Upcoming Events:
Live Show: Colgate Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular: Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at BB&T Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
ABC Telecast: Shall We Dance on Ice: Saturday, February 11, 2017, at 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. CT/1 p.m. MT/2 p.m. PT
ABC Telecast: Colgate Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular: Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. CT/1 p.m. MT/2 p.m. PT
ABC Telecast: Shall We Dance on Ice: Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. CT/1 p.m. MT/2 p.m. PT
ABC Telecast: Colgate Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular: Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. CT/1 p.m. MT/2 p.m. PT

ABOUT DISSON SKATING

Disson Skating, a division of Disson Sports & Entertainment, annually produces nationally televised figure skating spectaculars, all featuring celebrity guest artists. Disson Skating’s shows continue to capture large television audiences with every event and Disson Skating has earned the reputation as the leading producers of televised ice skating spectaculars in the United States.

Lead by Steve Disson, with over 35 years of experience, Disson Sports & Entertainment specializes in creating sports and entertainment live shows, broadcast events, sponsorships, and celebrity endorsements around the world.  The Disson Sports & Entertainment team understands the importance of integrating clients’ marketing initiatives to reach their core consumers and has the ability to put together production teams to create seamless and integrated televised events.  Additionally, Disson Sports & Entertainment has the contacts and experience in consulting on and negotiating sports and celebrity endorsement deals.  To learn more, visit the Disson Sports & Entertainment website.

View a list of our current sponsors and learn how to become a sponsor.

OUR TEAM / MEET OUR STAFF

Steve Disson

Stephen Disson
President, Disson Skating

Disson Skating, based in Washington, D.C., was founded in 2001 by the company’s president, Stephen Disson, a sports marketing veteran who has been in the business since 1976. Formerly in partnership with IMG and for six years with Comcast-Spectacor–and prior to that a principal in Disson, Furst & Partners, D&F Group and ProServ–Disson is recognized as one of the top sports marketing executives in the country. After 21 years exclusively airing Disson Skating’s specials on NBC, ABC and Disson Skating announced a long-term agreement to telecast the specials starting in the fall of 2014.

International Figure Skating Magazine has acknowledged Disson as one of the 25 most influential individuals in skating. Disson, a Wharton undergraduate and graduate school alum and Philadelphia-area native, has created and produced over 200 made-for-television specials. Disson received his first Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 2005 for the show entitled “Scott Hamilton and Friends.”

In addition to these network figure skating entertainment specials, Disson has created and produced both international and national televised sporting events in basketball (the first ever NBA All-Star Basketball Tours in Europe and Japan), beach volleyball (The Flamingo Hilton WPVA Beach Volleyball Tour), cycling (The Sundance Grand Prix Track Cycling Series and The Michelob US/USSR Challenge), golf (The Pizza-La LPGA Match Play Championship), gymnastics (The Hilton Superstars of Gymnastics and Hilton US/China/Belarus Challenge), tennis (The Dupont All-American Tennis Championships and The Suntory Cup in Japan), and Olympic related events (The Korbel Night of Champions and The Bud Ice Challenge featuring the 1980 US Gold Medal-winning Hockey Team against the Philadelphia Flyers Alumni Team).

Disson also negotiated on behalf of his corporate clients international and national tour sponsorships in the arts and entertainment world including: Visa sponsorship of the national tour of A Chorus Line, Chrysler New Yorker’s sponsorship of the national tour of Guys and Dolls, Jeep Cherokee’s sponsorship of the national tour of Will Rogers Follies, Johnny Walker Black’s sponsorship of the national tour of City of Angels, Bausch + Lomb and Korbel’s sponsorship of the national tour of Damn Yankees, MCI’s sponsorship of the national tour of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber starring Michael Crawford, Fuji Xerox’s sponsorship of the national tour in Japan of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber starring Sarah Brightman, and Xerox’s sponsorship of theQuincentenary Exhibit Seeds of Change at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.

Stephen Disson can be contacted at sdisson@dissonskatingllc.com.

Pete Bockelman

Pete Bockelman
Director of Operations, Disson Skating 

A background in radio/television, sports marketing and event management gives Pete Bockelman experience in managing all of the elements of Disson Skating’s figure skating shows. Over the course of his tenure with Disson Skating, he has produced over one hundred (100) nationally televised events which have aired on NBC, CBS, ESPN and USA Networks.  Bockelman specializes in handling the many details and aspects of implementing successful figure skating events, including sponsorship fulfillment, sponsorship development, and operations of events. In 2003, Bockelman supervised the production of the Daytime Emmy Award nominated program entitled “Scott Hamilton and Friends.”

Bockelman is an undergraduate alum from the University of Kansas from the William Allen White School of Journalism.  In 1998, he completed his Master’s of Sports Management degree while serving as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse.  Bockelman is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University in their Master’s of Sports Management program.

Pete Bockelman can be contacted at pbockelman@dissonskatingllc.com.

Alyssa Shane

Alyssa Shane
Director of Event Management & Sponsorships, Disson Skating

A passion for sports and the nitty-gritty details of putting on events led Alyssa Shane into the sports and event management industry, but not before a brief stop planning events in downtown NY for the financial world.  While rewarding, she hoped to be able to plan events with the benefit of hearing the “roar of the crowd”, which she learned to greatly appreciate during her collegiate years at Indiana University.

While pursuing and completing a Masters of Tourism Administration with a specialty in Sports Management and Marketing she added to her collegiate Athletic Department involvement by working in the Sports Information office of The George Washington University, and later for the 2003 World Figure Skating Championships in Washington, DC, with a total of just four staff members and numerous volunteers.  The event and post-event wrap-up complete, Shane joined Disson Skating where she has had the pleasure of working with skaters, entertainers, sponsors, and an amazing production team on more than 60 NBC skating and entertainment specials.

Shane works with Steve Disson on sponsorship sales for the 8 annual shows, with Pete Bockelman on sponsor fulfillment, and is responsible for a number of the essential details and logistics involved in taking care of the numerous cast members, staff, and crew at each event.

Alyssa Shane can be contacted at ashane@dissonskatingllc.com.

SHOW CREDITS / THE TEAM BEHIND OUR SHOWS

MUSSELMAN’S APPLE SAUCE FAMILY SKATING TRIBUTE 2015

President/CEO – Stephen Disson
Director of Operations – Pete Bockelman
Manager of Events & Sponsorship – Alyssa Shane

Artistic Director & Choreographer – Steven Cousins
Production Manager & Lighting Director – Todd Randall
Lighting Designer & Programmer – Michael W. Hall
Followspot Director – Louis Malagrino
Lighting – Christie Lights
Lighting Associates – Robert Behounek, Ryan Morris and James Varga
Audio Services – Frank Barone
Audio Services Provider – ACES – Bill Reinhardt
Costume Designer – Denis Pizzacalla
Social Media Manager – Brittany Evans

Production Services provided by IMG Media
Television Production Manager – Matt Nicholson
Television Producer – Tony Lanni
Television Director – Yvonne Gomez
Associate Television Director – Matt Evers
Television Associate Producer – Eric Smith
Television Associate Producer – Candice Spielman

Broadcast Partner – ABC

PANDORA HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS ON ICE 2015

President/CEO – Stephen Disson
Director of Operations– Pete Bockelman
Manager of Events & Sponsorship – Alyssa Shane

Artistic Director & Choreographer – Steven Cousins
Production Manager & Lighting Director – Todd Randall
Lighting Designer and Programmer – Michael W. Hall
Followspot Director – Todd Ricci
Lighting – Christie Lights
Lighting Associates – Emilio Iglesias, Todd Ricci and James Varga
Audio Services – Frank Barone
Audio Services Provider – ACES – Bill Reinhardt
Costume Designer – Denis Pizzacalla
Social Media Manager – Brittany Evans

Production Services provided by IMG Media
Television Production Manager – Matt Nicholson
Television Producer – Tony Lanni
Television Director – Yvonne Gomez
Associate Television Director – Matt Evers
Television Associate Producer – Eric Smith
Television Associate Producer – Candice Spielman

Broadcast Partner – ABC

PAUL MITCHELL SHALL WE DANCE ON ICE 2015

President/CEO – Stephen Disson
Director of Operations– Pete Bockelman
Manager of Events & Sponsorship – Alyssa Shane

Artistic Director & Choreographer – Doug Webster
Assistant Choreographer – Sinead Kerr
Production Manager – Todd Randall
Lighting Designer and Programmer – Michael W. Hall
Followspot Director – Todd Ricci
Lighting – Christie Lights
Lighting Associates – Greg Kocurek, Todd Ricci and Joel Weiss
Audio Services – Eric Fluster
Audio – ACES, Bill Reinhardt
Music Editor – Mark Cochi
Costume Designer – Alicia Jackson
Social Media Manager – Brittany Evans

Production Services provided by IMG Media
Television Production Manager – Andrea Bryant
Television Producer – Tony Lanni
Television Director – Yvonne Gomez
Associate Television Director – Rachael Kissel
Television Associate Producer – Eric Smith
Television Associate Producer – Candice Spielman

Broadcast Partner – ABC

COLGATE SKATING & GYMNASTICS SPECTACULAR 2015

President/CEO – Stephen Disson
Director of Operations – Pete Bockelman
Manager of Events & Sponsorship – Alyssa Shane

Artistic Director & Choreographer – Steven Cousins
Gymnastics Artistic Director – Paul Ziert
Gymnastics Choreographer – Adi Pop
Gymnastics Choreographer – Aimee Boorman
Lighting Director & Production Manager – Todd Randall
Lighting Designer and Programmer – Michael W. Hall
Followspot Director – Todd Ricci
Lighting – Christie Lites
Lighting Associates – Greg Kocurek, Todd Ricci and Joel Weiss
Audio – ACES, Bill Reinhardt
Audio Services – Eric Fluster
Costume Designer – Denis Pizzacalla
Social Media Manager – Brittany Evans

Ice Rink provided by Ice Rink Events, Mike Clayton

Production Services provided by IMG Media
Television Production Manager – Andrea Bryant
Television Producer – Tony Lanni
Television Director – Yvonne Gomez
Associate Television Director – Rachael Kissel
Television Associate Producer – Eric Smith
Television Associate Producer – Candice Spielman

Broadcast Partners – ABC