HOLIDAY CELEBRATION ON ICE7 p.m., Verizon Arena. $46.75-$61.75.
“First they told me that we were going to have to wear ice skates, but they relented,” REO Speedwagon's
Kevin Cronin joked by phone last month. “It's going to be a different type of performance.” No doubt. And not one that demographically screams Arkansas. The gist: World-champion ice skaters — like Brian Boitano
and Elvis Stojko
— offer a holiday-themed program, while '80s radio champs REO Speedwagon
and Rick Springfield
provide a live soundtrack, all while NBC films for a special that'll air the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Which means that if Cronin flubs the lyrics to “Winter Wonderland” or Boitano misses on a triple lutz, the audience gets a repeat performance until they get it right enough for producers. But, hey, you might be on national TV on a sleepy Sunday, when everyone else is watching football (3 p.m.-5 p.m.). Look for Springfield and REO Speedwagon to do a mix of hits and seasonal favorites.