Meet Chantal Fry, Founder of Glisse on Ice
Chantal Fry is a Toronto-born professional figure skater and performance artist. From her first glide on the ice as a little girl, she fell in love with the cool wind and freedom of movement. While competing and training in Canada with Debbie Wilkes and in Lake Placid with Tommy Litz, Chantal excelled with the performance aspect of figure skating.
Her journeys brought her to Prague and other North American competition locations. Her creative side and eight years of classical ballet and jazz training, as well as the dramatic arts background gave her an artistic edge.
After completing four golds with Skate Canada and her coaching certifications. Chantal set off to the performance world with “Innovations on Ice.” She then toured with “Holiday on Ice” in Europe, the “Lido de Paris,” the “Cirque du Miroir" in Montreal. In 2000, she created “Glisse on Ice” in Marseille.
The skating troop toured France and later relocated to Canada and enjoyed success on a plastic ice surface performing with the Cirque du Soleil and other venues including the Four Seasons™, the Design Exchange and the Fairmont™ in La Malbaie, Quebec.
In 2006, while performing at Toronto’s Luminato festival, Chantal created the Burlesque character of Chantal de Bisous, performing a dynamic and sensual number on an 8x8 foot of ice. Chantal de Bisous also performed for Gay Pride and with Les Coquettes at the “War on Xmas” show.
She is fully fluent in English, French, and Spanish, and holds a bilingual Bachelor of arts degree in International Relations and Political Science, as well as a Masters in Journalism.
Chantal loves the concept of bringing the art of skating to places you least expect and prides herself on diversity through performance, travel, and experience. Her greatest joy is her twin daughters, her husband, and their loving family atmosphere with that certain French flair.
Cirque du Soleil
The City of Marseille
The City of St. Tropez
Sparkling Hill Hotel
Le Lido de Paris
Four Seasons, Ottawa
Fairmount, La Malbaie
Graydon Hall Manor
By Peter and Pauls
Holiday on IceWindsor Train Station, Montreal
The Spiegel Show
Montreal Burlesque Festival
The W Network