PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mannheim Steamroller and American Idol runner-up David Archuleta will star in PANDORA® Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice. The live show, part of the PANDORA NBC Skating Series, kicks off the holiday season with music and figure skating. Olympic champion Brian Boitano headlines the spectacular skating cast in a one-time-only performance at Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix on Nov. 12. The show will be taped for a national broadcast on NBC Nov. 27 at 4 p.m. EST.
Mannheim Steamroller, known for its new age and rock take on classic holiday hits, is confirmed to perform some of their well-known tracks live while the superstar skating cast will perform. In the United States alone, the band has sold more than 40 million records, 27 million being its renowned Christmas albums. Splitting the live music performances with Mannheim Steamroller will be American Idol alum David Archuleta. The 2007 runner-up from one of America’s most popular TV shows, Archuleta released a Christmas album in 2009, “Christmas from the Heart,” which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums chart.
Boitano is the 1988 Olympic champion, two-time world champion and four-time U.S. champion. He has also starred in The Food Network’s “What Would Brian Boitano Make?”
“This is PANDORA’s second year sponsoring this series of holiday specials on NBC. We are elated to continue our relationship with these amazing performers and athletes. PANDORA hopes that like our jewelry, these specials will help bring some joy to millions during the holiday season,” said Angel Ilagan, Vice President of Marketing for PANDORA North America.
The PANDORA® Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice skating cast will also include two-time Olympic champion Ekaterina Gordeeva, 2006 world champion Kimmie Meissner, 1994 world champion Yuka Sato, three-time U.S. champion Michael Weiss, 2003 world ice dance champion Shae-Lynn Bourne, five-time U.S. champions Naomi Lang (Phoenix resident) and Peter Tchernyshev and eight-time British champion Steven Cousins.
Co-hosted by 1992 Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi and Mannheim Steamroller founder Chip Davis, the show promises to be a night of entertaining skating, popular live music and holiday excitement.
Tickets are on sale at www.gcuarena.com or charge by phone at 602-639-8999 or visit the Box Office on the beautiful GCU campus located at 3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85017.