The 2013 Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular will stop at Jamestown Savings Bank Arena on Dec. 14, arena officials announced Friday.
The 2012 event sold out the venue and was broadcast live on NBC. Same will hold true for this one; it’ll air on NBC in January. But it’s always more fun to catch it live.
Disney Channel stars and singers Bella Thorne and Coco Jones will both perform at the event, which will feature Olympic, world and national champions from both ice skating and gymnastics.
Kristi Yamaguchi and three-time U.S. figure skating champ Michael Weiss, along with former Olympic gymnastics champions Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner will host the show.
Skating will be Elvis Stojko, a two-time Olympian; two-time U.S. champ Ashley Wagner, U.S. champ Ryan Bradley, Max Aaron, and the current United Kingdom Dancing on Ice winners Beth Tweddle and Daniel Whiston, among others.
Participating gymnastics performers include Olympic winner Nastia Liukin, U.S. champ and Olympic medalist Jonathan Horton, and U.S. champs Jake Dalton and John Orozco.
More performers will be announced later.
Bradley and a female skater to be named will also wear original Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz outfits in a number for the live show.
Tickets for the show will go on sale Saturday at (716) 484-2624 and at www.jamestownarena.com.
What a gorgeous weekend for the Gathering at Chaffee’s in Girard; it’s already underway. Tonight’s lineup includes Shotgun Jubilee (4:30 p.m.), Broke Boland and the Dirty Pickles (5:45 p.m.), Dragon Wagon (7:05 p.m.), Funktapuss (9:10 p.m.) and Aqueous (11:05 p.m.)
Saturday performers include Birdsong (11 a.m.), Strangers and Liars (1:05 p.m.), Claire Stuczynski and Friends (2:10 p.m.), Sunday Sound (3:25 p.m.), Stagecoach Robberty (4:35 p.m.), Adam’s Ale (5:50 p.m.), Eric Brewer & Friends (7:05 p.m.), Conehead Buddha (8:55 p.m) and Cope (11:10 p.m.)
Weekend tickets are $50, which includes parking and camping. You can also buy a Saturday only ticket; the price starts at $30, then drops to $25 around mid-day or $20 later at night.
For more info on the fest at 8296 Mill St. in Girard, see www.thegatheringatchaffees.com.
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Heads up: Erie native Kipp Elbaum is coming home to throw a birthday bash on Aug. 3 at Bobby’s Place. He’s bringing one of New York’s best punk bands, the Minor Cuts — quite a couple. Unordained with Burny White and Flannel Gang will also play.To check out the Minor Cuts, visit www.theminorcuts.com.