Olympic Gold Medalist, World Champion and Three-Time U.S. National Champion Dorothy Hamill Returns to America’s Most Beloved Figure Skating Tour, Joining Fans in Anaheim as They Honor Figure Skating Legend Kurt Browning in One of His Final U.S. Performances
The country’s premier figure skating production, Stars on Ice, is proud to announce the return of one of the sport’s most cherished athletes, Olympic Gold Medalist, World Champion and Three-Time U.S. National Champion, Dorothy Hamill. One of the most beloved American sports icons, Hamill won the hearts of skating fans around the world with her dominant performance in taking Gold at the 1976 Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. Hamill is credited with developing a new skating move; a camel spin that turns into a sit spin, which became known as the "Hamill Camel." The bobbed hairstyle that she wore during her Olympic performance started a fad, and she quickly became "America's Sweetheart."
Joining a cast of Olympic, World and National Champion skaters on the 2012-13 Tour, Hamill will help bid a fond farewell to longtime cast member Kurt Browning, who will be giving his final U.S. tour performances in the Stars on Ice “Now & Then” Tour.
Stars on Ice continues to be a pioneer in figure skating by offering fans the rare opportunity to witness some of the world’s most creative and cherished champions performing together in both individual and ensemble routines. Joining Dorothy Hamill on this year’s tour is a stellar cast of world-renowned athletes, including Four-Time World Champion & Four-Time Canadian National Champion Kurt Browning; Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Ekaterina Gordeeva(Russia); 1998 Olympic Gold Medalist Ilia Kulik (Russia); 2010 Olympic Bronze Medalist Joannie Rochette (Canada); U.S. National Champion Ryan Bradley; Two-Time European Bronze Medalists andSeven-Time British National Dance Champions Sinead & John Kerr; Two-Time U.S. Dance Bronze Medalists Kimberly Navarro & Brent Bommentre; and Canadian National Silver Medalist Shawn Sawyer.
Stars on Ice, founded by Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, is one of the premier touring entertainment events in the world. Tickets for the Stars on Ice “Now & Then” Tour, starting at $25 go on sale Friday, November 16 at 10:00 AM via www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster retail locations and by phone at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will be available at the Honda Center Box Office beginning Saturday, November 17. Special on-ice seating is available upon request. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. Please visit www.starsonice.com for more information as well as exciting show announcements.
The Emmy Award-winning production will be made into a one-hour syndicated television special, recording in Japan during a brief January tour. The special will be shown on network affiliates across the country this winter. Visit www.starsonice.com or check your local listings for more details on when you can see the highlights of the 2012-2013 show!
About Stars on Ice
Founded in 1986 by skating icon Scott Hamilton, the Stars on Ice tour has played more than 1,000 shows for over a quarter of a century. Past tour performers include Olympic Gold Medalists Kristi Yamaguchi, Katarina Witt, Scott Hamilton and Torvill & Dean. The Tour has won three Emmy Awards, one ACE Cable Award (Best Sports Special), and is recognized as the finest ice production in the world. Stars on Ice is produced by IMG, the world’s premier Sports, Entertainment and Media Company. For more information about the tour, visit www.starsonice.com. Keep in touch with Stars on Ice on Facebook: www.facebook.com/starsonice and on Twitter: @starsonice, www.twitter.com/starsonice.