Last year, all my childhood dreams came true at Figure Skating in Harlem‘s 2010 Skating with the Stars Gala seeing Kristi Yamaguchi in all her figure skating glory.

I am excited to be attending this year’s 2011 gala once again where avid supporters of FSH and skating celebs come together to celebrate such a wonderful organization that empowers young girls through education and ice skating.

A slew of Olympic and World Champions that are said to be in attendance include: Sarah Hughes, Evan Lysacek, Dorothy Hamill, Sasha Cohen, Johnny Weir, Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto, Meryl Davis, Charlie White, Todd Eldredge, Rachael Flatt, Emily Hughes, Mirai Nagasu, and Joannie RochetteEeee!

In addition to all of the skating stars you’ll see, tickets to the gala include dinner and skating (face-plants optional).  Scroll down to read all about the gala, and we’ll see you at the rink!



Figure Skating in Harlem: Skating with the Stars Gala 2011
Skating with the Stars Gala to honor Sarah Hughes and Terry and Tina Lundgren

Figure Skating in Harlem is pleased to announce its Seventh Annual Skating with the Stars gala honoring Olympic Gold Medalist Sarah Hughes, Macy’s Chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren, and author and World Figure Skating Judge Tina Lundgren.

This fun and unique benefit event will be held on Monday, April 4, 2011, from 6pm-9pm at Wollman Rink in Central Park, New York City. It will certainly be another fantastic evening to raise critically-needed funds for Figure Skating in Harlem‘s (FSH) innovative and empowering youth development program.       

Throughout the evening, guests will have the opportunity to skate side by side with Sarah Hughes and many more Olympic champions including Evan Lysacek, Dorothy Hamill, Sasha Cohen, Johnny Weir, Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto, Meryl Davis and Charlie White (2010 Olympic Silver Medalists and 2011 US Champions), Todd Eldredge, Rachael Flatt (2010 US Women’s Figure Skating Champion), Emily Hughes, Mirai Nagasu, and Joannie Rochette.

Melania and Donald Trump and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star (and FSH Board Chair Emerita) Tamara Tunie will serve as this year’s Honorary Chairs; Maria Cuomo Cole and Kenneth Cole and Ann and Andrew Tisch are Gala Co-Chairs. The Gala’s Celebrity Benefit Committee includes Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Rhonda Ross, Sherri Shepherd, and others.
Past celebrity guests at this always star-studded night include Kelly Ripa, Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Vera Wang, Carson Kressley, Kimberley Locke, Olympic Gold Medalist and Dancing with the Stars’ contestant Evan Lysacek, Star Jones, and Kelly Rowland.
Tickets to the gala, which include skating and dinner, start at $300 and are available by calling (212) 675-9474. Visit soon to find great auction items for bidding online.


About Figure Skating in Harlem

Since its establishment in 1997, Figure Skating in Harlem has transformed the lives of over one thousand New York City girls, helping them to grow in confidence, leadership, and academic success. Through its unique programming, FSH empowers young girls by combining educational, artistic, and fitness opportunities through the discipline of skating. As always, the proceeds from this year’s gala are vital. FSH is constantly growing to meet the needs of the girls it serves and has set its sights on expanding to a new Leading Edge Skating and Education Center of their own.