Michael Weiss: Giving Back

Vicki S. Luy
Michael Weiss

Three-time U.S. champion Michael Weiss has been actively investing in the future of the sport since his retirement from the amateur world.

Since 2004, the Michael Weiss Foundation has provided financial funding for young, talented American skaters to help them reach their dreams.

Three skaters supported by the foundation medaled at the 2011 U.S. Championships — Richard Dornbush, Courtney Hicks and Nathan Chen, who made history by winning his second consecutive novice title.

The foundation’s annual fundraiser — “Ice Champions LIVE!” — is a show that features elite skaters and exciting new talent. This year’s show is set to take place Oct. 1 at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va.

At press time Olympic champions Brian Boitano and ilia Kulik had signed on to perform, as had fan favorite Dan Hollander.

General admission tickets start at $30, on-ice seats range between $45-$50 and VIP packages that include tickets to the post-show reception are $200. Proceeds from an auction that will be held in conjunction with the show will also benefit the foundation.

Tickets can be purchased at or through TicketWeb (

Originally published in October 2011