Episodes: Six (60-120 minutes)
TV show dates: November 22 – December 21, 2010
Series status: Cancelled
Hosts/judges include: Dick Button, Laurieann Gibson, Johnny Weir, Vernon Kay, and Tanith Belbin.
TV show description:
This reality series pairs a celebrity with a world class ice skater. Together, they prepare to compete in front of a live audience in a televised ice skating competition. The skating pairs are critiqued by a panel of expert judges and receive a set of scores based on artistry and technique. They’re also judged by the viewers at home, with one couple being eliminated each week.
The judges are Dick Button (a two-time Olympic champion and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster), Laurieann Gibson (dancer and choreographer for Motown and Bad Boy Records), and Johnny Weir (a three-time U.S. champion, two-time Olympian, and World medalist).
The host is Vernon Kay with Tanith Belbin providing color commentary. With her partner Ben Agosto, Belbin is the most decorated U.S. Ice Dancer in history.
The pro-skater for the competition are Ethan Burgess, Keauna McLaughlin, Brooke Castile, Fred Palascak, Denis Petukhov, and Jennifer Wester. The celebrities are actress Sean Young, actress Rebecca Budig, actor Brandon Mychal Smith, musician Vince Neil, Olympic skier Jonny Moseley, and chef Bethenny Frankel.
Rebecca Budig and Fred Palascak won the trophy with Bethenny Frankel and Ethan Burgess in the runner up position.
First aired: December 21, 2010.
Image courtesy ABC.