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Olympic silver-medalists featured on 'Stars on Ice' tour

KUSA - With the Vancouver Games behind them, an ice dancing duo is not done with skating for audiences.

U.S. ice dancing partners and Olympic Silver Medalists, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, are part of the "Smuckers Stars on Ice Tour." The tour kicked off earlier this month and will visit 40 cities through the end of May.

Many legends in figure skating are a part of the tour, including Evan Lysacek from ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

"So it's a real honor for us to be able to do this tour with them and we're really excited about bringing, you know, our skating in front of the rest of America," White said.

Davis explained: "This is just a lot of fun for us. In addition to doing our individual performances, we're also doing some group numbers with the rest of the cast."

She says "it's a very family atmosphere" with the cast, crew and all the people working.

"So we're having a really fun time...although it is a lot of work for sure," she said.

Davis says this tour is a "big change for [them] from the Olympic Games."

"So we just like to entertain the audience, get the energy up there, have a lot of fun, no pressure," she said.

White agreed: "Absolutely you know there's so many technical things you have to do when you're competing that don't allow you necessarily to be able to interact with the audience as much as you'd like to. So we really have that freedom and we really take advantage of it."

He says any danger involved in figure skating tricks is "inherent in the sport."

"Obviously there are a lot of risks involved, but we practice so much that we have a lot of faith in each other and we have a lot of faith in our skill-set," he explained.

As for post-tour plans, Davis says they "will be focusing on training for the next year" but not before a well-deserved vacation.

While the training still continues, Davis says it's worth it.

"Skating is what we love to do and getting to do it every day, we can't really complain," she said.

The tour will arrive at the Pepsi Center in Denver on May 16. Tickets are on sale now. Portions of the proceeds from the Smucker's Stars on Ice tour will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

To purchase tickets and for more information, check out www.StarsOnIce.com.

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