PANDORA Jewelry Announces Partnership with U.S. Figure Skating,
Four Continents Champion Ashley Wagner
Columbia, Md.— December 21, 2012 —PANDORA Jewelry, one of world’s
largest jewelry brands, today announced that figure skater Ashley
Wagner, 2012 U.S. Champion and 2012 Four Continent Champion, has been
named as the one of newest PANDORA style ambassadors.
The 30-year old international jewelry brand prides itself on offering
high-quality pieces that celebrate each woman’s personal style and
individuality. PANDORA is honored to welcome Ashley into the family and
help Ashley commemorate her figure skating accomplishments, particularly
since 2012 has held so many unforgettable moments for her. She won her
first national championship title at the 2012 U.S. Figure Skating
Championships in January, her first Four Continents Championships in
February, a win at the 2012 Skate America Championship in October, as
well as wins at the 2012 Grand Prix events at Skate America in October
and Eric Bombard, Paris in November.
As part of the partnership, the Alexandria, Va. native will make select
appearances at several PANDORA stores in 2013 and provide social media
support (@AshWagner2010), for the brand, among other marketing efforts.
Ashley joins another well-known female athlete, U.S. Captain, gymnast
Aly Raisman, in representing the individuality and style of PANDORA to
girls and women of all ages.
“The success of our multi-year NBC Ice Skating sponsorship, has
demonstrated firsthand how much America loves figure skating,” said
Angel Ilagan, Vice President, Marketing, PANDORA Jewelry, North America.
“It’s an entertaining sport that can often bring families together and
we are excited to partner with Ashley, as she continues her journey to
her dream of competing in Japan in 2014.”
While dates and locations of Ashley’s in-store appearances are still
being finalized, they are expected to begin during the first quarter of
2013. At these events Ashley will greet fans, take photos and sign
autographs and select charms that represent her personality, style and
“I’m thrilled to partner with a brand that celebrates the big and little
achievements in every woman’s life. During the 15 years I’ve spent
training and competing on the ice, I’ve learned to enjoy all of the
moments, challenges and celebrations that you encounter on life’s
journey,” said Ashley.
For additional information regarding Ashley Wagner please contact her
agent David Baden of IMG NY.
For 30 years, PANDORA has been making its mark in the international fine
jewelry industry and is world-renowned for its high-quality,
hand-finished design. The collections inspire women to embrace their
individuality with romantic and feminine pieces that capture the
unforgettable moments of life. The strength of the PANDORA charm
bracelet is the detailed design, the high quality and the unique
threaded bracelet system (U.S. Pat. No. 7,007,507.) The affordable
luxury collections include customizable charm bracelets, rings,
earrings, necklaces and watches made from sterling silver and 14K and
18K gold. Perfect for any occasion, PANDORA jewelry is sold in over 65
countries on six continents through over 10,000 locations, including
more than 800 PANDORA branded concept stores. To view the PANDORA
collection, build a bracelet online or locate an authorized retailer,
please visit PANDORA.net
Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, PANDORA
employs over 6,000 people worldwide, of whom more than 4,000 are located
in Gemopolis, Thailand, where the company manufactures its jewelry.
PANDORA is publicly listed on the NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen stock exchange
in Denmark. In 2011, PANDORA’s total revenue was DKK 6.7 billion
(approximately 1.2 billion USD). For more information, please visit www.pandoragroup.com
UNITED STATES CHAMPION ASHLEY WAGNER SIGNS WITH NIKE
November 7, 2012– 2012 United States Champion Ashley Wagner signs an
athlete partnership agreement with Nike, Inc.
Wagner said, "I am so honored and excited to be a Nike Athlete. It is a
dream come true. I have always loved Nike and wearing their clothing
when I train. Having Nike's support leading up to the 2014 Winter
Olympic games in Sochi means the world to me! "Wagner made a bold move
in June 2011 to move from her training center in Wilmington, Del., which
is not far from her family in Annapolis, to head to Southern California
and train with legendary coach John Nicks, who has guided numerous
skaters to Olympic and world medals. Although she had known
choreographer Phillip Mills for some time, she knew she was starting
over out West and she was determined to make the most of her
You might think relocating would be easy now for Wagner, who was born on
a U.S. Army base in Germany while her father was stationed there, and
has moved numerous times in her 20-year-old life, but the move to
California marked new independence for her.
Under the guidance of legendary coach John Nicks, Wagner had an
impressive year. First, Wagner won her first national championship
title at the 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif.,
in January. Then she followed up that dramatic event by beating some of
the best skaters in the world at the Four Continents Championships in
Colorado Springs followed by a win at the 2012 Skate America
Championship held in October, 2012.
No longer the “almost girl” as she had been dubbed; Wagner is now the
“it girl” – and she is taking that momentum and confidence with her to
the 2014 Winter Games, set for February in Sochi .