With three children — ages 6, 9, and 17 — two-time Olympic figure skating medalist Nancy Kerrigan, 44, keeps pretty busy. “I’m always in the car,” she said. “Does that count as travel?” The Lynnfield resident said that even though they don’t get there as often as they’d like, her family enjoys Sun Valley, Idaho, where she said her 9-year-old son can walk to the local store on his own. We caught up with Kerrigan recently to get the 411 on all things travel.
Favorite vacation spot? Sun Valley. It has such a great homey feel. Everything and everyone is so outdoorsy. You don’t have to get in your car to go to the store; you can just walk everywhere, and it’s safe.
Favorite vacation food or drink? Local favorite foods with a tendency for fish.
Where would you like to travel to but haven’t? African safari. It would be great to see all of the majestic animals and how they live in their habitat. Not sure when we’ll get there, so for now there’s always Animal Kingdom at Disney World!
Aisle or window? Aisle. But actually, if I am with people I know, I’d rather sit by the window. But if I travel alone, I’d rather be on the aisle so I can get up and go to the bathroom without having to ask people to get up. I don’t want to bother anybody.
Favorite childhood travel memory? Disney World when I was 6 years old. We stayed somewhere outside of the park and I remember going on the paddle boats and trying to catch snakes. I also remember everything being so big, like at Epcot, and walking down Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. It was magical.
One item you can’t leave home without when traveling? Chapstick.
Guilty pleasure when traveling? Spa visits and massages.
Best travel tip? Pack extra socks, underwear, and a shirt . . . and pack an extra [pliable] bag that you can just pull out and use if you need it.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SIX-TIME GRAMMY AWARD SINGER-SONGWRITER AMY GRANT HEADLINES FAMILY THEMED SHOW WITH TOP FIGURE SKATERS AND THEIR CHILDREN AT PENN STATE’S PEGULA ICE ARENA
Tickets for the Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute go on sale Friday, August 29 Pre-sale opportunities forthcoming – Follow Pegula Ice Arena on Facebook or Twitter
University Park, Pennsylvania – Award-winning singer-songwriter Amy Grant will perform live in a family-themed show featuring figure skating stars and Olympic gold medalists Ekaterina Gordeeva and Ilia Kulik and two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan, along with many others.
All of the featured performers are parents and their children will be featured in the show.
The show will take place on Sunday, October 19 at Penn State’s Pegula Ice Arena at 5pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 29 and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or at any Bryce Jordan Center ticket outlet. Fans also have the unique opportunity to purchase tickets prior to August 29 by following the Pegula Ice Arena social media accounts where exclusive pre-sale codes will be distributed.
Hosted by skating champions (and parents) Kristi Yamaguchi and Michael Weiss, the star-studded cast in addition to Gordeeva, Kulik and Kerrigan is scheduled to feature:
• Olympic silver medalist and two-time World champion Linda Fratianne • Olympic silver medalist and five-time U.S. medalist Paul Wylie • Four-time World champion and four-time Canadian champion Kurt Browning • World Champion and six-time U.S. champion Todd Eldredge • World pair champion Isabelle Brasseur and her husband, two-time U.S. pair champion Rocky Marval • Three-time U.S. champion and two-time World bronze medalist Michael Weiss • Five-time Italian champion and Olympian Silvia Fontana and her husband, John Zimmerman, a three-time U.S. pairs champion and Olympian. Featured musical performer Grant has built a long, successful career on music that matters. She became the first artist in Christian music to have a platinum record and went on to become a crossover sensation. She has earned six Grammy Awards and numerous Gospel Musical Association Dove Awards as well as three multi-platinum albums, six platinum albums and four gold albums. She achieved 10 Top 40 pop singles and placed 17 hits on the Top 40 Adult Contemporary chard. Grant is well known for her philanthropy. She is married to fellow musician Vince Gill, and together they have five children.
“Musselman’s Apple Sauce is proud to sponsor the Family Skating Tribute once again this year and we are excited this ABC special will be back at the Pegula Ice Arena on the campus of Penn State University,” said Vice President of Marketing of Knouse Foods, Bob Fisher.
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