NEW YORK (Oct. 8, 2013) – Olympic champions and figure skating legends will join American Idol winner Scotty McCreery for a once-in-a-lifetime skating spectacular at the P&G & Wal-Mart “Tribute to American Legends of the Ice” presented by Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card figure skating show.
This event marks the only time in history that audiences will be able to see ten Olympic figure skating champions, seven Olympic figure skating silver medalists and numerous future stars of figure skating all gathered together for a one-night only performance.
The show will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford. Tickets go on sale Oct. 6, 2013 and will be available online via TicketMaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
The show will be broadcast nationally on NBC Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 (2:30 – 4:30 p.m. EST), just two days before the start of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Following the initial telecast, the show will be broadcast in multiple international markets, and will be posted in its entirety on IceNetwork.com for viewing six months following the initial telecast on NBC.
McCreery, whose first studio album, Clear As Day, went Platinum in just 13 weeks, will perform live during the show which will feature nearly 30 figure skating legends and superstars.
Hosted by Olympic and two-time World champion Kristi Yamaguchi along with three-time U.S. champion Michael Weiss, the star-studded castis scheduled to feature performances and special appearances by:
• Olympic champion and World champion Evan Lysacek
• Olympic champion and World bronze medalist Sarah Hughes
• Olympic champion and World champion Tara Lipinski
• Olympic champion and two-time World champion Brian Boitano
• Olympic champion and four-time World champion Scott Hamilton
• Olympic champion, Olympic silver medalist and five-time World champion, Carol Heiss Jenkins
• Olympic champion, Olympic silver medalist and two-time World champion,Tenley Albright
• Olympic champion and four-time World champion Hayes Jenkins
• Two-time Olympic champion and five-time World champion Dick Button
• Olympic silver medalists Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto
• Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen
• Olympic silver medalist and Olympic bronze medalist Nancy Kerrigan
• Olympic silver medalist Paul Wylie
• Olympic silver medalist and World Champion Rosalynn Sumners
• Olympic silver medalists Kitty and Peter Carruthers
• Olympic silver medalist and two-time World champion Linda Frattiane
Since becoming American Idol’s youngest male winner in 2011, as well as the show’s first country male winner, Scotty McCreery quickly emerged as country music’s most successful new artist. His first studio album, Clear As Day, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts, making him the youngest man in history to open at the top of the all-genre chart with a debut release. It also garnered the highest sales of any country solo album released last year, held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for six weeks.
McCreery, winner of “New Artist of the Year” at both the 2011 American Country Awards and the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards, recently released Christmas With Scotty McCreery, which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Top Seasonal Albums chart and became one of the season’s top holiday albums.
The event will also showcase 2014 Sochi Winter Games hopefuls:
• Two-time U.S. champion Ashley Wagner
• U.S. champion Max Aaron
• U.S. champions Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir
• U.S.silver medalist Gracie Gold
• U.S. silver medalist Ross Miner
• Two-time U.S. bronze medalist Agnes Zawadzki
Tickets are $150, $75, $60, $40. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the IZOD Center Box Office (Mon-Fri 11 AM-6 PM), www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or any Ticketmaster outlet. Visit www.IZODCenter.com for more information.