Kristi Yamaguchi’s “Golden Moment” benefit concert-on-ice for early childhood literacy returns to Hawai‘i.

“Golden Moment” is a project of Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation to raise funds to support early childhood literacy in Hawai‘i. Proceeds will benefit Kalihi Kai and Linapuni elementary schools, plus Fern and Pu‘uhale elementary schools added on this year. The skating extravaganza will be choreographed to live musical performances by Tony Award-winning singer Lea Salonga as top figure skaters from around the world take “center ice.” Among the skaters are Japan gold medalist Shizuka Arakawa, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Daisuke Takahashi, Katia Gordeeva, Jeremy Abbott, Ryan Bradley and Yuka Sato.

WHEN/WHERE:  Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 10, at 4 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Arena.

COST:  Ticket prices range from $30 to $150 and are available online at and To avoid ticketing fees, order directly from the Blaisdell box office.


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