Figure Skating in Harlem (FSH) provides free ice skating and academic tutoring for young girls in the Harlem Community. FSH will be holding their annual benefit gala tomorrow evening at Wollman Rink in Central Park. This year's honorees include fashion designer Vera Wang. In case you missed last year's event (see video above), Olympic Champion Evan Lysacek presented a check from the Pioneer Fund and Scott Hamilton for $100,000 to support the organization. If you're a skating fan, tomorrow evening is not to be missed -- hobnob with anyone and everyone from the skating world, including: Johnny Weir, Evan Lysacek, Sasha Cohen, Sarah Hughes, Tara Lipinski, Todd Eldredge, Tanith Belbin, Ben Agosto, Joannie Rochette, Paul Wylie, Nicole Bobek, Meryl Davis, Charlie White, Caydee Denney, John Coughlin, Jeremy Abbott, Ashley Wagner, Alissa Czisny, Maia Shibutani, Alex Shibutani, Adam Rippon, Mary Beth Marley, Rockne Brubaker, Madison Hubbell, Zach Donohue, and the list goes on! Hope to see you there!
Star-studded event honoring Vera Wang and Rhonda Ross features skating champions and celebritieson the ice with guests at Wollman Rink
Figure Skating in Harlem (http://www.figureskatinginharlem.org) is excited to announce its Annual Skating with the Stars gala honoring international fashion designer Vera Wang, dynamic Figure Skating in Harlem patron Ellen Lowey, and artist and entrepreneur Rhonda Ross. This one-of-a-kind benefit event will be held on Monday, April 2, 2012, from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the famed Wollman Rink in Central Park. This fantastic evening raises critically-needed funds for Figure Skating in Harlem’s (FSH) innovative fitness and academics program for underserved girls, while offering guests the unparalleled chance to skate side-by-side with some of the greatest names in modern skating history. An inaugural gala dinner celebrating 15 years of Figure Skating in Harlem will be held at The Central Park Boathouse following the skating portion of the night.
Donald Trump and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star (and FSH Board Chair Emerita) Tamara Tunie will serve as this year’s Honorary Chairs; Kimberly and Stephen Bollenbach and Terry and Tina Lundgren are our Event Chairs. Past celebrity guests at this always star-studded night include Kelly Ripa, Mariska Hargitay, Olympic Gold Medalist and Dancing with the Stars’ contestant Evan Lysacek, Maria Cuomo Cole and Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, and Kelly Rowland, among many others.
Jake T. Austin, Hockey Hall-of-Famer Rod Gilbert, Carson Kressley, Christopher Meloni, and Soledad O’Brien are among those already scheduled to attend this year. Throughout the evening, guests will have the opportunity to skate with Lysacek and many more Olympic and World champions including Olympic Champions Sarah Hughes and Tara Lipinski, Sasha Cohen (Olympic Silver Medalist), Todd Eldredge (World Champion), Johnny Weir (two-time Olympic Team Member),Tanith Belbin (Olympic Silver Medalist with partner Ben Agosto), Joannie Rochette (Olympic Bronze Medalist), Paul Wylie (Olympic Silver Medalist), and Nicole Bobek (World Bronze Medalist), as well as the entire 2012 United States World Team: Meryl Davis and Charlie White (2012 US Ice Dancing Champions and 2011 World Champions), Caydee Denney and John Coughlin (2012 US Pairs Figure Skating Champions), Jeremy Abbott (2012 US Men’s Figure Skating Champion), Ashley Wagner (2012 US Women’s Figure Skating Champion), Alissa Czisny (2011 US Women’s Figure Skating Champion), Maia and Alex Shibutani (World Bronze Medalists), Adam Rippon, Mary Beth Marley and Rockne Brubaker, Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue.
Tickets to the gala, which include skating and a festive buffet, start at $300 and are available by calling (212) 222-8240. Visit www.charitybuzz.com beginning on March 26th to find great auction items for bidding online.