Olympic Gold medalist and “Dancing with the Stars” champion Kristi Yamaguchi will host upcoming ABC special “Paul Mitchell’s Shall We Dance on Ice,” TheWrap has learned exclusively.
Yamaguchi will host along with “Dancing with the Stars” champion and renowned choreographer Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Maksim will be hosting for the first time and performing a dance routine with Meryl Davis.
Davis and Charlie White, the most decorated ice dancing team in U.S. figure skating history, will headline the made-for-television, dance-themed ice skating show. The pair won the gold medal in ice dancing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Additional star skaters include: five-time U.S. Champions Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto; seven-time British Champions Sinead & John Kerr; five-time U.S. Champions Naomi Lang & Peter Tchernyshev; three-time British Champions Penny Coomes & Nick Buckland;and many more. Additional talent from “Dancing with the Stars” will be added.
The special tapes on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, with tickets going on sale 7/31/15. The special will air on ABC on February 6, 2016 at 2pm PST.
Disson Skating, which is producing the event, annually produces nationally televised figure skating spectaculars, all featuring celebrity guest artists on ABC.