Ice Wars on sale Sep. 30
Ice Wars is taking place on Nov. 2 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, IL (outside of Chicago).
The confirmed skater lineup is:
Team USA: Brian Boitano, Michael Weiss, Angela Nikodinov, Rory Burghart
Team World: Kurt Browning, Alexei Yagudin, Oksana Baiul, Shizuka Arakawa
Tickets go on sale Sep. 30. I don't have phone numbers/links yet but you can probably find that info on the Sears Centre website when they add the event.
No TV date is set yet.
No offense but team USA seems pretty lackkluster. Most of the top US skaters from years past are not there! (Nothing against those that are though.) Team World on the other hand has 3 Gold Medalists, including one from the past Olympics. Pretty obvious to me that Team USA is no match for Team World in this competition
Originally Posted by Teenes
Overall I think it's a somewhat interesting line-up except for Rory Burghart (honestly, is that the best they could do?) and the train wreck that is Oksana Baiul.
Oksana has had some occasions where she landed most of her jumps in Ice Wars. This doesn't mean she'll do it this time, but I think she has a chance. We'll have to wait and see.
Originally Posted by waxel
I wouldn't say that Rory Burghart is a weak link in this line-up. She does not have the full complement of triples, but she is a powerful skater, a good spinner, and check out her split jump!
The only ringer in the bunch is Shizuka Arakawa! What's she doing toying with all these used-to-be's?
Mathman, I don't think they'll drag her down or anything. She remains a superb skater and a recent Gold medalist, despite the other Ice Wars participants who don't come anywhere near her technical skating abilities.
Originally Posted by Mathman