Last week we had the opportunity to go see this years Stars On Ice at the Amway Center in Orlando. They just kicked off their nationwide 2014 tour and this year feature 2014 Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White as the headliners of every show! The couple took the first ever GOLD in ice dancing for the United States and will perform in every city in the 20 city tour across America, along with their bronze medal winning team mates from the inaugural Olympic figure skating team event. Fans of Meryl and Charlie can also watch them on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars on Monday evenings.
This is the first time ever that the Olympic figure skating team will headline the annual nationwide tour! Alongside our Gold medalists will be two-time US Champion Ashley Wagner, 2014 US Champion Gracie Gold, four-time and reigning US Champion Jeremy Abbott, 2014 US Silver medalist Jason Brown, and two-time reigning US bronze medal pair champions Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir. The tour also features two-time US dance silver medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates, 2011 US Champion Ryan Bradley, and 2010 Olympian and 2014 US Bronze medalist Mirai Nagasu.
As the show began to start we found out that this show was actually being filmed and was going to be shown Sunday the 13th at 3pm on NBC, and therefore, was being hosted by Stars On Ice founder Scott Hamilton.
What I enjoyed most about the show was the music chosen for the routines! They ranged from very beautiful slow songs like Lana Del Rey’s “Young And Beautiful”, to Pharell’s “Happy” and Imagine Dragons “Demons”.
One of my favorite ones, and most surprising was Jason Brown’s routine to Mc Hammer’s “You Can’t Touch This”, it got everyone dancing and was really quite unexpected.
I also really enjoyed when the boys came out and had such a fun break dancing routine, their actual skates were designed to look like Converse sneakers to really look like true B-Boys!
After the intermission things were slowed down a little when the girls came out with a ballet number set to a boychoir singing Radiohead’s “Creep”, the colors and movements during this piece were so beautiful, it was visually stunning!
The couples routines were absolutely amazing, but I have to admit i got a bit hot and stressed out during some of them! Some of the moves were just stunning but absolutely nerve wracking too!
I have to say, my favorite part of Stars On Ice was when Gracie Gold paid tribute to the Disney movie Frozen and performed to Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go”. Her outfit was gorgeous and certainly fit for a Queen, she looked just like Queen Elsa in ice blue sequins and a small skirt! It was a beautiful scene, and very popular with the audience here in Orlando!
At the end of the show, as it was being taped for National Television, they had the stars re-do a couple of their routines that just didn’t come out right on the tape, or had a slight error in them. So this was quite fun as it meant we got to watch some extra scenes and enjoy them all over again!
This show was so fun to watch live, I did manage to catch the taping they showed on TV, but it was just highlights so as not to spoil the show for people planning to go and see it live. I have to say, even though I couldn’t see their faces up close at the live show, I much preferred seeing it live as opposed to on TV. If the Stars On Ice tour is coming to a town near you, don’t hesitate to grab those tickets and go see the show, you wont regret it!
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