A Note from Adam Rippon
After the World Championships in March I found out that I was going to join the cast for the second half of the Canadian Stars on Ice tour.
I was so honored and I was also excited to be the only American skater on the tour. As I was the youngest and newest member of the cast I really felt that I was being watched out for and taken care of.
My first show was in Toronto, the city where I train. From then until the end of the tour, I felt so lucky to be skating with such an amazing cast of people. I also will have to admit that skating on the same tour as Kurt Browning was a little surreal. I can still remember going to my first Stars on Ice show and watching him perform.
Our last shows were in Victoria and Vancouver in British Columbia. It was a beautiful way to end an amazing experience.
Aside from the skating, a memory that stands out for me is my day off in Vancouver. Jeff Buttle, Scott Moir and I rented bikes and rode through Stanley Park. This memory stands out because first, I am terrible at riding a bike and second, I realized how lucky I was to have all of these experiences and to share them with such great friends. I think this is what that tour is all about. When all was said and done, the cast felt like a family.
So thank you to Sears, my cast mates, the crew and all the fans who came to the shows for helping to make some great memories. I hope I can only be so lucky to have many more tours in my future.