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Olympic Silver Medalist & World Champion Rosalynn Sumners

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Revolutions Skating Club is honored to have Olympic Silver Medalist and World Champion ROSALYNN SUMNERS as part of “Stars on Aspen Ice.”

Rosalynn grew up in Edmonds, Washington. She began skating at 7 years old and soon fell in love with the sport. By the time she was 15 she had won the US Novice Championships. At 16 she won the World Junior Championships.
In 1982 Rosalynn won her first United States National Chp. She won the US Championships again in 1983 and 1984. Only one US skater has won 3 US titles in a row since 1984.
In 1983 Rosalynn won the World Figure Skating Championships held that year in Helsinki, Finland. After becoming World Champion her home state of Washington named her “Citizen of the Year”, and her hometown of Edmonds renamed their main street Rosalynn Sumners Blvd!
In 1984 Rosalynn represented the United States at the 1984 winter Olympics in Sarajevo. She won the Silver Medal – she was edged out by Katarina Witt by one-tenth of a point, 5 judges to 4 judges.
Roz turned professional after the Olympics and in 20 plus years as a professional she went on to become one of the country’s most popular skaters fully displaying her grace, talent, and beauty. She appeared in over 100 nationally televised skating events as a competitor, performer, commentator, and host.
After 2 years skating with Disney on Ice, Rosalynn became one of the original skaters on the Stars on Ice Tour – the most prestigious skating tour in the world. For 13 years she skated in every Stars on Ice performance – 525 consecutive shows!
In 2001, Roz was inducted into the US Figure Skating Hall of Fame!

There is only one day left to purchase advance VIP tickets through the Wheeler Opera House Box Office (970) 920-5770 for the Pre-Show Meet & Greet with the Skaters on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, in the Lewis Ice Arena at the Aspen Recreation Center. VIP seating includes the reception, on ice seating and a chance for exclusive silent auction bids and a drawing to win two nights at the Forbes Five Star AAA Five Diamond BROADMOOR RESORT in Colorado Springs.

General Admission tickets are available at the Wheeler Box Office and at the Door on Saturday. Doors open at 7PM and the show is at 8PM. A portion of proceeds from the silent auction benefits Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

The community is invited to attend a FREE SHOW PREVIEW at Silver Circle rink on Durant Street FRIDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 13, at 7PM. Aspen’s own Olympian CHRIS KLUG will be there to welcome back Aspen’s own 2010 Olympian and three-time US National Champion JEREMY ABBOTT and the cast. Silver Circle is another “homecoming” for Abbott, who performed at the Grand Opening of the rink 20 years ago at the age of 8.

Joining Jeremy are two-time US National  Champion and Grand Prix Champion ALISSA CZISNY, professional ice dancers and performers on this years America’s Got Talent as part of Aerial Ice, KIM NAVARRO 7 BRENT BOMMENTRE, professional skater ASHLEY CLARK, professional skater and choreographer KELLY CORCORAN SMITH, and US and International competitors, sisters MARIAH BELL and MORGAN BELL.

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OLYMPIC FAMILY TIES: CHRIS KLUG JOINS IN AT FREE FRIDAY EVENT IN ASPEN

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Join Aspen’s own Olympian CHRIS KLUG as he welcomes back another hometown Aspenite, three-time US National Figure Skating champion and 2010 Olympian JEREMY ABBOTT in a FREE PREVIEW EVENT for “Stars on Aspen Ice” this Friday, December 13, 7PM at Silver Circle Rink. Abbott will be joined by two-time US National champion ALISSA CZISNY, Olympic Silver medalist and World Champion ROSALYNN SUMNERS, professional ice dancers KIM NAVARRO & BRENT BOMMENTRE (of America’s Got Talent fame with Aerial Ice this season), National and International competitors MARIAH BELL and MORGAN BELL, plus the amazing talents of professional skaters ASHLEY CLARK and KELLY CORCARAN SMITH. Other featured skaters are members of Revolutions Skating Club of Aspen.

“Stars on Aspen Ice” is Saturday, December 14, at the Aspen Recreation Center. One show only at 8PM. VIP and general admission tickets are available at the Wheeler Box Office, 970-920-5770. VIP tickets purchased by December 13 will be invited to a special pre-show meet and greet with the skaters. General admission tickets will be available at the ARC up until showtime. Doors open at 7PM on Saturday.

A silent auction will be held with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research. Jeremy and his sister Gwen Abbott Asmussen are helping organize the some of the many items being offered. Their father, former longtime Aspen resident Danny Abbott, suffers from end-stage Parkinsons.

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It All Began…

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Thirteen Years and 11 months, almost to the day, this article came out in the Aspen Times as JEREMY ABBOTT prepared to leave his hometown of Aspen in order to pursue his dreams of becoming an Olympian. Now, as a Three-Time U.S. National Champion, Grand Prix Final Champion and 2010 Olympian, Jeremy returns to say THANK YOU to the community that supported him as he winds up his competitive career and makes a bid for another trip to the Olympics, this time in Sochi, Russia.

“Stars on Aspen Ice” takes place for ONE SHOW ONLY on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Aspen Recreation Center. Stars include Two-time U.S. National Champion and Grand Prix Final Champion ALISSA CZISNY, Olympic Silver Medalist, World Champion and Thee-Time U.S. National Champion ROSALYNN SUMNERS, National, International and Professional Ice Dancers KIM NAVARRO & BRENT BOMMENTRE, International Professional skater ASHLEY CLARK, National and International Competitors MARIAH AND MORGAN BELL, and Professional Skater and Choreographer KELLLY CORCORAN SMITH, along skaters from the Revolutions Skating Club.

Tickets are on sale now at the Wheeler Box Office by calling 970-920-5770. VIP tickets that include a pre-show reception and autograph session with all the skaters, plus on-ice seating, must be purchased by December 12. General Admission tickets are available in advance or at the show. Doors open at 7PM and the performance begins at 8PM.

There is a silent auction where a portion of proceeds benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research. Jeremy and his sister Gwen’s dad, Danny Abbott, suffers from Parkinson’s Disease, as do the parents of several other former skaters.

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Be a VIP – (Very Intelligent Person)

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There’s only FOUR DAYS left to purchase your on-ice VIP tickets to “Stars on Aspen Ice” hobnob with the stars in a pre-show reception and exclusive autograph session, be entered into a drawing for a photo with the cast ON ICE after the show AND be part of a special drawing for two nights at the Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond BROADMOOR resort.
Meet: THREE-TIME U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPION, 2010 OLYMPIAN AND ASPEN NATIVE JEREMY ABBOTT, TWO-TIME U.S. NATIONAL CHAMP AND GRAND PRIX FINAL CHAMP ALISSA CZISNY, OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALIST, WORLD CHAMPION AND THREE-TIME U.S. CHAMP ROSALYNN SUMNERS, INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ICE DANCERS KIM NAVARRO & BRENT BOMMENTRE, INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKATER ASHLEY CLARK, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS MARIAH AND MORGAN BELL AND TOP PROFESSIONAL SKATER AND CHOREOGRAPHER KELLY CORCORAN SMITH!

This isn’t your “average” VIP, it’s for Very Intelligent People who know this one show only opportunity is also a once in a lifetime chance to celebrate with Aspen’s own 2010 Olympian JEREMY ABBOTT and his friends as he makes his last show appearance as a competitive skater right before the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. National Championships in Boston – the qualifier for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

There hasn’t been a skating cast like this in Aspen since the old days of the Winterskol Winterskate shows!

VIP tickets are available ONLY IN ADVANCE and through December 12 at the Wheeler Box Office. Stop in or call to reserve 970-920-5770.

General Admission tickets are available through the Wheeler or at the door on December 14. Aspen Recreation Center.

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Kim Navarro & Brent Bommentre: Artistry on Ice

You saw them this season on “America’s Got Talenthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBQU1Mrr2Zg  but here’s what you may not know about

KIM NAVARRO & BRENT BOMMENTRE!

(bios courtesy “Stars on Ice”)

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“Navarro and Bommentre are two-time U.S. bronze medalists … Won the bronze medal at the 2008 Four Continents Championships … Announced their retirement from competitive skating in May 2010.

Navarro began skating at age 3 because her mom teaches skating … Participated in the Basic Skills Program from 1984-88 … Is the middle of five children … Father, John, is a real estate agent and mother, Lisa, is an ice skating choreographer … John is a karate guru who has his eighth-degree black belt … Lisa competed nationally as a pairs skater, then toured in shows, skating with her partner for a total of 27 years … Younger brother plays baseball for Laney College in Oakland, Calif. … Kim skated with Robert Shmalo from 1999-2003 … Graduated cum laude from Columbia University in May 2004 with a major in English and a minor in dance … Works as a figure skating coach part time and a party entertainer (roller blades at parties and events) … Worked with Philly Skates, an after-school program that teaches kids to skate … Hobbies are writing, wine tasting and spending time with her friends and boyfriend … Favorite city to which she’s traveled for skating is Vienna, Austria … Loves extreme sports such as inline skating and skateboarding; once competed in an inline skating competition on a vert half-pipe and made it to the final round … Would be an artist or musician if she wasn’t a skater … Biggest life-defining moment is graduating college … After skating would like to write a book about her experiences … Supports breast cancer research, as she lost one of her former coaches, Michelle VanDyke, to breast cancer two years ago … Her uncle directed the 1999 movie Happy, Texas with William H. Macy, and all of her family members are extras in it … Would like to meet Barack Obama because “he is the man!” … Listens to all kinds of music, from Radiohead to Al Green to Madonna.

Bommentre began skating at age 6 because “my grandmother made me” … Participated in the Basic Skills Program (1990-91) … Has two younger sisters, Ashley and Brianne … Former partners include Kirsten Frisch and Kendra Goodwin … Hobbies are rock climbing, cycling and cooking … Favorite foreign city to which he’s traveled is Tokyo because he “loved the culture and the food” … Is a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan … Has a passion for good food, cooking and eating … Brews his own beer with his roommate and fellow ice dancer Baxter Burbank … Biggest life-defining moment was when he almost quit skating when he was 12 … Wants to coach and travel when he’s done skating … His great-grandfather missed making the Olympics in weightlifting by one spot … Supports autism research (his cousin is autistic) … Has a passion for art.”

REMEMBER: Tickets for “Stars on Aspen Ice” are on sale now through the Wheeler Box Office. 970-920-5770. Special drawings and surprises for those purchasing VIP TICKETS by December 12. Don’t miss out! General admission tickets are available through the Wheeler or also at the door on December 14. Showtime is 8PM. Doors open at 7PM at the Aspen Recreation Center.

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VIP Treatment for Stars on Aspen Ice VIP Tickets

Did you know that the FIRST 10 VIP TICKETS sold through the Wheeler Opera House are being added into a drawing for a post show, on ice exclusive photo with the cast PLUS admission for two into a closed Friday afternoon practice

The NEXT 10 VIP TICKETS will be added into a drawing for admission for two into the closed Friday afternoon practice..

ALL VIP tickets sold will be eligible for a special drawing – Two nights for two at the longest running Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond hotel in the country, The Broadmoor!

More exclusives coming for VIPs, but you must purchase those tickets by Thursday, December 12, at close of business to be eligible. Reserve through the Wheeler Box Office at 970-920-5770. VIP SEATING IS LIMITED. Don’t wait!

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“STARS ON ASPEN ICE” ADDS TWO TIME U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONALISSA CZISNY TO DEC 14 LINEUP

When your best friend calls, you answer. That’s exactly what two-time U.S. National Champion and 2010 Grand Prix Final Champion ALISSA CZISNY did when her training partner Jeremy Abbott picked up the phone and asked her to join him for his homecoming tribute to the community December 14 at the Aspen Recreation Center. Czisny, who recently announced her retirement from competitive skating, didn’t think twice. She agreed to help headline one of the most star-studded skating shows Aspen has seen since the ones of past Wintersköl days at “Winterskate” when top skaters like 1980 Olympic Gold Medalist Robin Cousins performed at the Aspen Ice Garden during the annual winter celebration. It was at “Winterskate” in 1990 where Jeremy at age 4 1/2, first saw Cousins perform, changing the direction of his life forever.

Also joining Abbott for the show, presented by Revolutions Skating Club, are other great friends – 1984 Olympic Silver Medalist and 1983 World Champion ROSALYNN SUMNERS; two-time U.S. Bronze Medalists and Two-Time World Team Members in ice dance KIM NAVARRO AND BRENT BOMMENTRE; U.S. medalist and professional skater ASHLEY CLARK; longtime friend,professional skater and choreographer KELLY COCARAN SMITH, and current U.S. national and international competitors, sisters MARIAH BELL and MORGAN BELL.

Friday, December 13, join Jeremy at SILVER CIRCLE at 7PM for a FREE SHOW PREVIEW with all the cast, sponsored by Revolutions Skating Club.

Tickets for “Stars on Aspen Ice” are on sale now at the Wheeler Box Office. Limited VIP tickets are only available in advance and include on ice seating and a pre-show Meet & Greet reception and autograph session and special drawings and gifts. General Admission tickets are available at the Wheeler and at the door. One show only, December 14, at 8PM. Call 970.920.5770 to reserve.

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