Stars on Ice 2016
- Posted: May 8, 2016
- Author: #BGReviewer Paula B @norton6654
Last night I was the lucky one that won tickets to Stars on Ice, however, there was just one catch: I would have to write a review of the show. Wait, what?! Budweiser Gardens not only gave me two tickets with a great view but they also want my thoughts on my favourite sport?! Sign me up! I am a figure skating über fan!
Well skating fans were in for a treat as between the 12 performers there were 30 world medals, even more amazing is that they were all Canadian except for one. The talent of skating in Canada is bar none the best in the world. Who are we kidding Canada has adopted the 12th performer Javier Fernandez who is the reigning two time world medalists from Spain, who is both a powerful and charming skater.
I have been to many Stars on Ice performances and this is was definitely one of the best. The loudest applause was for Elvis Stojko who hasn't been performing with SOI for awhile, and he should he could still get the crowd going with his innovative moves and still powerful jumps.
Patrick Chan showed the audience his amazing skating skills and grace throughout one of my favourite numbers of the night with Mack the Knife.
Megan Duhamel and Eric Radford delighted the audience with a number to Piano Man and showed us all some of their great pairs tricks to the ahhs and awes of the spectators.
Tessa and Scott (no lasts names needed with these local beloved skaters!) had a few standing even before they started to skate. I feel they are even better then when they retired two years ago. Watch out world they have decided to join competitive ranks again, and will be bringing back their amazing dance and performance skills. Scott knew his audience and made sure to get a Go Knights Go in!
Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, Jeffrey Buttle, Kaetlyn Osmond, and Joannie Rochette didn't disappoint and had some beautiful numbers that fans loved.
By far my favourite singles performance of the night was Chan, Buttle, and Stojko skating to Sounds of Silence by Disturbed watching three world championship skate together was a real treat and reminded us as to why they are champions.
The couples didn't disappoint and skated to Rise Up performed by Andra Day and brought powerful emotion to their skating drawing the audience's emotion into this uplifting number.
I can't wait to see what next year brings!