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Figure Skating of Harlem to honor Joyce, Michael

Celebrities, top skaters will take part in 2013 Skating with the Stars gala

Olympic gold medalist Sarah Hughes has become an annual staple at these galas.
Olympic gold medalist Sarah Hughes has become an annual staple at these galas. (Getty Images)

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By Figure Skating of Harlem
(01/16/2013) - Figure Skating in Harlem is excited to announce the 2013 Skating with the Stars gala honoring broadcaster Andrea Joyce of NBC Sports and fashion designer B Michael of B Michael America, to be held on Monday, April 8, 2013, from 5:30 p.m-8:30 p.m. at Wollman Rink, Central Park, New York City.

A gala dinner will be held at The Central Park Boathouse following the skating portion of the night.

Phylicia Rashad, Tamara Tunie (FSH Board Chair Emerita) and Cicely Tyson will serve as this year's honorary chairs. Kenneth Chenault, CEO of American Express, and his wife Kathryn; last year's honoree Ellen Lowey; and Terry Lundgren, CEO of Macy's, and his wife Tina are the event chairs. This year's Celebrity Benefit Committee includes Andy Cohen, LuAnn de Lesseps, Whoopi Goldberg, Carson Kressley, Alicia Quarles, Al Roker, Rosanna Scotto, and others.

Past celebrity guests at this perennially star-studded night include Kelly Ripa, Vera Wang, Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Diana Ross, Kevin Jonas, Olympic legends Scott Hamilton and Dorothy Hamill, Kenneth Cole and Maria Cuomo Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, and Kelly Rowland, among many others.

Throughout the evening, guests will have the opportunity to skate with Hamilton and many more Olympic champions including Sasha Cohen, Johnny Weir, Sarah Hughes, Evan Lysacek, Tanith Belbin, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Ryan Bradley, Alissa Czisny, Tim Goebel, Kimmie Meissner, Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani, and Paul Wylie.

Tickets to the gala, which include skating and a festive buffet, start at $325 and are available by calling (212) 222-8240.

Now in its 16th year, Figure Skating in Harlem remains the first and only organization in the country that combines the power of education with the grace and discipline of figure skating. Its mission is to transform the lives of underserved New York City girls. Through its unique programming, FSH empowers girls with innovative year-round health, education and fitness programs that promote academic success, physical health, and emotional well-being.