U.S. FIGURE SKATING, DISSON SKATING ANNOUNCE PROMOTIONAL PARTNERSHIP

 -U.S. Figure Skating members to receive discounts and special access-

colorado springs, colo. (Sept. 6, 2011)U.S. Figure Skating announced today a promotional partnership with Disson Skating, a longtime producer of figure skating shows.

As part of the partnership, U.S. Figure Skating members will receive benefits pertaining to the 2011-12 Pandora NBC Skating Series. Special offers include ticket discounts; access to exclusive “Chalk Talks,” question-and-answer sessions held with select skaters prior to each show; and in some cases, early ticket-buying opportunities.

“U.S. Figure Skating is excited to promote the sport of figure skating and our top skaters from the past and present alongside Disson Skating,” said David Raith, executive director, U.S. Figure Skating. “Disson Skating shows feature some of the sport’s top talent combined with unique concepts that make every show exciting for skaters and fans.”

Icenetwork.com Season Pass subscribers will also benefit from the partnership by receiving access to watch Disson Skating specials from previous seasons on-demand.

“Disson Skating has enjoyed working with U.S. Figure Skating on our NBC skating and entertainment specials and is happy to be showcasing once again many of America’s top eligible skaters,” said Steve Disson, president, Disson Skating.

In addition to the live in-arena entertainment, Disson Skating shows air on NBC for skating fans around the country to enjoy. The eight-show Pandora NBC Skating Series kicks off with “Hilton HHonors and Progressive present RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles on Ice” on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. EST. Live show and television broadcast schedules follow.

Pandora NBC Skating Series Live Shows

LIVE SHOW DATE EVENT VENUE (CITY)
Saturday, Sept. 24 Fashion on Ice Sears Centre (Chicago)
Saturday, Oct. 15 Hilton HHonors and Progressive present RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles on Ice Rushmore Plaza Civic Center (Rapid City, S.D.)
Saturday, Oct. 29 Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular i wireless Center (Moline, Ill.)
Saturday, Nov. 12 Pandora Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice Grand Canyon University (Phoenix)
Sunday, Nov. 20 Musselman’s Apple Sauce presents Brian Boitano Skating Spectacular University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Ind.)
Saturday, Dec. 3 Caesar’s Tribute II – A Salute to the Ladies of the Ice Boardwalk Hall (Atlantic City, N.J.)  
Thursday, Dec. 15 Improv-Ice Bi-Lo Center (Greenville, S.C.)
Thursday, Jan. 19 Pandora Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice ShoWare Center (Seattle)

Pandora NBC Skating Series
(check local listings)

AIR DATE EVENT TIME (ET)
Sunday, Nov. 6 Hilton HHonors and Progressive present RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles on Ice 4‒6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13 Fashion on Ice 4‒6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27 Pandora Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice 4‒6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 18 Musselman’s Apple Sauce presentsBrian Boitano Skating Spectacular 2‒4 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 1 Caesar’s Tribute II – A Salute to the Ladies of the Ice 4‒6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 8 Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular 4‒6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 15 Improv-Ice 4‒6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 4 Pandora Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice 4‒6 p.m.

Renee Felton

U.S. Figure Skating Media Relations

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– U.S. Figure Skating –

U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States as recognized by the United States
Olympic Committee and the International Skating Union.
U.S. Figure Skating is comprised of more than 680 member clubs, collegiate clubs, and school-affiliated clubs and more than 1,000 registered Basic Skills skating schools representing approximately 180,000 members. U.S. Figure Skating is charged with the development of the sport on all levels within the United States  including athletes, officials, sanctioning of events and exhibitions, and establishing
the rules and guidelines by which the sport is governed.