Commissioned by U.S. Figure Skating, the film RISE celebrates American figure skating while commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team that perished in a plane crash on its way to the World Championships in Prague. Produced and directed by 16-time Emmy Award winners Lookalike Productions, RISE documents the sports' growth in popularity over the years and features various luminaries of American figure skating. Proceeds from RISE will be used to further the mission of U.S. Figure Skating's Memorial Fund, which was established on Feb. 23, 1961, as a living legacy of those who lost their lives. The film's Feb. 17, 2011, premiere coincides with the 50th anniversary of the tragedy.
On Friday, Feb. 18., it was announced that an encore presentation of RISE would be shown in select theaters Monday, March 7.
- (3/18/11) - Winning Clubs Announced in RISE 'Home Theater' Designation Drawings
- (3/7/11) - Skating Community Rallies Around Message of RISE, Mission of Memorial Fund
- (2/18/11) - U.S. Figure Skating Announces Encore Presentation of RISE
- (2/15/11) - Remembering the 1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team
- (2/4/11) - U.S. Figure Skating, World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame Announce 1961 U.S. World Team Exhibit
- (1/6/11) - 2010 Olympic Champion Evan Lysacek to Perform at 2011 Smucker's Skating Spectacular
- (1/4/11) - U.S. Figure Skating Cinematic Feature RISE Named 'Official Selection' at 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival
- (12/10/10) - Submit Your Photos from 1961 World Team Memorial Sites
- (11/19/10) - RoseAnne Paquette (Ryan) Wager, Widow of 1961 World Team Member Daniel Ryan, Passes Away
- (11/15/10) - Tickets For One-Night Event RISE Now On Sale
- (9/16/10) - Fleming, Hamill, Hamilton, Boitano, Kwan to Serve as Storytellers in U.S. Figure Skating Cinematic Feature RISE as Part of One-Night-Only Fathom Event
- (9/14/10) - U.S. Figure Skating Announces U.S. Hall of Fame Class of 2011
- (8/23/10) - NCM Fathom, U.S. Figure Skating to Celebrate Sport, Commemorate 50th Anniversary of 1961 U.S. World Team Tragedy With Premiere of RISE
- (5/6/10) - U.S. Figure Skating Selects the Watsons to Oversee Promotion of Film Project
- (5/1/10) - U.S. Figure Skating Announces Title, Release Date of Film Commemorating 50th Anniversary of 1961 World Team Tragedy
- (12/9/09) - U.S. Figure Skating Announces 2011 Film Project
Watch the 90-second trailer for RISE from Fathom Events...
Watch the 30-second trailer for RISE from Fathom Events...