There's going to be a pop concert with the Edmonton Symphony playing skating's war horses, and Toller explaining why they work well for skating, functioning as the host of the show.
Toller feels music is no longer as important as it was in skating:"The reason they were used again and again is that they just bloody worked,” Cranston says. With each piece of music the ESO performs, “I’ll explain why it works, how it galvanizes an audience.” He’ll also share anecdotes from his illustrious career. In 1977, Cranston skated his way into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and received the Order of Canada.
Patrick Chan, the 2011 World Champion, is “a million times better than I ever was,” says Cranston, but the music he skates to is completely forgettable. “It seems to me the music now is second to technical abilities on the ice. That’s how you get marked. There’s no reason to be as bent upon being as creative as I was, because there’s no benefit to that. I was lucky enough to be in an age where the actual music you skated to, say for a world championship, was kept secret. It was a big surprise.”