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Smucker's® Stars on Ice®

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Is “On the Edge” And Coming To Tampa, FL Headlined by Olympic Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen & Special Guest 2006 World Champion Kimmie Meissner America’s Premier Figure Skating Production Is “On the Edge” At St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, FL on March 1st @ 3:00 PM A Portion of SMUCKER’S® STARS ON ICE® Proceeds To Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America

 Tampa, FL (February 2, 2009) – America’s premier figure skating production, Smucker’s Stars on Ice, expands its boundaries as it returns for the 23rd season.  The all-new production “On the Edge” promises to keep fans on the edge of their seats as the best skaters in the world show their amazing moves on the ice. Olympic Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen returns for her second season with Olympic, World, and National Champions to show fans what it takes to have the heart of a champion.  Smucker’s Stars on Ice will visit St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, FL on Sunday, March 1, 2009 for a 3:00 PM performance.

Founded and produced by Olympic Champion and beloved figure skating icon Scott Hamilton, the Emmy Award-winning Smucker’s Stars on Ice Tour is the only family entertainment event show of its kind in America.  In the year leading up to the 2010 Winter Games, skating fans will not find a better preview of America’s favorite Olympic sport.  This year Tampa skating fans are in for a real treat; Smucker’s Stars on Ice is proud to welcome 2006 World Champion and 2007 U.S. Champion Kimmie Meissner as a very special guest for this performance.Sasha Cohen and Kimmie Meissner will be joined by an outstanding cast of Olympic, World and National Champions including World Champion and six-time U.S. Champion Todd Eldredge, two-time World Bronze Medalist and three-time U.S. Champion Michael Weiss, 1998 Olympic Gold Medalist Ilia Kulik (Russia), World Champion and two-time Japanese Ladies Champion Yuka Sato, World Bronze Medalist and three-time U.S. Pair Champion John Zimmerman, six-time Canadian Ladies Champion Jennifer Robinson, two-time Olympic Medalists and three-time World Pair Champions Xue Shen & Hongbo Zhao (China), two-time World Silver Medalists and five-time Canadian Dance Champions Marie-France Dubreuil & Patrice Lauzon and more!

Tickets for the Smucker’s Stars on Ice performance in Tampa are on sale now and start at $25. They may be purchased at the McDonald’s Box Office, by visiting, or by calling 813.301.2500.   Group (10+) information is available by calling 813.301.6900. 

This year, Smucker’s Stars on Ice is “On the Edge”.  The skaters are Olympic athletes who will take their skills to new heights; challenging themselves, daring to be different.  They do it all on the edge of a steel blade no thicker than a pane of glass.  Come join us as we put the world's best skaters to the ultimate test, as they showcase their elite athletic skills while performing in an Emmy Award-winning production. They will be going to the limit to bring to the ice the best that skating has to offer. Like any high-level sporting competition, they will be pushing their bodies to the EDGE.

Performed to a broad spectrum of popular music, including a soundtrack which ranges from Beethoven to Big and Rich, Dave Koz and Celine Dion, and enhanced by intricate lighting, dynamic costumes, cutting-edge choreography and state-of-the-art technology, all brought together by three-time Emmy Award winner Jef Billings, Smucker’s Stars on Ice will show you all of the possibilities, and all of the ways in which sport can truly become entertainment.

Serving in their seventh year as the tour’s title sponsor, The J.M. Smucker Company is not only proud to be associated with Smucker’s Stars on Ice for providing wholesome, family entertainment, but also takes great pride in acknowledging the literacy and education initiatives of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  Thus, to advance these invaluable initiatives, a portion of the proceeds from each tour ticket sold will be donated by Smucker’s Stars on Ice to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Smucker’s Stars on Ice is an IMG Production.  Executive Producer is Byron Allen.  Emmy Award nominee Scott Hamilton also serves as a Producer. Three-Time Emmy Award Winner Jef Billings returns as Director and Costume Designer. Cindy Stuart is Choreographer, and Errol Reinart is Lighting Designer.

Smucker’s Stars on Ice was founded in 1986 by skating icon Scott Hamilton, the Smucker’s Stars on Ice tour has played more than 1,000 shows over the past 23 years. Past tour performers include Olympic Gold Medalists Kristi Yamaguchi, Katarina Witt, Dorothy Hamill and Torvill & Dean. The Tour has won three Emmy Awards, one ACE Cable Award (Best Sports Special), and is recognized as the finest ice production in the world. In its 23rd season, the 2008-09 Smucker’s Stars on Ice Tour will bring quality family entertainment to 40 major U.S. markets this winter. Smucker’s Stars on Ice is produced by IMG, the world’s premier Sports, Entertainment and Media Company. For more information about the tour, visit

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