Final List of Skaters Set for Marshalls U.S. Figure Skating International Showcase
|Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto|
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(3/9/06) - The final list of skaters has been finalized for the 2006 Marshalls U.S. Figure Skating International Showcase on April 11, 2006, in Greenville, S.C. The roster includes five ladies, five men, two pairs teams and one ice dancing team, all of whom will perform two exhibition pieces. The event will be broadcast on ABC on April 15 from 3-5 p.m., and it is the final U.S. Figure Skating international event of the 2005-06 season.
The ladies will be headlined by five-time World and nine-time U.S. champion Michelle Kwan and 2006 Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen. Leading the men are 2005 World bronze medalist Evan Lysacek, three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir and Olympic champion Evgeny Plushenko of Russia. In pairs and ice dancing fans will be treated to performances by two-time U.S. champions Rena Inoue & John Baldwin, Olympic champions Tatiana Totmianina & Maxim Marinin, and Olympic silver medalists Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto.
The event will take place at the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville at 7 p.m. on April 11. Tickets are now on sale, and prices are $31, $46, $61, $81 and $121. Youth and senior discounts are available. Tickets can be purchased at the Bi-Lo box office and all Ticketmaster outlets.
Athletes scheduled to participate in the event:
Sasha Cohen (USA)
Emily Hughes (USA)
Michelle Kwan (USA)
Kimmie Meissner (USA)
Irina Slutskaya (RUS)
Stephane Lambiel (SUI)
Evan Lysacek (USA)
Evgeny Plushenko (RUS)
Matt Savoie (USA)
Johnny Weir (USA)
Rena Inoue & John Baldwin (USA)
Tatiana Totmianina & Maxim Marinin (RUS)
Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto (USA)