Golden Moment Takes Hawaii

Kristi Yamaguchi & Brian Boitano are hitting the ice -- in paradise! The Golden Moment is heading to Hawaii, helping young readers unlock their future academic success.

Story by KHON2.COM September 9, 2015, 7:39 pm


Tickets are on sale for Golden Moment Hawaii, an ice skating concert that will benefit early childhood literacy in Hawaii.

The shows will take place Nov. 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena, which will be frozen over for the first professional skating show in Hawaii in nearly 20 years.

The shows will be headlined by Olympic gold medalists Kristi Yamaguchi and Brian Boitano, and feature the following skaters: fellow Olympic gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Shizuka Arakawa and Katia Gordeeva, world champions Kurt Browning, Yuka Sato and Miki Ando, and national champions Takeshi Honda and Jeremy Abbott.

Golden Moment Hawaii is is a project of Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation.

“I have always felt a special connection to Hawaii and I have many fond memories when our skating tour performed at the Blaisdell. When my Always Dream Foundation was looking to expand, Hawaii was my first choice, it’s my second home.” Yamaguchi said. “We want to support underserved schools and provide kindergarten classrooms with 21st century technology, including e-tablets and digital books along with an award-winning parent engagement program. We can be the key to unlocking future academic success and realizing life potential.”

“We’re really looking forward to putting on a great show,” Boitano said. “We’re gonna get here two days in advance, rehearse all together. So we’re going to do two group numbers together, and then we’ll do solo acts, and we have a few surprises for you in the show. It’s going to be a great time and we love being here to support not only skating but what Kristi is doing for literacy.”

Net proceeds from this year’s Golden Moment concert on ice will remain in Hawaii and support additional Title 1 schools throughout the state.

Watch their skating practice here.

Kristi Yamaguchi
Kristi Yamaguchi


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