Gordeeva and Grinkov are to this day considered one of the very best pair teams of all time.
There will also be two shows in Victoria: Skating Classics with Kurt Browning. My photos from the Toronto Stars on Ice show last week are now up.
Sometimes the only goal is to win a national title and then to leave the sport altogether.
Very few skaters actually find any kind of longevity in the often fickle and extremely competitive sport and even less actually become household names, spending decades on the ice.
They toured professionally with , Scott Hamilton's tour created for the most elite and entertaining skaters, and considered the tight-knit group to be like family.
In November of 1995, Gordeeva and Grinkov were in Lake Placid, New York, rehearsing for the upcoming tour when he suffered a deadly heart attack while on the ice.