Three-time U.S. National Figure Skating Champion and two-time Olympian Michael Weiss announced that the 9th Annual Michael Weiss Foundation “Ice Champions LIVE!” will take place on Sunday, September 15 at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD, beginning at 4:00 pm – bringing some of the brightest stars of figure skating to the Washington Baltimore area for a great cause. Tickets are now on sale at www.MichaelWeiss.org for this spectacular fundraiser, sponsored by Smucker’s and Pandora.
International superstars expected to participate include Olympic and World champion Ekaterina Gordeeva (marking her first appearance in Ice Champions Live!), as well as Bel Air, MD native Kimmie Meissner, former World and U.S. National Champion, Michael Weiss, Ryan Bradley, Adam Rippon and many other Olympic, World and U.S. National Champions (please see full list of skaters below, and watch for updates at www.MichaelWeiss.org).
Weiss, who lived in Olney, MD until high school, created this event nine years ago, each year bringing the most famous faces in figure skating to the Washington region in order to raise money for his foundation, and to further the dreams of even more local athletes with Olympic dreams.
Ice Champions LIVE! is like no other figure skating event, in large part due to the intimate setting of the venue. Weiss twists like a tornado in the air landing in front of the on-ice seats. Nowhere else can attendees experience the feel, the movement, and the actual speed of these skaters as at this exhibition. Each skater brings something different to the ice, providing an evening of chills and thrills, in a fun-filled program that has not been done except at this show.
The Michael Weiss Foundation (MWF) is a non-profit organization offering scholarships to aspiring Olympiads and currently is sponsoring 27 recipients. Knowing first hand how much it takes to get an athlete to the Olympics, Michael gives young skaters this opportunity through his scholarships so they can carry the torch for Olympics of the future. He established the Michael Weiss Foundation as a way of giving back to the sport that his given him so much.
In addition to the ice show, there will be a silent auction that features the skaters’ personal memorabilia. This silent auction also has hundreds of items both from the World Figure Skating Community as well as local artists, jewelers’, restaurants and much, much more.
The event will be held on Sunday, September 15 at 4:00 pm, at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD. Tickets are available at www.MichaelWeiss.org. LIMITED ON-ICE SEATING is available. Ticket prices range from $20-$50 with VIP opportunities – meet and socialize with some of the biggest stars in skating with the VIP package. Proceeds from the ticket sales will go to figure skating scholarships to be awarded later this year.
CURRENT 2013 SKATERS for Ice Champions LIVE!
Katia Gordeeva – Olympic & World Champion Michael Weiss – 3 time U.S. National Champion
Kimmie Meissner – U.S. National & World Champion Richard Dornbush – U.S. National Silver Medalist
Ryan Bradley – U.S. National Champion Adam Rippon – U.S. National Silver Medalist
Sinead and John Kerr – European Medalists, Olympians Michal Brezina – World Silver, current European bronze Rockne Brubaker & Lindsay Davis – U.S. Pairs team
Annie Mae Weiss – local singing talent (and Michael’s daughter!)
For tickets visit www.MichaelWeiss.org