Chops is located at the entry of the buffet area. You should make your resevations the first day as soon as you can or the "good" times will be taken. We waited until the second morning (so we could see what days were formal nights) and we ended up having to be on a waiting list to get in!
You can also check with the main dinning room the first day. You can find your table number on your documents and then discuss it with the maitre'd if there when you go to the dinning room.
Ice show tickets are distributed in front of Studio B (which is the ice rink.) they set up a table and hand them out right there (its also by the picture viewing area. Watch the Compass for time and day and be there early so you are not standing in line for a long time.
Have a great time!
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007