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Stars on Ice: Review

By Thismomloves @ThisMomLoves
Last night my Aunt Sue (huge skating fan) and I hit the big city for Sears Stars on Ice Presented By Samsung.
The Stars on Ice team is four shows in to their Canadian run, which began on the East Coast, and is now continuing westward from Toronto. This was the first time either of us had seen one of their performances, and we weren't disappointed.
First of all, the music was fantastic. Lots of recognizable hits, both past and present.
While my interest occasionally waned during the slow, formal, as-seen-in-competition type of numbers, I was quickly energized by the more fun and casual routines with props and storylines (Shawn Sawyer was terrific as a businessman gone wild in one selection) and I particularly enjoyed the group performances.
Salé and Pelletier were definitely my favourites...and there still has to be a huge amount of trust between this now-split couple, since he literally holds her life in his hands during several "Oh my God, how is she doing that and please don't let her skull hit the ice!" moves. (Click here for my Momterview with Jamie Salé.)
Stars on Ice: ReviewPhoto: Michelle Harvath
Kurt Browning, still a strong skater, shone as a true entertainer, offering comedic commentary and hilarious moves which engaged the crowd and provided some continuity and flow to the entire show.
Stars on Ice: ReviewPhoto: Michelle Harvath
Other world-renowned cast members include Belbin and Agosto (until Virtue and Moir return from World's competition), Joannie Rochette, Evan Lysacek, Kyoko Ina, Sasha Cohen, and Jeffrey Buttle.
The running time was almost two and a half hours, with a 20 minute intermission halfway through.
If you're not at all interested in figure skating, I don't think I'll be able to convince you to see Stars on Ice. However, if you're even mildly enticed by the idea, I encourage you to check it out. It's a
For the tour schedule, tickets and more information, visit the Stars on Ice website.
(And by the way, if you're ever headed to an event at the Air Canada Centre, the Real Sports Bar and Grill across the street in Maple Leaf Square is a terrific --and busy-- pre- or post-show eatery, especially for die-hard sports fans.)
Disclosure: I was provided with tickets to the show for review purposes. Opinions are, as always, my own.

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