We all really love skating and it's our pleasure to show the fans what we can do.
We're happy if we can motivate people or inspire them.
She has spent nearly 20 years taking the ice as a soloist and more than ten of those years have still been spent performing with Music Times: Are you surprised that after all of these years, Stars on Ice continues to invite you back to tour with them?
Ekaterina Gordeeva: I was actually very surprised this year that they asked me to do the show.
Figure skaters come and go, some grab titles only to disappear a year or two later.
Sometimes the only goal is to win a national title and then to leave the sport altogether.
Time changed things and even physically I'm not sure that I could go through with 60 cities again (laughing).
MT: Is it hard for you to still return to Lake Placid for those tour rehearsals after losing Sergei there so many years ago?More importantly, they married in 1991 and had a daughter named Daria in 1992.They toured professionally with , Scott Hamilton's tour created for the most elite and entertaining skaters, and considered the tight-knit group to be like family.So it's not just an exhibition show, but there are group numbers that are professionally done.
Jeff Buttle choreographed all of the numbers for this year and he has put a lot of difficult steps and transitions in the numbers.The second number is called "Sentimental" and it's kind of an Argentine Tango which lets me show off my dance side when I do it.