So it was January 2017, about 10 days out from the 16th anniversary of Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List™ in Long Beach, California. I was telling the team: “I need one more cool entertainment idea—we need one more cool entertainment ‘WOW!’”

I must’ve summoned the special events gods, because I woke up early to an email that read, “Michael, I was told to reach out to you about your Hot List™ and thought we may be a good idea.”

Not really fully awake, I clicked the video embedded in the email, and 30 seconds in, I’m like, “Hmmmmm….”

A minute in and I’m like, “Woah!”

Two minutes in and I have butterflies in my stomach, and I’m exclaiming, “They are closing the show—#mcapproved! I found my last idea!”

Roller Skating to the Extreme

Let me introduce you to Victor and Jenny Arata, billed as “The Skating Aratas.”

This is the five-minute opener or closer that will have you on the edge of your seat with their death-defying roller-skating stunts!

Their routine consists of figure skating tricks usually performed in an ice rink, however, the Aratas use a special technique to display such skills on a platform only 6 feet in diameter.

Adding another layer of amazement, the platform is also elevated over the audience, which means every performance must be executed perfectly!

They have toured the globe, wowing audiences internationally with this jaw-dropping act, and are now resident headliners at Las Vegas’ premier Variety show, V the Ultimate Variety Show, at Planet Hollywood. 

The reactions from your attendees, will range from, “I can’t watch!” to “Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness—no, no, no!!!”

Watch this video and enjoy. This is the perfect opening general session act—a real wake up and smell the coffee moment!

 As with all of my favorite finds, The Skating Aratas are #mcapproved.

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VIDEO: Michael Cerbelli's: The Hot List™: The Skating Aratas