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April 10, 2014
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Award-winning singer-songwriter Amy Grant will perform live in a family-themed show featuring figure skating stars and Olympic gold medalists Ekaterina Gordeeva and Ilia Kulik and two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan, 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, October 19 at Penn State's Pegula Ice Arena at 5pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 29 and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or at any Bryce Jordan Center ticket outlet. Fans also have the unique opportunity to purchase tickets prior to August 29 by following the Pegula Ice Arena social media accounts (www.Facebook.com/pegulaicearena and @PegulaIceArena) where exclusive pre-sale codes will be distributed.
Hosted by skating champions (and parents) Kristi Yamaguchi and Michael Weiss, the star-studded cast in addition to Gordeeva, Kulik and Kerrigan is scheduled to feature:
Olympic silver medalist and two-time World champion Linda Fratianne
Olympic silver medalist and five-time U.S. medalist Paul Wylie
Four-time World champion and four-time Canadian champion Kurt Browning
World Champion and six-time U.S. champion Todd Eldredge
World pair champion Isabelle Brasseur and her husband, two-time U.S. pair champion Rocky Marval
Three-time U.S. champion and two-time World bronze medalist Michael Weiss
Five-time Italian champion and Olympian Silvia Fontana and her husband, John Zimmerman, a three-time U.S. pairs champion and Olympian.
Featured musical performer Grant has built a long, successful career on music that matters. She became the first artist in Christian music to have a platinum record and went on to become a crossover sensation. She has earned six Grammy Awards and numerous Gospel Musical Association Dove Awards as well as three multi-platinum albums, six platinum albums and four gold albums. She achieved 10 Top 40 pop singles and placed 17 hits on the Top 40 Adult Contemporary chard. Grant is well known for her philanthropy. She is married to fellow musician Vince Gill, and together they have five children.
"Musselman's Apple Sauce is proud to sponsor the Family Skating Tribute once again this year and we are excited this ABC special will be back at the Pegula Ice Arena on the campus of Penn State University," said Vice President of Marketing of Knouse Foods, Bob Fisher.
Disson Skating annually produces nationally televised figure skating spectaculars, all featuring celebrity guest artists on ABC. 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.