Published: 2:49 PM PST, February 12, 2024
A Disney on Ice skater was hospitalized after he was seriously injured while performing at a Target Center in Minnesota on Saturday.
Professional figure skater Anastasia Olson, 31, was injured while performing as Disney’s Princess Belle Beauty and the Beast during the morning show and rushed to the hospital.
“This happened about 40 minutes into the show. They picked her up, it seemed shaky and she fell,” an onlooker told KARE 11 in Minneapolis. The show went on and the eyewitness added: “I am extremely grateful for the remaining staff and cast who carried on because it keeps the magic going for the children. I know that must have been very difficult.”
Another showgoer told the news outlet that the crew quickly reached the skater when she fell. “Our hearts go out to them,” she said. “We just hope she’s okay and recovering.”
Accordingly deadlineFeld Entertainment, the parent company of Disney on Ice, released a statement over the weekend saying Olson was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where she was initially listed in critical but stable condition. Her condition has now been upgraded to serious.
According to KARE 11, Olson remains hospitalized as of Monday. A Disney on Ice spokesperson confirmed to the outlet that the cast member is not a local skater from Minnesota who is part of the production, adding that the company “appreciates the congratulations from our fans throughout.” our team member is recovering.”
After the accident, the performance continued as planned. No further information about Olson’s health was released.
Olson hasn’t posted to her Instagram page since September 2023, but she last shared photos from her performances as Belle in May 2023, reflecting on the career milestone.
“After such an emotional weekend, I thought to myself how lucky I am to have called D20 my home for five years,” she captioned a series of photos from Disney on Ice at the time. “The memories and relationships I have made here are unforgettable and irreplaceable. I laughed, I cried, I loved. And in the end it was all so worth it.”