Nathan Chen

Local favorite Nathan Chen is set to return for his ninth Sun Valley on Ice performance.

The Sun Valley Resort’s annual ice skating series launched on Independence Day with a special performance by U.S. champion skaters Alysa Liu and Ryan Bradley.

The event helped mark a major day of celebration at the resort, attracting tremendous crowds. Since then, the weekly series began in earnest on July 20, during the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference.

Now, with August just about here, the resort’s outdoor ice rink has only four more shows before the series ends, but each features world-class athletes, including three Olympic medalists.

On Saturday, Aug. 3, Olympic bronze medalist Ashley Wagner will return to Sun Valley on Ice, where she has already made many celebrated appearances. Wagner will kick off a month of world-class headliners for Sun Valley.

Tickets for Wagner’s performance range from $29-$69, depending on age and seat location.

The following week will see young Salt Lake City native Nathan Chen. The 20-year-old star skater has already claimed an Olympic bronze medal, a U.S. gold medal and a World gold medal. The Yale undergraduate is claiming trophies and medals left and right, foreshadowing great things to come.

A staple of Sun Valley on Ice, Chen will make his ninth appearance in the show. He has performed before audiences since childhood and throughout his teens. Now as an adult, ice show performances are second nature to him.

Tickets for Chen’s performance range from $49-$179.

Sun Valley on Ice will take Aug. 17 off, but resume on Aug. 24 with a routine by four-time U.S. gold medalist Jeremy Abbott.

The Aspen, Colo., native has taken bronze twice in the Four Continents competition, won the 2008 Grand Prix Final and claimed an Olympic bronze medal in the team event at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Tickets range from $29-$149 for Abbott’s turn on the ice.

The series will conclude with a Labor Day send-off and summer farewell show by 2019 U.S. gold medalists Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc. The celebrated duo will bring their signature dynamism, gusto and artistry to close out an all-star Sun Valley on Ice series.

Tickets for this final show of the series range from $49-$179.

All performances begin at 9:30 p.m., once it gets dark and audiences can enjoy the full range of the ice rink’s lighting capabilities, promoting a magical element. Shows conclude around 11 p.m.

Sun Valley on Ice presents an excellent opportunity for lovers of both art and athleticism to cool off during the summer and marvel at some of the country’s most talented skaters.

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