Who: U.S. Figure Skating stars Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano and Michelle Kwan honoring the team of U.S. and World champion skaters, coaches and others who died in a plane crash fifty years ago.
What: A star-studded event featuring a documentary on the crash that killed the U.S. Figure Skating team, and the comeback by the generation of skaters that followed.
Where: 500 theatres (including many IMAX theatres) in 50 states across America
When: Feb. 17, 2011 for one day only to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the tragedy
How: For ticket information visit FathomEvents.com
More: This documentary is a true celebration of spirit. Commissioned by U.S. Figure Skating, the film celebrates American figure skating while commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team that perished in a plane crash on its way to the World Championships in Prague. Produced and directed by 16-time Emmy Award winners Lookalike Productions, RISE documents the sports’ growth in popularity over the years and feature various luminaries of American figure skating. Proceeds from RISE will be used to further the mission of U.S. Figure Skating’s Memorial Fund, which was established on Feb. 23, 1961, as a living legacy of those who lost their lives.
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