London Olympians to Star in Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular in Jamestown | Arts & Culture
Jamestown, NY (July 27, 2012) – Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle (Gabby) Douglas, Alexandra (Aly) Raisman, Danell Leyva and John Orozco will represent Team USA in London at this summer’s Olympic games. This December, they will join 2008 Olympic all-around gymnastics champion Nastia Liukin and a cast of 2014 Sochi figure skating hopefuls when the Progressive® Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular comes to the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena in Jamestown, NY, on December 15, 2012.
Tickets for the show go on sale on July 27, 2012 at 11am. The show will be taped in front of a live audience for a national telecast on Saturday, January 19, 2013, on NBC, which is part of the Pandora NBC Skating Series.
Reigning World all-around gymnastics champion Jordyn Wieber will lead the U.S. team in London as a favorite for gold medals in the coming weeks. Earlier this year, she successfully defended her national all-around title and figures to be in contention for the most individual Summer Games medals.
After finishing second at the 2012 Visa National Championships and topping the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials all-around competition, Gabrielle (Gabby) Douglas secured her spot on the 2012 London team. Nicknamed the “flying squirrel,” Douglas is a gymnast to watch in London.
Alexandra (Aly) Raisman is coming off of a successful year, winning two national event titles (balance beam and floor exercise) at the 2012 Visa Championships in June. A member of last year’s World championship team, Raisman also brought home a World bronze medal in floor exercise and is one of the most consistent members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team.
Danell Leyva won the all-around title at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials in San Jose, CA, and is the 2012 AT&T American Cup champion. Previously, Leyva captured the 2011 U.S. national all-around gold and was the 2011 World champion on the parallel bars.
John Orozco is the 2012 Visa National Championships all-around champion. Orozco punched his ticket to London after recently finishing in second place at the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials in San Jose, CA.
Joining Wieber, Douglas, Raisman, Leyva and Orozco is 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin, returning for her sixth appearance in the show. Liukin, one of the most decorated gymnasts in U.S. history, brought home an additional three silver medals (team, uneven bars and balance beam) and a bronze medal in the floor exercise from the Beijing Games.
More gymnasts will be added to the show’s cast following the London Games.
The cast of gymnasts will be joined by a lineup of figure skaters looking ahead to the 2014 Olympic Games to be held in Sochi, Russia. The figure skating cast will be made up of World champions and 2010 Olympic ice dance silver medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, current U.S. singles champions Jeremy Abbott and Ashley Wagner, two-time U.S. champion Alissa Czisny, World ice dance bronze medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani, 2012 U.S. silver medalist Adam Rippon and up-and-coming elite skater Gracie Gold.
Performing live during the show will also be Fresh Beat Band of Nickelodeon’s “Fresh Beat Band” and Ross Lynch of Disney’s “Austin and Ally,” with his band R5.
Olympic champions Bart Conner, Nadia Comaneci and Peggy Fleming will host the show.
Tickets to see this event live will start at $45. Club level seats will be $70 and front row seats are set at $100. There are also 50 seats available on the ground level of the arena where the action will be taking place. These 50 seats will be $279 each and will include a pre-show chalk talk with the athletes as well as a meet & greet after party with the show’s performers.
Tickets will be available now through extremetix at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena Box Office, by phone at 716-484-2624 or online at jamestownarena.com
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