Brian Boitano Skating Spectacular This Sunday On NBC
via press release:
BRIAN BOITANO SKATING SPECTACULAR THIS SUNDAY ON NBC
NEW YORK – December 23, 2010 – Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano stars in the “Musselman’s Apple Sauce presents Brian Boitano Skating Spectacular” this Sunday at 4 p.m. ET from the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. The show is a part of the Pandora NBC Skating Series, produced by Disson Skating in conjunction with NBC.
Along with hosting the special, Boitano will also perform along with three-time U.S. champion and two-time World bronze medalist Michael Weiss, eight-time British National champion Steven Cousins, U.S. silver medalist Ryan Bradley, World champion Yuka Sato of Japan and two-time World professional pairs champions Elena Leonova & Andrei Khvalko among others.
Providing music for the special is legendary female rock duo Heart. Ann Wilson and her younger sister Nancy Wilson stormed the charts in the ‘70s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” and “Even It Up.”
VISA US SNOWBOARD CROSS CUP SUNDAY, 3 PM
NBC Sports presents taped coverage of the Visa US Snowboard Cross Cup this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET from Telluride, Colo.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott (Sugarloaf, Maine) will take to the mountain to compete in this event. With the bar set high from last season, U.S. athletes flock to the Colorado, trying to get the early season edge over other competitors and countries.
Competing alongside Wescott is Olympic silver medalist Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, Vt.) and five-time X-Games gold medalist Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, Calif.).
The mountain itself is mixed with varying terrain from backcountry to the mountainside where the snowboardcross course, built by Olympic builder Jeff Ihaksi, is located.
Todd Harris, Todd Richards and Tina Dixon provide commentary.