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Ryan Bradley with Stars On Ice performing at the HEB Center in Austin, Texas on December 15, 2021. (Photo: Ralph Arvesen)

Stars On Ice delivers Olympic, world and national champions this holiday season. If you are dreaming of a white Christmas, then Stars on Ice is granting your holiday wish with a Davis & White Christmas! Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalists, two-time World Champions and six-time United States Dance Champions Meryl Davis & Charlie White will be joined by Canada’s legendary figure skater Kurt Browning to headline a special Holiday performance of the Emmy award-winning Stars on Ice.

The star-studded cast also features Olympic Gold medalist Ilia Kulik, 2014 U.S. Olympic team Bronze medalist and three-time U.S. national champion Ashley Wagner, 2018 U.S. Olympic team Bronze medalist and seven-time U.S. national championship medalist Mirai Nagasu, 2014 U.S. Olympic team Bronze medalist and four-time U.S. national champion Jeremy Abbott, two-time U.S. national champion Alissa Czisny, three-time World Medalists and 2018 Olympians Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje and U.S. national champion Ryan Bradley.

Stars on Ice continues to be a pioneer in figure skating by offering fans throughout North America the rare opportunity to witness some of the world’s most accomplished and artistically gifted champions performing together in both individual and ensemble routines.

About Stars On Ice
Founded in 1986 by skating icon Scott Hamilton, the Stars on Ice tour has performed more than 1,500 shows over the last three decades. Past Tour performers include Olympic Gold Medalists Kristi Yamaguchi, Scott Hamilton, Tara Lipinski and Ekaterina Gordeeva.

The Tour has won three Emmy Awards, one ACE Cable Award (Best Sports Special), and is recognized as the finest ice production in the world. Stars on Ice is produced by IMG, the global leader in sports, fashion and media.

Ryan Bradley
Ryan Bradley thought his competitive skating career had come to a close back in March 2010 when an injured foot landed him in 18th place at the World Championships in Torino. A longtime competitor and a natural showman, Ryan decided maybe it was time to entertain audiences instead of judges.

So he took some time off from competitive training, performed in several shows around the country and overall, he felt pretty good. But inside, he knew he wasn’t finished. Not yet. He didn’t reach his ultimate goal of competing in the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, finishing fourth at the 2010 U.S. Championships, the top three men made the U.S. Olympic team, but that didn’t mean he was finished.

His fans encouraged him to continue competing, too, sending him emails and messages on Twitter on Facebook persuading with him to give his competitive skating career one more shot. Eventually, he decided to come back. And, man, is he ever happy he did.

When he arrived at the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C., many were surprised by his presence. However, once he started skating, Ryan provided more surprises. His short program was dominating, including an incredible quadruple jump and he became the overnight leader. In the free skate, Ryan scored enough points to secure his first U.S. title in 11 trips to the national championships.

"I need to go home and make sure this really happened,’’ Ryan said after his victory. “We were on the podium with our flowers and I was like, `I don't think you can smell in dreams.’ So I smelled the flowers to make sure I'm awake."

The flowers smelled beautiful, and yes, this has been a dream year for Ryan but make certain of this: It is no dream.

Since his retirement from competitive skating in March, 2012, Ryan spent time entertaining vacationers in skating shows aboard the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas cruise ship. “I really enjoy the lifestyle,” says Ryan. “The small rink makes it really personal. You can look into their eyes; it’s like they’re all sitting in the front row. It was very appealing to me.”

Ever the consummate entertainer, Ryan realized a lifelong dream as he was invited to join the 2012 Stars on Ice cast, and tour the United States & Japan. This year will mark Ryan’s fifth year touring with Stars on Ice.

During the past three summers, Ryan was the headliner of “Sun Valley On Ice.” Ryan has performed with the renowned Ice Theatre of New York shows. The rest of his schedule is rounded out with ABC televised @DissonSkating specials, ice shows, teaching seminars and giving back to the sport he so dearly loves through the mentoring of young skaters.

In addition, Ryan has enjoyed his new role “off the ice” including commentating for Universal Sports, conducting behind-the-scenes interviews or in-arena radio. “I feel it is very important to stay so involved in the sport of figure skating," he said. "I want to use my knowledge and passion to keep the sport moving in the right direction."
Thanks for the magic! I was on the ice, close to the skaters, I almost felt like being with them on the ice, I really appreciated.

We will definitely be back! The show was great as it had our favorite skaters, loved the cast, meet and greet was very well organized.

Great time! Lots of fun, great atmosphere, skaters do a great job of entertaining.

This year's Stars On Ice was nicely done.

Stars on Ice delivered an entertaining night of ice skating. They did a nice mix of single skaters and group numbers including several holiday oriented numbers. I would recommend this show to anyone who enjoys ice skating.

It was amazing! I recommend that everyone should see this at least once.
Stars On Ice was at the HEB Center and continues across the United States with the last stop at the Amsoil Arena in Duluth, Minnesota on December 19, 2021.

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