SEATTLE - SIFF holiday programming is getting a huge reboot this year with a new Holidays On Ice program inspired by Seattle's swirling excitement over possible expansion by the National Hockey League in December! In partnership with SIFF, we're presenting eleven of our favorite films to hit the ice, from November 23 through December 16.
"We are excited to join SIFF as a sponsor of Holidays On Ice," said Tod Leiweke, CEO and President, NHL Seattle. "As the city transforms for the holiday season and we gear up for Seattle to possibly join the NHL as its 32 franchise, we can't wait to see some of the best movies on ice!" While the much-anticipated Seattle Center Arena project gets underway next door (not to mention a new practice facility in Northgate, boasting three NHL regulation ice rinks and a major retail and community center for ice sports), NHL Seattle will be hosting exciting interactive activities at the Film Center on select dates throughout Holidays On Ice.
Both the SIFF Film Center and the Winterfest Ice Rink will be offering discounts for anyone that wants to do both. A $2.00 off discount will be given at the Film Center for anyone with a special coupon from the ice rink, and they in turn, will offer a $1.00 discount to anyone with a ticket stub from a Holidays On Ice film. This offer can only be redeemed in person.
Artistic Director Beth Barrett wraps it up perfectly, "What better way to kick off winter, and the holiday season, than a celebration of classic films about ice - skating, curling, and playing hockey! From the tearjerkers to the comedies, with some hip checks for good measure, Holidays on Ice has something for everyone."