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Yamaguchi to host "2010 Smucker's Stars on Ice" television special

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(12/21/2009) - NEW YORK - Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi will host the Smucker's Stars on Ice 2010 Tour special. Founded by skating icon and Olympic gold medalist, Scott Hamilton, the Smucker's Stars on Ice Tour enjoys an illustrious 24-year history featuring the biggest names in the sport. On Sunday, Jan, 3, at 4:00 p.m. ET on NBC, viewers will get a special behind the scenes look at this world-famous tour, how it all began, the star skaters, heartfelt emotional memories, a collection of standout performances and most importantly, a sneak peek at this year's stellar cast.

Hosted by the incomparable and charismatic Kristi Yamaguchi, this revealing two-hour television special will feature exclusive, first hand commentary from skating greats Scott Hamilton, Rosalynn Sumners, Brian Orser, Kurt Browning, Paul Wylie, Evan Lysacek, Sasha Cohen, Tanith Belbin & Benjamin Agosto, and more. Join them as they look back and take you on the journey that is the Smucker's Stars on Ice Tour.

America's leading 2010 Olympic hopefuls, 2009 men's world champion Evan Lysacek; 2006 Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen; and 2006 Olympic silver medalists Tanith Belbin & Benjamin Agosto star in the 2010 Smucker's Stars on Ice Tour, which will be traveling across the United States visiting 40 cities in spring of 2010. Fans will enjoy watching the NBC television special as a preview to this year's Tour, which will launch directly after the Winter Games in Vancouver.

Tickets for the 2010 Smucker's Stars on Ice Tour are on sale now and start at $25. A portion of Smucker's Stars on Ice ticket sales benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America. For a full tour schedule, cast lineup, and ticket information, please visit www.starsonice.com.