LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Figure skating legend Kurt Browning will be back in Lake Placid, NY for the holidays with Elvis Stojko, Joannie Rochette, Jeffrey Buttle, Kimmie Meissner, Ryan Bradley and many more of his skating friends, when they perform for one night only, Saturday, Dec. 28, during the “Holiday Festival on Ice” Figure Skating Show, at the Olympic Center.
“Holiday Festival on Ice” celebrates the spirit of the holidays with some of the world’s most legendary skaters, who will all perform to holiday-themed routines as part of the program.
About the performers:
Kurt Browning is a three-time Olympian, four-time world champion and four-time Canadian champion. Browning also holds the record for being the first male ice skater to land a quadruple jump in competition.
Elvis Stojko jumped onto the world stage during the 1991 world championships when he became the first-ever skater to land a quadruple-double jump combination. From there, Stojko went on to win two Olympic silver medals, three world championship titles and seven Canadian national championships.
Jeffrey Buttle is the 2006 men’s figure skating Olympic bronze medalist. Buttle is also a three-time Canadian champion and when he skated to the 2008 world championship crown, he became the first Canadian man since 1997 to win that title.
Joannie Rochette is the reigning women’s figure skating Olympic bronze medalist. Rochette has also captured the 2009 world championship silver medal and six Canadian national championship crowns.
Ryan Bradley has been a frequent guest skater and fan favorite in Lake Placid. Bradley is a three-time U.S. collegiate champion and 2011 U.S. national champion. Bradley has also skated to the 2008 Skate Canada International silver medal and 2009 Skate America bronze medal.
Kimmie Meissner was the youngest American athlete to compete in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, where she skated to a sixth place finish. During the 2005 U.S. national championships, she became the first American women to land a triple axel jump. Meissner has also won the 2006 world championship title and 2007 U.S. national championship crown.
Tickets for the Dec. 28 show begin at just $25 and are available by logging onto http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=2439, calling the Lake Placid Olympic Center box office at (518) 523-3330, or visiting the box office, 2634 Main St., Lake Placid, N.Y. 12946.
For more information about the “Holiday Festival on Ice” and other events on ORDA’s Olympic venues, log onto www.whitefacelakeplacid.com.
Photos of Kurt Browning and Kimmie Meissner courtesy of Stars on Ice.
— ORDA —
Established in 1982, the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid. ORDA operates Whiteface, Belleayre and Gore Mountain ski areas; the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg; the Olympic speed skating oval, Olympic jumping complex and Olympic arena. As host to international and national championships, the Authority has brought millions of athletes, spectator and participants to the region, resulting in significant economic development.