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.