11th Annual Scott Hamilton Ice Show & Gala Full of Surprises

The fans were nothing less than surprised when Brad Paisley took to the stage to join country music superstar and headliner Vince Gill at Quicken Loans Arena on November 6 during An Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends Ice Show. Mr. Paisley captivated the crowd with his single, "Rainin' You".  Three acts later, unexpected guest, nine time grammy winner Sheryl Crow performed a duet with Mr. Gill. Scott Hamilton then announced that Ms. Crow will provide the live musical entertainment for the 12th Annual "An Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends" on Saturday, November 5, 2011.

Mr. Hamilton can also be credited with lining up a star studded skating cast. Dorothy Hamill, the 1976 Olympic Champion, received a standing ovation and pleased her long time followers with her famous "Hamill camel". Sasha Cohen, Olympic Silver Medalist was followed by this year's Olympic Champion, Evan Lysacek. Champions Todd Eldredge and Michael Weiss also skated among many others. A gala benefit dinner followed the show in the Grand Ballroom at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.

Over $1 million was raised to support The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship) at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute.  More information on the CARES programs is available at www.scottcares.org or by calling the CARES hotline at 216.445.2573.

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