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Figure Skating Specials to Feature Olympic Medalists and World-Renowned Skaters including Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Brian Boitano and Nancy Kerrigan
Olympic Champion Kristi Yamaguchi and Three-Time U.S. National Champion Michael Weiss to Host with Musicians Amy Grant, Lou Gramm and Paul Rodgers Performing
Disson Skating returns to the ice for its 25th year with the upcoming Colgate Skating Series airing exclusively on ABC. Each two-hour special in this milestone year will feature world-renowned Olympic figure skating champions and musicians, with select shows featuring the skaters’ families, Olympic gymnasts and dancing professionals. As previously announced, the Colgate Skating Series marks the first of a multi-year agreement between Disson Skating, a leader in family entertainment programming, and ABC. This also marks the return of figure skating to ABC, which has a long and well-received history in the sport. The details of the first two specials were unveiled today.
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The 2014-15 Colgate Skating Series on ABC is almost here, starting this weekend with Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute at the Penn State University’s Pegula Ice Arena! This will be the second consecutive year for this show to be at Penn State and will once again bring together some of your favorite skaters with their families on the ice. The show is set for Sunday, October 19, at 5:00 p.m., and tickets are still available!
This show will open up the Colgate Skating Series on ABC with two national air dates: November 23 (4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST/2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST) and December 7 (4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST/2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST). Check your local listings!
Performing in this show for the third straight year are Olympic champions Ekaterina Gordeeva and Ilia Kulik (along with their daughter Liza). Two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan returns to the show with her family for the first time since 2012, and Olympic silver medalist Paul Wylie will once again perform with his family. Joining them will be 1980 Olympic silver medalist Linda Fratianne, four-time World champion Kurt Browning, 1996 World champion Todd Eldredge, seven-time British champions and siblings Sinead and John Kerr, three-time U.S. champion Michael Weiss and five-time Italian champion Silvia Fontana with her husband, three-time U.S. pairs champion John Zimmerman.
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