Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Feet on the Ice, Head in the Clouds

Ekaterina Gordeeva, Ilia Kulik, Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, Kyoko Ina and John Zimmerman. If you recognized those names, you know that Stars on Ice is on tour, and SwingDaddy, Lady O, and I got to see them skate!

I always send in the Advance Ticket Form the day after the show, an entire year before their next visit, and for the third time, we've been rewarded with tickets in the very front row, right on the ice. It's worth getting a little cold to see such artists and athletes up close.

SwingDaddy brought the camera and captured some great images.

Katia, lovely in blue.

Jamie, doing a handstand on David's bicep.

We got to shake hands with Kyoko, daring as ever with her partner, hunky John Zimmerman.

One production number featured a heist at a fancy ball.

Another number was set in the 60's, with elaborate costumes. It reminds me that we should have more elaborate hair for most of our vintage dances.

All in all, an excellent show.

Updated for skating fans: More pictures here!


Mayberry said...

Wow--that handstand picture is amazing!

YF said...

Yeah, that handstand one is so cool... Reminds me of the tricks you do w/ Q.

Lara said...

you don't think the wigs are elaborate enough!? :-P

Mamacita Tina said...

Looks like a great show! I can't wait until the kids are old enough to tag along. Of course, it's nice to have a night out with just adults too.

Karianna said...

Ooooh, it has been awhile since I've seen figure skating live. Sigh. What a great time!

Lady M said...

Mayberry and YF - We've watched them do that handstand a couple of times now, and it's so cool. She puts most of her weight right near his elbow and against his shoulder, which helps both weight and balance.

Lara - You're right, the colored wigs are the one number with good enough hair.

Mamacita Tina - I'm looking forward to taking Q someday too!

Karianna - It was a great show. Since you're a hockey player, thought I'd mention David's comment during the show when asked what his childhood dream was: " I dreamed of lifting the Stanley Cup. But instead I lift Jamie." He does that well though!