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WMU skaters performing for Van Andel anniversary

Sept. 27, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's senior synchronized skating team will perform with some of the world's top skating talent at Van Andel Arena's 10th Anniversary Celebration On Ice at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, in Grand Rapids.

Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi serves as host for the event, which includes performances by Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto, the 2006 ice dancing Olympic silver medalists; Yuka Sato, world champion and two-time U.S. pair champion with pairs partner Jason Dungjen; and Skate Canada gold medalist Alissa Czisny.

All tickets are $20 and include all-you-can-eat concessions. Tickets may be purchased at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place box offices and online through Ticketmaster.

For more information about WMU synchonized skating, contact Cassie Guba, WMU Skating Club president, at cassandra.l.guba@wmich.edu or visit www.rso.wmich.edu/skating.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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