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Countdown to 2015 Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute

Paul Wylie and family perform at the 2014 Musselman's Family Skating Tribute

Paul Wylie and family perform at the 2014 Musselman’s Family Skating Tribute

The 2015-16 Colgate Skating Series on ABC starts this weekend with Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute! Some of your favorite skaters will be joined by their families on the ice this Sunday, October 18 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. The show will start at 2 p.m. CST., and tickets are still available!

Fans will be able to enjoy the show on national television when it airs on November 15 (3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST/1:00 – 3:00 p.m. PST) and December 6 (3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST/1:00 – 3:00 p.m. PST) on ABC. Check your local listings!

Ten Olympic, world and national champion skaters will perform at this year’s show:

  • Scott Hamilton, 1984 Olympic gold medalist
  • Ekaterina Gordeeva, two-time Olympic gold medalist
  • Ilia Kulik, 1998 Olympic gold medalist
  • Irina Slutskaya, two-time Olympic medalist
  • Paul Wylie, 1992 Olympic silver medalist
  • Todd Eldredge, 1996 World champion
  • Michael Weiss, three-time U.S. champion
  • Naomi Lang, five-time U.S. ice dance champion
  • Sinead & John Kerr, seven-time British champions

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Singer Jacob Whitesides Added to the Cast of Paul Mitchell Shall We Dance On Ice

whitesides_jacob_webThe US Cellular Coliseum, Disson Skating, and Radio Disney are pleased to announce the addition of 17-year-old singer-songwriter, Jacob Whitesides, to the star studded cast of Paul Mitchell Shall We Dance on Ice coming to Bloomington, Ill., on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. This previously announced event will showcase a journey of dance through the ages with both dancing and skating, enhanced by music and special effects to create an elegant production on the ice.

Jacob Whitesides began playing shows in his hometown Knoxville, Tennessee in 2012 and rose to digital fame when he began posting his acoustic covers of hit artists including John Legend, Plain White T’s and One Direction on his YouTube channel. He has since amassed an online audience of over 4 million followers on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and has caught the ears of millions of music fans with his original music and debut EP A Piece Of Me which reached #1 on the iTunes U.S. Singer/Songwriter chart, #3 on the Pop Album chart, and #5 on the iTunes Top Album charts.

Whitesides was recently named the latest Radio Disney ‘NBT’ (Next Big Thing) featured artist. This multi-platform feature program, which is presented nationally on Radio Disney, Disney Channel, the Radio Disney app, RadioDisney.com, and social media platforms, follows Whitesides on his journey on tour and his upcoming EP release as he reflects on his inspirations, defines his musical style, and continues to develop his music and record label. A featured presenter at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA) and performer at the show’s official after party, Whitesides drove social buzz to all-time highs with the most popular hashtag of the night (#RDMAswithJacob).
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