COLGATE SKATING & GYMNASTICS SPECTACULAR COMING TO BB&T; CENTER JAN. 25
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Nov. 14, 2016) – Olympic Gold Medalists Simone Biles, Meryl Davis and Charlie White and two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan will headline the Colgate Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular at the BB&T Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00pm.
Tickets for the show go on sale Thursday, Nov. 17 to the general public and will be available at ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000, and at the box office on Monday, Nov. 21. Group discounts are also available by calling 954-835-7825.
The cast will feature the 2016 Olympic team, all-around, vault & floor exercise champion and balance beam bronze medalist, Biles. Her four 2016 Olympic gold medals tie the Olympic record for a female gymnast in a single Games. Biles’ five 2016 Olympic medals tie for the most by a U.S. gymnast. She is the most decorated U.S. women's gymnast in history with 19 World/Olympic medals.
Biles joins the most decorated dance team in U.S. figure skating history, 2014 Olympic champions and two-time World champions Davis and White. Kerrigan is the 1994 Olympic silver medalist and 1992 Olympic bronze medalist, two-time World medalist and U.S. champion.
The event will be hosted by Olympic figure skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi, three-time U.S. champion Michael Weiss, and Olympic gymnastics champions Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner.
In addition to Davis and White, and Kerrigan, the figure skating cast will include:
Two-time U.S. Champion Alissa Czisny
U.S. Champions Caydee Denney & John Coughlin
U.S. national competitor Carly Donowick
U.S. national competitor Wesley Campbell
In addition to Biles, the cast will also include the following gymnasts:
2016 Olympic silver medalist (parallel bars & high bar), eight-time U.S. Champion (‘09-HB(T); ‘10-PB; ‘11-AA, PB, HB; ’12-PB, HB; ‘14-PB) and South Florida resident, Danell Leyva
2016 Olympic team member and 2016 Pacific Rim Champion (Team), Chris Brooks
2015 World Bronze Medalist (vault) and 2016 Pacific Rim Champion (Team, still rings, parallel bars), Donnell Whittenburg
The star-studded cast of skaters and gymnasts will perform to several songs by musical guest Echosmith. The LA-based alt-pop band Echosmith first emerged onto the scene in 2014, with the success of their debut album Talking Dreams and platinum hit “Cool Kids” propelling them into the spotlight. They quickly earned rave reviews from the likes of ELLE, Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, and Grantland for their distinctive melody-minded, New Wave-influenced sound, and have performed everywhere from Ellen and Late Night with Seth Meyers to the American Idol finale. Jimmy Fallon has now dubbed them “one of the biggest breakout acts of 2015,” thanks to Gold smash “Bright” and new single “Let’s Love,” which they debuted with back-to-back performances on The Tonight Show and The Today Show. The Sierotas – Sydney (vocals/keyboard), Jamie (vocals/guitar), Noah (vocals/bass), and Graham (drums) – have played to crowds of thousands at festivals and with sold-out shows in the U.S. and Europe, and even joined Taylor Swift as special guests on her 1989 Tour in Philadelphia to perform “Cool Kids.”
For more information about the show or to view the event seating chart visit ticketmaster.com or call the box office at 1-800-745-3000.