No matter how much you love watching ice skating, it’s fairly unlikely that you’ve booked a trip to Pyeongchang, South Korea to see the world’s best skaters compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Luckily, “Stars on Ice” is bringing the hottest up-and-coming skaters and established crowd favorites to the KeyArena so you can get a preview of the competitors who will represent the U.S. to the world in 2018.
“Stars on Ice” offers ice skating fans the rare opportunity to see the world’s most celebrated champions perform in person. Founded by Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, “Stars on Ice” shows frame the skaters’ talents with special choreography, lighting, costumes and music. Performances engage audiences with individual routines as well as ensemble pieces.
The tour has performed more than 1,500 shows over the last three decades, featured dozens of Olympic Gold Medalists, won three Emmy Awards and delighted audiences with a seamless fusion of athleticism and artistry.
If you keep up with the latest in skating, you already know who Nathan Chen is. If you don’t, here’s a quick run-down: 17-year-old Nathan Chen is the 2017 U.S. Champion, 2017 Four Continents champion, and is also the only skater in the world capable of landing both the quad lutz and quad flip jumps in competition. He’s also the first man to land five quads in the free program. In plain speech, this guy is a beast and is one of our top contenders for the gold in Pyeongchang.
Karen Chen, of no relation to Nathan, is another up-and-coming star who will skate in the 2017 “Stars on Ice” show. She finished first at the 2017 U.S. Championships and will compete for Team U.S.A. at the World Championships in Helsinki. Chen is a likely star of the 2018 U.S. Olympic team and might very well follow in the footsteps of her mentor and advisor, Kristi Yamaguchi.
The “Stars on Ice” cast for 2017 also includes three-time U.S. Champion and 2016 World Silver Medalist Ashley Wagner, two-time U.S. Champion Gracie Gold, and U.S. Ice Dance Champions and two-time World Medalists Madison Chock & Evan Bates. Also headlining the cast are three of the most accomplished skaters in U.S. history: reigning Olympic Ice Dance Gold Medalists Meryl Davis & Charlie White, and four-time U.S. Champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist Jeremy Abbott.
“Stars on Ice” is coming to Seattle on Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 pm for a performance at the KeyArena. You can buy tickets or, if you’re feeling lucky, enter to win two (2) on-ice tickets plus a one night stay at Inn at the Market in downtown Seattle and a gift card from Vann Edge Salon. Learn more and enter here.