JERSEY ON ICE premieres Wednesday, December 12 at 10 PM ET/PT on TLC
In New Jersey, figure skating not only takes grace, dedication, and hard work - it also takes a thick skin. Especially when the no-nonsense coaches, sisters Deana, Andrea and lifelong friend Michele, step on the ice at Floyd Hall Arena in Little Falls, New Jersey. For these loud-mouthed coaches, coming in second place means you’re the first loser. With the first competition of the season coming up, they'll do whatever it takes to make sure their students are standing at the top of the podium, "Gettin the G" - that's Jersey speak for gold medals, baby!
KRISTI YAMAGUCHI LAUNCHES TSUYABRAND.COM -- Tsu.ya Activewear Now Available Online
Olympic Gold Medalist and NY Times Best Selling Author Kristi Yamaguchi (below) has launched TsuyaBrand.com as the online direct retail site for her Tsu.ya line of women’s activewear. Additionally Tsu.ya, is sold at select
Lord &Taylor stores and via the retailer’s website.
Tsu.ya’s designs were influenced by Kristi’s years as an international athlete where she was captivated by varied fashion inspirations from all over the world, from romantic Parisian to bold Hollywood fashion and the nature-inspired art of Asia. “With modern designs and ultra-comfortable fabrics, Tsu.ya delivers exactly what women need to feel confident and empowered. Managing the double-shift of real-life and motherhood inspired me to build a brand that truly empowers a lifestyle for women,” Kristi explains. She launched Tsu.ya by Kristi Yamaguchi to do just that – with distinctive quality, tailored to real-life demands.
“My lifestyle is demanding. I don’t always have time to go shopping so I’m pleased to announce that I’ve created an online retail site for my line Tsu.ya to make it easier for busy moms. As a working mother, the clothing that I wear needs to be functional as well as fashionable and I designed Tsu.ya with that in mind. Moms like me know that our attire needs to live up to our standards and to our activities and Tsu.ya does just that - and with style,” says Kristi.
With manufacturing partner The Kersheh Group, Tsu.ya launched in September with 18 piece edition for fall with yoga pants, leggings, jackets, T’s and tops. Additionally, a portion of Tsu.ya sales will go to Kristi’s Always Dream Foundation which funds programs that empower children to reach their dreams through education & inspiration. From giving back to the community to inspiring daily confidence, Tsu.ya is committed to helping women feel good both inside and out.
Megan Hilty signed on as Special Guest for NBC’s TV Special PANDORA Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice
Chip Davis and Mannheim Steamroller are back for a third year – Teams up with Actress and Singer Megan Hilty for a unique blend of holiday music
OMAHA, NEB., October 22, 2012: Megan Hilty, star of NBC’s musical drama “Smash,” has signed on to joining Mannheim Steamroller, the #1 selling Christmas music group of all time, as a special musical guest for NBC’s special PANDORA Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice. The show will be nationally broadcast on NBC during Thanksgiving Weekend on Nov. 25 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., as part of the PANDORA NBC Skating Series.
Chip Davis, the creator of the multiplatinum music group Mannheim Steamroller, Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi and three-time U.S. champion Michael Weiss will host the show with Hilty making special musical appearances throughout the performance. Hilty, who is working on a new album to be released in early 2013, for a unique holiday music performance, will combine her amazing voice with the “18th Century Classical Rock” sound Mannheim Steamroller for several songs, including "Silver Bells," "O Holy Night," "The Sign of Love," and "The Christmas Song.”
Mannheim Steamroller and Hilty’s show will feature one-of-a-kind sound that blends electronic, acoustic, digital and analog music styles highly-inventive interpretations of traditional Christmas music, as a group of world famous figure skaters, headlined by Brian Boitano, Elvis Stojko, and Kimmie Meissner, breathe life into the sounds of Santa with flawless choreography and intricate skate work intertwined with a few show stopping surprises.
Joining Boitano, Stojko and Meissner on the ice will be reigning U.S. champion Ashley Wagner, 2011 U.S. champion Alissa Czisny and 2008 U.S. champion Mirai Nagasu. The show is scheduled to tape on Nov. 10 at Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix at 7:00 pm. Joining this already stellar skating cast in this one-of-a-kind holiday event will be the always entertaining 2011 U.S. champion Ryan Bradley, Olympic bronze medalist Joannie Rochette and five-time U.S. champion ice dancers Naomi Lang and Peter Tchernyshev.
No holiday ice show would be complete without the pop culture phenomenon of signature holiday music from Mannheim Steamroller, the biggest selling Christmas artist in history. The musical group has sold more than 40 million albums, including 27 million in the Christmas music genre, making them one of the top 50 biggest selling musical artists of all time.
Tickets for the show taping are on sale now and can be purchased at www.gcuarena.com, the GCU Arena Box Office or by phone at 602-639-8999.
42nd anniversary of skating show to benefit the Jimmy Fund An Evening with Champions, September 29-30
CAMBRIDGE – Tickets are on sale now for An Evening with Champions! It will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30. Come support the show and help raise money for the Jimmy Fund this year. Tickets will be available from the Harvard Box Office. Discounted group tickets are also available for purchase.
Ticket prices are $8 for students, $12 for senior citizens, and $25 for the general public. An Evening with Champions will be held at Harvard's Bright Hockey Center, located at 79 North Harvard Street in Allston. The Saturday show will begin at 7 p.m., while the Sunday show will begin at 2 p.m.
The shows will feature world-class skaters performing everything from triple axels to layback spins to support the Jimmy Fund. A silent auction will begin 30 minutes before each show, with a prize drawing after intermission.
A premier skating exhibition, this year will feature skating legends such as: 2006 World Champion, the 2007 U.S. National Champion, and the 2007 Four Continents Champion, Kimmie Meissner; 2011 Canadian national silver medalist and a three-time (2005-2006 & 2008) Canadian national bronze medalist and 2006 Olympian, Shawn Sawyer; 2009–2010 Junior Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, 2009 U.S. Junior bronze medalist and Harvard’s very own freshman, Christina Gao; old time favorites, two-time Olympic champions (1964, 1968) and four-time World champions (1965–1968) Ludmila & Oleg Protopopov. More of the cast list will be released closer to the show’s start date. Pediatric cancer patients from the Jimmy Fund Clinic will also have an opportunity to skate with the performers during the weekend of Evening with Champions.
For more information, including updates on performers and ticket sales, visit www.jimmyfund.org/skating or www.aneveningwithchampions.org.