Media Day at Joe Louis Arena Features Olympic Ice Dancers, 9/23
Michigan-based ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White, the 2013 World champions, and Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani, the 2013 U.S. bronze medalists, will be available to the media for on-ice b-roll and interview opportunities from 2:30-4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, at Joe Louis Arena.
WHAT: Media Day at Joe Louis Arena
Athletes will be available in anticipation of the 2013 Hilton HHonors Skate America, which will be heldOct. 18-20, at Joe Louis Arena. Skate America is the first of six ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series events and is the first major event of the 2013-14 season, the highlight of which will be the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Skaters will offer the media a preview to the programs they have prepared for the season and be available for one-on-one interviews.
WHO: Reigning Olympic silver medalists, two-time World champions, five-time U.S. championsMeryl Davis and Charlie White
2011 World bronze medalists, three-time U.S. medalists Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani
Both teams train under Marina Zoueva in Canton, Mich. Davis and White are Detroit-area natives, while Shibutani and Shibutani have called Ann Arbor home since 2007.
WHERE: Joe Louis Arena
2211 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Park in Riverfront Lot (Yzerman Drive)
Enter building through West Entrance
WHEN: 2:30-4:30 p.m. - Monday, Sept. 23
Skating demo will begin by 2:45 p.m. followed by group and one-on-one interview opportunities
Please contact Renee Felton, U.S. Figure Skating media relations manager, at 303.717.7749 email@example.com by 2 p.m. MT Friday, Sept. 20, to schedule one-on-one interviews with the athletes. TV interview space at Joe Louis Arena will be available. Stagehands will be provided.
NOTE: This is the only time the teams will be available for b-roll and one-on-one interview opportunities prior to the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships (Jan. 5-12, 2014, in Boston). At Skate America, the teams will be available in group interview settings and limited practice b-roll can be shot.
- U.S. Figure Skating -
U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Skating Union. U.S. Figure Skating is comprised of more than 690 member clubs, collegiate clubs, and school-affiliated clubs and more than 900 registered Basic Skills skating schools representing approximately 165,000 members. U.S. Figure Skating is charged with the development of the sport on all levels within the United States including athletes, officials, sanctioning of events and exhibitions, and establishing the rules and guidelines by which the sport is governed.