Denver, CO (PRWEB) January 27, 2005
ItÂs been nearly three years since the French ice dancing team of Marina Anissina and Gwendal Peizerat won the Olympic gold medal in Salt Lake City. But now, for the first time since those Olympics, they are finally ready to skate in front of American audiences in the 2005 John Hancock Champions on Ice tour.
Anissina and Peizerat, one of the worldÂs most successful and beautiful ice dancing teams, have toured in France and Japan but have never had the chance to skate in shows in the United States before. They will perform in all 23 cities that the tour stops in beginning in Hartford, Conn., March 26, and ending in Anaheim, Calif., May 1.
Joining Anissina and Peizerat in the tour are nine-time U.S. champion Michelle Kwan, two-time national champion Johnny Weir and two-time ice dancing champions Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto.
With the Olympics just one year away, the John Hancock Champions on Ice tour will showcase some of the worldÂs best skating talent. Among others in the star-studded cast are World Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist Irina Slutskaya; 2004 world silver medalist Sasha Cohen, Olympic bronze medalist Timothy Goebel and Russian world champion Evgeni Plushenko.
Kimmie Meissner, the 15-year-old sensation who became the first American since Tonya Harding in 1991 to land a triple axel, will make appearances in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and East Rutherford, N.Y.
The John Hancock Champions on Ice tour also features other entertaining acts including the comedy of Dan Hollander, acrobatic duo of Vladimir Besedin and Oleksiy Polishchuk and the amazing hula hoops on ice with Irina Grigorian.
In true Champions on Ice tradition, all of the skaters will perform to original music and choreography of their choice. Selections help match famous names and faces with personality and style.
Tickets are now available for John Hancock Champions on Ice at local Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, arena box offices and at championsonice.com. Order your tickets now and catch a glimpse of skatingÂs newest stars.
Media members who would like to arrange interviews with skaters in the John Hancock Champions on Ice tour or have other questions about the tour should contact Lynn Plage at 303/716-9500 or Marissa Peede at 303/437-6150. Media can also e-mail their request to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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