"The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett
This sounds like a great one, hopefully it gets televised!
As the years pass I appreciate Mr. Button more & more, no telling how much longer he'll be around, especially with the recent passing of Miss Barbara Ann Scott last year.
Here's hoping there'll be a television event that brings together the surviving Olympic Champions from around the World. (last time they had one was way back in the mid 90's; still have it on VHS, lol).
ETA: I recall how sad Mr. Button was when Barbara passed, probably thinking of his own mortality, as he's only 1 yr. younger than her, and is the same age as her when she passed last year...
Last edited by NadineWhite; 09-26-2013 at 03:40 PM.
Got my ticket - planning to be there!
Seems to be a little confusion over who's just appearing in the show and who will actually perform...anybody "in the know" who can clear this up?
Why are they advertising Evan as one of the skaters? Even if he is able to be back on the ice by then, he really shouldn't push himself skating in a show a few weeks before Nationals.
RD, glad to hear that you're going! I would think that all of the Olympic eligible skaters will skate. The non-Olympic eligibles (pros) - I guess it depends on their health issues - I would doubt that Dick Button would skate in this, but just to see him there to be honored is worth it to us.
While we are very much looking forward to this show, I do have one bone to pick. I feel that the criteria for the pros should be broadened to include World champions/multi-time world medalists - not limited to Olympic medalists. Since this show showcases American legends, I think that Michelle Kwan & Todd Eldredge should have been invited to skate in this show. As World champs, multi-time World medalists, not to mention multi-time US National champs, IMHO those things should count (not to mention longevity in the sport)! Rant over!
Last edited by paskatefan; 10-10-2013 at 10:09 AM.
I don't think Michelle is skating much anymore, she has a new husband, a new job, and a very busy life, including preparing to work for Fox for the Olympics. Not exactly time to plan and practice a program. She has pretty much moved on to a new phase of her life.
"Once you've skated together long enough, and you're really good friends, you can close your eyes, put your hand out and she's right there." Joe Dolkiewicz, 2011 US Novice Pairs Bronze Medalist
Yeah, I think fans have to get used to MK not skating in shows any more. Too bad, because I would have liked to see her skate...and didn't do so the one time I had a chance (a chance I didn't know about until afterward!!)
Catching Up with Gold Medalist Brian Boitano
Olympic champion Brian Boitano talks about his role on the Tribute to American Legends of the Ice and his latest projects.
(6 min. 30 sec. video): http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video/#!/o...tano/233560351
Kristi Yamaguchi and Michael Weiss (co-hosts)
Cast & Special Appearances: Dick Button, Evan Lysacek, Sarah Hughes, Tara Lipinski, Kristi Yamaguchi, Brian Boitano, Carol Heiss Jenkins, Hayes Jenkins, Tenley Albright, Nancy Kerrigan, Sasha Cohen, Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto, Paul Wylie, Rosalynn Sumners, Kitty & Peter Carruthers, Linda Fratianne, Ashley Wagner, Max Aaron, Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir, Gracie Gold, Ross Miner, Adam Rippon, Agnes Zawadzki.
Rippon and Gold are new additions.
Last edited by Sylvia; 11-27-2013 at 06:58 PM.
Rosalynn Sumners said she was going to do a duet with Linda Fratianne (if this is the event she was talking about in the interview I read). She didn't feel up to a solo so Disson arranged it. I would guess they want Evan to at least make an appearance as he is the reigning Olympic Champion. They could hardly not invite him.
I am going to this, too!
^ airdate is February 1, I think (just in time for the Olympics)
Posted: Tuesday December 3, 2013 3:33 AM
Legends hope to get skating back into spotlight
Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...#ixzz2mRJESyFpEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Brian Boitano has never spent time with Max Aaron, and he's looking forward to it as much as Aaron is.
Yep, the 1988 Olympic champion and American figure skating icon - the last U.S man to win a gold medal until Evan Lysacek pulled off the feat at Vancouver in 2010 - is eager to chat with the current U.S. champ. They'll do so next week before the Tribute to American Legends of the Ice show at the Izod Center on Dec. 11.
EDIT: I fixed this link.
Last edited by dardar1126; 12-03-2013 at 07:43 PM.
Here's a working link to the same Associated Press article by Barry Wilner: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2013/...ting-back.html