Sarah Hughes (search), the 2002 Olympic figure skating gold medalist, will skate with the Stars on Ice tour this season.

Hughes will take a one-year leave from Yale (search), where she was a freshman last year, and will make her debut with the show Nov. 27 in Lake Placid, N.Y. She will skate the entire 60-city tour with Stars on Ice.

"It's the one show that every skater dreams about becoming a part of ... the one show that offers the chance to work with the world's top skaters, directors, choreographers and designers," Hughes said Tuesday. "It will also help me grow as an artist, an entertainer and competitor."

Hughes will co-headline with fellow 2002 Olympic champions Jamie Sale and David Pelletier and Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze — the couples who shared the pairs gold medal — and Alexei Yagudin.

Stars on Ice, founded by 1984 Olympic champion Scott Hamilton (search), is entering its 19th season.