What could be better than skating outdoors in the summer sunshine surrounded by a great old lodge and beautiful mountains? That’s Sun Valley. My husband and I were there for the ice show, the setting, and for me to skate and him to do yoga. One of my favorite memories is Jonathon Hunt teaching an adult Coffee Club group lesson in dark sunglasses. He led us through warmups used by the Ice Theatre of New York, lunges, swizzles and turns with big, balletic arm movements, to music that could have come from my favorite Pandora station. At our break I texted my husband, “I am in heaven.”
The photo is Jonathon and his pairs partner Natalia Zeitseva during the Sun Valley Ice Show on August 23rd. There’s also a video of their program from that night. I love their music, which is from the movie The Artist, and I could see skating to it. I often pick music with a similarly wistful quality.
Headlining the show that night were reigning Olympic ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Got a lotta photos of them to share, so….. their Scheherezade long program that they took to Sochi:
And their exhibition program:
More on the Sun Valley Ice Show and Adult Skating Week at Sun Valley in Part II (soon).