Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek This Sunday on ‘Improv-Ice’ on NBC
via press release:
Along with Lysacek, Olympic medalists Sasha Cohen, Joannie Rochette and Jeffrey Buttle take to the ice to perform to the music of Foreigner
NEW YORK – November 18, 2010 – Olympic medalists and U.S. Champions perform improvised routines to the music of Foreigner for “Cold-EEZE Improv-Ice” from the Budweiser Events Center from Loveland, Colo., 4 p.m. ET on NBC. The show is hosted by Olympic gold medalists Brian Boitano and Kristi Yamaguchi.
In the sports and music world, often the greatest moments in history are the least expected or prepared for. “Cold-EEZE Improv-Ice” takes this idea to a new level, putting the creativity and athletic prowess of the skating cast. The skaters will not get to hear which Foreigner hit has been selected for them before performing and, additionally, the live audience and viewers will have the opportunity to vote for the skater they feel performed the most creative routine, with the results being announced on the last televised special of the NBC Skating Series.
Joining Lysacek, Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen, Olympic bronze medalist Joannie Rochette and Olympic bronze medalist Jeffrey Buttle are 2009 and 2010 U.S National Champion and 2010 Winter Olympian Jeremy Abbott, 2010 U.S. Champion and 2010 Winter Olympian Rachael Flatt, 2009 U.S. Champion Alissa Czisny and 2007 U.S. Silver Medalist Ryan Bradley.
The show features music by classic rock group Foreigner, who have had sixteen Top Thirty hits including “I Want To Know What Love Is”, “Double Vision”, “Hot Blooded”, “Juke Box Hero”, “ Cold As Ice” and “Head Games.”
Evan Lysacek’s Today Show performance from November 12.