Four-time world champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron are set to strut their stuff in The Ice Academy of Montreal’s upcoming I.AM LIVE show.
The French pair, who clinched a silver medal at the Winter Olympic Games in 2018, will be among 19 top ice dancing couples that will show off their short and free dance routines in a 100-minute long, live-streamed training session on Friday, September 11.
The stellar cast features national title holders from nine countries and five couples from the world’s top 10, including USA’s Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue who claimed bronze at the 2019 World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, Japan.
I.AM LIVE is poised to delight fans with live performances, behind-the-scenes interviews and commentary by I.AM skaters and coaches.
Jordan Cowan, a Team USA ice dancer turned videographer, uses on-ice camera work that allows viewers to experience performance in the perspective of the skaters themselves.
Marie-France Dubreuil, co-founder and one of the head coaches at the Ice Academy of Montréal, said they were determined to give fans an event to remember.
"With such incredible talent – all of whom have been very busy in curating their programmes for the 2020/2021 season – we want to give back to the sport and to our amazing fans by showcasing some of the most innovative choreography and performance ever, with no judging," Dubreuil said.
"Despite the extraordinary start to the season ahead, the I.AM skaters are skating with the same dedication and passion as ever, proof to the endurance of this beautiful sport."