Award-Winning Country Singer-Songwriter Sara Evans Headlines Family Themed Show with Top Figure Skaters and Their Children At Penn State’s Pegula Ice Arena

Posted by on May 10, 2013

Tickets for Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute go on sale Tuesday, September 3

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University Park, Pennsylvania – Award-winning country music singer-songwriter Sara Evans will perform live in a family-themed show featuring figure skating stars Olympic gold medalists Ekaterina Gordeeva and Ilia Kulik, along with many others.

All of the featured performers are parents and their children will be featured in the show.
The show will take place on Sunday, November 3 at Penn State’s Pegula Ice Arena at 5pm. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 3.

Hosted by skating champions (and parents) Kristi Yamaguchi and Michael Weiss, the star-studded cast in addition to Gordeeva and Kulik is scheduled to feature:

  • Olympic silver medalist and five-time U.S. medalist Paul Wylie
  • World Champion and six-time U.S. champion Todd Eldredge
  • Four-time World Champion and four-time Canadian champion Kurt Browning
  • Three-time U.S. champion and two-time World bronze medalist Michael Weiss
  • World pair champion Isabelle Brasseur and her husband, two-time U.S. pair champion Rocky Marval
  • Five-time Italian champion and Olympian Silvia Fontana and her husband, John Zimmerman, a three-time U.S. pairs champion and Olympian.

The last 12 months have been busy for both Fontana & Zimmerman and Todd Eldredge who welcomed children in 2012. In addition, the skating legacy continued as proud parents Brasseur and Marval watched daughter Gabriella become the U.S. juvenile U.S. pair champion in 2012.

Featured musical performer Sara Evans has garnered numerous accolades including the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalist honor in 2006 and the Country Music Association’s Video of the Year prize for “Born to Fly.” She’s been named one of PEOPLE magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People.” Her previous studio albums have been strong sellers. Her sophomore set, No Place That Far, has been certified Gold; 2001’s Born to Fly is double-Platinum and 2003’s Restless and 2005’s Real Fine Place are both Platinum.

Evans is married to football-star-turned-sportscaster Jay Barker and together they have seven children.

“Musselman’s Apple Sauce is proud to sponsor the Family Skating Tribute once again this year and is excited this NBC special will take place at the new Pegula Ice Arena on the campus of Penn State University,” said Vice President of Marketing of Knouse Foods, Bob Fisher.

The show will be broadcast nationally on NBC Sunday, November 24, 2013 (4:00 to 6:00pm EST); the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Following the initial telecast, there will be two rebroadcasts of the show on AXS TV, and it will be posted in its entirety on, for viewing six months following the initial telecast on NBC.

Brittany Evans

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