This fall, a star-studded cast of figure skating champions will descend on Honolulu to help skating phenomenon Kristi Yamaguchi celebrate the 25th anniversary of her Olympic gold-medal victory.
They’ll take center ice at the Neil S. Blaisdell Arena in an all-new production of Golden Moment Hawaii, a “concert on ice” to benefit early childhood literacy in Hawaii, a project of Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation.
For two shows only, September 9-10, the Blaisdell Arena stage will be frozen over to showcase a cast of figure skating champions from North America and Japan. Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga will also perform live.
“We love to combine skating and music. It’s the perfect marriage of the two art forms,” Yamaguchi said. “We’re just so thrilled. It’s going to be incredible. We just saw her perform in San Francisco and it’s really like a dream come true to be able to combine the two.”
Yamaguchi even brought along a special message from Salonga.
Turns out, Yamaguchi is a regular visitor, traveling to the islands about four to five times a year. This weekend, she will appear at the Hawaii Book and Music Festival.
When she’s here, she likes to enjoy her local favorites, poi mochi doughnuts and shave ice!