JAMESTOWN - One of the stars of the ABC Family hit TV series "Switched at Birth" and also one of the stars of the Disney Channel's original movies "High School Musical," "High School Musical 2," and the feature film "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," Lucas Grabeel, has joined the cast of the 2013 Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular, which takes place Dec. 14 at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena.
The show brings together stars of two of the most popular Olympic sports - figure skating and gymnastics - and pairs the sporting exhibition with live musical performances by Grabeel, Bella Thorne and Coco Jones.
Tickets are on sale now.
The event will be hosted by Olympic figure skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi, three-time U.S. figure skating champion Michael Weiss and Olympic gymnastics champions Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner.
The star-studded figure skating cast is scheduled to include:
Two-time Olympic medalist, three-time World champion and seven-time Canadian champion Elvis Stojko; Olympic medalist, World medalist and six-time Canadian champion Joannie Rochette; two-time U.S. champion Ashley Wagner; U.S. champion Ryan Bradley; U.S. champion Max Aaron; U.S. pairs champions Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir; U.K. current Dancing on Ice champions Beth Tweddle and Daniel Whiston.
The cast is also scheduled to include the following gymnastics stars: Olympic champion Nastia Liukin, Olympic medalist, World medalist, and U.S. champion Jonathan Horton, Olympic medalist and World champion, Beth Tweddle, World medalist and U.S. champion Jake Dalton and World medalist and U.S. champion John Orozco
Additional performers will be announced at a later date.
The show will be broadcast nationally on NBC on Jan. 5 (1-3 p.m. EST). Following the initial telecast on NBC there will be two rebroadcasts of the show on AXS TV (a national cable network owned by Mark Cuban and Ryan Seacrest).
The show, in its entirety, will be posted on IceNetwork.com for viewing for six months following the initial telecast on NBC.