Skating Fridays


Holiday Celebration on Ice

Ever since the stay-at-home orders, my family and I have been slowly cleaning out each of our rooms. We’ve been trying to de-clutter and donate or get rid of things we don’t need anymore. A few weeks ago, we donated something like 9 pieces of old furniture we didn’t use.

While we were cleaning, I found this old program from a 2005 Holiday Celebration on Ice event. I was fortunate enough to score backstage tickets and got to meet some of the skaters. I remember getting Katia Gordeeva to autograph a copy of My Sergei for me. I also got to meet Brian Boitano, Caryn Kadavy and Kyoko Ina as well.

It was fun being able to reminisce about this show. As it turns out, my best skating friend was also at the same show! She and I didn’t know each other back then, but it’s cool that we were both there.


  1. December 4, 2020 / 7:12 pm

    Eva, seeing those pictures just takes me back! Thanks for sharing this fun skating nostalgia–and good for you, cleaning out!

    • evabakes
      December 5, 2020 / 7:32 am

      It was a fun experience to go backstage after the show. Sadly, one of the top billed skaters was not friendly at all. But, it was still great getting to meet all these skating celebrities!

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