I had the most incredible Mother’s Day, thanks to Jergens. Jergens is one of the sponsors of the Stars on Ice tour and they offered me tickets to the London performance of the 25th Anniversary show, which happened to take place right on Mother’s Day. So I hopped in the car with my mom, my mother-in-law and my eldest daughter and drove to London for the afternoon.
My mother-in-law loves figure skating, so I thought this would be a real treat for her. That’s the main reason I said yes to the tickets. I thought the seven year old might enjoy the show, but I also worried she might be bored silly. My mom came along mostly because she agreed that a road trip to see an ice show would be a perfect gift for my mother-in-law. And at first it sort of felt like I was just along for the ride.
Then the show started and from the moment that Kurt Browning first glided out on to the ice I was captivated. These were some of the best figure skaters in the world, each one a world class champion, and I have to say they put on one heck of a show. Each time I looked over to check on the seven year old, I would see her leaning forward in her seat to watch, glowing in the coloured lights and grinning ear to ear.
|Skating to Des’ree’s “I’m Kissing You” in a modern interpretation of Romeo and Juliet.|
Yeah I cried during an ice skating show. I also clapped along to the music, giggled, held my breath, gasped, and cheered. Like I said, these Olympic class athletes put on one heck of a show. My mom felt the same way I did, we both went into the arena worrying we might doze off at some point and walked out amazed and inspired. Of course my mother-in-law loved the show and so did my daughter. It was a fantastic experience, one we will be remembering and talking about for years to come.
I seriously can not recommend Stars on Ice highly enough. As in go buy tickets right now, you want to see this show! By the time you’ll be reading this post, this year’s tour will likely be over (the final show takes place May 21st), however if you head over to the Stars on Ice website there is a form you can print out and mail in to pre-order tickets for next year’s show (at a pre-order discount).
Jergens is one of the main sponsors for Stars on Ice. As I mentioned they are the ones who so kindly offered me tickets. Prior to the show starting I noticed someone stationed just outside the ladies room offering a squirt of Jergens lotion to people as they left the washrooms. I thought that was kind of a nice way to integrate the sponsor with the show and a neat way to get to try out some skin lotion.
Have you ever been to Stars on Ice? If so, what did you think? If not, would you go? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Disclosure: Jergens provided me with tickets to Stars on Ice as well as a gift basket full of their fantastic products. As always my words and opinions are my own.