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Review: 'Smuckers Stars on Ice' delights fans in its Consol debut

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Date: March 28, 2011
Author: Kellie B. Gormly
"Smucker's Stars on Ice," as always, amazed and delighted fans of figure skating on Saturday, when the touring show -- celebrating its 25th anniversary -- enjoyed its first stop at Consol Energy Center.

The cast of champions from the Olympics and other competitions -- including gold medalist Evan Lysacek, silver medalist Sasha Cohen and bronze medalist Joannie Rochette -- each performed solo numbers and funny group acts. Old-timer Kurt Browning -- the 40-something, four-time World Champion from Canada -- served as the show's comedian, with goofy antics and an act where his voice, in a recorded soundtrack, cracked jokes while he skated.

The show is like watching ballet on ice, and it boggles the minds of people whose skating experience is mostly limited to clutching the rink's wall.

Sadly, the Consol center was less than half-full. Yet, the enthusiastic audience made up for the gaps in the crowd with their loud support.