I watched part of this afternoon's broadcast of Stars on Ice, which was a preview of this winter's tour and a retrospective of some of the outstanding performances from past shows.
Host Roz Sumners related how SOI came into being. A group of top skaters, led by Scott Hamilton, formed SOI in the mid 1980s, and many Olympic gold medalists have since skated with this show, including Dorothy Hamill, Kristi Yamaguchi, Katarina Witt, Oksana Baiul, Ilia Kulk, and Gordeeva/Grinkov.
A 1997 performance by Jayne Torvill/Christopher Dean to "Take Five" was aired. It was another T & D masterpiece, IMHO. The audience responded with a standing ovation.
The 1995 performance of Katia Gordeeva/Sergi Grinkov to "The Man I Love" was absolutely, positively beautiful. Stunning. Gorgeous. They were truly a couple in love. Their partnership was a gift to the figure skating world and to their many fans. G & G will forever remain in my heart and memory and one of the finest, if not the finest, pairs teams of all time.
I saw a portion of the last number, which featured Sarah Hughes and the men of the cast. Hughes skated a few double jumps and spins. She looked good, although she has gained quite a lot of weight since her competitive days.
Overall, all, great show!
Did anyone see it? If so, what are your thoughts?