This is why I love Johnny Weir. Keep in mind, it had rained A LOT in the morning and the good folks at Rockefeller Rink could only take but so much water off the rink. Johnny had to decide whether to do his famous slide across the ice which was basically a toddler swimming pool. With that said...
After watching video of Johnny skating to Christina Aguilera's Army of Me, head on over to Binky's corner to see more.
Enjoyed a beautiful skate this morning at Rockefeller Rink in NYC! But there's a lot of construction and equipment in the area -- NBC is busily transforming the rink and plaza into Democracy Plaza. Tonight the rink closes at 10 pm (instead of usual midnight) and will remain closed tomorrow, Tuesday AND Wednesday. Here's what it's looking like right now:
The 50 states carved out on the ice. Was trying to figure out what state the little boy was skating on:
Construction almost done:
Maybe this is where Brian Williams and others will be stationed:
Whoever did the ice work did a great job -- Last time there were pictures on the ice like this (below), you could feel every bump skating over it but this time, the ice was as smooth as...well, ice!
Meryl Davis and Charlie White were on the Today show this morning and skated their short dance at Rockefeller Rink. What a treat to see them live! Meryl and Charlie both expressed their determination to be #1 in the world and be the 2014 Olympic champions. Video is below:
In case you missed it this morning, Sasha Cohen skated at Rockefeller Rink for the Today show. She'll be at Wollman Rink on Monday, April 4, to support Figure Skating in Harlem's annual gala. Love the new do!
Here's my interview with Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto when they were in NYC to promote the 25th anniversary tour of Stars On Ice. In addition to starring in SOI, Tanith and Ben are also pursuing their own individual careers. For Tanith, a future in broadcast media may be in the works and for Ben, he's in Seattle with long-time girlfriend Mary, looking to enroll in sports medicine school. It was great to see them peform live at Rockefeller Rink, along wth Evan Lysacek, Ekaterina Gordeeva and Michael Weiss. See complete SOI tour schedule here.