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Well the streets are so cold outside here in New York they're really.
Gold medalist could probably just -- right down sixth avenue if you really want it to -- and right past radio city I'm sure they'd love to have our next guest.
To skating for them.
Analysts -- check and we know him his Olympic gold medalist and it's just a beautiful skater I mean seriously.
I just have to love I mean for just the second when you take -- the -- And frankly I -- I get embarrassed really.
If -- Harold and I'm really an embarrassing when you take to the ice it's just -- like.
It really is -- so graceful -- -- -- having a conversation and that short break about -- grass for you because I guess I always thought.
That since the dancing on ice that you do that the motions on -- the performance that you have looks so organic for you and so naturally you would choreograph your own.
I -- the change.
Thank you but no I have great choreographers that I work with them on and off the -- and for -- competitive routines Lori nickel.
-- a professional skating crowd a crowd of Toronto does all of my work.
For competition and a good friend of mine is Travis wall he's a dance choreographer from So You Think You Can Dance -- TV show I totally lucky that I they have -- and he has choreographed the number that -- -- doing forums.
Start tonight we're focused -- was it fun being on that show.
Pundits who started it was very fine yet it came at a great time in my life and I had just come off of Vancouver.
I it was training and preparing that.
Fair for the Olympics for the last two years of my life and so to be able to go kind of transfer my energy and fill the void that not training for the Olympics was when leaving was a great experience than I love my entire cast and I was the most rewarding part.
You know I have to say that that was the first time I had ever seen an entire season of dancing with the stars and -- -- really because you were on -- and I and I didn't know what it would be like to watch a former skater on the floor.
And I wondered will he fall.
I was afraid.
How they -- -- we always nice and yeah the that ice -- be the first phone to phone hit the irony of that right irony.
But I know I mean.
IA trained many hours actually the time commitment is pretty great -- -- -- was about eight hours of training day.
And you know what that comes a considerable amount of concentration and exhaustion I think those are really the biggest challenges.
But for me I found trying something brand new after doing.
Basically one thing for so long.
Was really fulfilling and so I feel very fortunate to have had the experience than to have a little bit of the -- of knowing how to advance that they carry with me -- All we extend out about you it was your hands.
They really have because I mean when you're on the ice you know you're taking it -- let's face because the whole background is white.
See you're trying to like to fill up -- the -- in northern dancer your hands really it's about me -- -- we've got some video smokers.
Star signs because your back coming ice now they're gonna roll -- -- tell me about what's going on with us anymore.
I'm excited right now very excited be back on the ice because since the Olympics have been.
The variety of things and a lot of them weren't skating so for me to have the opportunity to perform every night on the -- has really fulfilling.
We're hitting the US tour on February 18 starting in San Jose.
And throwing the entire country actually have just finished a couple days ago the stars on ice tour in Japan.
Wow very well and we sort of all jailed as a cast and now we're ready to take the show.
On the road here in the -- us are you skating with anybody else on the showers -- all -- And that's what's very different for me as an individual competitive figure skaters to.
Perform as a group and -- perform with other skaters so that's kind of what took the most.
Practice and the most training for me to be comfortable skating with other.
They're great athletes and that's -- makes the -- special and different than Olympic style competition is that you can see.
Five Olympic champions and -- and I'll -- -- is out there.
Well -- different I competing quite the opposite even you know there's so much mutual respect between I think all the different generations who -- skating with like that just dropped some names for us.
We'll Scott Hamilton is back he producer of the tour originally 25 years ago and he's now back hosting it.
Because it is a big deal that it's the 25 anniversary celebration Kurt Browning.
Dying by the long hiatus from tour here in the US and now he's back on the tour.
And he -- get nervous surrounding her yes I do brilliant.
They don't and analysts.
I mean not nervous about them around them but I get -- get -- mess up our and I feel like I'm still in them.
I'm not nervous and I'm gonna mess up again not even really thinking about my own skating but I just -- watching them and becoming so inspired by.
-- -- and agrees to help their sportsmanship still to this day and I've always tried to -- great athletes and that's kind of been.
-- huge source of inspiration for me Michael Horne Roger Feder.
I really has kind of rounding a lot of a lot of guys and skating and so.
To be in the same production with them that is really special election some of the Australian Open -- broader pattern.
I have a little Cadillac from -- -- watching for over 2 o'clock in the CNN of the common anti awesome TV this morning had to be very laid at the time difference -- would endorse some of the women who were on the south.
Sasha Cohen silver medalists on the Leno and he and Joni rush is a very big story from the Vancouver games.
Her mother passed away just before she was to take -- -- to compete.
And she'd pulled out this miraculous performance and won a surprise bronze medal for Canada so.
On top of -- hit -- gorgeous.
Physically and you know in your -- and I -- person she's.
A great story.
-- -- accordion.
I don't really.
Another kind of skater from another generation that is an accident thanks to my generation or.
Easing now go easy.
We'll bus I mean he's my generation and then.
Generation data from a.
As for the full -- -- Big time.
You do some charity work tell me about it.
A few charities that I really involved.
Three that are the most important -- me -- Ronald McDonald House Charities and congratulate her work with the added I can just pop in and and hang out and it it's very easy.
Some of the celebrity board for them and have a beautiful brand new house in Los Angeles visit with the children's Children's Hospital.
A lot of it is actually their families because.
Kind to consider in treating men are at the hospital and the other candidates are really excited to get them to be able to come over in the house for a couple hours but it's really their siblings and their families are going -- -- really difficult time and Ronald McDonald house provides them some.
He -- normalcy in their -- There's less than an act kind of hang out things -- -- a safe haven and literally -- and they don't have story about money earned from the bills that come along language that kind of treatment which is really really green.
But but the house and LA is a woman I know -- They have fish tanks and aquariums and until he got all that space suit thing to have cut -- -- is -- classes are projects.
There PL librarian video -- I mean you name it -- -- itself.
It's a very impressive for the organization I'm really excited to be on the celebrity bored so that's one word to me that's one that I see your heart.
The other one is figure skating in Harlem and it's a phenomenal -- here in New York yeah takes girls out of one of the words.
School systems in the country and that puts them into a phenomenal school system where they have a lot of individual attention and they received.
And forties we can't skating lessons -- For me it's near and dear to my -- they've they've gone -- since.
The amazing university graduates -- -- -- -- thing.
And we have a big gala for figure skating in Harlem on April 4 at the woman rink in Central Park.
-- -- skating with the stars under the stars.
trump is a big supporter of organization and play as woman rink is sort of his project that's -- -- Holden.
Phenomenal event now what is the third.
It's not okay ai help USA is the largest the -- for homeless in the United States and it's more than just providing homes and and meals for them they kind of give them life training.
We into the real world and set them up for success of another great organization that I really admire amazing.
It does not surprise me that you're going to be getting an award thing.
I don't think you -- right on that very first what is that about that Herman Munster award.
It's a huge honor.
Congratulate -- thank you very much I was surprised to see the list of names that are received the award before me is just astonishing and that maiden name to that list.
It's a real I think it's something that we'll take awhile to sink in that -- a monster is -- New York icon and news.
Just really beloved in this city and so I think that to carry on his tradition through this award.
Is really remarkable.
Know your -- your Philanthropic -- very much appreciated -- here in new York and across the country you really really give a lot of your time.
And I appreciate you talking I know -- easy to talk about yourself it's a funny.
Sitting next to you I'm I'm kind of a body language -- as an interviewer it helps me to know where to go next with people -- -- trying to -- -- -- back on -- -- that I don't come across -- like really really pushing you're not -- -- -- you know.
And as I watch everybody whether it's Miller hit.
Don't think it remains the blame on his -- sunny all can't see it it's playing in the past.
That's one thing that bet it hit me and then the other thing -- handle -- death.
What is the Olympic one's silent but I thought I knew that his god my god Olympic green and this is a solid gold right laying out -- -- -- -- you ethanol and go hey -- -- when they engraved informally there -- an amazing come in doesn't get from a -- -- -- But he had nothing I can talk about your jewelry but your body language but I kind of told me you're very modest and so it's it's thing I didn't challenge for you can sometimes talk about.
Since I was just came out before I came in -- -- one of my publicist and think I had to do a media tour yesterday in his make the hard as far as not getting up early and not -- -- you know one after another sick -- can't talk about myself without -- huh I wanna hear from them.
Sure you can well you know the chatter -- -- And and they're all excited for you and to get toward uncovering first thank you for being here analyzer -- everybody.
What a pleasure thank -- can't wait to see that the -- you.
We'll be right back everybody stay with us.
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