Ice Follies

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The Ice Follies, formerly known as the Shipstads & Johnson Ice Follies, is a touring ice show featuring elaborate production numbers, similar in concept to Ice Capades. It was founded in 1936 by Eddie and Roy Shipstad, and Oscar Johnson.[2][1] In later years, Olympic skaters such as Donald Jackson, Barbara Berezowski, Peggy Fleming, and Janet Lynn were in the cast.[citation needed] Ice Follies also featured novelty acts such as Frick and Frack[3] and Richard Dwyer, who was billed as "Mr. Debonair".[4]

Quick facts: Trade name, Formerly, Type, Industry, Founder...
Ice Follies And Holiday on Ice, Inc.
Disney On Ice[1]
FormerlyShipstads and Johnson Ice Follies, Inc.
Holiday on Ice[1]
Typeprivate subsidiary
  • Oscar Johnson
  • Eddie Shipstad
  • Roy Shipstad
HeadquartersFeld Entertainment Studio, ,
Area served
Production output
Touring ice shows
BrandsDisney on Ice
ParentFeld Entertainment

The production company is now called Ice Follies and Holiday on Ice, Inc., a subsidiary of Feld Entertainment which produces the shows under the Disney on Ice and "... on Ice" titles. Feld formed the new subsidiary from the Ice Follies and U.S. Holiday on Ice touring companies.

The show was a variety show that included a chorus line called The Ice Folliettes, which led to synchronized figure skating, that famously precisely performed a kick line and pinwheel on ice.[1]