ABC has reached a multi-year deal with Disson Skating, a leader in family entertainment programming, for the exclusive broadcast of the Disson Skating specials.
Next season, ABC will air the first two-hour skating specials in the fall of 2014, with another two set to air in early 2015.
Newly minted Olympic ice dance champions, Meryl Davis and Charlie White are confirmed for the series, as is 1988 Olympic men’s champion, Brian Boitano. Kristi Yamaguchi Michael Weiss will host the series.
“Over the past 25 years, we’ve been proud to create hundreds of skating specials showcasing one of the most beloved sports in the world combined with live musical entertainment,” said Stephen Disson, president of Disson Skating. “This new long-term partnership with ABC is a natural fit, and we look forward to adding to their slate of great, family-friendly programming."
These shows will be taped live in the following venues beginning in the fall:
- Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute at Penn State’s Pegula Ice Arena (taped October 19th)
- Pandora Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (taped November 15th)
- Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena (taped December 13th)
- Pandora Unforgettable Moments of Love on Ice at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas (taped December 20th)