Live Show Location: Penn State’s Pegula Ice Arena in Happy Valley, PA
Live Show & Tape Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Original ABC National Telecast: Televised nationally on ABC on Sunday, November 23, 2014 (4:00 to 6:00pm EST; 2:00 to 4:00pm PST), the Sunday before Thanksgiving
Repeat ABC National Telecast: A repeat national telecast will air on ABC on Sunday, December 7, 2014 (4:00 to 6:00pm EST; 2:00 to 4:00pm PST)
Format: This "family themed" show will feature skaters who are parents, along with their children (and in some cases spouses), who will be incorporated into at least one of their mom and/or dad’s numbers in the show. The featured guest artist, Amy Grant, will perform a number of songs live during the show.
2014 Confirmed Skating Cast: The following skaters will be invited to participate in the show: Olympic Gold Medalists Ekaterina Gordeeva (two-time Champion) and Ilia Kulik, four-time World Champion Kurt Browning, Olympic Silver Medalists Nancy Kerrigan, Paul Wylie, and Linda Fratianne, two-time Olympic Bronze Medalist Isabelle Brasseur, along with her husband two-time U.S. Pair Champion Rocky Marval and their daughter 2012 Juvenile U.S. Pair Champion Gabriella Marvaldi, World Champion Todd Eldredge, three-time U.S. Champion Michael Weiss, and six-time Italian Champion Silvia Fontana and her husband three-time U.S. Champion John Zimmerman.
Confirmed Featured Guest Artist: Amy Grant Confirmed Show Hosts: Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi and three-time U.S. Champion Michael Weiss Executive Producer: Disson Skating
Showmens for Tennis Classic 2014: McEnroe, Lendl, Bahrami and McNamara!
The seventh edition of the popular tennis exhibition is all about great names. Spectators are going to see great tennis and comedy performances by American legends, rivals and former world number one John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl born in Czechoslovakia. Their clashes in the 80-ties used to raise fans from their seats and there is no reason why it should not be done again.
"We have succeeded in what we had wanted to do for more than 4 years. John McEnroe will come to Bratislava. He is going to play singles with Ivan Lendl. For doubles, we have chosen other great names from the past - favorite Mansour Bahrami and Australian legend Paul McNamara, former world number three in doubles. I believe that we can expect a lot of fun with them," said Roman Smotlak, CEO of the I.S.A.-Group/B&D Ltd., the organizer of the event. After singles match between McEnroe and Lendl, we are going to watch the doubles match Lendl/Bahrami vs. McEnroe/McNamara. Bahrami is the third time participant of the Tennis Classic show after the years 2009 & 2011.
Negotiations between the organizers and participants of the exhibition have taken several months. The American tennis player could not agree on the traditional November or December date. „Mr. McEnroe is not able to come to Slovakia that time because of his family. Moreover, he didn’t know how busy he would be during December when the traditional ATP Champions Tour tournament in London would take place. October was good for him because after the exhibition in Bratislava, he is going to play in Italy with Lendl, too. This is convenient for us,“ added Smotlak.
Tennis Classic exhibition will take place on 15th October 2014 in the National Tennis Centre in Bratislava at 06.00 PM and it will be preceded by a pre-program.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Enterprising Women 2014 to feature keynoter Nancy Kerrigan
August 1, 2014 –– Women are making great strides in the business world – increasingly earning advanced degrees, growing their presence in boardrooms, and founding and running companies of all sizes. Cape & Plymouth Business’ Enterprising Women 2014 will provide a forum for entrepreneurial businesswomen to explore and embrace their unique experiences and perspectives. Bringing together varied experts to provide advice and inspiration, Enterprising Women is the premier women’s business event in the region. From financial planning to leadership, this event will offer edification to help every woman achieve more.
This year’s luncheon keynote speaker will be Olympic medalist and motivational speaker Nancy Kerrigan. Following the 1994 Winter Olympics, two-time Olympic figure skating medalist Kerrigan turned her attention from international competition to exhibitions, benefits and corporate endorsements. Kerrigan has authored two books on skating, and in 1999 she established the Nancy Kerrigan Foundation, in honor of her mother, to help nonprofit organizations that support the vision impaired. In addition to her role as wife and mother of three, Kerrigan has appeared in and hosted numerous television shows and ice skating events.
Enterprising Women 2014, brought to you by Cape & Plymouth Business, will be held November 5, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis and offer a multitude of opportunities to network and learn from prestigious speakers and other prominent businesswomen in our region.
In addition to keynoter Nancy Kerrigan, the roster of speakers will include Nancy Hunter Denney (nancyhunterdenney.com), author of ZING! Your Interactions with Difficult People, who will share her insights on maximizing your influence.
There will also be a panel discussion on Reinventing Yourself with the Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom, led by moderator Kristen Oliveri (institutionalinvestor.com) and featuring the authors of the book The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom: A Woman's Guide to Enjoying Wealth and Power – Camilla Webster (camillawebster.com) and Carol Pepper (pepperinternational.com).
New this year will be the Cape & Plymouth Business Enterprising Women Awards, which will be given to area women in the following categories – Businesswoman of the Year, Nonprofit Leader of the Year, and Rising Star. To nominate deserving women for these awards, go to www.capeplymouthbusiness.com/nominations.
Sponsors to date for Enterprising Women 2014 include Presenting Sponsor Cape Cod Healthcare and Event Sponsors Convention Data Services, SCORE and Bobbi Brown. Enterprising Women 2014, brought to you by Cape & Plymouth Business, will be held November 5, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis. The cost of $75 includes lunch and all sessions. Learn more and register at www.capeplymouthbusiness.com.
With three children — ages 6, 9, and 17 — two-time Olympic figure skating medalist Nancy Kerrigan, 44, keeps pretty busy. “I’m always in the car,” she said. “Does that count as travel?” The Lynnfield resident said that even though they don’t get there as often as they’d like, her family enjoys Sun Valley, Idaho, where she said her 9-year-old son can walk to the local store on his own. We caught up with Kerrigan recently to get the 411 on all things travel.
Favorite vacation spot? Sun Valley. It has such a great homey feel. Everything and everyone is so outdoorsy. You don’t have to get in your car to go to the store; you can just walk everywhere, and it’s safe.
Favorite vacation food or drink? Local favorite foods with a tendency for fish.
Where would you like to travel to but haven’t? African safari. It would be great to see all of the majestic animals and how they live in their habitat. Not sure when we’ll get there, so for now there’s always Animal Kingdom at Disney World!
Aisle or window? Aisle. But actually, if I am with people I know, I’d rather sit by the window. But if I travel alone, I’d rather be on the aisle so I can get up and go to the bathroom without having to ask people to get up. I don’t want to bother anybody.
Favorite childhood travel memory? Disney World when I was 6 years old. We stayed somewhere outside of the park and I remember going on the paddle boats and trying to catch snakes. I also remember everything being so big, like at Epcot, and walking down Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. It was magical.
One item you can’t leave home without when traveling? Chapstick.
Guilty pleasure when traveling? Spa visits and massages.
Best travel tip? Pack extra socks, underwear, and a shirt . . . and pack an extra [pliable] bag that you can just pull out and use if you need it.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SIX-TIME GRAMMY AWARD SINGER-SONGWRITER AMY GRANT HEADLINES FAMILY THEMED SHOW WITH TOP FIGURE SKATERS AND THEIR CHILDREN AT PENN STATE’S PEGULA ICE ARENA
Tickets for the Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute go on sale Friday, August 29 Pre-sale opportunities forthcoming – Follow Pegula Ice Arena on Facebook or Twitter
University Park, Pennsylvania – 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 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.
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