Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Cohen to headline 2009 "Stars on Ice"

America's premier figure skating production, Smucker's Stars on Ice, expands its boundaries as it returns for the 23rd season. The all-new production On the Edge promises to keep fans on the edge of their seats as the best skaters in the world show their amazing moves on the ice. Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen returns for her second season with Olympic, world, and national champions to show fans what it takes to have the heart of a champion. Founded and produced by Olympic champion and beloved figure skating icon Scott Hamilton, the Emmy Award-winning Smucker's Stars on Ice tour is the only family entertainment event show of its kind in America. The 40-city national tour begins on Nov. 29, 2008, with a preview performance in Lake Placid, N.Y., which will be televised nationally on NBC, Jan. 4, 2009. This show will be followed by a cross-country tour that starts on Jan. 23, 2009, in Spokane, Wash., and concludes on Apr. 11, 2009, in Portland, ME. In the year leading up to the 2010 Winter Games, skating fans will not find a better preview of America's favorite Olympic sport. Cohen will be joined by an outstanding cast of Olympic, world and national champions including world champion and six-time U.S. champion Todd Eldredge, two-time world bronze medalist and three-time U.S. champion Michael Weiss, 1998 Olympic gold medalist Ilia Kulik (Russia), world champion and two-time Japanese ladies champion Yuka Sato, world bronze medalist and three-time U.S. pair champion John Zimmerman, six-time Canadian ladies champion Jennifer Robinson, two-time Olympic medalists and three-time world pair champions Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao (China), two-time world silver medalists and five-time Canadian dance champions Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon and more including special guests! The national on-sale date for all U.S. performances is November 20, 2008. Please visit Stars on Ice for further information regarding tour dates and locations, guest skaters, show times and ticket purchases.

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