Get Set for "2010 All That Skate LA" The American Debut of the World's Hottest New Skating Spectacularby laliveinsider on Thu., Aug 26 at 12:19 PM
Starring Reigning Olympic Champion Yuna Kim, Figure Skating Legend Michelle Kwan
And an All-Star Cast of Olympic, World and U.S. Figure Skating Champions
*Los Angeles Premiere hits STAPLES Center the First Weekend of October*
LOS ANGELES -- Beyond boundaries, arrives an international skating spectacular unlike any other, the American premiere of \"2010 All That Skate LA,\" featuring reigning Olympic Champion Yuna Kim alongside the most decorated skater in U.S. history, Michelle Kwan, with an unprecedented cast of Olympic and World Champions for two performances only at STAPLES Center Saturday and Sunday October 2nd and 3rd, 2010.
The Southland premiere marks the first time Yuna has performed in the U.S. since winning her Olympic gold medal, and the much-anticipated return to U.S. ice after four years for Kwan.
\"Los Angeles is very special for me as I became the World Champion there in 2009. It's a great honor to open an event where citizens show a high level of support,\" Yuna explains about her feelings. \"This is my first appearance in an ice show in the U.S. and I always wanted to share my performances with the U.S. skating fans. I'm thrilled to bring the excitement to L.A.\"
Setting figure skating on edge with a collection of talent representing more than 40 Olympic, World, European and U.S. Championship titles combined, the show is truly \"all that\" and more. Representing the first time Olympic Champions in all three disciplines will share the same ice since the Vancouver Winter Games, the cast list reads like a \"who's who\" in skating with 2010 Olympic Pair Champions Shen Xue & Zhao Hongbo (China); 2010 Olympic Dance Champions Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir (Canada); Olympic Silver Medalists and Four-Time World Medalists Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto (USA); World Champion Brian Joubert (France); Three-time U.S. Champion Johnny Weir (USA); Two-time World Champions and Olympic Bronze Medalists Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy (Germany), and more.
\"I've really missed performing, and to be back in Los Angeles, skating at STAPLES Center makes it extra special,\" said Kwan, a Los Angeles native who won the sixth of her record nine U.S. national titles at STAPLES Center in 2002. \"To be able to skate in such a special show with Yuna and this incredible cast is really an honor for me. Skating fans in L.A. are in for a real treat.\"
When skating's royalty join forces for a duet aptly entitled \"Hero,\" Michelle Kwan and Yuna Kim's mirroring edges alternately complement their artistry, and with the ease of masters, they evoke the message of the \"hero who lies within.\"
Whether it's the sky rocketing 20-foot triple throws of Olympic Pair Champions Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo, or the electrifying magnetism of France's World Champion Brian Joubert, the entertainment only amps up when a giant LED screen, laser lights, and more, enhance the experience like nothing seen before.
Engaging, hip, and fast paced, in one production, b-boys \"freestyle\" with skaters in an intricate battle of performing skills. Another opportunity offers VIP ticket holders the \"Ultimate Skate Experience\" with up close access to the private dress rehearsal including a Q & A with cast members.
Presented by AT Sports, more than 40,000 fans have witnessed the sold-out summer showcase in Asia, and now the City of Angels heralds in an exclusive presentation to heat up audiences throughout North America. With a larger-than-life set featuring dazzling special effects, STAPLES Center is transformed into an intimate ice-theatre setting where skaters turn the luster of Olympic gold into brilliant performances for \"2010 All That Skate LA.\"Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Event Spectacular: \"2010 All That Skate LA\"
Location: STAPLES Center (1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles)
Dates: Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Sunday, October 3, 2010 3:00 p.m.
All Star Cast
Yuna Kim (Korea) Reigning Olympic Champion and World Champion; Michelle Kwan (USA) Five-time World Champion, Nine-Time U.S. Champion and Two-Time Olympic Medalist; Shen Xue & Zhao Hongbo (China) 2010 Olympic Pair Champions; Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (Canada) 2010 Olympic Dance Champions; Stephane Lambiel (Switzerland) Two-Time World Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist; Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy (Germany) Two-time World Champions and Olympic Bronze Medalists; Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto (USA) Olympic Silver Medalists and Four-Time World Medalists; Brian Joubert (France) World Champion and Three-Time European Champion; Johnny Weir (USA) Three-Time U.S. Champion and World Bronze Medalist, and Ashley Wagner (USA) Two-Time U. S. Bronze Medalist and NHK Trophy Bronze Medalist.
Soon available to the public, tickets range from $42 to $150 VIP which includes the \"Ultimate Skate Experience\" with access to an exclusive \"sneak peak\" dress rehearsal and discussion with the skating stars, and more. Tickets are available for purchase at www.staplescenter.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster retail outlets, as well as via the event website at www.allthatskate.com. Groups of 10 or more will receive a 15% discount - by calling 1.877.AEG.TICKETS (877.234.8425) or purchasing online at www.aegtickets.com
Based in Seoul, Korea and established in 2010, AT Sports, is a sports management company with main focus in sports marketing, athlete management, events and sponsorships. With a wealth of resources and expertise in sports, consulting, as well as broader marketing and public relations, AT Sports is in the business of bringing equity and value to clients and partnering companies. As the management company representing Yuna Kim, 2010 Vancouver Olympic Champion, AT Sports is dedicated to the sport of figure skating and has created All That Skate, an international ice show extravaganza with an all-star cast.
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