Johnny’s USOC Blog: For the past two weeks I’ve been touring Taipei, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing, China, with Artistry on Ice, a skating tour in its fourth year, which was started in part by 2010 Olympic pairs champions Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao. Every year the show gets better and oddly enough, I am the only cast member to have performed with Artistry since the beginning.

Performing in a new market, like China, can be especially daunting for someone like me. I don’t have a world or Olympic title to rest on and I never quite know how an audience is going to respond to my own special brand of skating, music and costuming. Luckily for me, I have had very few negative experiences in all my years on the ice, and this year’s tour was no different.

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