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Olympic Closing Ceremonies Party at Hard Rock

Contest winners get to join Evan Lysacek and others

Two-time U.S. champion Evan Lysacek will be one of the Olympians in attendance.
Two-time U.S. champion Evan Lysacek will be one of the Olympians in attendance. (Michelle Harvath)

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(08/14/2008) - The Hard Rock Cafe in Cleveland will be the venue for an Olympic Closing Ceremonies Viewing Party hosted by 2006 Olympic Team member Evan Lysacek.

WHO

• Lysacek -- 2007 and 2008 U.S. champion; 2005 and 2006 world bronze medalist

Carol Heiss Jenkins -- 1960 Olympic champion; 1956 Olympic silver medalist

Hayes Jenkins -- 1956 Olympic champion

• Tonia Kwiatkowski -- 1996 U.S. silver medalist; 1993 and 1995 U.S. bronze medalist

WHAT

An Olympic Closing Ceremonies viewing party with 30 contest winners and their guests. The contest winners will have the opportunity to watch the Closing Ceremonies with past Olympians and gain their perspective on the Games as they wrap up. There will be autographs, refreshments and a chance to relax and watch the festivities with the athletes.

The contest attendees won the opportunity through promotions by KISS-FM and WKYC-TV3. There will be a drawing for a pair of National City Championships Final Package tickets for the 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

Lysacek will sign a Hard Rock Café-donated guitar, which will be signed by all the reigning U.S. champions. The guitar will be auctioned at the 2009 U.S. Championships, with proceeds benefiting the U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund. For more information on the Memorial Fund, visit http://www.usfigureskating.org/About.asp?id=7.

WHEN

Sunday, Aug. 24, 8-11 p.m.

WHERE

Hard Rock Café
230 W. Huron Rd. #8575
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 830-7625

WHY

The National City Championships Final Package tickets for the 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Championships went on sale Friday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. The package includes tickets to the most popular senior-level events: the ladies, men's and pairs free skates and the free dance, which take place Saturday, Jan. 24 and Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009. For additional information, visit www.cleveland2009.com.