That was only time COI came to my city and MK did the last number. Skaters looked kinda numb from what I recall. Oh, and I didn't live far away from a bigger venue but couldn't ever get there.I think the biggest Champions on Ice tour was 2002, following the Olympics. 93 cities. The skaters were exhausted.
Not every skater did every show. As I recall, Sarah Hughes, as Olympic champion, skated last in the shows at the beginning of the tour that she participated in. When Sarah dropped out, they put Michelle in that spot (Fields of Gold). But Alexei Yagudin said, hey, wait a minute. i'm a gold medal winner, too. Michelle only got bronze. So they let Yagudin skate last for a good portion of the tour.
More Champions on Ice, 2002