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Jeremy Abbott back home for Stars on Aspen Ice show

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times

Aspen native Jeremy Abbott will return to home ice for two shows today.

Jeremy Abbott will skate on Aspen ice once again.

Abbott, a two-time Olympian who grew up in Aspen, will headline the Stars on Aspen Ice: Homecoming 2015 on Dec. 19 at the Lewis Ice Arena at the Aspen Recreation Center (ARC).

Tickets are on sale now for the two shows in Aspen.

They are scheduled for 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 19.

Abbott will be returning home with a host of international and Olympic skaters.

Joining Abbott for a second time in Aspen will be U.S. national champion, Olympic and 2014 Olympic Team Bronze medalist Gracie Gold.

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Also skating in Aspen will be former world champion Rosalynn Sumners.

And joining the cast for the first time will be Japanese national champion, Olympian and world champion Yuka Sato.

Additional performers will be announced before the Dec. 19 show.

Abbott also is a four-time U.S. national champion as well as a Grand Prix champion and 2014 Olympic bronze medalist.

Tickets are on sale at the Wheeler Opera House Box Office.

There are VIP tickets for both shows including a meet-and-greet with the cast.

To purchase advance tickets by phone, call the Wheeler Box Office at 970-920-5770.

General admission tickets are $35 for adults, $20 for students. VIP tickets are $100.

Gold started skating at age 8 after attending a birthday party at an ice arena.

"There were figure skaters on the ice doing amazing tricks. I was so impressed. I signed up for classes later that fall," Gold said.

The 2012 U.S. junior champion, Gold also is the 2012 world junior silver medalist.

She also is a three-time winner of the Presidential Fitness Award.

Gold participates in shows benefiting hospitals, cancer support organizations and youth groups.

Abbott, who moved to Colorado Springs to develop his skating, was honored at the 2015 U.S. National Championships when he was presented with the "Michelle Kwan Trophy," an award based on fan voting through the People's Choice Awards.

Abbott supports Team Fox, Skate for Hope, American Cancer Society, Frenchie Skate for Northstar Reach and Figure Skating in Harlem.

He also supports the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

The father of Jeremy Abbott and sister Gwen Abbott Asmussen, longtime resident Danny Abbott, died in January from Parkinson's Disease.

dstrode@aspentimes.com