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Host Vernon Kaye comes out and introduces “Skating with the Stars” and tells that they have built a 3400 square foot ice rink for the show. The pros take to the ice and they do a dance on the ice to “Dynamite” and they are amazing and show that they are worthy enough to be a pro skater and the ones to teach the celebrities how to move their feet, bend their bodies and move on ice. Brandon Mychal Smith & Keauna McLaughlin, Sean Young & Denis Petukhov, Jonny Moseley & Brooke Castile, Rebecca Budig & Fred Palascak, Vince Neil & Jennifer Wester and Bethenny Frankel & Ethan Burgess come out to the ice and the judges Johnny Weir, Laurieann Gibson and Dick Button enter the show to judge. Tanith Belbin tells that the dancers a One Foot Assisted Glide and The Pair Spin are required to be able to get the right score.

The first celebrity to take to the ice is Brandon & Keauna. He and Keauna start off rough and they learn together how to dance and skate at the same time. He is an avid roller bladder so
He gets a standing ovation at the end. Dick tells that it was an impressive start and he looked comfortable on the ice. Laurieann tells that it was fantastic and she can’t belive he has only been skating for five weeks. Johnny tells that it was a great solid first effort. Tanith reviews his dance. The scores are for techniques are: Laurieanne with a 6, Johnny with a 5 and Dick with a 5. Total score of 16/30. For artistic: Laurieann with a 7, Johnny with a 7 and Dick with a 6. Total score of 20/30. Grand total of 36/60.

Sean & Denis enter the ice and they are going to be willing to push the limit. Sean tells that she wants to show her sons that they can do anything they put their minds to. However, at rehearsal, she has a little issue of getting the exact moves down. They begin their dance on the ice and they have a sweet and touching moment on the ice. Johnny tells that it was elegant and thought everything was perfect for her skill level. Laurieann tells that it is magical that she is in her presence and it was dreamy and elegant. Dick tells that he loved her stretched legs and take off her girdle and let her fly. Tanith reviews her dance. The scores are for techniques are: Laurieann with a 6, Johnny with a 5 and Dick with a 5. Total score of 16/30. For artistic: Laurieann with a 7, Johnny with a 5 and Dick with a 6 with a total score of 18/30. Grand total of 34/60.

Jonny & Brooke are next and during rehearsals, Jonny is a skier and has won many gold medals in the Olympics, but this is different. He gets frustrated with himself at the fact that he doesn’t get it right away. His patience with her is set on and he pays attention to what she has to say, but still, he is upset with the fact that he is not perfect. They enter the stage to a fast paced song and they rock the ice. Laurieann tells that it was dynamic amazing but, she tells that she needs some more funk. Dick tells that he wants to see how he is going to try to
Johnny tells that he terrorized the ice and it was amazing. Tanith reviews his dance. The scores for techniques are: Laurieann with a 7, Johnny with a 7 and Dick with a 7. Total score of 21. For artistic: Laurieann with a 6, Johnny with a 6 and Dick with a 7. Total score of 19/30. Grand total of 40/60.

Johnny Weir comes out to dance for the audience and he dances and skates to Lady Ga Ga’s “Poker Face” and it is….interesting at the beginning with the costume choice. Whereas it was interesting, it was good as well and he proves that he has the talent of an Olympian.

Rebecca & Fred are up next she tells that her sister and her used to skate in pairs and it is a little harder then she thought. She takes to the ice in a daze because of the fact that it is her dream to dance on the ice. They enter the ice and they do a dance that is spectacular. She shows that she is not a stranger to the ice rink. Dick tells that it was a beautiful and it was elegant tells her to work on her stroking. Johnny tells that she looked like a real skater and it was amazing. Laurieann tells that it was perfect and that she needs to keep it up. The scores for technique are: Laurieann with a 7, Johnny with a 7 and Dick with a 7. Total score of 21/30. For artistic: Laurieann with an 8, Johnny with an 8, and Dick with an 8. Total score of 24/30. Grand total of 45/60.

Next is Vince & Jennifer and they meet up and it has been 37 years since he has put on a pair of skates. During rehearsal, Vince falls quite a lot but picks himself right back up. Johnny tells that he wanted the rock star performance. Laurieann and tells that he was great and had musicality. Dick tells that he respects Vince for taking on this and he tells for next week, to be fearless. They review his dance. The scores are for techniques: Laurieann with a 6, Johnny with a 4, and Dick with a 4. Total score of 14/30. For artistic: Laurieann with a 6, Johnny with a 4 and Dick with a 4. Total score of 14. Grand total of 28/60.

Bethenny & Ethan get on the ice and Bethenny tells that she is going to be having difficulties with her spins and sure enough, she gets dizzy easily. She is determined though. They enter the ice and she doesn’t have any problems with her spins at all and does great in her fears.
Laurieann tells that it is fantastic that it is only been 5 weeks and she tells that she needs to focus. Dick tells that her spins are very trusting but needs to be less static and stop working on egg shells. Johnny tells that he can’t believe that she just had a baby. He tells that she is looking great. They review the dance. The scores are for techniques are: Laurieann with a 5, Johnny with a 5 and Dick with a 5. Total score of 15/30. For artistic: Laurieann with a 5, Johnny with a 4 and Dick with a 5. 14/30 Total score Grand total of 29/60.

The leader board stands with Rebecca & Fred 45, Jonny & Brooke 40, Brandon & Keauna 36, Sean & Denis 34, Bethenny & Ethan 29 and Vince & Jennifer 28. The judge’s scores only make half of the votes for the skaters and the other half is going to have to come from the voters. This night was a warm-up for the celebrities and next week they perform either a Tango or a Swing on ice!

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