Ice Wars – World Ice Figure Skating Challenge

This  competition involved men and women competing on USA and World teams in technical and artistic programs. In 1994, scores for the women and scores for the men were averaged to find totals. The format of the scoring system continued to occasionally change throughout the years. In 2005, the event featured the first “Men vs. Ladies” format for this event.

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Ice Wars: USA vs. The World
November 2, 2006 ~ Hoffman Estates, Illinois

1. World
Kurt Browning, Easy, Expectation and the Blues
Alexei Yagudin, Blues for Klook, Legend
Shizuka Arakawa, Ave Maria, You Raise Me Up
Oksana Baiul, In Our Tears/Carmina Burana, Black Horse and the Cherry Tree

2. USA
Brian Boitano, Your Hands are Cold, That’s Life
Michael Weiss, I Can Only Imagine, Get Down Tonight/Boogie Shoes/That’s the Way I Like It
Rory Flack Burghart, Get Here, Last Dance
Angela Nikodinov, To Love You More, There You’ll Be


Ice Wars: Battle of the Sexes
November 17, 2005 ~ Peoria, Illinois

1. Men
Kurt Browning, Peace Frog, I Did It
Alexei Yagudin, Sway, Shout
Brian Boitano, Man of La Mancha, Elegy for Harp and Strings
Elvis Stojko,  Alla Luce del Sole, Are You Gonna Be My Girl

2. Ladies
Maria Butyrskaya, Color of the Night, Abba Mix (Money, Money, Money/Winner Takes It All)
Yuko Sato, Beanfields, Wine Safari
Nancy Kerrigan, Sway, Born to Try
Oksana Baiul, White Snow, What a Wonderful World


Ice Wars: Team USA vs. The World
November 19, 2004 ~ Charleston, South Carolina

1. Team World
Alexei Yagudin, Moon Over Bourbon Street, Feeling Begins
Kurt Browning, The Jitterbug, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Oksana Baiul, Golden Eye/Die Another Day, Swan Lake/Ice Ice Baby
Yuko Sato, In These Shoes?, Naughty Girl

2. Team USA
Nicole Bobek, ?, Whatever Lola Wants
Kristi Yamaguchi, She’s Got A Way, Belleville Rendez-Vous
Todd Eldredge, Hymne A L’Amour, Il Mirto and La Rosa
Brian Boitano, Sogno, He Just Wants to Cha Cha


Ice Wars: North America vs. The World
November 13, 2003 ~ Albany, New York

1. Team World
Ilia Kulik,     Nutcracker,     A House is Not a Home
Victor Petrenko, Hotel California, Flight
Oksana Baiul, Violin Concerto, Swan Lake
Elena Berezhnaya & Anton Sikharulidze, Polyushke Poyle (Meadowlands), Let Me Fall

2. Team North America
Nicole Bobek, Love Story, Dust in the Wind
Brian Boitano,  Persistence of Time  (Pt. I), Persistence of Time (Pt. II)
Kurt Browning,  MoondanceDing Dong Daddy
Jamie Salé & David Pelletier, Crying,  Who Wants to Live Forever


Ice Wars: USA vs. The World
November 14, 2002 ~ Manchester, New Hampshire

1. USA
Tara Lipinski, Paint It Black, To Where You Are
Nicole Bobek, Abba/Mamma Mia, Mystere
Scott Hamilton, Figaro, Double Bogey Blues
Brian Boitano, Nat King Cole medley, Hernando’s Hideaway

2. The World
Ilia Kulik, Piano Concerto in A Minor, Rubberband Man
Kurt Browning, Alive, Crash Into Me
Surya Bonaly, Shadowland, I Will Survive
Maria Butyrskaya, Ave Maria , Eyes Like Yours


World Ice Challenge
November 8, 2001 ~ Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Note: The name “Ice Wars” was changed to “World Ice Challenge
after the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States.

1. USA
Tara Lipinski, Shenendoah, Color of Roses
Rudy Galindo, Elephant Love medley, Gaitie Parisienne
Kristi Yamaguchi, Dance With Me Slow, Trust a Try
Brian Boitano, You’re Still You, Girl From Ipanema

2. The World
Kurt Browning, Am I the Only One?, Nyah
Philippe Candeloro, Love is All, Castaway
Surya Bonaly, Mask, Madame Butterfly
Yuka Sato, Strangers in Paradise, Color of Roses


Ice Wars VII
November 9, 2000 ~ Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

1. The World
Kurt Browning, Crash Into Me, Bring Him Home
Philippe Candeloro, It Was a Very Good Year, Tom Jones medley
Katarina Witt,Case Continues, Fever
Surya Bonaly, Ninkou Latora A La Lune, March with Me

2. USA
Nicole Bobek, Music, Ave Maria
Rudy Galindo, Big Spender, Colors of the Wind
Kristi Yamaguchi, Desert Rose, (I can’t get no) Satisfaction
Brian Boitano, How come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?, Blue


Ice Wars VI
November 3-4, 1999 ~ Baton Rouge, Louisiana

1. USA
Rudy Galindo, The Rose, Studio 54 medley
Tonia Kwiatkowski, Love Moves in Mysterious Ways, Marilyn Monroe Routine
Tara Lipinski, Genie in a Bottle, Dreamcatcher
Kristi Yamaguchi, Smooth, From This Moment On
Brian Boitano, Gone, Wild Elephants
Scott Davis, Por Arriba, Por Abajo/Bombay, Stay the Same
Jenni Meno & Todd Sand, Amore Perduto, Europa
Elizabeth Punsalan & Jerod Swallow, Oblivion, Umbrellas of Cherbourg

2. The World
Oksana Baiul, Dov’è l’Amore, Baby One More Time
Surya Bonaly, Bajo Fuego/Rebel March, Gopher Mambo
Yuka Sato, Hat Full of Stars, I Make Him Feel Good
Kurt Browning, The Promise, Play That Funky Music/Brick House
Philippe Candeloro, Bailamos/I’m a Man/Maria, Braveheart
Alexei Urmanov, Georgian Variations, Swan Lake/Sleeping Beauty
Mandy Wötzel & Ingo Steuer, Wings of Hope/In Memory, Revolutions
Maya Usova & Evgeni Platov, Spente Le Stelle, Umbrellas of Cherbourg


Ice Wars V
November 18, 1998 ~ Albany, New York

1. USA
Brian Boitano, The Prayer, Frank Sinatra medley
Rudy Galindo, In the Navy/Macho Man/YMCA, Rondo Capriccioso
Nancy Kerrigan, Who Wants To Live Forever, Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
Tara Lipinski, Head Over Heels, The Second Element

2. The World
Victor Petrenko, ?, Michael Jackson medley
Philippe Candeloro, The Godfather, Saturday Night Fever
Oksana Baiul, Toccata & Fugue in D minor, My All
Surya Bonaly, Incantations, Tu Quieres Volver


Ice Wars IV
November 15, 1997 ~ Albany, New York

1. The World
Katarina Witt, It’s a Man’s Man’s World, Man of la Mancha
Oksana Baiul, The Color of The Night, All That Jazz/Hot Honey Rag
Yuka Sato, La Bayadere, Home Again
Kurt Browning, I’m Not Sleeping, Are You Lonesome Tonight
Viktor Petrenko, Django, Beatles medley
Jozef Sabovcik, Alone You Breathe, Secret Garden

2. USA
Nancy Kerrigan, A Boy Like That/The Dance at The Gym, God Help the Outcasts
Rosalynn Sumners, Sweet Rosalyn, Mouth
Caryn Kadavy, Foolish Games, Mambo Italiano
Paul Wylie, Summon the Heroes, Sleepers
Rudy Galindo, The Sound of Silence, Through the Eyes of Love
Brian Boitano, Shaft, Shenendoah/They    Call the Wind Mariah


Ice Wars III
November 16, 1996 ~ Tampa, Florida

1. USA
Rosalynn Sumners, My Favorite Things, Beautiful Goodbye
Jill Trenary, Variations on the Kanon, These Boots are Made For Walkin’
Caryn Kadavy, Toccata and Fugue, It’s All Coming Back to Me Now
Scott Hamilton, Walking the Dog/Sabre Dance, Cuban Pete
Paul Wylie, Summon the Heroes, Mission: Impossible
Brian Boitano, Mack the Black, Kiss Me

2. The World
Katarina Witt, Lemon Tree, Baby
Yuka Sato, I Love You Always Forever, Sozo
Elizabeth Manley, I Will Survive, The Power of the Dream
Kurt Browning, Lightning Crashes, The Cascades (Red Hat)
Viktor Petrenko, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Tosca
Jozef Sabovcik, Sarajevo medley, Trapped

* Complete title of Jill’s version is    “Variations on the Kanon by Johann Pachelbel” by George Winston


Ice Wars II
November, 1995 ~ Uniondale, New York

1. USA
Kristi Yamaguchi, Linus and Lucy, Gonna Be Strong
Nancy Kerrigan, The Hazel Woods/Caracena, With One Look
Brian Boitano, Mack the Black, Don’t Cry
Paul Wylie, La Valse, On The Waterfront

2. The World
Elizabeth Manley, Are You Ready For This?, The Impossible Dream
Oksana Baiul, The Feeling Begins, Sadeness
Kurt Browning, Bonzo’s Montreux, Hey Pachuco
Viktor Petrenko, Limelight, This Business of Love


Ice Wars I
November 9 and 12, 1994 ~ Uniondale, New York and Providence, Rhode Island

1. USA
Kristi Yamaguchi, Doop Doop, Reflections of Passion
Nancy Kerrigan, Desperate Love, Run To You
Brian Boitano, Mack the Black,Preludio And Siciliana
Paul Wylie, Carmina Burana, Schindler’s List

2. The World
Katarina Witt, Solo, Where Have all the Flowers Gone
Oksana Baiul, Hours Between Night and Day, Pas de Deux
Kurt Browning, St. Louis Blues, The Rocketeer
Viktor Petrenko, Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White, Malaguena