Stars on Ice: An Intimate Look at Skating's Greatest Tour

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Andrews McMeel Pub., 1998 - Sports & Recreation - 160 pages
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Scott Hamilton is one of the most beloved figure skaters in the world -- not just among his colleagues, but to the sport's countless fans as well. So when the Olympic gold medalist and four-time World Champion launched his "Stars on Ice" tour back in 1986, everyone wished him the best. In fact, the best is exactly what he got. Hamilton's "Stars on Ice" has become the most successful ice skating tour on the planet.

In this lively look at figure skating's most remarkable success story, Stars on Ice features full-color illustrations of the graceful skaters who have entertained fans throughout the show's reign. From Dorothy Hamill to Brian Orser, from Katarina Witt to Kristi Yamaguchi, Stars on Ice beautifully displays the talents of Olympic and World Champion skaters through stunningly realistic photography. In addition, behind-the-scenes vignettes from the tour reveal the heartfelt camaraderie and sense of family felt among the skaters. From the tour's early days of opening night fiascoes to the tragically unexpected loss of Sergei Grinkov to Scott Hamilton's own battle with cancer, Stars on Ice tells a tale of a sport that has touched fans like no other.

Each year, "Stars on Ice" plays to sold-out crowds in 48 to 55 cities in the United States and Canada, bringing at least 14 of the top figure skaters in the world to each venue. It's been a recipe for success that's helped elevate figure skating to its position of global prominence. Now, Stars on Ice helps to explain and illustrate this sport's everlasting fascination.

By its third season, "Stars on Ice" had forever altered the complexion of professional figure skating.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
8
GETTING STARTED
12
CHAPTER 2GETTING ESTABLISHED
22
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Barry Wilner has been a sportswriter for the Associated Press for 32 years, covering nearly every major sporting event, from the Super Bowl to the World Cup, the Olympics to the Stanley Cup finals. He is the author of 27 books on a variety of sports subjects, including Miracles, Shockers, and Long Shots: The Greatest Sports Upsets of All Time and Football Feuds: The Greatest College Football Rivalries¸ written in collaboration with Ken Rappoport.

Hamilton is an Olympic Gold Medalist, four time World Champion, fourtime United States Champion, producer, performer, broadcaster, and spokesperson for cancer research.

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