ON THE ICE: A celebrity packed crowd of 600 turned out at Central Park’s Wollman Rink last Monday night to support Figure Skating in Harlem, an organization with an innovative program of academics, skating and fitness for underserved girls, ages 6 to 18, that helps them gain confidence and achieve success. Vera Wang, Soledad O’Brien, Donald Trump, Terry Lundgren, Kenneth Cole, Stephen Bollenbach, Tamara Tunie, Jake T. Austin, Rebecca Budig, BD Wong, Harry Smith, and New York Rangers legend Rod Gilbert eithered skated or mingled with skating champions Scott Hamilton, reigning Olympic champion Evan Lysacek, as well as Sarah Hughes, Tara Lipinski and Sasha Cohen. Harlem artist and entrepreneur Rhonda Ross, accompanied by her mother, the legendary Diana Ross, received the Star Leadership Award, while Wang and Figure Skating in Harlem patron Ellen Lowey were also honored. The event, and a silent auction which runs through April 17, raised an estimated $700,000.
Celebrities Lace Up for Figure Skating in Harlem
Vera Wang, Soledad O’Brien and Donald Trump were among those who attended.
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