Hasselbeck to host figure skating special

March 1, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Kurt Browning have signed on as co-hosts of a professional figure-skating competition at Connecticut's Foxwoods resort, ABC said.

Serving as judges for the live TV special will be skating world icons Dick Button, Katarina Witt and Kristi Yamaguchi.

The competition is to air as "Thin Ice" on ABC March 19 and 21.

Hasselbeck is one of the co-hosts of the TV chat show "The View" and Browning is a four-time World Champion Canadian figure skater.

ABC said the competition's judging will be split between viewer votes via www.abc.com and the panel of expert judges.

The competitors are Stephane Lambiel, Jamie Sale, Patrice Lauzon, Shizuka Arakawa, Shae-Lynn Bourne, David Pelletier, John Zimmerman, Michael Weiss, Elena Berezhnaya and Marie-France Dubreuil.

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