I won’t go into a great deal of detail but just a few impressions. The arena was about half filled but the audience was very loud. As always the acrobat team Vladimir Besdin and Oleksiy Polishchuk are great favorites as well as Irina Grigorian with her hula hoop act. Dan Hollander’s spoof on some of the ice skating scandals was funny. No one got a standing ovation except at the end. I really liked the finale. Irina Slutskaya was really off, she singled a couple of her jumps, so unlike her. Johnny skated to My Way, he fell on one of his jumps but for the most part he did a good job. Sasha, Shizuka, and Michelle really got lots of applause.
The person who I think stole the show was Evgeni Plushenko, he was super. He even threw in a triple axel.
Here are some pictures I took.
2006 Champions on Ice