Russian figure skating duo, Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov are universally recognized as the greatest skating pairs team of all time. They shared a love on and off the ice, were married in 1991 and had a daughter, Daria, in 1992. In November 1995, while rehearsing in Lake Placid for a "Stars on Ice" figure skating performance, Sergei passed away from a heart attached at 28 years old.

A year later, Ekaterina courageously returned to the ice as a solo skater. 20 years later, she celebrated Sergei's life with a tribute performance to her late husband featuring her close friends, figure skating legends and Olympic Champions Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi, Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Ilia Kulik, and David Pelletier, as well as Olympic silver medalist Paul Wylie and World Champion Yuka Sato. With over 30 years of performances, the beloved group has a rich and long standing skating tradition in Lake Placid.

Side Trax went backstage to share behind-the-scenes preparations for the show.

 

Special effects
Special effects
Set up
Set up
Lights
Lights
Audio
Audio
Front row seats
Front row seats
VIP Seating
VIP Seating
Sewing
Sewing
Practice
Practice
Jumps and spins
Jumps and spins
Behind the curtains
Behind the curtains
Dress Rehersal
Dress Rehersal

Editor's Note: Check out talented skaters, many en route to the Olympics Games, at the Summer Saturday Night Ice Show series!

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