signed for July 27
Sun Valley Ice Show has signed Canadian pairs skaters and Olympic gold
medalists Jamie Salé and David Pelletier to perform in the July 27
show, ice show director Rainer Kolb said Saturday.
Olympic gold medalists Yelena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze
headlined two Independence Day holiday shows last week, and have agreed
to perform in Saturday’s performance headlined by Olympic gold
medalist Brian Boitano. Express
photo by Willy Cook
Pelletier were the other half of the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics’
most controversial split decision. Initially awarded the silver medal,
the Canadians ended up sharing the gold with Russians Yelena Berezhnaya
and Anton Sikharulidze.
by a French skating judge in determining the pairs skating scores led to
the compromise of awarding dual gold medals. The Olympic figure skating
scandal prompted International Skating Union action to overhaul the
signing of Salé and Pelletier means that the 2002 Sun Valley Ice Show
will have both pairs involved in the controversy, a coup that spectators
should enjoy, according to Kolb.
two Independence Day holiday shows was the Russian pair of Berezhnaya
appearance was popular, and Kolb expects ticket sales to be brisk for
the Salé and Pelletier show.
that two-time world champions Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze have agreed to
perform in one additional show—this Saturday’s performance headlined
by Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano.
Boitano show with Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze is being held
simultaneously with the Herbert Allen media conference in Sun Valley,
but the show is open to the public. Tickets are now on sale at the Sun
Valley Sports Center, 622-2231.