Top Skaters In U.S. History This Christmas Day On NBC

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Olympic Medalists Dick Button, Peggy Fleming, Scott Hamilton, Nancy Kerrigan, Kristi Yamaguchi, Brian Boitano, Evan Lysacek and many more perform

World Famous Cast Has Collectively Won 16 Olympic Medals

NEW YORK – December 22, 2010 – Some of the best figure skaters in U.S. history gather together to perform this Saturday, Christmas Day, at 4 p.m. ET for the “The Caesars Tribute: A Salute to the Golden Age of American Skating” from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. There are 16 Olympic medals between the cast members, nine of which are gold medals. The show is a part of the Pandora NBC Skating Series, produced by Disson Skating in conjunction with NBC.

The cast includes Olympic gold medalists Dick Button, Peggy Fleming, Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi, Brian Boitano, Evan Lysacek, Sarah Hughes and Tenley Albright and Olympic silver medalists Nancy Kerrigan (and Olympic bronze in 1992), Sasha Cohen, Paul Wylie, Rosalynn Sumners and pairs skaters Kitty and Peter Carruthers; and Olympic bronze medalist Debi Thomas along with several U.S. National and World champions.

Providing the music for the show is the rock folk band America, a musical sensation during 1972, scoring No.1 hits and winning a Grammy for best new musical artist. America’s hits include “A Horse with No Name”, “Sister Golden Hair,” “Ventura Highway”, “TIN MAN”, “Daisy Jane”, and “Lonely People”.

Below is a list of the full cast:

Female Skaters:

Tenley Albright – Olympic Gold Medalist (1956), 2-time World Champion (1953 and 1955), & 5-time US Champion (1952–1956)

Sasha Cohen – Olympic Silver Medalist (2006) & US Champion (2006)

Caryn Kadavy – World Bronze Medalist (1987) & US National Silver Medalist (1986)

Peggy Fleming – Olympic Gold Medalist (1968), 3-time World Champion (1966-1968), & 5-time US Champion (1964-1968)

Sarah Hughes – Olympic Gold Medalist (2002)

Nancy Kerrigan – Olympic Silver (1994) and Bronze (1992) Medalist & US Champion (1993)

Kimmie Meissner – World Champion (2006) & US Champion (2007)

Rosalynn Sumners – World Champion (1983), Olympic Silver Medalist (1984), & 3-time US Champion (1982-1984)

Debi Thomas – World Champion (1986), Olympic Bronze Medalist (1988), & 2-time US Champion (1986 & 1988)

Kristi Yamaguchi – Olympic Gold Medalist (1992), 2-time World Champion (1991 and 1992), & US Champion (1992) (Singles Career)

Male Skaters:

Brian Boitano – Olympic Gold Medalist (1988), 2-time World Champion (1986 and 1988), & 4-time US Champion (1985-1988)

Dick Button – 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist (1948 and 1952), 5-time World Champion (1948-1952), & 7-time US Champion (1946-1952)

Richard Dwyer – Popular ice skating show star from Ice Capades and Ice Follies known as “Mr Debonair”

Todd Eldredge – World Champion (1996) & 6-time US Champion (1990-1991, 1995, 1997-1998, and 2002)

Rudy Galindo – World Bronze Medalist (1996) & US Champion (1996)

Scott Hamilton – Olympic Gold Medalist (1984), 4-time World Champion (1981-1984), & 4-time US Champion (1981-1984)

Evan Lysacek – Olympic Gold Medalist (2010), World Champion (2009), & 2-time US Champion (2007 and 2008)

Michael Weiss – 3-time US Champion (1999-2000, 2003) and 2-time Olympian (1998 and 2002)

Paul Wylie – Olympic Silver Medalist (1992) & 3-time US Silver Medalist (1988, 1990, and 1992)

Pair Skaters:

Tai Babiliona & Randy Gardner – World Champions (1979) & 5-time US Champions (1976-1980)

Kitty & Peter Carruthers – Olympic Silver Medalist (1984) & 4-time US Champions (1981-1984)

Jenni Meno & Todd Sand – 3-time US Champions (1994-1996)

JoJo Starbuck & Ken Shelley – 3-time US Champions (1970-1972)

Carla Urbanski & Rocky Marvel – 2-time US Champions (1992-1993)

Dance Pairs:

Naomi Lang & Peter Tchernyshev – 5-time US Champions (1999-2003)

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