Top world skaters will skate for a cause this weekend (Oct. 10-11) when they gather at Bright Hockey Center for the Jimmy Fund’s annual “An Evening with Champions.” Hosted by 1992 Olympic silver medalist Paul Wylie ’90, the event has raised more than $2.4 million for the Jimmy Fund, which supports adult and pediatric cancer research and care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Participating skaters include 2007 World Champion Miki Ando, 1964 Olympic gold medalists Ludmilla and Oleg Protopopov, and national synchronized skating champions the Haydenettes, among others.
“An Evening with Champions” was started in 1970 by former U.S. champion John Misha Petkevich, and since then has been run entirely by Harvard University students.
The performances will start on Friday (Oct. 10) at 8 p.m. and on Saturday (Oct. 11) at 7 p.m. On Saturday afternoon pediatric cancer patients from the Jimmy Fund Clinic will have an opportunity to skate with performers, and a silent auction held before the show that evening will include Patriots tickets, hotel stays in New York City, and a prize drawing.
Tickets are $32 (adults), $12 (children and senior citizens), and $8 (college undergraduates). Group rates are also available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased through the Harvard Box Office, (617) 496-2222. For more information, visit http://www.jimmyfund.org/skating.