Among other endeavors, Sarah Hughes is a leader (along with Mark Messier, for example) of a huge project that will bring a ginormous ice complex to the Bronx, NY.
April 2013 press release:
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Plans To Transform Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx Into World's Largest Indoor Ice Facility
Kingsbridge National Ice Center Will Feature Nine Year-Round Indoor Ice Rinks, Including a 5,000-Seat Feature Rink for Major Ice Hockey and Skating Events
KNIC will feature nine year-round indoor regulation size ice rinks, including a feature rink that can seat approximately 5,000 people and be used to host national and international ice hockey tournaments, figure and speed skating competitions and ice shows.
.... "Today is a day for New York City to celebrate,” said Olympic Champion figure skater Sarah Hughes. “The Kingsbridge National Ice Center – and the educational and fitness initiatives it will create – represents new possibilities for so many children, including those who dream of one day becoming Olympic champions. This is the start of something incredible for the Bronx and I am proud to be part of it.” ....
At least two rinks at KNIC will be sled hockey-compatible for people with disabilities. The facility is expected to be open 365 days a year. ....
KNIC also plans to create a foundation to establish free after-school ice sports and academic tutoring programs for disadvantaged youth.
The project will now begin a comprehensive public and environmental review with an anticipated groundbreaking in late 2014. The entire project will be built in two phases, with the first phase, consisting of five ice rinks, 50,000 square feet community space, concessions and parking, expected to be complete by September 2018. The remainder of the project will be built in the second phase which is expected to open by September 2019.
Three skaters mentioned in this thread all are returning again this year to the benefit show An Evening with Champions (Oct 5 and 6 at Harvard).
and Emily Hughes
once again are hosts. Meissner
and she are among the performers.
(And in case anyone is wondering, the Protopopovs once again are scheduled to perform as well. Emily Samuelson also is in the cast [maybe for the first time?].
I believe Emily Hughes works for Deloitte Touche.