Skiing With The Stars Celebrity Sports Invitational
60 Minutes: Barter Split: 7 Minutes Local / 7 Minutes National
These exciting, multi-disciplinary sports events take place at exotic locations around the world. Featuring world-famous celebrities from television, movies and sports, the television specials offer viewers a look at celebrities outside their comfort zones, participating in a wide variety of sporting events. A key component of the events is a charity fundraiser featuring live and silent auctions and well-known performers in special concerts.
WINDOW: January 30, 2012 (first airdate February 4) – April 1, 2012
Catherine Zeta Jones
Hosted by Emmy winner and Academy nominee, Alec Baldwin, this magical special will feature world-renown actors, musicians and sports stars participating in a variety of winter sporting events from the majestic mountains of Banff, Canada. Filmed on location high atop the incredible fresh powder terrain to the regal and historical 100 year old Banff Springs castle, this exciting show will take your viewers on a visual journey beyond belief.
Celebrity friends such as Glenn Close, Matt Dillon, Christy Brinkley, Woody Harrelson, Daryl Hannah, Robin Williams, Kevin Costner, Pierce Brosnan, Darryl Hannah, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Marla Maples, Virginia Madsen, Mimi Rogers, Dan Ackroyd, Alicia Silverstone, Kathy Ireland, Al Joyner, Fran Drescher, Buzz Aldrin, Kelsey Grammer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and others will participate in the following events:
- Nordic Skiing - Obstacle course where celebrities show their good-natured competitive skills
- Giant Slalom – Dual racing against the clock with spills, thrills and chills.
- Snowshoe / Tobogganing – Teams of celebrities compete in a hilarious race over hill and dale testing their skills on the slippery slopes.
- Hockey – Celebrities try to sweep the competition on the ice.
For the past twenty two years, celebrities have come together to take part in these tournaments aiding a variety of charitable causes. This event will benefit Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Waterkeeper Alliance, which protects rivers, bays, lakes and streams throughout North and Central America, and will include a special concert by Grammy Award winner Michael McDonald.