U.S. Figure Skating to continue partnership with "Stars on Ice"
|Watch Olympic champion Evan Lysacek perform in Disson Skating's Improv-Ice. (Getty Images)|
(02/09/2011) - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 9, 2011) - U.S. Figure Skating announced today it is continuing its promotional partnership with the Smucker's® Stars on Ice tour. Several current and past U.S., World and Olympic medalists will appear on the 25-city tour that begins Feb. 18, in San Jose, Calif. "We are proud to have a close relationship with U.S. Figure Skating," said Byron Allen, producer of the Smucker's Stars on Ice tour. "It makes perfect sense for Smucker's Stars on Ice, which features many of the most accomplished stars in the sport, to work with U.S. Figure Skating to promote the sport in an entertaining way." This season's cast features 2010 Olympic champion Evan Lysacek; 2006 Olympic silver medalists and five-time U.S. ice dancing champions Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto; 2006 Olympic silver medalist and U.S. champion Sasha Cohen; World champion and six-time U.S. champion Todd Eldredge; and three-time U.S. champion and world bronze medalist Michael Weiss, among others. "U.S. Figure Skating is pleased to be working with the Smucker's Stars on Ice tour to promote figure skating, especially in a year that the tour celebrates 25 years of entertaining skating fans around the country," said David Raith, executive director of U.S. Figure Skating. "The tour is a great way to better connect our athletes, U.S. Figure Skating and the sport with families at each of its 25 stops." Tickets are on sale now and start at $25. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. U.S. Figure Skating members will receive a special discount as part of the promotional relationship. Visit the website for ticket information, schedule, as well as show and cast announcements. A portion of tour proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.