Ice, Glamour and Talent – Art on Ice 2015

Marc Sway Art on Ice

Ice, Glamour and Talent – Art on Ice 2015

Sarah Meier and Tom Odell at Art on Ice Zurich

Photos above © Geoff Pegler

Art On Ice 2015 in Zurich got off to a fabulous start with a packed house and a show filled with excitement and entertainment. The world class figure skaters danced effortlessly across the ice and mesmerised us with their amazing leaps, jumps and athletic moves. Over four days and five shows the audience was captivated by their skill and elegance.

The line up included top class skaters amongst the best in world. Taking part were Gold medallists Tatiana Volokova and Maxim Trankov:

Tatiana Volosozhar & Maxim Trankov

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov

Photo © Geoff Pegler

European Champion 2011 Florent Amodio:

Florent Amodio Art On Ice © Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Daesuko Takahashi, World Champion 201 and bronze Olympic medallist 2010:

Daisuke Takahashi at Art On Ice

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Daesuko Takahashi at Art on Ice 2015

Photo © Geoff Pegler

For more photos of Daisuke please see this article.

Swiss skater Stéphane Lambiel, World Champion 2005 & 2006, Bronze medallist 2007 and European Silver Champion 2006, 2008 and 2010:

Stephane Lambiel

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Fedor Klimov and Ksenia Stolbova the Russian figure skating pair who won Silver at the Olympic games 2014 and also at the European championships in 2014.

fedor klimov and ksenia stolbova © Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Sarah Meier, Swiss figure skater and European Champion 2011 and Silver medallist in the European championships in 2007 and 2008.

There was a special reception for Sarah Meier who after having performed for 14 years was attending Art On Ice this year for the last time. Speaking to her after the first show, she said that it was going to be an emotional four days and a “bitter sweet” experience performing her last acts at the show. She said that although she loved performing at Art On Ice she felt that now was the right time to step down.

Sarah Meier at Art on Ice 2015

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Sarah Meier © Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Sarah Meier Art On Ice 2015 © Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Carolina Kostner, the Italian World Champion 2012 who won Bronze in the Olympic Games 2014 and was European Champion in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013 performed the opening act. In the second half she came on again to perform to “Broken Strings”.

Carolina Kostner

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Nelly Furtado added vivacity and liveliness to the event with her light hearted banter and enthusiastic mood. She radiated fun and the atmosphere was infectious. She practised her Swiss German to a rapturous reception from the audience.

Nelly Furtado © NewInZurich

Photo © NewInZurich

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir from Canada were Olympic Champions in the 2010 Ice Dance, as well as World Champions in 2010 and 2012.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir © Geoff Pegler

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Fiona Zaldua and Dmitir Sukhanov the Anglo Russian pair mesmerised us with their breathtaking acrobatic performances.

Fiona Zaldua and Dmitir Sukhanov

Photo © NewInZurich

Joannie Rochette, the Canadian who won Bronze in the 2010 Olympics and Silver in the 2009 World Championships performed to “Keep On Walking”.

Joannie Rochette Art On Ice  © NewInZurich

Photo © NewInZurich

Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron from France, champions of the Ice Dance Cup of China and the Trophée Bombard 2014 and who were Silver Junior world champions in 2013, performed beautifully to Marc Sway’s Non, Non, Non and Severina.

Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron

Photo © NewInZurich

A comic twist as well as a talented performance was added by “Le Patin Libre”, particularly with their “strip doctors performance”!

Le Patin Libre at Art On Ice 2015

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Meanwhile Paulo de Souza performed some stunning feats and amazing acrobatics.

Tom Odell and Marc Sway provided beautiful songs and an added dimension to the event and the Ice On Art troupe who come from Switzerland, Belgium and the USA kept us entertained with their high octane performances.

tom Odell and Stephane Lambiel

Photo © NewInZurich

Marc Sway Art on Ice

Photo © NewInZurich

Art On Ice Dancers with Nelly Furtado

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Ice Galmour and talent - art on ice 2015

Photo © Geoff Pegler

Art On Ice Zurich took place at the Hallenstadion in Zurich. It is on in Lausanne on 10th and 11th February and in Davos on 13th and 14th February.

Related articles you may wish to read:

Art On Ice Celebating 20 Years

Profile of Daisuke Takahashi

To go to the Art On Ice website click here.

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