SAN DIEGO—U.S. figure skater and 2006 Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen visited San Diego in preparation for the Smucker's Stars on Ice show.
The three time World Championship medalist was at the UTC Ice Town rink Thursday to talk about the show.
"We have such an amazing cast of legends like Kurt Browning and current Olympic champions like Evan Lysacek. It's an exceptional show," said Cohen. "You'll see us doing comedy to dramatic and just showing a big range of what skating can be."
Cohen, who lives in Orange County, said San Diego holds a special place in her heart.
"My grandparents have lived down in San Diego their whole life, and I would always come visit go to Seaport Village," Cohen said. "I have a lot of great memories. I love San Diego."
Cohen used to practice at the UTC Ice Town. She worked with skating director Matthew Smith.
"All the little girls you know they idolize her, so seeing her actually here in San Diego in the rink that they skate at, they're just in awe," said Smith.
Cohen was immediately surrounded by skaters wanting to speak with her and wanting her autograph.
"I love it," said Denise Velasco pointing to the signature she asked Cohen to autograph on her skate. "I'm going to wear it with pride every day."
Fans can find information about a contest for a skating party for 25 friends with Cohen and Evan Lysacek by clicking here.
Smucker's Stars on Ice happens on February 19th at 7:30 p.m. at the Valley View Casino Center, formerly the San Diego Sports Arena.