"Stars on Ice" - The Best in Figure Skating:
"Stars on Ice" features the very best in figure skating and has become one of the most successful ice skating shows in the world.
In 1986, Olympic Figure Skating Champion, Scott Hamilton, founded "Stars on Ice". His vision was to create a show where ice skating champions could show off their athletic and creative ice skating skills. In the past, the only professional shows available to figure skating champions had been shows like Ice Capades and Ice Follies.
The first tour went to five cities in the United States. After ten years, the show toured fifty-five cities and also went to Canada.
"Stars on Ice" has been sponsored by Discover Card, Target, and Smuckers.
Group and Individual Performances:
In "Stars on Ice," the skaters perform in groups and individually. The choreography is considered to be highly creative.
Canadian and U.S. Tours:
A separate Canadian tour of "Stars on Ice" began in 1991. The Canadian show has been sponsored by different sponsors than the USA version.
The figure skaters who have toured with "Stars on Ice" have included National, Olympic, and World Figure Skating Champions. Some of the skaters include:
- Olympic Champion Scott Hamiltion
- Olympic Champions Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov
- Olympic Champion Kristi Yamaguchi
- Olympic Champion Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean
- World and Canadian Champion Kurt Browning
- Olympic Champion Tara Lipinski
- Olympic Champion Oksana Baiul
- Canadian Champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist Jeffrey Buttle
- Chinese and World Champions Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao
- World Champion Kimmie Meissner
- Olympic Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen
- Canadian Ice Dance Champions Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon