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Ice Skating Stars Coming to Arlington

by ARLnow.com — August 24, 2012 at 2:15 pm 2,454 9 Comments

The 8th annual “Ice Champions LIVE!” ice skating show and fundraiser will be coming to Arlington next month.

The event is taking place on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 4:00 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex (627 N. Glebe Road) in Ballston. Among those scheduled to perform are recognizable national skating champions like Brian Boitano, Ashley Wagner, Ryan Bradley, Kimmie Meissner, Mirai Nagasu, Michael Weiss, Steven Cousins, and Richard Dornbush.

The ice show (and a silent auction of skaters’ personal memorabilia at the event) benefits Weiss’ nonprofit, the Michael Weiss Foundation, which provides financial support for skaters with Olympic potential who need help paying for things like coaching, choreography, costumes, music editing and tutoring. The foundation is currently sponsoring 22 potential future skating stars.

“Knowing firsthand the financial burden required for an athlete to get to the Olympics, Weiss established the Foundation to give back to the sport that has given him so much by providing deserving children with scholarships so they can become future Olympians and carry out the legacies of their heroes who preceded them,” according ot a press release. Weiss is a resident of McLean.

Tickets for the show start at $30 and are available online. Seats are also available on the ice itself for $50.

  • Brian Boitano

    This could give some people a nice break from their protest against Chick-fil-A downstairs in the food court.

    • Flamer

      Eat at Flamers Charbroiled Hamburgers and Chicken

      • tru dat

        I think they are one and the same. Just go through the closet door at Chik-Fil-A to get to Flamers. It’s just how places like Chik-Fil-A are set up.

  • B22201

    Brian Boitano once killed a grizzly bear with his bare hands.

    He’s the Chuck Norris of figure-skating.

  • craig

    What would Brian Boitano do?

  • Buckwheat

    Watch out! USADA has successfully persecuted Lance, now they can turn their attention to skating!

    Who entrusted these bureaucrats with so much power?

    Funny, most the runner-ups in the Tour de France actually got caught using drugs. What’s the point in stripping him of his titles?

    I’m glad Lance said “enough is enough”.

  • beman

    hopefully they won’t be in need of an APS school bus.

    • YTK

      APS schol bus? NO, not at all– they will each be given a chauffer-driven Streeetch Skoda limousine (with a leather cone clutch – no wheelies possible.).

      • WeiQiang

        Skoda. nice

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