Kristi Yamaguchi and Brian Boitano co-hosted Yamaguchi’s annual “Golden Moment” fundraiser on September 4, in San Jose, California, which boasted an all-star cast that spanned generations. 

In 2012, Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation launched “Always Reading” as our core program to connect children with e-books and 21st century technology in both the classroom, home environments and through community events. Funds raised from this annual show go towards developing that initiative.   

This year celebrated a milestone for Yamaguchi personally — the 25th anniversary of her gold medal moment in Albertville, France, in 1992. Yamaguchi and friends created their own “Golden Moments” on ice at this show.


See our exclusive backstage and on-ice images from the 2017 ″Golden Moment″ show in Honolulu, Hawaii.

2017 Golden MomentThe cast of 2017 ″Golden Moment″

2017 Golden Moment
Ekaterina Gordeeva, Kristi Yamaguchi and Yuka Sato

2017 Golden MomentBrian Boitano and Rudy Galindo shared a laugh during the show

2017 Golden Moment Mirai Nagasu and Ryan Bradley

2017 Golden MomentAfter sitting out a season to let a sever bone bruise heal, Polina Edmunds was happy to be back on the ice

2017 Golden MomentFormer U.S. ice dance champions Rene Roca and Gorsha Sur, with Kristi Yamaguchi and Alex Shibutani and Maia Shibutani

2017 Golden MomentA very blonde Jeremy Abbott

2017 Golden MomentKaren Chen


2017 Golden Moment
Vincent Zhou was the youngest member of the cast

2017 Golden MomentMirai Nagasu