NYIGF Offers Ice Skating Events During Winter Market
|Ryan O'Meara, a former ice dancer who competed in the 2006 Winter
Olympics, will make an exclusive on-ice performance during the
Winter 2011 New York Market. In addition, and through the
cooperation of the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF), 7
West 34 St., 41 Madison and 230 Fifth Ave., market participants
can enjoy VIP FastPass admission and free skate rental at Citi
Pond at Bryant Park throughout Market Week (Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2011).
O'Meara, currently a home products retailer and interior
designer, will perform with partner Emily Nussear on Saturday,
Jan. 29 at Citi Pond at Bryant Park. Following a brief
performance at 6:30 pm, market-goers can join the pair on the ice
until 8:30 pm.
In addition to participating in the 2006 Olympics, O'Meara won
medals at the 2005 U.S. Championships, the 2005 Four Continents
Championships and the 2006 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
Following retirement from competitive ice skating, O'Meara
embarked on a career as interior designer and custom furniture
retailer. His Scottsdale, AZ firm, Palavela Home, is an
8,000-sq.-ft. showroom that carries furniture, accessories, gifts
and fabrics for custom designs.
Located in the center of Bryant Park on 42 St. between Fifth Ave.
and the Avenue of the Americas, Citi Pond is a 170-by-100-ft.
rink featuring free admission ice skating, with high-quality
rental skates. The rink is open daily through Feb. 27 from 8 am
until 10 pm Sunday through Thursday, and until midnight on Friday
For more details on the event and the NYIGF, visit nyigf.com.