Welcome to the What's New... section of the website. This page will be a record as to what's changed on the site. If you haven't been here in a while, this is the place to go to see what's been added!
June 9. 2014
Todd and his family, along with the entire Champions of America coaching team, are moving to Texas! Beginning this July Todd will be working with the Dallas Stars organization, with the Dr. Pepper StarCenter in McKinney, TX as his new coaching base. Todd will be working with all levels of skaters in McKinney, from beginners through Olympic-level competitors, as well as hockey players who want to improve their speed, power and skating skills. Learn more about the McKinney StarCenter
Todd will be participating in the Ultimate Skating Summer Training Camp in Buffalo, NY from July 28 - August 1. The training camp is being presented by the Amherst Skating Club and will be held at the North Buffalo Ice Rink (Tacoma Rink). For more information how you can work with Todd at the camp, see this announcement
Todd will be skating in Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute, produced by Disson Skating. The show is Sunday, October 19 at Penn State’s Pegula Ice Arena at 5pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 29 and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, ABC will be airing the show, along with Disson's other specials, during the 2014/2015 television season. The air date has not yet been announced
June 24, 2012
Todd's first event of the fall is scheduled. He will be at the Musselman's Family Skating Tribute in Atlantic City, NJ on November 3rd. They're having a pre-sale for tickets between June 27th 10am ET - June 28 11:59pm ET. Use the code: SKATING123. Tickets available through ticketmaster.com the Boardwalk Hall Box Office or by phone at 1-800-736-1420.
April 26, 2012
Todd had surgery today to replace his left hip. After years of triple jumps and elite level competitive skating, his landing leg needed some shorring up. The surgery was performed in Naples, Florida and according to Todd, his doctor was pleased with how well it went. Todd expects to be up and around again in 5 or 6 weeks, and to be able to get back on the ice in several months. He's upbeat and positive about the outcome, and looks forward to skating in shows next fall.
March 16, 2012
Todd has spent the winter touring with Stars on Ice. After premiering December 30th in Lake Placid, the tour picked up with dates in Japan in January and then began touring in the US. Although the tour is abbreviated, with only 10 stops in in the US this year, it has been playing to large and appreciative crowds.
Todd skates in the opening number "A Suite of Stars" where he can be heard on the recorded accompanyment quoting Ghandi! Todd's first act program is the "The Waiter's Gallop" a comic number from Hello Dolly. Todd is also in several transition segments in the first act where he, John Kerr, Ryan Bradley and Ilia Kulik play a Four Season's like group who are performing but Ilia can't seem to get the moves down. The transitions are very clever and cute, and Todd is very well suited to that era of music and movement.
Todd and the cast skate to Adele's Rolling in the Deep in the Act I finale. Todd opens the 2nd act playing the elderly gentleman from the movie 'Up" in the vignette "A Life Loved". His 2nd Act solo is a classic dramatic skate to "Amazed" by Lonestar, which highlights his deep, sweeping edges and fast spins. Todd helps close the show in the finale to "Dog Days are Over."
Check out Todd's Facebook page for photos from Act I and Act II from Stars on Ice. If you're looking for more details about the entire tour, check out a review from Seattle and Wenatche on the Kurtfiles website.
Once tour is over, Todd's life is only going to get busier. He and his fiance Sabrina are expecting their first child in May and will be also moving into a new home. On a somewhat less joyful note, Todd will also be having hip replacement surgery to address a long-standing injury. Rehab post surgery will hopefully have Todd back on his feet and on the ice quickly.
November 25, 2011
See Todd on tour! Todd will once again be touring with Stars on Ice. The tour is shorter than in previous years with only 10 dates around the U.S. See the schedule page for cities and dates. Todd will also be joining the tour when it goes to Japan in January.
November 3, 2011
Todd will be skating on the Today show this Saturday, November 5th to promote the Disson Skating show - RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles that airs on Sunday at 4pm on NBC. He should be on sometime between 8-9am.
Todd recently skated in Disson Skating's Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles on Ice. He had two solos; in Act 1 he skated to "When I'm Sixty-Four" and to "The End" in Act 2. The entire show had live music, performed by the cast of the Broadway show, Rain. Todd also appeared in the opening and closing group numbers along with a guys-only routine with Steven Cousins, Ryan Bradley, John Kerr and Peter Tchernyshev. The cast, skaters and audience all had a blast! Rain will be broadcast on NBC this coming Sunday, November 6 from 4 - 6 pm EST. Don't miss it!
Next up on Todd's schedule is the Quad City Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops concert on November 19th at the i wireless Center in Moline, IL. Todd will be joined by local area skaters at the performance, whom he will have spent a couple days working with beforehand. For more information or to get tickets, check out the Symphony's web site at www.QCSymphony.com
Just added to Todd's schedule this winter is the Japan leg of the Stars on Ice Tour, January 7 - 15, 2012. For information on the tour, go to www.starsonice.com.
September 28, 2011
This past weekend Todd competed in the the GolfChannel Amatuer Tour National Championships. The tournament had 4 rounds: Todd finished tied for 1st in the first round, tied for 3rd at the end of the second round, tied for 10th at the end of the 3rd round, and finished the final round tied for 12th with a score of 34 over par. Way to go!
Next up on Todd's schedule is Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles on Ice at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, SD. For more information or to purchase tickets, check out the Disson Skating website. Rain will air on NBC on Sunday, November 6, 4-6 pm EST.
Also on Todd's performance schedule this season will be a Symphony on Ice show in Moline, IL on November 19, as well as a Christmas show at Westfield Mall in Tampa, FL on December 3. More information on these shows will be posted as they become available.
August 13, 2011
Todd's schedule for next season is starting to take shape. He will be skating in two Disson Skating events:
- Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles on Ice - Live show is at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, SD on Saturday, October 15. The show will air on NBC on November 6 from 4 - 6 pm EST. For more information on the show or tickets visit Disson Skating
- Progressive Skating and Gymnastics Spectular - Live show is at the i wireless Center in Moline, IL on Saturday, October 29. The special will air on NBC on January 8, 2012 from 4 -6 pm EST. For more information on the show or tickets visit Disson Skating
More to come....
July 13, 2011
In the news this week has been the IRS investigation of Families Giving Back, the charity responsible for the Stars, Skates & Stripes skating shows. Several articles have noted Todd as a performer, however he has never performed in their shows and he released this (revised) statement:
I'm sure by now you've heard and probably read about the allegations of charity fraud for Tara Modlins show Stars, Stripes & Skates. I'm not sure why, but my name is mentioned in both the NY Post article and an ABC News article as being associated with this charity as a participant in their show. There is no reason my name should be mentioned in any article about Stars Stripes & Skates as I have never been asked nor have I participated in any of the shows.It is likely that the articles are confusing the USFSA memorial show that was also a 9/11 tribute held in October 2001. It is not related to the Stars, Stripes & Skates shows.
May 1, 2011 Todd is currently touring with Stars on Ice, which continues thru April 9th. But Todd is already filling his schedule with appearances throughout the late spring and summer once the tour wraps. New events on Todd's schedule include:
- Skating with the Stars Gala, benefitting Figure Skating in Harlem - April 4, 2011 at the Wolman Ice Rink in Central Park, New York City. For more information about the event, you can visit the event site at figureskatinginharlem.org
- Todd is also participating in Ice Stars for Wounded Warriors, sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project on May 11, 2011 in Amherst, MA. Information about the show, the entire day-long event and tickets can be found at icestarsforwoundedwarriors.weebly.com or on the event flyer.
- And once again this summer Todd will be playing in the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic. This year's tournament will be held August 28, at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course on NC State's Centennial Campus in Raleigh, NC. More information can be found at golfclassic.org
December 19, 2010 Your next chance to see Todd on TV is right around the corner. Smucker's Stars on Ice 2011 tour will be broadcast on NBC Saturday, January 22, from 3:30 - 4:30 EST.
December 19, 2010 Last weekend Todd performed in The Caesar's Tribute: Salute to the Golden Age of American Skating in Atlantic City. For the occasion, Todd pulled out a golden oldie of a number, skating the fan favorite program "Il Mare". You can see the show on NBC on December 25 from 4 - 6 EST.
Most recently, Todd and the SOI cast had one performance in Monterrey Mexico this weekend. Next up are stops in Japan during the month of January, and then the tour resumes in the U.S. in early February. For tour dates visit www.starsonice.com.
December 4, 2010 Todd had a busy November, first performing in Scott Hamilton's Scott Cares Gala in support of the Cleveland Clinic on November 6 at the Quicken's Loan Arena in Cleveland. Todd skated a number to "Still Learning How to Fly" by Rodney Crowell. He also participated in the opening and closing group numbers to live music performed by Vince Gill.
Shortly after that, Todd went into rehearsals for the 2011 tour of Stars on Ice. The cast had two weeks together to learn group numbers and put the show together, commencing on opening night this past November 27 in Lake Placid, NY. Todd's first act solo was skated to "That's Life" by Frank Sinatra, and to "I've Been This Way Before" by Neil Diamond in the second act. He also participated in the opening group number skated to "I Like It" by Enrique Iglesias, the first act finale which was a 50's dance hall number titled "Knock, Knock,", a mini-group number with Sasha and Kurt skated to "Party in the Park" by Rachel Portman, and the show finale which featured "The Best" by Tina Turner.
October 20, 2010 BREAKING NEWS!! Todd will be skating with Stars on Ice again this year! The tour will be the 25th Anniversary for Stars on Ice and promises to be a great show. Tour dates have been announced and tickets are on-sale. A full cast announcement is expected soon.
October 13, 2010 So far this fall, Todd has been busy coaching and is currently preparing to take his students to Regionals this weekend.
Next up on his performance schedule is the Disson show "Riverdance on Ice" in Lowell, MA on October 16. Check out the schedule page for information on tickets for the live show and for the NBC television airdate.
Todd will also be participating in Scott Hamilton's annual fundraiser, "Scott Cares". This year's benefit show is on November 6 in Cleveland, OH. For information on the show and gala you can visit the charity's web site at www.scottcares.com.Be sure to follow Todd on Facebook - starting this week we're going to be loading videos to the site. Up now is a performance of the fan favorite "Il Mare Calmo Della Sera"
September 5, 2010
Todd is the featured cover story for Estero LIfestyle magazine. You can read both a shortened version of the article or view the entire magazine online. Both feature some great photos of Todd.
Todd is also one of 40 pro athletes featured in the new book How Athletes Roll by auto expert Barbara Terry. For the car afficianado, the book's athletes discuss their passion for cars, cars they currently own, have owned and more. The book came out in August and is available from Amazon.com
July 21, 2010
Todd is spending his summer coaching at his rink in Florida, but will be making an appearance once again at the Jimmy V golf benefit tournament on August 20 at NC State, Centenninal Campus, in Raleigh, NC.
For the fall season, Todd is scheduled to participate in Disson Skating's Riverdance on Ice on October 16 in Lowell, MA, and Tribute to the Golden Age of American Skating on December 11 in Atlantic City, NJ. For more information about these events, and how to obtain tickets, check out the schedule page.
April 29, 2010
The Stars on Ice tour kicked off it's 2010 season on April 1 in Fort Myers, Florida. This is Todd's 8th season on tour! In the first act Todd's solo is to Cheap Trick's "I Want You to Want Me." His second act showstopper is skated to "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" by Elton John. As a featured performer, Todd also skates in the show's opening, first act finale and closing group numbers, and the small group number titled "War." You can see Todd in the tour through May 30. Don't miss it!
February 17, 2010
Check out Todd's photos from Daytona!
February 11, 2010
Todd has been keeping busy before starting the SOI tour this spring. Todd will be representing U.S. Olympic athletes this weekend at the Daytona 500 this weekend. He will represent Olympic Athletes during a Budweiser presentation for driver Kasey Kahne's car, which will have a Team USA Olympic paint theme for the race. Die cast models of the car are available for sale, with proceeds benefitting the US Olympic Team. During the presentation Budweiser will be making a $50,000 donation in addition to the sale of the model car sales. The presentation takes place on Saturday, February 13 at 9:30. After his official duties, Todd will be attending the Nationwide race on Saturday as well as the Daytona 500 on Sunday. The race will be broadcast on the Fox Network at Noon EST on Sunday, February 15.
Next up for Todd is an Olympic assignment. Todd will be blogging for The New York Times during the games, covering the figure skating competitions. You can follow Todd's blog when the skating competition begins from the NYT's Olympic blogs page
Todd has also launched a Facebook Fanpage where you can get breaking news updates as well as share your fan encounters or photos.
January 11, 2010
Congratulations Todd! He's been nominated as an Outstanding Athlete for the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Elections take place later this month and the announcement as to who makes the Class of 2010 is expected in early February.
December 31, 2009
Get a sneak preview of this year's Stars on Ice tour. Kristi Yamaguchi will host a two hour tv special looking back at previous years and giving a glimpse of this year's cast. The show will air on NBC from 4-6pm on January 3rd. And don't forget to tune in a week later for the Skating and Gymnastics special also on NBC from 4-6pm on January 10th. Fans of The Today Show got a treat - Todd's taped skating performance aired on the December 26th show.
November 22, 2009
Earlier this month Todd performed at the Smokey Robinson Tribute on Ice in Tampa, Florida. Smokey performed all the songs live which was a real treat. Todd's first number was to "You're the One for Me" and his second was to "Tears of a Clown." Photos from the show are available in the gallery.
November 3, 2009
On October 30th, Todd performed in the Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular and boy was it a hot number - so not in fact that only 40 seconds in to his first number the fire alarms in the arena went off! There was some momentary confusion with people leaving but it was quickly determined that the lights had set it off. In his many years of skating this one was a first for Todd! Once everything was settled down Todd restarted his first number, from Stars on Ice, "Better Days" by the Goo Goo Dolls. His second number was a new one to "Surround M" by Scott Stapp.
The show was also fun for the skaters off the ice as well. Gymnasts Shawn Johnson and Courtney Kupets showed Todd how to do a spin on the beam and a round off which is apparently a lot harder than it looks. Todd and the guys also all took a go on the rings which they all found ridiculously hard. They all have a new appreciation for the different skills that gymnastics have.
Stars on Ice released it's schedule of tour stops for the 2010 your. The tour will start later this year after the World Championships in order to feature some stars of the eligible world. Dates and ticket information is available at starsonice.com. And for an extra post-Halloween treat some photos from the Halloween on Ice show.
October 20, 2009
Todd performed in "Halloween on Ice" this past weekend in Omaha. This year Todd played the character of the Mummy, performing to "Staying Alive" in Act I, and to "Mummy Walk" in Act II. His comically spooky performance was a huge hit with the audience. "Halloween on Ice" airs this coming Saturday, October 25 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM EST on NBC.
Todd has added another show to his busy fall schedule. He will be skating in "An Evening with Scott Hanilton and Friends," Scott Hamilton's annual fundraiser for the Cleveland Clinic. The show will take place on November 7th at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. For more information on the show and tickets, check out the Scott Cares site
Next up on Todd's schedule is Disson Skating's "Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular on October 30 in Rapid City, SD. The show will air January 10, 2010 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM EST on NBC
October 11, 2009
Todd started the season performing at the Michael Weiss Foundation show in Arlington, VA. He skated his Stars number to "I'm Gonna Find Another You" and as usual got a great response. Photos from the show are in the gallery.
September 20, 2009
Todd has moved changed his home training and coaching base in Florida. Todd and his coach Richard Callaghan will be heading up the figure skating program at the Germain Arena in Estero, Florida. The rink is in the Fort Myers/Naples area. Todd will be training and coaching there when he is not on the road.
August 18, 2009
Todd has more events on his schedule for this fall. First he'll be golfing at the 29th Annual Hilton Head Island Celebrity Golf Tournament in South Caroline over Labor Day weekend. Then he makes a repeat performance at the Michael Weiss Foundation show Ice Champions Live on September 26th in Arlington, Virginia. And get your trick-or-treat bags out because Todd will skate in Halloween on Ice in Omaha on October 18th.
July 9, 2009
Todd's schedule for the upcoming skating season is starting to take shape and he currently has two Disson shows scheduled. The first is Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular in Rapid City, DS on October 20th and the next is a Tribute to Smokey Robinson in Tampa, FL on November 11th. Also with this update is another fan question answered.
April 2, 2009
Todd will be performing in Skating with the Stars on April 6th in Central Park, NY. The event is a benefit for Figure Skating in Harlem. Ticket information is available on their website. Also be sure to read the latest question and answer from Todd.
March 14, 2009
It's a photo-fabulous update with the photo gallery updated with pictures from Hot Ice, Cool Sounds, Scott Hamilton CARES and Stars on Ice. Speaking of Stars, Todd continues to rock the house with his powerful programs and high-flying triple axels. Other updates include the answer to another interesting fan question and new links and reviews in the archives. Remember, if you have something to ask Todd be sure to submit your question. Also this month, Todd's divorce from Megan was finalized.
- A gathering of champions - 3/11/09 - Norwich Bulletin
February 16, 2009
Todd is enjoying his time on tour this season, and skating really well. He's even regularly landing his triple axel again, and has put two back into his numbers on tour for Stars on Ice.
- Young Americans: Stage theirs for the taking - Denver Post - 2/12/09
January 24, 2009
Stars on Ice had started it tour across the US with shows in Seattle and Portland and then it's off to California. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ran an article about the tour: Champion skaters let it fly in 'Stars on Ice'.
December 13, 2008
- Stars on Ice bring holiday cheer to Bryant Park - I12/10/08 - Icenetwork.com
- Good Morning America video
December 6, 2008
Todd, along with Jeff Buttle and Jennifer Robinson, will be appearing on ABC's Good Morning America on Tuesday, Dec 9th. They'll be talking about the upcoming Stars on Ice tour and showing off their skating skills alongside show anchors Diane Sawyer, Robin Roberts, Chris Cuomo and Sam Champion.
The 2009 Stars on Ice Tour kicked off in Lake Placid last weekend to enthusiastic reviews. Todd solos were performed to I'm Gonna Find Another You" by John Mayer and "Is Nothing Sacred" by Meatloaf. This year's show also features Todd in the Act I Finale to "Sock Him in the Jaw" by Paul Englishby, the all guys' number that opens Act II, skated to Bon Jovi's "We Got It Going On" and the show Finale to REO Speedwagon's "Roll with the Changes". The tour next goes to Japan for several dates in early January, then picks up in the US at the end of January. For tour dates, see the schedule page.
November 11, 2008
Todd participated in the Scott Hamilton and Friends gala, a fundraiser for the Scott CARES initiative in support of the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center. This was the 9th year for the fundraiser, a pet project of Scott Hamilton's. Kenny Loggins performed live throughout the show, and Todd skated to Loggin's "Forever". He also skated a duet with Yuka Sato.
Up next on Todd's schedule is Holiday Celebration on Ice, November 11 at the Orleans in Las Vegas. Todd will be performing to Christmas Is by Jim Brickman and Jingle Bells by Michael W. Smith. Holiday Celebration on Ice will be broadcast on NBC on Sunday, November 30, 2008 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, EST.
October 29, 2008
Eldredge helps show Meissner the way- Icenetwork.com - 10/24/08
October 21, 2008
Todd performed last weekend at the Hot Ice, Cool Sounds show in Youngstown, OH. The show will be broadcast on NBC on December 25th from 3-5 PM EST. The skaters performed the entire show to live music by the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and singer Peter Cetera.
Todd's first program was skated to "You're the Inspiration" by Peter Cetera, with "Sing, Sing,Sing" as his second number, accopanied by the Pops. He also closed the first act with a football number skated with Shae Lynn Bourne and Michael Weiss to "Cleveland Rocks."
Next up for Todd is attending Skate America with Kimmie Meisner as part of her coaching team. Skate America is October 23-26 in Everett Washington. The ladies long program will be broadcast live on NBC on October 26 from 4-6 EST.
October 16, 2008
Stars on Ice is returning to Japan and Todd will be joining them. There will be three shows in Osaka (Jan 10-12) and two in Tokyo (Jan 17-18). In addition to the U.S. cast, each stop will include the best Japanese skaters as well.
October 8, 2008
With tickets for the 2009 Stars on Ice tour going on sale, fans should know that Todd is in the midst of finalizing his contract. He looks forward to happily continuing to tour as part of the Stars on Ice family for the next two years. Tour dates have been announced and a complete list of dates and locations can be found on the Schedule page. Advance ticket order forms can be found online on the Stars on Ice website.
This year, Smucker's Stars on Ice is "On the Edge." The skaters are Olympic athletes who will take their skills to new heights; challenging themselves, daring to be different. They do it all on the edge of a steel blade no thicker than a pane of glass. Tickets for opening night in Lake Placid on November 29th are available for a special internet presale. Use the special password EDGE. Available through October 10th.
With his coaching duties over the summer, Todd only started training himself at the beginning of September. But things have been going very well, and Todd is even regularly landing triple axels in practice.
September 9, 2008
Todd skated in a benefit show for The Michael Weiss Foundation last weekend. He performed one of his numbers from SOI from the 2006-2007 season, "Broken". Todd has only begun training again in the past two weeks, having spent his summer coaching at his new rink in Florida. His number included a triple loop, triple toe, double axle, and his trademark fast, fast spins. Todd's next appearance will be at the "Hot Ice, Cool Sounds" show in Youngstown, OH on October 18.
September 1, 2008
The gallery has been updated with photos of Todd playing golf at the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic.
August 8, 2008
Todd Music Alert! While updating our music links, we've noticed that many of the CDs from Todd's eligible career are now back in print and available through Amazon. if you've missed getting your hands on some of these tunes, now's the time. Check out the Programs page for direct links to each album.
July 31, 2008
Todd's added one more fall show to his schedule: Hot Ice, Cool Sounds. It will be held October 18th in Youngstown, OH and feature Peter Cetera and the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. Tickets go on-sale August 1st on TicketMaster.
July 29, 2008
It's the off-season and what better way to chase away the summer doldrums than to debut a new website? Welcome to the all-new ToddEldredge.net. Still the number one place for Todd news, now with a whole new look!
Todd has been spending part of his summer coaching with Richard Callaghan at Incredible Ice in Coral Springs. He's been on-ice with World Champion Kimmie Meissner as well as younger skaters. She gave a recent interview where she said it was Todd who called her and suggested she come train with Callaghan.
- Kimmie Meissner rediscovers her love of skating International Figure Skating - 7/28/08
- Todd Eldredge spends the summer coaching IceNetwork - 7/9/08
July 15, 2008
Todd's schedule has changed in terms of what Disson shows he will be performing in this fall. Instead of Skate for the Heart, he will be performing in the Skating & Gymnastics show in Rapid City, SD on December 23rd.
July 12, 2008
Todd's schedule for the upcoming season is beginning to take shape and a few events are now set. First up, Todd will be competing once again in the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic on August 11th. He also has two Disson shows, the Holiday Celebration on Ice in Las Vegas on Nov. 11th and Skate for the Heart in Dayton, OH on November 19th. Todd has also answered another fan question.
April 22, 2008
Todd competed for Team North America this past weekend in the Japan Open competititon. For his 2nd ever long program skated under COP, Todd earned a total score of 111.94. Todd skated to a newly revised version of his Lord of the Rings lp from the 2002 season. Team North America came in 3rd.
April 6, 2008
Once this year's Stars on Ice tour ends in mid-April, Todd will be heading to Japan to compete for Team North America on April 20. The competition will require each skater to have an ISU long program. Todd has revamped his 2002 LP to Lord of the Rings for this year's competition. Good luck Todd and Team North America!
Next on his schedule, Todd will again be participating in Superstars on Ice at the Skokie Skatium. This year's show is on May 13th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $60 and go on sale April 13th. For more information about tickets or the show, call the Skatium at (847) 674-1510.
March 6, 2008
Fear not Todd fans, though Todd was unable to skate his solos in Orlando and Tampa, all is well. In the Orlando opening number Todd hurt his back and was unable to take the strain his solos required. He's rested and had treatment and was back to full routines in Fort Lauderdale and Naples. In fact he's better than ever - Todd's been landing triple axels in practice! Given that Todd first started landing triple axels at the age of 16 that adds up to 20 years of triple axels. Wow! Way to go Todd!
February 28, 2008
Todd will be returning to Japan this April to compete in the 2008 Japan Open. The event will take place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on April 20th. It will be a team format consisting of Teams from Japan (Honda, Arakawa, Takahashi, Ando, Mai Asada, Mao Asada), North America (Eldredge, Lysacek, Nagasu, TBD) and Europe (Lambiel, Yagudin, Meier, TBD). Team competition starts at 1pm and a gala will follow at 6pm. For more information on the event please visit: http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/japanopen2008/ (Please note that other than Todd, all partipants subject to change)
Todd will also be joined by some new faces on tour as Stars on Ice welcomes new guest stars. Skaters include Belbin & Agusto, Lysacek and Meissner. Performances dates are available on the Stars on Ice website
With his upcominbg relocation to Florida, Todd has a new fanmail address. Fans wishing to write to him can send mail to him at:
3299 Sportsplex Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33065
February 17, 2008
Richard Callaghan, Todd's longtime coach, has moved to the Fort Lauderdale area, and will be based at the Incredible Ice facility. Todd has also signed a contract with the rink, which will now be his "official training site". Todd will coach there as well whenever he is not on tour, but will not be moving there until he and wife Meagan can sell their house in Michigan.
Photos from the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame induction are now posted.
January 11, 2008
- 01/10/08: "Four to Be Inducted into U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame" - United States Figure Skating
- 01/07/08: "Janet Carpenter & Paul Wylie Elected to World Figure Skating Hall of Fame" - Hall of Fame Magazine
January 8, 2008 It seems that Todd has a bit of an adventure for his first Stars on Ice performance in Japan. United managed to lose his skates for five days and so he performed the first show in skates borrowed from one of the Japanese guys which is why he only performed one solo. Thankfully the skates made their appearance and Todd performed both "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" and "Nights in White Satin" for the remaining tour stops.
January 7, 2008: Congratulations Todd! Todd has been nominated for the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. He will be formally inducted into the Hall during the 2008 U.S. National Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota. There will be a formal ceremony held during the Friday night events.
Post-holidays found Todd in Japan with Stars on Ice for several dates around Japan. He performed his "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" number from Spamalot which brought the same laughter to Japanese fans as it did to the US fans in Lake Placid. He also skated in the opening, close and the "Hard Steel" ensemble numbers. In mid-December Todd skated in The Music of Seal on Ice in Washington, DC. Todd skated to "Bring It On" and "System" both by Seal. In addition there were group numbers to "Amazing and "Crazy." Also a correction on Todd's version of "Nights in White Satin." Contrary to what the Stars program in Lake Placid read, Todd skates to Mario Frangoulis's version which can be found on his album Sometimes I Dream.
December 8, 2007: Todd premiered two new programs at the SOI tour kick-off performance in Lake Placid, NY over Thanksgiving weekend. His first solo is a comic piece to Always Look on the Bright Side of Life from the Broadway show Spamalot. It includes tons of intricate footwork, double-takes and physical comedy - a stylistic departure for Todd. His 2nd act number is a classic Todd dramatic showstopper, skated to U2's version of Nights in White Satin. The program highlights Todd's classic lines, long flowing edges, and smooth, fast flow over the ice. It received a huge reception opening night, and is sure to end up being one of Todd's greatest hits.
Todd also skated in the opening and closing ensemble numbers, as well as a hilarious spoof of '80s heavy metal bands that was the 1st act closer. Todd played a band member/rock star, and was hilarious! Smucker's Stars on Ice will air on ABC, December 30, 2007 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Be sure to check the Stars on Ice website to find a stop near you - you're not going to want to miss this!
November 22, 2007: Todd starred in Holiday Celebration on Ice on November 6th in Las Vegas. The musical guest was Clay Aiken, and Todd's first number was skated to Clay singing "All is Well" live. His second program was to "Shake Hands with Santa Clause" by Louie Prima. The opening and closing numbers were also skated to Clay's live musical performance of "It's That Time of Year" and "What Are You Ddoing New Years Eve?" respectively. Holiday Celebration on Ice will air on NBC from
2:00 - 4:00 PM EST. Todd is currently in Lake Placid rehearsing for the opening of Stars on Ice on November 24th.
November 1, 2007 Todd participated in the show Skate for the Heart over the weekend at the Mohegan Sun resort in Connecticut. For his first solo, he skated to a live performance of Shenandoah/Butterfly by Celtic Woman. It was a beautiful instrumental number for violin, piano and drum which highlighted Todd's long, flowing edges and gorgeous spins. He used his stars number from last season, Better Days by the Goo Goo Dolls for his second solo. Todd also skated in group numbers to "The Sky, The Dawn and the Sun" and "One World" performed live by Celtic Woman. Skate for the Heart will be broadcast on NBC on January 13 from 4-6 pm EST.
Next up for Todd is Scott Hamilton CARES on November 3rd in Cleveland, and then it's off to Capital One's Holiday Celebration on Ice, which takes place in Las Vegas on November 6th.
October 3, 2007: The Country on Ice show in Minneapolis has been cancelled. It's being replaced by The Music of Seal on Ice on December 18th in Washington, DC. Todd will be performing along with many of the skaters originally skated for the Country show.
September 16, 2007: Stars on Ice has announced it's full cast and touring dates for the 2008 tour. Along with Todd the cast will include Ina & Zimmerman, Sasha Cohen, Jennifer Robinson, Yuka Sato, Michael Weiss, Dubreiul & Lauzon, Shen & Zhao with guest star: Ilia Kulik. Complete tour dates can be found on the Schedule page. Ticket information is available at starsonice.com. Todd started his season this month at the Michael Weiss Foundation show turning in a respectable performance of "Better Days." He's currently working on the music search for this year's programs.
August 14, 2007: Todd has added a few more events to his schedule including the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic, Ted Lindsey Golf Charity, Michael Weiss Foundation Show, and Scott Hamilton CARES. Todd will also be providing commentary for the Skatign & Gymnastics Spectacular. See the schedule page for more details on each of these events. Also good news for Todd fans, the Todd Eldredge Collection has been greatly expanded with four new volumes covering Todd's professional career.
June 6, 2007: Todd will be performing in several Disson Skating shows again next season. He is tentatively scheduled for the three shows: Country on Ice, Skate for the Heart and Holiday Celebration. See the Schedule for more details. Dates and locations are still tentative and subject to change. See what Todd thinks of Code of Points in June's Q&A.
May 6, 2007: Over 150 photos from the US and Canadian Stars on Ice tours added to the Photo Gallery for 2007.
April 30, 2007: Todd competed in the Japan Open for Team North American on April 29th, and performed his first ISU LP since 2002. His brand new LP, to "Casino Royale", scored 117.52 for his first time being judged under the COP system, but the program received rave reviews for his speed, elegance, trademark spins and performance skills from the Japanese audience. Todd also acted as the Team Leader for Team North America. Check out the Fan Corner for a new fan question answered by Todd.
April 11, 2007: Todd is half way through the Canadian Stars on Ice tour, which wraps up April 20th in Victoria. For specific dates for the remaining cities on the tour, check out the schedule page.
After CSOI, Todd is off to Japan to compete for Team North America in the Japan Open on April 29th. For the competition, which requires each skater to perform one ISU regulation long program, Todd has created a new LP to the soundtrack of Casino Royale. Lucky fans in Japan will be the first to see Todd's first LP since Lord of the Rings in 2002!
Todd will be wrapping up his season at Skokie Superstars on Ice on May 15th. For information on how to get tickets to this event, see the schedule page.March 10, 2007: Todd has added another event to his spring calendar. Once again this year Todd will be appearing in Superstars on Ice at the Skokie Skatium in Skokie, IL. The show is on Tuesday, May 15th at 7:00 pm. Tickets go on sale April 15th. The cast also includes Steven Cousins, Kurt Browning, Evan Lysacek, and Jenni Meno and Todd Sand. For information on how to get tickets you can call the Skatium at (847) 674-1500, x.2900.
February 22, 2007: Several news articles and reviews about the Stars on Ice tour added, a new fan question and info on the Japan Open.
Team Japan: Miki Ando, Mao Asada, Daisuke Takahashi, Takeshi Honda
Team North America: Joannie Rochette, Kimmie Meissner, Jeffrey Buttle, Todd Eldredge
Team Europe: Carolina Kostner, Sarah Meier, Stephane Lambiel, Alexei Yagudin
There will then be a gala exhibition on the same day at 6:00 pm. The competition will be broadcast on Japanese TV.
February 4, 2007: Over 70 new photos added to the 2006 gallery from Holiday Celebration on Ice and Country on Ice.
January 24, 2007: Todd is on the road with Stars on Ice right now on the west coast. When Stars in near your town be sure to check your locoal tv listings as there is a second tour special with more programs and interviews airing in local markets near the show dates. Also Todd has answered another fan question.
December 28, 2006: Stars on Ice will be broadcasting parts of this year's tour on December 30th from 5-6pm on ABC. Todd has answered another fan question and this one's great so be sure to read! If you have a question for Todd please send it in.
December 9, 2006: Stars on Ice Another season of Stars on Ice got under way last month with a fantastic debut in Lake Placid and once again Todd has brought two excellent numbers to the show. The first is "Broken" by Scott Stapp, a strong very emotional number. His second is to "Better Days" by the Goo-Goo Dolls - a hauntingly beautiful power ballad as only the Goos can do. The show opens with music from the Superman soundtrack and the first half closes to a comedy number entitled "Peace, Love, Skating" that features radical sixties costumes and wigs! The second half opens with "The Heist" a jewel robbery mystery piece and this half also includes another guys only baseball number "Swing." After all of this excitement the show finally closes with "I Believe I Can Fly" Be sure to check the tour schedule for a show near you.
November 22, 2006: Todd Eldredge, Jennifer Robinson and Steven Cousins will perform at the Bryant Park Tree Lighting in New York City on Tuesday, November 28 at 7:00 pm. Come watch these skaters as they light the Christmas Tree at Bryant Park. Located at 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.
Country on Ice Todd performed two new country numbers at Gretchen Wilson's Country on Ice in Philadelphia on November 8th. Both songs were performed live by Gretchen and she definitely rocked the house! The first number was "Politically Uncorrect" from her first album - a fun ironic little tune which allowed Todd to show a more playful side to his skating. Todd was lucky to be the skater chosen to skate the second piece - "Come To Bed" - the brand new single from Gretchen's spring 2007 album. A duet with John Rich, the song is a strong emotional ballad that fit Todd's classic style. The show will air Dec. 23, 2006 from 4-6pm EST on NBC.
Holiday Celebration on Ice: Todd performed two new holiday numbers at the Holiday Celebration on Ice show in Las Vegas on October 20th. First up was "You'll Never Walk Alone" by Michael Ball. His second number was to "I'll Be Home For Christmas" performed live by saxaphonist Dave Koz. Both numbers were great lyrical numbers - classic Todd performances. He also skated in group numbers to "Winter Wonderland / Let It Snow" (complete with cast snowball fight) and a lighthearted "Jingle Bells" in the finale. Holiday Celebration airs December 25, 2006 4-6pm on NBC
Halloween on Ice: For the Halloween on Ice show in Springfield on October 8th, skaters played one spooky Halloween themed character throughout the entire show. Todd was the Monster from Frankenstein, complete with green titned skin and neck bolts! Todd's first number was a version of "Ride of Valkyries" by Mannheim Steamroller and his second was a monster version of "Let Me Entertain You." Both numbers had Todd skating like the monster - arms out and very stiff - very amusing to watch. Todd was also part of three group numbers: "Creatures of the Night / Psycho," "The Monster Mash" and "The Mummy Walk." Click the thumbnail for a larger version of Monster-Todd Halloween on Ice airs October 28th on NBC from 4:30-6pm.
August 18, 2006: At the shows in Dundee and Sun Valley Todd debuted two of his new programs for the upcoming season. The first is "The Boy from Nowhere" by Michael Ball (a ballad from the musical Matador) and the second is "Goodbye Time" by Blake Shelton (a country tune). Both numbers were well received by the audiences. ALso in what can only be typical Todd bad luck, while in Sun Valley he managed to sprain the "good" ankle - thankfully only a minor sprain. Next weekend Todd will once again be participating in the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic in Cary, NC. New to the website is the 2006 gallery with photos from both the US and Canadian Stars on Ice tours.
August 6, 2006: Todd has added one more show to his fall schedule, the Michael Weiss Foundation show on September 9th in Reston, Virginia. The show benefits the Weiss Foundation that gives scholarships to upcoming skaters. Tickets are on-sale now.
July 8, 2006: Good news for Todd's UK fans - he'll be back this summer! Todd will be performing in the International Skating Gala in Dundee, Scotland on July 29th and 30th. Tickets on on sale now from the arena 01382 889369. Also Todd's answered a new fan question. We're getting ready to send him another batch of questions, so if you have one for Todd submit it today.
June 16, 2006: There's a special offer for Todd Eldredge fans - pre-sale tickets for the Halloween on Ice show October 8th in Springfield, MA. The pre-sale will run from June 19th at 10am to June 23rd at midnight via the ticketmaster.com website. The password is "Skate". In addition to some one-of-a-kind Halloween performances Mannheim Steamroller will be performing songs from Halloween 2, an original composition and "twisted" arrangement of well-known scary TV shows, movie and pop culture songs, all "deranged" by Grammy award winning composer, Chip Davis. Sounds Spooktacular! May 21, 2006: Todd appeared in Superstars on Ice at the Skokie Skatium on May 16th. This was Todd's 4th appearance in the annual fundraiser for the skating club located in a Chicago suburb. Other cast members this year included Ilia Kulik, Irina Slutskaya, andYuka Sato and Jason Dunjen. Todd performed both of his solo numbers from this year's Stars on Ice Tour; Alexander's Ragtime Band and Bolero. Even though it was the end of a very long season, Todd's jumps were on, with double axels, triple toe loops and triple salchow's in both numbers, and his trademark speed and fabulous spins.
Todd's ankle held up quite well throughout the very long season. The month off of rest during the Olympics helped make sure he could last all the way through the end of the Canadian tour in May. He is looking forward to using the summer to rest, relax, and finish rehabbing the injury. He will be taking a month off from skating starting in mid-May to be able to concentrate solely on off-ice rehab. He hopes and expects that all the rest and rehab over the summer will mean the ankle will be good as new next season. Todd will be starting his season on August 12th in Sun Valley - details on the schedule page.
May 1, 2006: Todd's schedule for the fall has begun to shape up with Todd confirmed for three of the Disson Skating shows in the fall. The first will be Halloween on Ice in Springfield, MA on October 8th. Then it's the Holiday Celebration on Ice in Las Vegas on October 20th, followed by Country on Ice in Philadelphia on November 8th. Not all casts or ticket onsale dates have been announced but you can see more details on the Schedule page. Also for the 06-07 season Todd will once again be touring the US with Stars on Ice. It's remarkably early for next year's events to be announced so there will still be more to come!
April 12, 2006: There's just two more stops on the US Stars on Ice tour and then Todd is off to rehearsals for the Canadian tour. Todd's ankle has been holding up well, though he's still taking it easy on the harder triples. His plan is to take some significant time off-ice to allow the ankle to fully heal before next season. For fans there's a brand new wallpaper up (thanks Kati!).
April 8, 2006: The US Stars on Ice tour is close to wrapping up and soon Todd will be off to start rehearsals for the Canadian tour. A couple of interesting articles featuring Todd added to the archives. Also Disson Skating has released their schedule of events for next year. While no cast lists are finalized, Todd will be performing in several of the shows. More details will come this summer.
March 15, 2006: Good news Todd fans! The month off from tour did Todd's ankle a lot of good. He's currently got three of his triples back, the toe, salchow and loop. He's still being careful with the ankle but is pleased to have at least some of his triples back! Also Todd will once again be headling the Superstars on Ice show in Skokie on May 16th. Details on the schedule page.
February 15, 2006: The list of tour stops for the Canadian Stars on Ice your has been released - you can see it on the Schedule page. Contrary to what the CSOI website indicates, Todd will be on the tour again this year. Also as an Olympic bonus we've added a new fan question and answer to the site.
January 31, 2006: Several new articles and reviews from Stars on Ice added, plus a link to photos from the Lake Placid stop and a new Todd Answer. On the injury front, Todd reports that his shoulder is getting better, not perfect yet but better every day. His ankle on the other hand is still causing him some significant pain. He is frustrated with the injury preventing him from attempting triples and so is planning to get a cortizone shot this week to numb it so he can continue the tour with triples.
January 20, 2006: The Stars on Ice your is rolling on and reviews from several stops have been added to the archives and over 30 new photos from the World Team Challenge added to the 2005 photo gallery.
January 9, 2006: At the Portland show on Jan 7th Todd tripped and fell over one of the bags in the suitcase number. Unfortunately it wasn't a simple fall and Todd dislocated his shoulder. While it is still very painful, he was able to skate last night in Seattle and he's hopeful that three days of rest before the Sacramento show will get it healing up.
January 7, 2006: The 2005 Gallery has been updated with photos from Sarh Hughes & Friends. The 2005-2006 Archives has also been updated with links to photos from the World Team Challenge and a few other items.
January 2, 2005: Happy New Year Todd Fans! This week Todd heads back on the road for the start of the Stars on Ice your - check the schedule to see when Stars on Ice will be in your town. Also Todd has another event on his schedule - a performance with Sato & Dengun in Detroit on February 5th (Superbowl Sunday). The event will take place at Campus Martius Park at 1pm.
December 28, 2005: Todd performed in his last show for 2005, Brian Boitano's Skating Spectacular, on December 17th in Las Vegas. Taped for telelvision, the Skating Spectacular will be on NBC on New Year's Day. Todd particicpated in the group opening which was skated to "Fever", a mini-group number with Brian Boitano and Nancy Kerrigan, and the finale which was a medley of Richard Marx tunes. Marx and his band performed live for part of the second act, and was playing for the trio and finale. For his solo numbers Todd performed to Alexander's Ragtime Band and to a new program to the old Patsy Cline song Crazy, this version being sung by Julio. Todd's recovery from ankle surgery is coming along well, and he landed very solid double axels and triple toes in this show. And as always his spins were very fast and centered. Todd heads out on tour with Stars on Ice after New Year's. The 2005-2006 Archives have been updated with some links to photos and reviews from this season.
December 14, 2005 The first two weeks of December have had Todd skating all over the place. First up was the World Team Challenge in London, Ontario. Though struggling with his jumps due to ankle problems Todd still managed two good performances of "Bolero" and "Alexander's RagTime Band." (see the event report below). Then Todd headed to Richmond, Virginia for the Holiday Celebration on Ice. Todd's first number was to "Oh Holy Night" performed live by Josh Gracin. His second was to his Garth Brook's "When You Come Back To Me Again" number. Both were very well done and received good audience response. The Archives have also been updated with individual photos from the event, full photo galleries coming soon.
Todd and Megan's wedding was filmed for the new reality special The Knot airing on Oxygen. A production team followed them around prior to the wedding and then filmed the wedding itself. The special will air on Oxygen December 18th and 19th, right after the World Team Challenge.
For his Tech program he skated his new SOI number BoleroTodd Eldredge is still recuperating from his ankle injury, and is not entirely healed. There is still quite a bit of pain when he jumps, especially on toe jumps . As a result, the technical side to this program was much weaker than would be expected from Todd: he doubled his first triple toe as well as his triple salchow attempt, but managed to successfully land a 3 toe/2 toe combination, but then singled his last axel. Choreographically, how ever, this program is destined to become a signature piece for Todd. It opened with Todd doing a school figure, and contained a lot of edge work and multiple spins down the center of the ice. Unfortunately, this being the technical program, his marks suffered from his jump problems. Score: 9.7 9.4 9.5 9.4 9.5 Total: 47.5
For the Artistic program, Todd skated to Alexander's Ragtime Band (his other new SOI number. His jump problems continued, for although he landed his double axel, he stepped out of his landing on a triple toe. However, there was a ton of great footwork, barrel rolls and spins. Score: Scores: 9.7 9.5 9.6 9.6 9.7 Total 96.2
Team USA finished third overall.
December 3, 2005 Todd's had a busy November with performances in Sarah Hughes & Friends and then off to rehearsals and opening night of Stars on Ice. For Sarah's show Todd skated his tour numbers from last year - skating excellent programs to "Let Me Entertain You" and "Forevermore." For the 20th anniversaty show of Stars on Ice, Todd has what are likely to be two fan favorite programs. The first is a fun light hearted number to "Alexander's RagTime Band" by Michael Feinstein. The second is a dramatic number to the classic "Bolero." Todd is also part of each of the group numbers and this year's tour has five: "Lovely Sping / I'd Do Anything For Love," "Dance Medley," "Overture / Comedy Tonight," "Too-Me Tango," and "Sing Sing Sing."
October 23, 2005: Todd's got one more event on his schedule for this year - World Team Challenge in London on December 4th. Complete details on the Schedule page.
September 29, 2005: Unfortunately the show Skating with the Troops has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales. To make up for the bad news, we've listed the October fan question a little early. Remember, if you have a question you'd like to ask Todd, please submit it.
September 27, 2005: Todd's first performance of the season at the Weiss Foundation show was an important first step back from his surgery. He managed only doubles and says he still has some pain in the ankle, but it should be improving in the coming weeks. He's also added two more shows to his schedule. The first is Skating for the Troops in Philadelphia on October 1st and the second is the Scott Hamilton CARES gala in Cleveland on Nov 5th. Complete details on the schedule page.
September 10, 2005: Congratulations Todd and Meghan, who were married in Florida last weekend. There's also some new event's on Todd's schedule. He'll be skating at the Michael Weiss Foundation show on September 17th (Todd spent a few days earlier in August working with Michael to help prepare him for Turin). He'll also be making his first appearance at Brian Boitano's Skating Spectacular in LAs Vegas on December 17th. Also early dates are starting to appear for the Stars on Ice tour, so stay tuned to the Stars on Ice website as the full tour should be announced soon.
July 17, 2005: Todd's schedule for the upcoming season is begining to take shape. Currently he's scheduled for two Disson Skating shows: Sarah Hughes & Friends in Uniondale, NY and the Holiday Celebration on Ice in Richmond, VA. Also Todd will be returning to the Stars on Ice tour for another year. A surgery update and new fan question also added.
May 21, 2005: The 2005 gallery is now open with over 100 photos from the US and Canadian Stars on Ice tours. Also we've got an update on Todd's surgery below.
April 30, 2005: The Canadian Stars on Ice tour ends this week in British Columbia. Following tour Todd heads off to Boston for surgery on his ankle which will keep him off the ice for a while. It will be summer of rest and relaxation before the fall skating season begins again. There are reports of Todd being scheduled for some of the Disson Skating shows but nothing yet has been confirmed.
April 6, 2005: They're done to the last few stops of the US tour and then Todd is off to Canada where Canadians Kurt Browning, Shae-Lynn Bourne, Jennifer Robinson and Jeff Buttle will join them for reahearsals. The tour will get tweaked a bit to include the four Canadians and then it's off across Canada. Once the tour is over, Todd will be taking the time to have surgery on his ankle which has been problematic all season (it's the reason Todd's had trouble with some of the harder triples this year). Recovery is supposed to be five weeks and then Todd can resume training again.
March 12, 2005: Several new reviews, photos and articles from Stars on Ice tour stops added to the Archives and Todd has answered another fan question. The biggest update was to the 2004 photo gallery with over 100 photos from Kenny Loggins on Ice and World Team Challenge added.
February 13, 2004: Several more Stars on Ice reviews and photos added.
February 3, 2005: The Stars on Ice appearances on Family Feud are set to air the week of Feb 7th. To find out when "Family Feud" airs in your area visit http://www.familyfeud.tv/, click "Tune In" and find your city on the list. There's also a new Todd answer and photos from Stars on Ice.
January 24, 2005: Lots of new Stars on Ice reviews added to the Archives including two fantastically detailed ones by Tina Tyan. Also Todd has answered a bunch of fan questions on the Stars on Ice website. If you'd like to send Todd a fanmail letter or request an autograph please use the below address. Todd does not have a email address for fanmail
c/o The Onyx-Rochester Ice Arena
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
January 9, 2005: Updates throughout the site, including a great new answer from Todd for January!
December 19, 2004: It's been a busy few weeks for Todd with shows in New York and Virgina, and a competition in Manitoba. Event summaries can be found below. Also there's updates to the program page, the archives and over 50 new photos from Bocelli on Ice and Holiday Celebration on Ice are in the gallery!
December 2, 2004 Lots of updates to the current archives with information on Bocelli, Ice Wars and Stars on Ice!
Todd and Alexei went head to head in artistic round....and they tied. Todd performed to something described as Latin/Italian. Again, nobody could identify the music. It was a ballad, but not as soft, much more passionate than his first program. He landed a 3 axle, 3 salchow, 3 loop and 3 toe. Todd had a stumble on the footwork, but it was more difficult than he's done in the past...and this is a new number. Todd tied with Alexei for this portion of the competition, with Alexei winning for the men, and Todd ended up tied for 2nd overall with Kurt.
November 17, 2004: Todd made his first appearance of the season as a special guest star at Andrea Bocelli Tribute on Ice. See the mini-review below. Todd is currently in Lake Placid working hard to learn the choreography for this year's Stars on Ice tour. The theme is Imagination! Also the man who did the custom paint job on Todd's roadster has posted some photos on his website. It's an American flag design created by Todd.
October 1, 2004: Todd's going to Japan! Todd and the rest of the US cast will be performing two shows in Tokyo on January 2nd and 3rd. Full details on the Schedule page. There's also a new answer from Todd for this month. We're getting ready to send him the next batch of questions, so if you have one you'd like to ask, now's the time to submit it!
September 5, 2004: Todd's been enjoying his summer off with plenty of time on the golf course including a recent trip to North Carolina to once again participate in the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger version. Also Todd has answered another fan question.
August 5, 2004: Todd has submitted his latest answer to a fan's question. If you have a question you've always wanted to ask Todd, be sure to send it in!
July 8, 2004: Also Todd has answered another fan question. A location has finally been given for the Kenny Logins on Ice show starring Todd Eldredge - Rochester, NY. The full cast lists for the Disson shows have not yet been announced.
June 4, 2004: Todd schedule is continuing to grow for next year. He is confirmed to participate in the 2004 Ice Wars. The tentative date is November 18th and the city is still to be determined. Also there's been a change to the Disson show Todd is headlining. Yanni is no longer the music guest. That spot now goes to Kenny Logins. In addition the date has moved forward to December 8th and the new location has not yet been decided. Todd won the Gustav Lussi Award - see below. Also Sharon Modjeska has provided us with over 50 fantastic photos from Stars on Ice in Lake Placid and Todd has answered another fan question.
May 21, 2004: To finish off the skating season, Todd skated in two club shows: "Radio on Ice" in Denver and "Superstars on Ice" in Skokie. In both shows Todd skated his SOI numbers of "Flamenco" and "When You Come Back To Me Again." And he even managed a few triple axels on the small club ice! Two reviews and some new photos from the Vancouver, B.C. stop of CSOI added.
April 27, 2004: The CSOI tour wraps up tomorrow in Vancouver and then it's vacation time for Todd. During the Canadian tour, Todd did the same programs and group numbers as in the U.S. Todd was definitely a fan favorite with the Canadians again this year. Several show reviews added to the Archives. Also see Todd's thank you below.
April 27, 2004: Engagement news posted below.
April 22, 2004: Todd's schedule has been updated with confirmed participation in three of the Disson shows for the fall/winter of 2004.
April 11, 2004: The US version of the Stars on Ice wrapped up last night in Portland, Maine. Todd is now off to Halifax to start rehearsals for the Canadian tour. Several reviews for the final US stops added to the Archives.
April 1, 2004: No foolin, there are lots of updates to the site! The Archives have new reviews and articles from Stars on Ice; the 2004 gallery has new show pictures and Todd's April answer is up! Also Todd has been confirmed for the Jimmy V Golf Classic once again this summer. For an update on the confusion surrounding the Disson schedule see below.
March 14, 2004: Todd will be skating in the University of Colorado show "Radio on Ice" May 7-9th. Tickets on sale now at ticketmaster.com. Also the woman who conducted the August 2000 Blades on Ice interview with Todd has put the entire interview up on her website and it includes some questions not included in the final print edition.
March 8, 2004: Special Olympics appearance listed below.
March 6, 2004: More Stars on Ice photos added to the 2004 gallery. Todd is also listed as appearing in the Skokie club show again this year. Also Todd got a rave review by Anna Kisselgoff in The New York Times: "More typically, Todd Eldredge wowed all with triple turns in the air in an unpredictable, bravura performance, adding fabulous stylistic flair to a flamenco-tinged solo." Don't forget to set your VCRs for Stars on Ice on the 11th at 8pm on A&E.
March 1, 2004: New reviews added to the Archives and a new fan question answer from Todd.
February 23, 2004: Still more Stars on Ice reviews added to the Archives.
February 9, 2004: Updates to the 2003-2004 Archives with more Stars on Ice reviews and articles.
February 1, 2004: A new answer from Todd added and the Archives 2003-2004 updated with more reviews. Be sure to check the link for the Stars on Ice website as they've updated their behind the scenes photos. Information on getting Todd his own show below.
January 24, 2004: Several reviews and photos from Stars on Ice added to the 2003-2004 Archives.
January 16, 2004: Lots of updates to the 2003-2004 Archives page with reviews and photos from the Stars on Ice tour. Also the 2004 Photo Gallery is open and see below for Family Feud information.
January 13, 2004: Several reviews and articles from Stars on Ice added to the 2003-2004 Archives.
January 2, 2004: Updates includes Todd's new answer plus several additions to the 2003-2003 Archives and new photos from the Holiday Celebration added to the 2003 Gallery.
December 10, 2003: Costume descriptions added to the archives and several photos from Lake Placid added to the 2003 gallery.
December 5, 2003: Updates on the Holiday Celebration on Ice and World Team Challenge.
December 1, 2003: News on SOI opening night added, along with some reviews of the tour in the Archives. There's also a new question for December.
November 21, 2003: We've got two great new wallapapers by Jamie added. Also the Stars website has added some pictures from rehearsal in Lake Placid. SOI section added to the Archives.
November 17, 2003: Updates to the 2003-2004 archives, a new fan question and Fran has finished another tape in the series, 2002 Vol 2. Our apologies for the delay in a new question! Todd is currently in Simsbury for Stars on Ice rehearsals.
October 24, 2003: Updates to the 2003-2003 gallery and the news about Todd at Skate America added
October 22, 2003: Welcome to the all-new ToddEldredge.net! With this new redesign everything should be easier to access for you, our loyal visitors. In addition, with this update all of the Season Archives are open going back to Todd's first National title in 1990.
October 4, 2003: The October question is posted in the fan corner. Todd was also out east this weekend at the USFSA pro-am in New York City. He was spotted in the audience signing all kinds of autographs. (thanks Fred for that info)
September 30, 2003: Todd is now officially confirmed for both of the Disson shows (Kurt's Gotta Skate and Holiday Celebration). Also a new event he's confirmed for is the World Team Challenge to be held Dec 3rd in Vancouver, BC. Tickets are onsale now.
September 23, 2003: The final photo gallery is now open - photos from 1996!
September 17, 2003: The Stars on Ice tour dates have been announced. You can see the full list of cities on the schedule page. Also more updates to the Archives. On the fun side Todd came in third in the viewer's choice for Super Singles in Blades on Ice
September 1, 2003: Another question added to the Fan corner. The Archives have expanded again with the 1997-1998 'Road to Nagano' season and the current 2003-2004 season open with photos from the recent Jimmy V.
August 2, 2003: Another question and answer added to the Fan Corner, plus the update on Spotlight on Skating below. Todd has also been invited to skate at this year's Mariposa Gala, however as of today he still hadn't decided if he was going to go. He's currently still searching for the right music for his programs this season. Lastly the annual Spiral Edge Todd calendar is underway, so join the list to order your copy today!
July 1, 2003: Todd's answer for July is now posted. Also the 1998-1999 archives are open.
June 2, 2003: Grand Opening of the Fan Corner section of the website. Also another review and some photos of the Skokie show added to the Archives.
May 22, 2003: Review of the Skokie Skadium show added to the Archives. Copies of the Skokie show are available on both VHS ($39) and DVD ($54) from David Benjamin's Main Event Video Productions. Make checsk payable to David Benjamin and mail to: 29 Hearthwood Drive, Hilton Head, South Carolina 29928. If you have questions call 1-800-924-8375.
May 12, 2003: Breaking news on Governing Council added below. Also Todd's schedule has been updated to include two Disson shows for next season. Please note that while Disson is advertising Todd for these events and that Todd is tentatively planning on them, formal contracts have not yet been signed so things may change! Also the Archives updated with new links.
May 1, 2003: Updates to the Archives with several reviews of the Canadian Stars on Ice tour stops.
May 7, 2003: The 2003 Photo Gallery is now open with over 50 photos from the Canadian Stars on Ice tour. The 2002-2003 Archives updated with more reviews and photos from the tour. Also TE.net is proud to welcome the Spiral Edge page to it's new home here on TE.net.
April 24, 2003: The Canadian Stars on Ice tour is currently under way. In addition to his numbers from the US tour, Todd has been added (along with Steven Cousins) to the "Studz" cowboy number! The Archives have been updated with some reviews and photos from the first stops.
April 9, 2003: Reviews from the Texas leg of Stars on Ice added to the Archives. Also Todd has said he will once again be participating in the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic. It's held in late August at the Prestonwood Golf Course in Raleigh, N.C.
April 3, 2003: Updates below on Frosted Flakes, Skokie Show, and WSF, as well as updates to the 2002-2003 Achives page - more photos and reviews!
March 21, 2003: More reviews and photos from Stars on Ice added to the Archives!
March 4, 2003: More reviews, photos and news from Stars on Ice tour added to the Archives. Todd also has a lengthy interview in this months Blades on Ice regarding the details of his quarrel with the USFSA. .
February 24, 2003:Nineteen photos added to the 2000 Gallery plus more Stars on Ice reviews added to the Archives. Information on the Today show and ISU videos added as well as a link to SkateFAIR below.
February 10, 2003: Still more reviews from the Stars on Ice tour! Plus sixteen new photos added to the 2002 Photo Gallery.
February 5, 2003: Even more reviews from the Stars on Ice tour added to the Archives. Also the Feb 2003 issue of Spotlight on Skating is out and a scan of the cover has been added above.
January 31, 2003: More reviews and photos from the Stars on Ice tour added to the Archives.
January 21, 2003: Four new Stars on Ice reviews plus photos from Lake Placid and Baltimore added to the Archvies.
January 17, 2003: Todd did make an appearance at Nationals this past week in between Stars on Ice dates. He was originally supposed to do some promo work for Chevy (appearing with his classic 1962 Corvette) but because the arena is owned by Ford, Chevy wasn't allowed access so the promo was cancelled. It has however been rescheduled for some time during Worlds in Washington, DC. This update includes new SOI reports in the 2002-2003 Archives plus some pictures in the 1999-2000 Archives from the appearance Todd did for Stacey in Rochester.
January 13, 2002: Several more Stars on Ice reviews and a link to some Oakland photos added to the Archives. Also we've given the front page a bit of a redesign so it's easier to catch the breaking news.
January 7, 2003: Information added on how you can send a letter of protest to the USFSA and their sponsors. Also the Archives updated with more reviews and articles including a great review from the Seattle stop. Todd vs. USFSA support page launched.
January 6, 2003: The 2002-2003 Archives were updated with some more photos and reviews.
January 2, 2003: Happy New Year! Several more reviews from the Stars on Ice tour added to the Archives. Also the Photo Gallery has been updated with twenty new photos from Barry Mittan!
December 30, 2002: The Stars on Ice tour resumed this past weekend with three stops on the east coast. We've got reviews and articles from all three up in the Archives!
December 16, 2002: Update on Todd's announcement of going pro below. Archives updated with more news on the announcement plus information on the Hallmark Skaters' Championships.
Todd Goes Pro!Todd has announce his intention to turn pro. This announcement was made in an interview with Peter Carruthers which was aired on Friday, December 13th during the broadcast of the International Figure Skating Challenge. The decision to turn pro comes as the result of Todd's decision to sever all competative and promotional ties with the USFSA due to a dispute with the USFSA's current management, President Phyllis Howard and Executive Director John LeFevre.
Turning pro will keep Todd from defending his title at Nationals in Dallas this January. Todd stated that the dispute stems from the USFSA's withdrawal of it's contract offer for Todd to appear in 3 USFSA events, and also included promotional appearances on behalf of the USFSA and it's sponsors. In a December 13th, 2002 article by Phil Hersh in the Chicago Tribune Todd states, "I definitely think I was lied to by the leadership of the organization....I will have nothing more to do with USFSA events because I have too many bad feelings with these people."
Todd at Hallmark Skaters' ChampionshipIn a whirlwind day, Todd skated both a short program and interpretive free at the Hallmark Skaters' Championships in Columbus, OH on December 14th. Todd finished third at the event. His short program was to "Freedom Battle" and included a 3axel-2toe, 3lutz and 2axel. His interpretive free was to "Channel One Suite" and included a 3axel, 3salchow, 3toe, 3 spins and some seemingly endless footwork. While Todd may not have won the event, he was by far the crowd favorite!
December 10, 2002: Update on Holiday Celebration, Canadian Open, and Spotlight on Skating below. Also the Archives page has been updated with complete details on both events. Todd is now off to Columbus for the Hallmark Skaters' Championships - Good Luck Todd!
Canadian Open & Holiday CelebrationTodd kept up a whirlwind cross country schedule last weekend, performing in Greenville Sourth Carolina on Thursday and then in Red Deer Alberta on Friday and Saturday! At the Holiday Celebration Todd performed two numbers, the first to "Ave Maria" by Russell Watson wearing the Exotica sparkly costume. He landed a 3axel, (fell out of it a bit), a 3salchow, 3loop and 3toe. His second number was "Freedom Battle", his short program for this year landing a 3axel, 3toe and 2axel. The program earned him the only full standing ovation of the night! At the Canadian Open, Todd performed his "Freedom Battle" short program but had a horrendous fall on the opening 3axel combo - Todd later said that he came down on the back of the blade and the heel of the blade got stuck in the ice. He did regroup and land a nice 3flip and 2axel plus some excellent straight line and circular footwork which left him in 3rd. For the IF, Todd chose his footwork heavy "Channel 1 Suite" with a gorgeous 3axel to open. The footwork has much improved from Lake Placid, being much faster and crisper. The program helped Todd move to 2nd overall behind Alexei Yagudin.
Todd on the Cover of Spotlight on SkatingTodd will be gracing the cover of the January 2003 issue of Spotlight on Skating. While in Red Deer, he did a photo shoot with editor Lisa Herdman at a local furniture store and the photos are supposed to be excellent! You can subscribe to Spotlight on Skating for $30 ($37 CAD). Payment can be sent to 208 Mohawk Road, Ancaster Ontario L9G 2W9 or you can call them at 905-304-6372. Back issues are available for $8 ($10 CAD). Or visit their website at: http://www.spotlightonskating.com/.
December 3, 2002: Updates on opening night of Stars on Ice. The Archives contain five reviews.
Stars on Ice Opening Night!Stars on Ice has completed it's opening night in Lake Placid! This year is an excellent show, harkening back to the glory days of SOI. Todd has two cold spots plus one group number. His first solo is to "Channel 1 Suite" by Buddy Rich. It's a great jazzy number whose main focus is on footwork. He second number is to "Miserere" by Andrea Bocelli and is along the lines of classic Todd. His group number is to make a lengthy speech for moves by Sale & Pelletier and Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze while still doing some footwork and other skating himself. In the opening to "Orin Does Ozzy" Todd is the first skater on the ice wearing light blue, and he's also in the finale to "I Can't Stop." See the Archives for several reviews!
November 20, 2002: Though the cast is a bit different (both Steven Cousins and Tara Lipinski are now out with injuries) Stars on Ice rehearsals are under way in Lake Placid. Smuckers is also having a contest for next year's tour - see details below. Prior to departing for Lake Placid, Todd stopped by Columbus to do some promotional items for the Hallmark Championships and there's a new article about it in the Archives. Also updates to the Quotes page and a correction to the programs page.
V.I.P. Trip 2003-2004 Stars on IceSmuckers, sponsor of Stars on Ice, is having a contest to win a V.I.P. package for opening night in Lake Placid for next year's tour. Winner will receive ice level seating, invitation to private rehearsals, V.I.P. accomodations, airfare, personal tour of Olympic museum and limosine transportation. Look for the ad in your local paper or enter by submitting a 3 x 5 card with your name and complete address. Send card to:
Smucker’s Stars on Ice V.I.P Promotion
P.O. Box 8520
Prospect Heights, IL 60070
November 7, 2002: The Archives have been updated with some new photos from Salute to Gold and Stars on Ice rehearsals.
October 28, 2002: It's been a busy past several days for Todd. On the 23rd he skated in the Scott Hamilton & Friends show in Philadelphia. On the 24th he left for Spokane, WA for Skate America. Once there he took part in autograph signings, watched the competition and did commentary for local Spokane Channel KXLY-TV. This update we've got new details on the two new programs from Scott's show, plus all kinds of photos, reviews and news articles in the Archives!
October 21, 2002: Updates to the Archives including a review from the last skating clinic in Texas.
October 18, 2002: It's official! Todd has been official confirmed for participation in both the Canadian Open and Hallmark Skaters Championships. Complete details on each event can be found on the schedule page. Also, according to fans in attendance, Todd's first program at Kristi's Salute to Gold was "Freedom Battle" by Michael W. Smith off his lastest album "Freedom". One more review from the show added to Archives.
October 16, 2002: Short review from Kristi's Salute to Gold added.
In the first act Todd skated to some instrumental by Michael Smith. This will be his short program for this year. Todd stumbled across it whilst rifling through the local CD shops according to Richard (who unfortunately could not remember the song title). Costume was sort of a multi-hued gray shirt, Fran said it was really hard to describe under the spotlights. Program highlights included a 3axel and 3toe plus some of that 'up-on-toepic' footwork similar to last year's Carmina Burana straightline sequence. But the big suprise of the program was it included barrel rolls!
Todd's second number was to "Miseri" by Andrea Bocelli. I was sort of classic Todd with a full passionate performance a la "Il Mare." Jumps were 3loop, 3sal, 3axel and 3toe. And more importantly Todd has a new costume - and it's not black! In fact it's burgundy! Looked like velvet pants with a sparkly shirt.
Other highlight of the night was that Todd mc'd the retakes and did quite an excellent job. Was very relaxed and had everyone laughing and joking.
October 8, 2002: A review from the Duluth skating clinic added. Also the dates for the Canadian Stars on Ice tour have been announced - they're listed on the Schedule page.
October 3, 2002: A review from the Scottsdale show added to the Archives plus the below info on Stars on Ice.
September 26, 2002: More reviews and photos from the Philadelphia Clinic added to the Archives. Also the 1999-2000 Archives page is now open. Todd is currently in Simsbury, CT at the Stars on Ice rehearsals. From other cast members online journals, we know that the show has a rock-n-roll theme to it and that one of the big group numbers is to Ozzy Ozbourne music!
September 19, 2002: As of this afternoon, Todd has been officially confirmed for three of the Disson skating shows: Scott Hamilton and Friends in Philadelphia, PA; Holiday Celebration on Ice in Greenville, SC; and Kristi's Salute to Gold in Fort Myers, FL. Complete info on those events can be found on the Schedule page. Also this update is a review from the Philadelphia skating clinic. Stars on Ice has also finally launched the new version of their website at www.starsonice.com, and you can find a nice Todd bio plus some new interactive features.
September 13, 2002: We've made the navigation of the site a little easier, you can now jump right to the main sections from this page instead of dropping down another page first. Also this update the 1996-1997 Archives are now open.
September 3, 2002: More photos from the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic added to the Archives.
August 30, 2002: The full Stars on Ice schedule has been announced and the complete listing can be found on the Schedule page along with some updated ticket info. Also in the 2002-2003 Archives are reports and photographs from the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic.
August 22, 2002: While Stars on Ice has not yet formally announced the tour schedule, some dates have been tracked down. The 13 known dates are listed on the Schedule page. If Stars on Ice regularly comes to your town, you can try calling the arena box office to see if they have a date scheduled. If you find one not listed here, please let us know! Ticket info for the Hallmark Championships and Holiday Festival on Ice also added. Be sure and stop by next week when we'll have reports and photographs from Todd's participation in the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic!
July 19, 2002: Thirty-three photos by Kathy Goedeken from the Salt Lake Olympics added to the 2002 Gallery. Todd is also now being advertised (though he is not yet officially confirmed!) for both Kristi's Salute to Gold and the Holiday Celebration on Ice; expanded listings now on the Schedule page.
July 10, 2002: Several more photos from the Auburn Hills skating clinic added to the Archives.
June 27, 2002: Several photos from the Auburn Hills clinic added to the Archives.
June 25, 2002: Another clinic review and some articles added to the Archives.
June 24, 2002: The first "It's Great To Skate" clinic was held this past weekend at Todd's home rink in Rochester Hills. Though attendence was less than expected, the word is that Todd and Richard (with the assistance of other club skaters/coaches) did an excellent job working with the participants. We've got a report from the clinic in the new Archives for 2002-2003. Also the 2001 Photo Gallery is now open with more than 60 photos!
June 14, 2002: Thanks to one of our tireless editors, we have updated the 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 Archives with dozens of new article links.
June 10, 2002: More information added above on the festivals surrounding the skating clinics. Also the 1998 photo gallery is open and the 2000-2001 Archives have had the articles updated.
In addition to the clinic itself, each event will also have an outdoor Festival in the adjoining parking lot area from 11am-4pm with games, giveaways and other activities. The festivals are open to the public and anyone is welcome. Todd will be signing autographs at each from 1pm-2pm. The skating clinics will be for the winning participants and will also take place during this time frame. There will be a limited number of people allowed inside to watch the skating clinic, starting with parents and close friends of the skating participants. Therefore, there is no guarantee that anyone will be able to see Todd while he's on the ice teaching unless you happen to know one of the winners as well.
June 22: Onyx Arena - Rochester Hills, MI
Sept 14: Ice Land USA, Strongsville, OH
Sept 15: Flyers Skate Zone, Philadelphia, PA
Sept 28: Alltel Ice Den, Scottsdale, AZ
Oct 6: Atlanta Ice Forum, Deluth GA
Oct 20: Polar Ice Grapevine, Grapevine, TX
June 6, 2002: Todd has been confirmed once again for the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic in Cary, North Carolina on August 25th. This is a charity golf tournament that Todd has done in previous years. Also this update several more reports added to the 2000-2001 Archives.
June 4, 2002: The 2000-2001 Archives are now open! We're still seeking more reports and photographs though, so if you have some you'd like to share please consider submitting them. Also there were additions to the 2001-2002 Archives, Quotes and Links sections, and the final Jumps for Joy totals announced.
May 22, 2002: Links to three new Todd fans sites added to the Links page, plus some more Nationals photos in the Archives.
May 20, 2002: More information on the Chevy Clinics posted, including the arena locations and some date changes. Also more CSOI reviews and photos in the archives.
June 22: Onyx Arena - Rochester Hills, MI
Sept 14: Ice Land USA, Strongsville, OH
Sept 15: Flyers Skate Zone, Philadelphia, PA
Sept 28: Alltel Ice Den, Scottsdale, AZ
Oct 6: Atlanta Ice Forum, Deluth GA
Oct 20: Polar Ice Grapevine, Grapevine, TX
May 16, 2002: Reviews from the western stops of Canadian Stars on Ice added.
May 14, 2002: Todd's season officially finishes today with the last Canadian Stars on Ice show in Vancouver - then it's time for some well earned rest and relaxation! This update has some new photos and reviews in the Archives.
May 10, 2002: Another review from the Ottawa tour stop added to the Archives. Also the 1992 and 1993 photo galleries are now open.
May 8, 2002: Several reviews from the Toronto-Hamilton-Kitchener set of tour stops added to the Archives, including ones by several intrepid site volunteers who were there for the weekend.
May 2, 2002: Review from the Ottawa tour stop added to the Archives.
April 29, 2002: Opening night of the Canadian Stars on Ice tour happened yesterday in Halifax. Todd's two solo numbers are the same as on the US tour - "Lord of the Rings" and "Your Song." In addition to his solos, Todd is part of the opening ("Black Betty") and finale ("Carpenters Medley"). The Archives have been updated with several new items.
April 24, 2002: The US tour of Stars on Ice is finally over and Todd is currently in rehearsals for the Canadian Stars on Ice tour. The Arhcives have been updated with some final SOI reviews and articles, plus three backstage photos courtesy of Ruth Eldredge.
April 19, 2002: Another Stars on Ice review and article on the Hershey competition added. Also SOI has updated their behind the scenes photos again, this time with ones from their big golf outing.
April 17, 2002: On the 16th Todd performed his new expanded program to "Carmina Burana / Mythodea" at the Hershey's Figure Skating Challenge. He did a wonderful job, landing the only triple axel of the event and receiving the highest overall score - including a 6.0 for presentation! Several updates to The Archives with Stars on Ice reviews, Hershey reviews, articles and photos! Also the 2002-2003 schedule is also beginning to take shape. Todd has not officially confirmed any events yet, but he is being advertised for some. Details on the Event Schedule page.
April 15, 2002: It has been confirmed that Todd will not be part of the Olympic team that is coming to Washington, DC. While he would like to, he will be otherwise occupied with rehearsals for the Canadian Stars on Ice tour. The Great American Figure Skating Challenge is set for tomorrow and Todd will be performing a new extended version of his short program to "Carmina Burana / Mythodea." The new music added comes from "Mythodea." Several articles and reviews added to the The Archives.
April 5, 2002: Cities announced for "It's Great To Skate!" clinic listed above. Link to Connecticut Post article on SOI in Archives.
April 4, 2002: Three Stars on Ice reviews and photos added plus a correction of "You Song" choreographer to Richard Callaghan. The Stars on Ice website has updated it's Behind the Scenes photos again with more picture of Todd.
April 2, 2002: New additions to The Archives: a review of the Columbus SOI tour stop, a link to an article in American Profile Magazine and one article. Also the 1997 Photo Gallery is now open with 44 photographs.
March 28, 2002: The Archives were updated with two new tour reviews, one article and a link to Steven's interview of Todd on the SOI site. Additionally the SOI site has updated their backstage photos again and there are several new ones with Todd.
March 24, 2002: The debut of ToddEldredge.net!
March 17, 2002: Review from Pittsburgh and one article added.
March 13, 2002: Links to two Olympic photo galleries as well as another review of the Philadelphia Stars on Ice stop.
March 11, 2002: Several Stars on Ice reviews added as well as links to articles and photos. Also, Chevrolet has announced that it will sponsor a series of six "It's Great to Skate" clinics that will be taught by Todd and his coach Richard. The first one will be held in Detroit (date TBA) and the other five cities will be chosen later this year.
March 6, 2002: Info on The Today Show appearance (below) added. Also a nice report from the Buffalo stop of SOI.
March 3, 2002: Several Stars on Ice updates added (articles and reports). If you're going to see an upcoming tour stop, please consider submitting a report to us - we'd love to have it! Info on Philly skate added.
February 27, 2002: Info added on USA Today's upcoming chat.
February 26, 2002: Olympic wrap-up, ten new articles added.
February 22, 2002: It's been a busy 24 hours news wise for Todd. The big news is that Todd has joined Stars on Ice! (see details below). For his exhibition skate he will be performing "Il Mare Calmo Della Sera" which became something of a signature piece for him when he skated it in the 1998-1999 season. Also Todd has been officially confirmed for the USFSA Spring Open on April 16th in New Haven. A number of articles about Todd's retirement were added, plus some great photos - including one from the Olympic Torch relay.
February 21, 2002: In a press conference late yesterday, Todd officially announced his retirement from eligible skating. He spoke briefly about the things he'd accomplished in his career and that he was ready to move on to other things. Several articles and a photo from the press conference added.
February 17, 2002: A second autograph signing session has been announced. On February 20th Todd will also be signing autographs at the downtown location of the Meir & Frank department store from noon to 2pm. Also just announced is that Todd has chosen *not* be attending Worlds in Nagano.
February 16, 2002: Several articles wrapping up the long program added and one report from the long program.
February 15, 2002, noon update: News update on exhibitions and autograph signing added. Also Todd hopes to make an announcement in the next few days about going to Worlds. Todd & Co. would like to thank all the fans for their support this season.
February 15, 2002: Congratulations Todd on an amazing long program! Rebounding from his disappointing short, Todd turned in his most impressive long program of the season, landing 8 triple jumps! Though he fell on the opening quad, he put that behind him and went on to land 8 other triples: 3axel-3toe, 3lutz, 3flip, 3loop-3toe, 3sal, 3axel! The spins were as always an amazing blur and the overall presentation of the program was wonderful! It was enough to bring him up to 6th overall. Several articles and photos added, and we should have an on-scene report available on the next update.
February 14, 2002: Links to several articles and photos added plus the autograph signing info.
February 13, 2002: Sometimes things are just fated not to be. Last night's short program was unfortunately not one of Todd's better outtings. Skating in the final group, with a slew of clean quad short programs already ahead of him, Todd opted for the quad version of his short program. Todd flipped out of the landing on the quad, flipped out and two footed the 2toe on the combo, fell on a badly leaning 3axel, clean 3lutz from footwork. Rounding out the jumps were nice straight line and serpentine footwork patterns and the usual compliment of gorgeous fast, centered spins. Todd is currently in 9th place.
The draw for the long program has taken place and the final two groups go in this order: 13 - Eldredge, 14 - Stojko, 15 - Weiss, 16 - Dambier, 17 - Dinev, 18- Liu, 19 - Li, 20 - Honda, 21 - Plushenko, 22 - Goebel, 24 - Abt, 25 - Yagudin.
As the famous quote goes "Whatever doesn't kill us only makes us stronger" - good luck to Todd in Thursday's long program.
Five photos and twenty article links added.
February 12, 2002: Another slew of article links posts, these mainly previewing tonight's short programs.
February 11, 2002: Links to multiple practice reports, photos and articles added. Don't forget to catch Todd on the Today Show tomorrow between 7-10am.
February 10, 2002: Then men's draw has taken place, and Todd has drawn an excellent position. He'll be 25th of the 29 skaters to go. The other top men have drawn: 1-Weiss, 6-Sandhu, 14-Yagudin, 15-Honda, 18-Plushenko, 20-Goebel, 24-Abt, 29-Stojko. With most of the top contenders skating before Todd, it looks like he will be able to play the strategy game on whether or not to attempt the quad in the short program. Good luck Todd! Nineteen articles added were added to the Events page.
February 8, 2002: The Olympic Opening Ceremonies have successfully come to a close. Todd was one of eight athletes selected to carry the World Trade Center flag into the stadium. The flag was the one that was flying over the WTC on September 11th and was rescued from the rubble. Athletes were chosen to represent each Olympic discipline and Todd represented the figure skaters. There are a number of articles linked that quote Todd on how great an honor this was for him since he had been in New York on that day. The day before Todd also successfully took his turn carrying the Olympic Torch. He ran his segment in Salt Lake and was positively beaming the entire time. We've got a report from that night, and photos will be coming soon! Twenty-five article and nineteen photo links added.
February 7, 2002: Event section updated with 23 new article and 4 photograph links. Reports from various forums indicate that Todd seems to be having some good practice sessions, and has landed at least one 4toe-2toe and one 4toe-3toe.
February 4, 2002:
Todd will be featured on the Today show on Feb 12th (7-10am on NBC). This is most likely a pre-taped appearance. USOlympicTeam.com contest information added. Several article and photo links added.
January 29, 2002:
Several more Olympic articles added.
January 26, 2002: Todd to carry torch in Salt Lake! Todd was originally scheduled to carry the Olympic torch in Michigan, but unfortunately Todd was already going to be in L.A. for Nationals. Thanks to some last minute rescheduling, Todd will not be carrying the torch in the Olympic city. He is scheduled for around 7pm on Thursday February 7th - the night before the Opening Ceremonies! You can see the detailed route plan here. Todd is currently in residence in Utah - he headed out this weekend for several days of on-ice training at altitude before he moved into the Olympic village and begins official practices on Feb 5th.
Congratulations Todd - nominated by the USFSA as their representative for the IOC Sportsman of the Year!
Todd in print: There's a nice picture of Todd with his parents from Nationals in the January 28, 2002 edition of People magazine.
Site Updates: A number of new Olympic articles added to the Events page.
January 22, 2002: Following the win in Nationals, Todd and coach Callaghan took some time to teach at the Chevrolet skating clinic. Those who attended got to work with Todd or his coach on spins and jumping. Some reports and photos were added as well as some articles about the upcoming Olympics. Also the Olympic television schedule has been announced - details on the Information page.
January 16, 2002: Some more article and photo links from Nationals added along with a great photo of Todd posing with his gold medal!
January 14, 2002: Several more articles on Nationals added. Newspaper heads up: Olympic Sponsor Chevrolet plans to run a full page color ad in USA Today congratulating Todd on his 6th National Title. Most likely location is the back page of the Sports section on the Thursday 1/17 edition (but do check before then - if you spot it let us know!)
January 12, 2002: Several photos and articles from Todd's long program added.
January 11, 2002: While Todd's long program at Nationals may not be the best he's capable of, it was one of his best of the season. Todd popped his opening quad to a triple but then went on to land a 3axel/2toe, 3lutz, 3loop/3toe, 3salchow, 3axel and a 3flip with a step out. As always his spins were the best in the business. His technical Mark's were 5.7 to 5.9, but it was the solid 5.9's across the board that put him in first place with all nine judges. Twenty-five articles added to the events page.
January 10, 2002: Congratulations to Todd for capturing his sixth National title! With a near-perfect emotional free-skate, Todd won the event over Goebel with close technical marks and higher presentation ones. Full details will come tomorrow - after your faithful webmaster has finished celebrating!
January 10, 2002: A few more articles about the short programs added as well as Fran's report from Wednesday morning's practice.
January 9, 2002: The senior mens short program at Nationals was held last night, and Todd came through with flying colors! He is currently tied with Goebel for first place going into the long program. Skating to "Carmina Burana / Mythodea", Todd landed a huge 3axel/3toe, 2axel and 3lutz (broke at the waist, but clean). He received required element marks of 5.4 to 5.7, and presentation marks of 5.7 to 5.9. For the long program TOdd has drawn 17th - the second last skater of the night. One dozen new articles and Fran's report added to Events section.
January 8, 2002: It was a big news day for Todd fans at practice yesterday. It seems that Todd was given some strong advice by the ISU judges after the Grand Prix Final to aim for the 3axel/3toe combo instead of a quad combo in the short program. Todd practiced a new version of his SP, but no decision has yet been made as to which version he'll skate. Several updates to the Events page, recommended reading is the L.A. Times article "Five-Time U.S. Champion Eldredge Knows His Way".
January 7, 2002: Nationals practices still going on in L.A. See the Events page for Fran's report on day two's practice session. Also the press has been in high gear with several lengthy articles appearing on Todd. The draw for the SP has taken place (this year the competitors chose replica Oscar statutes) and Todd has drawn 4th of 18. Of his main competition, Weiss is 9th and Goebel 14th.
January 5, 2002: Practice for Nationals has begun and Todd made his first appearance, doing a run-through of a rechoreographed "Lord of the Rings" - see Fran's reports on the Events page for more details. Also, the NBC's "Today Show" is listing Todd as appearing on their "Road to Salt Lake City" profile on Monday the 7th, and ABC's "Good Morning America" has him listed for Wednesday. Unless they've got a tv crew in L.A., these are most likely pre-taped spots.
January 4, 2002: U.S. Nationals are just around the corner, and to prepare for the event links to several fans reporting sites added to the event page. Also this site will be featuring reports from Fran Buhman who's in L.A. for the week.
December 31, 2001: For Nationals Todd is scheduled to be in practice group B along with Villareal, Lyasek, Smith, Calvillo, and Bradley. Todd was scheduled to carry the Olympic torch in Detroit On January 6th or 7th, but unfortunately he'll be in Los Angeles for Nationals at that time. Alternate times/locations are currently being looked for. Updates to both the Events and Info pages.
December 26, 2001: Some new articles and a new photo added to the Events page. Also Todd is scheduled to appear on NBC's The Today Show on December 31st.
December 20, 2001: Several new articles and photos added to the Events page. Jump total for Jumps For Joy charity project updated.
December 16, 2001: Todd has completed the Grand Prix Final in Kitchener and finished in fourth place behind Yagudin, Plushenko and Goebel. The format of one SP and 2 LPs in two days was exhausting and it showed on most of the skaters but Todd turned in two good performances and one very good one. His SP was 3flip-2toe, 3lutz, 3axel and of course wonderful spins. It also featured the new Jeff Billings costume of black pants and a black shirt with 3 vertical red stripes on his right chest and 3 strips around the right cuff. His first LP to "1492" was one of the highlight programs, drawing the best crowd reaction of the night. His second LP was the full version of "Lord of the Ring," also in new costume - this time black suede shawl collar over black shirt. There were no quads for Todd in this event, but overall it was a nice outing. Updates added to the Events page include marks and several articles. Reports and photos to follow shortly.
December 10, 2001: Todd debuted a scaled back version of his new long program to "Lord of the Rings" this weekend at the USFSA Winter Open. His elements included: 3loop, 3axel-2toe, 3lutz, 3sal, Russian split-flip, 2axel, 3flip along with the usual compliment of fast spins and some new nifty footwork. He received the highest marks of the mens field with Technical: 6.0, 5.9, 6.0, 5.9, 6.0, and Presentation: 6.0, 6.0, 6.0, 5.9, 6.0. Pretty impressive for the first time out! Next up is the Grand Prix Final in Kitchener from December 12th to 16th. Updates to both the Events and Information sections.
December 6, 2001: The debut of the this site! Todd's next event is the USFSA Winter Open on December 8th in Auburn Hills, MI. Todd has also qualified for the Grand Prix Final in Kitchener, ON on Dec 13th-16th. At this event Todd will be debuting his new ISU long program set to music from the soundtrack "Lord Of The Rings".