Tickets are still available to see the U.S. men's, ladies' and pairs' national skating champions as they prepare to bring home the gold at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
By the way, you can also see 2013 American Idol winner Candice Glover.
All of these performers and more will be at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena, participating in the Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular on Saturday, Dec. 14.
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Performers skate during last year’s Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena.
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According to the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena website - www.jamestownarena.com - two-time current ladies' national champion Ashley Wagner, 2013 men's champion Max Aaron and pairs winners Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir will perform.
This is the second consecutive year the Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular has been held in Jamestown. This year, however, there is a different twist when it comes to Olympic performers, according to Kurt Silcott, Jamestown Savings Bank Arena chief executive officer.
"Last year, we had the benefit of gymnasts who had won gold medals at the Olympics. Their first big showcase after was here in Jamestown. It was neat that they were coming from the Olympics, and the next place they were seen was here," Silcott said. "This year the opposite has happened. The skaters performing are about to head off to the Olympics so they will be at the peak of their performance level. We will be able to see them at their best as they head to the Olympics."
Silcott said arena officials would love to make the Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular an annual event held in Jamestown.
"We would like to have it as an annual event, but multiple building owners bid on this event," he said. "It was a pretty big deal to land it the first time and we're pleased to be able to do it a second time. We will keep battling to keep it here. Once this event is over, we will get to work preparing our bid for 2014."
Silcott said he is positive this year's event will be as good, if not better, than last year's.
"Last year was great. We received great fan support," he said. "I thought the performances were great. People said they really enjoyed the show."
The show will be recorded and aired nationally on NBC from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5. The event will feature four-time World Figure Skating champion Kurt Browning, Olympic gymnastics champion Nastia Liukin; and the star of Disney's "Let It Shine," Coco Jones.
The cast is also scheduled to include: Elvis Stojko, two-time Olympic medalist, three-time World champion and seven-time Canadian champion; Joannie Rochette, Olympic medalist and World medalist; Johnathan Horton, Olympic medalist, World medalist and U.S. champion; and Lucas Grabeel, star of Disney's "High School Musical."
Set to host the event are several other big names, such as: Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic figure skating champion; Michael Weiss, three-time U.S. figure skating champion; and Olympic gymnastics champions Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner.