Time to lace up your skates! Stars on Ice is finally hitting the road again after a two-year break.
Following the 2022 Winter Olympics, some of figure skating’s biggest stars will take part in the 24-city tour that begins in Fort Myers, Florida, on Thursday, April 14.
“I am really excited about the opportunity to perform in front of our fans during the Stars on Ice Tour after a busy season of competitions,” Nathan Chen, who won a gold medal at the 2022 Games, said in a statement. “I miss performing for an audience, and it will be so much fun to skate for them.”
The Utah native, 22, is currently the top-ranked male figure skater in the world and is widely considered by many experts to be among the greatest of all time. In addition to winning his first Olympic gold, Nathan also earned a silver medal during the team event alongside Karen Chen, Madison Hubbell, Zachary Donohue, Madison Chock, Evan Bates, Vincent Zhou, Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier.
Knierim, 30, just won gold at the World Figure Skating Championships with partner Frazier, 29, to become the first American Pair team to be World Champions since 1979 and she couldn’t be happier to join the tour.
“I especially love performing in the group numbers, which are brand new every year,” she explained in a statement. “The entire cast skates together which is really fun for us. Hopefully, the audience will enjoy them as much as we do!”
The 2022 silver medalists are all set to join Stars on Ice alongside a slew of other talented Team USA athletes, including Mirai Nagasu, Mariah Bell, Alysa Liu and Jason Brown.
Nagasu, 28, meanwhile, no longer participates in competitive figure skating, but she remains an icon of the sport. In February 2018, she became the first American woman to land a triple axel in the singles competition at the Olympics — and only the third woman to do so from any country.
“It was my dream moment,” the California native said at the time of landing the difficult jump. “It felt like the stars aligned.”
Cofounded by Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton, Stars on Ice offers figure skating fans the rare chance to see their heroes up close in both individual and ensemble performances. Hamilton, 63, often provides commentary during figure skating competitions, including the Olympics.
“Everyone gets hooked on the drama because this only happens every four years,” the athlete told Parade of the Games in February 2018. “It’s also the one time we set aside our differences, come together and celebrate the human spirit. I still can’t believe I got to be a part of it.”
Tickets for the 2022 Stars on Ice tour are currently on sale. Tickets start at $30 each and are available for purchase at www.starsonice.com. Limited on-ice seating is available, and group discounts may be available for parties of 10 or more guests.
The 2022 Stars on Ice cast is one of the most decorated groups of American figure skaters that the tour has boasted in nearly a decade.
Click through our gallery for details on the figure skaters participating in the 2022 edition of Stars on Ice.