They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, which is why the annual Ice on Ice event is always so popular.

Get ready to sparkle and shine all night long, while supporting a very worthy cause: the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

This year, there is a change of venue. The casino and cocktail party will be held at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort on June 2 at 8 p.m. The grand ballroom will be transformed into a high rollers paradise by experts from Save the Date Décor and AI Rentals.

Ice on Ice offers the perfect opportunity to glam up with friends and coworkers, ready to enjoy the ambience and lively music.

Guests will kick-start their evening with a welcome cocktail, courtesy of Grey Goose, before entering the ballroom where casino tables with games such as blackjack, spin the wheel, craps and roulette will be available to play.

Toward the end of the night, everyone will be able to redeem their gaming chips for tokens to enter the prize drawing for gifts such as a treatment from la prairie Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, a Guy Harvey painting, and LIVE Festival VIP tickets.

So, why call this event Ice on Ice? Because four lucky guests will win a real half-carat diamond, courtesy of Rocky’s Diamonds. Fake diamonds and four real diamonds will be hidden in the ice cubes in people’s drinks. As the ice cubes melt, guests will have to pay attention because they might find they’ve got the real thing at the bottom of their glass.

Since 2003, the Ice on Ice event has been supporting the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

“Ice on Ice is the most glamorous Cancer Society event of the year,” says Jennifer Weber, the Society’s operations manager. “Ladies like to get their girls together, wear their sparkly dresses and spend the night sipping fancy cocktails while trying their luck at the games. It’s such a fun night!

“Last year, I think there were nearly 500 people in attendance. We just wait to hear people scream, ‘I won!’ It’s exciting to anticipate who might win and how they will react.

“100 percent of the ticket sale proceeds come directly us. Each year, our need for funding continues to increase. The need never ends and in fact, it increases exponentially each year. Last year, the Society spent over $400,000 on patient financial aid, so the need is great.”

The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach resort will be serving canapes throughout the night and a cash bar will be available. There will be a strolling magician, a photo booth and live jazz music followed by a DJ to keep everyone dancing the night away.

Tickets are available online at, or at Rocky’s Diamonds and the Cayman Islands Cancer Society at $59 per person or $99 per couple. The price includes a welcome cocktail and $10 in gaming chips. There will also be complimentary limo pick up and drop off from Abacus in Camana Bay if guests want to park in Camana Bay instead of at the Marriott.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 949-7618 for information and to reserve tickets.

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