On Mother’s Day, I attended my third performance of Stars on Ice with my daughter, Mom and Mother-in-law. What a great way to celebrate the wonderful women in my life.
Each year I eagerly await my invite to Stars on Ice because it is one of my favourite live performances of all-time. Not only am I a huge fan of ice skating, but I am also an avid supporter of our Canadian athletes.
What these pros do in competition is awe-inspiring but it is really fun to get to see them outside of the judges scrutiny; performing for pure joy and fun!
MY FAVOURITE CANADIAN SKATER
It’s really hard for me to say I have a “fave” Canadian skater because they are all so wonderful; and how can you top Kurt Browning’s skill, comedic flare and years of experience? But if I had to choose my vote always goes to Canada’s sweetheart, Joannie Rochette.
She represents everything I believe a female, professional athlete possesses. Her performances are always spot-on, moving and entertaining. She is beautiful, elegant and puts her heart and soul into her performances; just look at her face and hands in this photo. She gives us her all every time!
MUSIC MUSIC AND MORE MUSIC
Another part of Stars on Ice that I always look forward to is the music they choose for the performances. They’re different each year and I always have Shazam open to capture titles to previously unknown songs. The Stars on Ice soundtrack often forms my summer playlist so I get to enjoy it all season long.
My favourite discovery this year was HipHip ChinChin (Maxim Illion Mix) by Club des Belugas. This song was set to a retro school girl performance that stared Tessa Virtue as a dance teacher to ’50s style school children; definitely one of my favourite performances.
DEATH DEFYING PERFORMANCES
One of the biggest draws to figure skating (in my opinion) is the crazy, death-defying acts that the skaters can pull off. I almost had to cover my eyes, but as true pros, they pulled it off without a hitch. Getting an intimate, close-up look and these daring moves is priceless!
Check out Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford performing some move that I have no idea its name but one that truly sent a hush throughout the crowd!
Again, speaking of favourites, the Supertramp compilation performance that filled most of the second half of the event was indescribable. There was so much going on that I couldn’t begin to tell the tale. In summary, you need to see the Stars on Ice performance to take it all in.
It started with Kurt Browning coming out on to the “stage” solo to share that as a young-boy, he admired his brother’s love of music, specifically Supertramp and it had always been a dream of Kurt’s to create a performance to titles from this band. Needless to say, he was successful in achieving his dream.
So clearly my recommendation if for you to attend a Stars on Ice performance in your area…but in the meantime, Jergens® Skincare (one of the Stars on Ice sponsors) would like to reward one City Mom reader with a Jergens® Skincare prize pack.
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Disclaimer: I was provided a Jergens® product gift basket and tickets to see the Stars on Ice performance. These opinions are 100% my own.