In the nearly two months since the Blues’ victory over the Boston Bruins to win the Stanley Cup, players and fans alike have celebrated in their own unique ways - and the celebration’s still going on. Whether you’re drinking margaritas or eating toasted ravioli out of the bowl of the Cup or getting a tattoo that you’ve been waiting 52 years on, each and every one of us has our own way of commemorating a piece of hockey history that took a long time to come home.
Local St. Peters figure skater and actress Maddison Bullock took that celebration further than most fans have. Bullock, who starred in Ice: The Movie with Patrick Dempsey (who you may remember played Mike Eurizione in Miracle) has been a Blues fan for all of her life and a figure skater (moonlighting as a hockey cross-trainer) for nearly as long. She was invited to be a part of the International Skating Institute’s figure skating gala in St. Peters, and while listening to Laura Branigan’s “Gloria” (as we all have been known to do from time to time) the idea for her upcoming routine came to her.
It is certainly something special.
Bullock choreographed her routine to reflect the Blues’ journey through the playoffs, from the Winnipeg Jets all the way up to the championship victory over the Boston Bruins. Of course, in front of her and the Blues’ hometown crowd, the performance was a huge success.
And to think, the most that I’ve managed to do is have a few beers and finally put a tiny Stanley Cup out on a bookshelf. I need to re-evaluate how I celebrate.
But first, I need to learn how to skate better than I do.