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Olympic gold medalists to join Spokane event

All of the former U.S. Olympic gold medalists in figure skating will be in Spokane for the final performance of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, U.S. Figure Skating said today in a news release.

The gold medalists will participate in a presentation during the Smucker’s Skating Spectacular on Sunday, Jan. 24, and later will take part in a fund-raising dinner here.

The Olympic champions who are scheduled to appear are: Dick Button (1948, 52), Tenley Albright (1956), Hayes Jenkins (1956), Carol Heiss Jenkins (1960), David Jenkins (1960), Peggy Fleming (1968), Dorothy Hamill (1976), Scott Hamilton (1984), Brian Boitano (1988), Kristi Yamaguchi (1992), Tara Lipinski (1998) and Sarah Hughes (2002).

The U.S. Figure Skating Championships will begin Jan. 14 at the Spokane Arena.