638 People Dance the Conga on Ice with the cast from On Your Feet! in Amsterdam
Tons of fun! On a sunny Sunday over 600 participants attempted to break a world record: Longest Conga Line on Ice!
The goal was clear, the organisation Ice*Amsterdam wanted to give the city Amsterdam a special gift before the ice skating season was over. That’s how they came up with the idea to attempt a world record – longest conga line on ice – together with the cast from hit musical On Your Feet!. All participants received hot chocolate and attended a spectacular performance from On Your Feet!.
Just after 11 am, the moment was there. The enthusiastic participants formed long rows after which tropical Conga-sounds emerged from the speakers. Tommie Christiaan knew how to create the right mood and Vajèn van den Bosch excelled with her incredible musical performance. After the official time keepers confirmed it, Tommie was able to announce to everyone the record attempt was a success!
“This was amazing, we worked really hard to achieve this. But now we can say we’ve beaten the world record. Enough people joined us on the ice! Incredible. Our season runs until February 4, 2018, but thanks to this highlight we are already looking forward to next year.” (Freely translated from Dutch) - Pim Pronk, Stichting Ice*Amsterdam
“It was amazing to see so many enthusiastic participants. Together with the cast from On Your Feet! we’ve been able to create an amazing event! We’ll remember this special happening with great feelings, we’ll be back next year.” (Freely translated from Dutch) - Willem-Jan Brabers, director Ticketsplus
Footage: Contact press agency ANP or download here.