Saturday, January 14, 2006

Stars on Ice

To kick off next month's Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, we thought it would be fun to see Stars on Ice, which was held at the nearby Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim.

Stars on Ice scrolls across the Arrowhead Pond marquis. (01/14/06)

The show featured several former Olympians, including:
  • Jamie SalĂ© & David Pelletier from Canada, who at the Salt Lake City games in 2002 were the victims of a judging scandal that cost them the gold medal in the pair category (although the IOC rightly awarded them the gold a couple of days later)

  • Alexei Yagudin (aka "Sexy Alexei"), who won Olympic gold in the men's category in the Salt Lake City games

  • Elena Berezhnaya & Anton Sikharulidze, the Russian gold medal pair winners who were also embroiled in the Salt Lake City judging scandal

  • World and U.S. National champion (and expert spinner) Todd Eldridge

  • World Champion Yuka Sato

  • World Bronze Medalists Kyoko Ina and John Zimmerman (whom you may have seen on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy)

  • Steven Cousins, eight-time British champion

  • Jennifer Robinson, six-time Canadian champion

  • Jason Dungien, two-time U.S. pair champion

All 12 cast members wrap up Act 1 of Stars on Ice. (01/14/06)

Stars on Ice was a great show and a great way to start what is going to be an exciting month of winter sports.


Christine said...

How was it? You know I can't wait for the Olympics! I'm clearing my tivo now!

Butterfly Queen said...

Does it count that I'm taking Alex to see Disney on Ice in 2 weeks? There does seem something perverse about Finding Nemo on ice... fish on ice are usually found in the supermarket or heading to the BBQ...