in Ottawa, Canada where she competed through the Junior level. She achieved gold levels in figures, freestyle and dance. Performing in local ice shows and tv productions gave her enjoyment and experience as a performer. Now coaching for over 25 years, Kelly enjoys working on moves in the field, jump technique in addition to Theatre on Ice. Kelly has been coaching with CTOI for seven seasons.
Alyssa's competed for 10 years as a member of the Chicago Jazz Synchronized Figure Skating Teams, earning several National titles and was a member of Team USA. Alyssa began coaching in Jefferson City, MO in 2013 and has since moved to the DC/VA DMV where she works full time as an Art Therapist for substance abuse and addiction. Alyssa continues to compete at the Senior level with CTOI.
Whitney Overchuk has been coaching TOI for four years and thoroughly enjoys the creative process involved. All ages and abilities can participate which makes the challenge all the more enjoyable for her and the skaters!
Brittany is a USFSA double gold medalist and skated competitively for thirteen years. She has been coaching for over ten years. Brittany was an elementary school teacher for five years and holds two Masters degrees in Education and Special Education. When she is not coaching she works for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
2022 Cardinal Classic
2022 Spring Challenge Cup
2022 National Championship
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Theatre on Ice?
Theatre on ice is a form of competitive figure skating that is popular in Europe, where it is known as ballet on ice. It combines the grace of figure skating with the excitement of theater and dance. Teams consist of between 8 and 24 skaters. They perform two programs: the Choreographic Exercise (CE) program and the Free Skate program. The programs are judged by U.S. Figure Skating judges and are evaluated on technical merit and presentation with emphasis on originality, costuming, artistry and musicality. Skaters, both competitive and noncompetitive, can learn and grow on a theatre on ice team.
What are Costs like? Is there travel?
National teams (Preliminary, Intermediate, Novice and Senior) will travel to two competitions in 2022: the Cardinal Classic in Woodbridge, VA in April, Boston Spring Challenge Cup in April, and Theatre on Ice Nationals in June.
Preliminary, Intermediate, Novice, Adult, and Senior team dues will be under $3,000/year.
Performance teams will perform two shows at local rinks. Performance teams will have dues under $300/show.
Monthly dues cover coaches’ fees, costume, event entry fees and ice time. They do not cover individuals’ travel expenses to events.
What are the qualifications for each team?
Performance: All ages and all levels allowed. No moves in the field tests needed. We’ll put on shows for all levels in November and March.
Senior: 15 years of age and above, up to 4 rostered skaters outside the age range by no more than 3 years. Skaters must have passed their Novice moves.
Novice: 8-15 years old allowed up to 4 rostered skaters outside the age range by no more than 3 years. Skaters must have passed their Juvenile moves.
Intermediate: 18 years of age and younger, up to 4 rostered skaters outside the age range by no more than 3 years. Skaters must have passed their Preliminary moves.
Preliminary: 12 years of age and younger, up to 4 rostered skaters outside the age range by no more than 3 years. Skaters must have passed their Pre-Preliminary moves.
Adult: 18 years of age and above. Skaters must have passed at least one moves in the field or dance test.
Where and When do you practice?
Teams practice at the Ashburn Ice House in Ashburn, VA, MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, VA, and The Mount Vernon Recreational Ice Arena in Alexandria, VA. Practices take place on Saturdays and Sundays. Skaters are encouraged to practice their routines individually or with teammates during the week.
Competitive teams practice at least 2 hours each week, typically on weekends. Practice includes one hour off-ice and one-hour on-ice and additional acting coaching.
Competitive teams also have two choreography weekends that focus on one of the two competitive programs.
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21595 Smith Switch Rd.
Ashburn, VA 20147
627 N. Glebe Rd, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203
2017 Belle View Blvd.