My Day With The Cast Of Disney On Ice

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When I pitched the idea of me skating with the cast of Disney on Ice, I was only half joking. In my mind, there was no way they were going to take time out of their busy touring schedule to let me do this. As it turns out, the joke was on me when they gladly accepted my offer.

So, after a rigorous hunt for a videographer, I set out to Scotiabank Place at 6am on a Friday morning and had my opportunity in the Disney on Ice spotlight. After attending the amazing show with my family the night before, I was more nervous than I had been in a long time. Even as I left the arena that day, I still hadn’t processed how awesome the experience was. That was, until I saw the video that Algonquin College student and life saver, Troy Baker, had put together for me.

This was my first experience with live interviewing someone and also with creating my own video and I’m proud as heck at how everything turned out. I want to say a huge, huge thank you to everyone at Scotiabank Place and Feld Entertainment for helping facilitate my request. I also want to thank Whitney Thomas and the rest of the cast from Disney on Ice for being so friendly and welcoming, even though I made them wake up very early to watch me humiliate myself. Finally, thanks to Troy Baker for stepping in and shooting and editing all the footage, you saved the day, man! I realize that life changing sounds like an exaggeration but that’s exactly what it was in a lot of ways and I am very grateful to have had the experience.

Without further ado, here is a quick recap video of my day with the cast of Disney on Ice. The show was amazing as well and I highly recommend checking it out! Enjoy!

61 replies
  1. Brandi
    Brandi says:

    Great job!! Looks like it was a blast! Wish I was better at skating…I would spend the whole time on my butt LOL. Maybe it’s a future career choice Chris?? 😉

  2. Neighbour
    Neighbour says:

    Fantastic! Loved your spin. Great opportunity, although, I still wish you would have done it in figure skates!!

    • Chris Read
      Chris Read says:

      Yeah, I actually didn’t fall once! That was a victory in itself, lol. As for a new career…if you mean that I could tour with them and sharpen their skates, then, yes!

  3. Christine @MommyMatter
    Christine @MommyMatter says:

    JUST AWESOME!!!! First interview, went perfect! You’re a natural at this.

    FYI – jealous! Next time, I am making the 6 hour drive just to see that in person 😛

  4. paula schuck
    paula schuck says:

    And to think we knew you when. You are one funny guy. Nice costume by the way. Is that your own, Chris? I absolutely fully enjoyed this humiliating and adorable video. Those skaters amaze me. I could never flip and spin and twirl and all of that.

  5. Jeff Hay
    Jeff Hay says:

    Well done Chris — very impressive and hilarious

    You were great — not sure about the guy dressed as Woody though — he was a little weak and needs some extra work…

    When will you post this for our fellow Dad bloggers to chime in with their cheap comments 🙂

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  6. Christine (@chancesmommy)
    Christine (@chancesmommy) says:

    Chris! You are so awesome! A fab blogger, friend, and obviously a fab Dad and husband! Love reading about you and your family. This Disney on Ice experience is so cool! Only more proof of what a cool guy you are! So happy to know you (even if we only met IRL once!) LOL!

    • Chris Read
      Chris Read says:

      Oh, stop it! Okay, continue… Thanks, Christine! I really appreciate your support and am also glad that we got the opportunity to meet and hang out a bit. It always makes the community a lot more fun when you can put a face and personality to the people you interact with daily.

  7. Sarah De Diego (Journeys of The Zoo)
    Sarah De Diego (Journeys of The Zoo) says:

    Good for you for taking the plunge and putting yourself and the idea out there.

    As for your abilities, quite impressive. I have to admit that I’m not up on my Disney characters but you made a mean Toy Story “person”.

    If you ever get a chance to meet with the Senators, I’d gladly be your “Water Girl”. Not a high profile position but hydration is important.

    P.S. My smile hurts.

    • Chris Read
      Chris Read says:

      Thanks, Sarah! This is just the tip of the iceberg for me as I hope to do many more fun things in my own city and beyond. As for my skating ability…thanks, I have a lot of work to put in, lol.

  8. Bewildered Bug
    Bewildered Bug says:

    This was so awesome! Thank you for sharing. I am seriously impressed that you did so well in the Rock and Roll number!

  9. Hannah Alper
    Hannah Alper says:

    Hi Chris! i have been to Disney On Ice and I thought it wsa totally amazing! You are very good at skating and dancing on ice, I bet you could be in the show!

    You have such a great blog and you know everything about having one. Maybe you can give some advice soon?

    • Chris Read
      Chris Read says:

      Hannah, although I’m guessing your parents know way more than I do about blogging, I would be happy to help anytime you need anything. You just have to ask 😀


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