Stars On Ice

Broadcast Run: 
1976 to 1981
Broadcast Medium: 

Before Alex Trebek became famous as the host of Jeopardy, he spent several years on skates as the first host of CTV's Stars on Ice. The title was the show: Canadian and international skaters - from solo performers to multi-skater chorus lines - tapped the audience's love for this popular form of entertainment with intricate routines in colourful costumes. Toller Cranston appeared frequently.

Produced at CTV's Toronto affiliate CFTO-TV on a rink laid down in a large studio, the half-hour series was first seen in September 1976 on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. The following year it moved to 7:00pm; in 1978 it could be found on Fridays at 7:30pm, before moving back to Tuesdays at 7:30pm for the balance of its six-year run. Doug Crosley succeeded Trebek as host in 1980.

Written by Pip Wedge - June, 2002

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