One of the stars to emerge from Knott's "Ice Spectacular"is Canadian champion Brian Pockar, whose routines are generating a raucous reaction among many of the teen-agers attending the show.
The squeals begin with his opening appearance and continue through his rodeo-inspired skating in "Country Class" and his hip-jutting in "2086: An Ice Odyssey."
"I'm definitely surprised by all this and am not used to it," said the dark-haired Pockar. "I'm not skating with the idea of having them respond that way. But I guess it's a good thing; it shows that I'm holding their interest."
Pockar, who posed shirtless for the March issue of Playgirl magazine, said the mild suggestiveness of his skating is something of a departure. His competitive career has focused on "classical, more traditional" skating and his reputation as "more of a romantic figure on ice" contradicts his current role.