Disson Skating Blog
Tickets on sale Friday, September 19, at 10 a.m.
SMG Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in collaboration with Disson Skating are excited to be presenting for the second consecutive year PANDORA Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
The cast features five Olympic champions, including the most decorated dance team in US figure skating history, 2014 Olympic champions and two-time World champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White.
Hosted by Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi and three-time U.S. Champion Michael Weiss, the star-studded figure skating cast, in addition to Davis and White, is scheduled to include:
- Olympic champion and World champion Evan Lysacek
- Olympic champion, two-time World champion and four-time U.S. champion Brian Boitano
- Olympic champion and World silver medalist Ilia Kulik
- World champion and U.S. champion Kimmie Meissner
- three-time U.S. champion and two-time World bronze medalist Michael Weiss
- two-time U.S. champion Alissa Czisny
- U.S. champion Ryan Bradley
- two-time World professional pairs champions Elena Leonova and Andrei Khvalko
The 2014-15 season is almost here, and we caught up with the multi-talented Michael Weiss ahead of our first show, Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute, in which Michael will both skate and host! He tells us about performing with his family during this year’s show and some of his off-ice projects.
1) Besides skating, you are the president of a house design and building company based out of McLean, Va. How did you get interested in doing this? What projects are your currently working on?
It started years ago with doing little projects around the house. It’s grown into purchasing rental properties and flipping them…and now building high-end custom homes in McLean. My wife Lisa designs and builds custom wine cellars and partners with me in the building industry. We just finished building a beautiful home that backs onto a running stream in a quiet cul-de-sac. We are currently building a house that we plan to move into in December of this year. Every detail has been picked by Lisa, and I execute it as the project manager on site.
2) If you could own any car, what would it be and why?
It changes every couple years…but right now I would say the Lamborghini Aventador roadster. It is a beast of a car and has so much power and a slick look.
3) In this year’s Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute show, you are going to going to step it up and not only skate to a performance from your daughter Annie Mae, but also your wife Lisa. Singing talent runs in the family. What will it be like skating to performances from both Annie Mae and Lisa?
It will be a special moment to be able to perform with my whole family on stage while I skate on the ice. Both Annie Mae and Lisa will be singing, and my son Christopher will be playing guitar. It is combining my two loves: family and skating.
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