Yesterday we spent a pleasant afternoon and evening in Atlantic City. First we did some Christmas shopping at The Walk outlets and The Pier (didn’t find much, though), had a great dinner at Buddhakan in The Pier, and then attended this ice skating show at Boardwalk Hall. It featured all female skaters in tribute to Peggy Fleming, the second such show put on by Caesar’s Palace Casino and NBC Sports, and it will be televised on New Year’s Day.
The skaters were great, and it was a wide range of talent from around the world and many different eras: Elizabeth Manley to Nancy Kerrigan to Tara Lipinski to Miki Ando, and many more. Unfortunately the low lighting and limits of my camera resulted in merely intriguing blurs at best, like this one. Not even sure which skater this is!
We had good seats on the ice, a few rows behind one of the TV cameras. As in last year’s show, which we also saw, they redid some of the jumps and other bits after the show for the broadcast, to get everyone looking their best. It was a fun evening, and well worth the trip.