(April 14, 2003)
It certainly was a creative marriage proposal.
On the April 8 episode of the Life Network's reality series Say Yes & Marry Me!, black ice, a synchronized skating team that is one of Canada's national teams, played a significant role in the marriage proposal of a young Toronto couple.
Say Yes & Marry Me! is a reality series that follows men and women as they scheme with friends to surprise their significant others with quite interesting and innovative marriage proposals.
And this particular marriage proposal didn't lack any creativity. The plan went like this - the members of black ice were to assemble at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto and skate the end of their program, at the end of which they would pose with a 15-foot banner that asked Todd's girlfriend, Lynn, to marry him.
"We (black ice) have never done a real TV-type show before, and the team really enjoyed the experience," said Cathy Dalton, black ice's coach.
The segment began with the TV crew following the groom, Todd, around as he prepared for the big proposal. The crew went with Todd as he picked up the ring, made the banner at some friends' house, and met the team at the arena during a practice session.
Finally, it was the big night. black ice met at Nathan Phillips Square at 10 p.m., and they pretended to be casually skating on the rink. Todd and Lynn were skating as well, but as soon as they sat down to take a rest, black ice quickly began to perform their program. Lynn was quite impressed with the team's skating, but she was shocked when the team unveiled the banner and Todd got down on his knee at the end of the performance.
Lynn accepted Todd's marriage proposal, and everyone, including back ice, had very big smiles on their faces.