Sun Valley On Ice: Evan Lysacek


By Michelle Bartlome

Sun Valley, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - World–class figure skaters and Olympic and world champions are all taking part in Sun Valley Resort's summer ice shows.

These prestigious skaters are performing on Saturday evenings throughout the summer.

Sun Valley on ice runs until Labor Day weekend.

It's an ice show that isn't to be missed.

It's an all–star line–up, including World champion and reigning Olympic gold medalist, Evan Lysacek.

"I've been many times. It's like a second home for me. I'm threatening to move here someday. I could see myself being a full–time resident. To share the ice with people that have come before me and stepped out on the ice is pretty incredible,” said Evan Lysacek, World Champion and Reigning Olympic Gold Medalist.

"I'm debuting my short program and my free skate that I'm hoping will take me to Sochi in a few months for the Olympics,” said Lysacek.

For Lysacek, while it all might seem like fun and games, it's all a part of his training schedule.

"I'm using this as a fun show, but also a way to get the ball rolling into competition. This is a good tool for me to get some practice under my belt. It's a nice big rink to skate on,” said Lysacek.

A training schedule he calls "brutal" as he attempts to go for history winning back-to-back gold medals.

"I never thought I would be going for history in anything. Four years later, the experience in Vancouver is still moving forward. Some days I feel like it's tomorrow, others, I feel like it's worlds away,” said Lysacek.

A world away and plenty of pressure.

But today, there's only this.

Lysacek was the headliner this past Saturday night.

All shows start at dusk. Seating is reserved and advanced reservations are recommended.

Tickets are available at and at the Sun Valley Recreation Office – 208-622-2135 or 888-622-2108 or at the gate prior to the show.

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