The 10th annual Ice Champions LIVE! Charity skating show, produced by local Olympic figure skater, Michael Weiss, will be at 4 pm at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, Maryland. Among the notable skaters will be Olympic champions Brian Boitano & Katia Gordeeva, 2014 Olympic medalist Ashley Wagner, 2010 Olympian Mirai Nagasu, national champion Alissa Czisny, Foundation scholarship recipients Richard Dornbush & Adam Rippon, British dancers Sinead and John Kerr, The Next Ice Age, along with many other National & World Champions. *cast is subject to change.
A silent auction accompanies the skating show, and allows attendees to bid on sports memorabilia, travel packages, spa services, gift baskets, and more. The skaters who participate in the show donate their time to assure maximum funds for rising stars.
The Michael Weiss Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships and gives scholarships to about 25 skaters each year. Michael grew up and trained in the metropolitan Washington, DC area throughout his competitive and professional skating career. Today he coaches young athletes, builds homes, and provides commentary for televised skating shows, still skating in a few every year.
The Ice Champions LIVE! show was established by Weiss, as his way of giving back to the sport that gave him so much. His family and an army of volunteers do all the work to make the shows happen each year. He also skates in the show to his daughter’s live singing.
Tickets for this year’s show are available online at www.MichaelWeiss.org