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Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Thin Ice for New Hosting Gig

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When it comes to her latest hosting gig on ABC s figure-skating reality competition Thin Ice, Elisabeth Hasselbeck says she’s only worried about one thing – impressing her daughter Grace, 4½.

“[Grace] really has me at hero status right now,” Hasselbeck tells PEOPLE. “Every time we go skating she tells me to practice. She thinks I m in the competition so hopefully she won t be disappointed that I’ll be in heels [and] not ice skates.”

Although Hasselbeck, 32, admits to being terrible at ice-skating, The View cohost says that she and her family are huge fans of the sport.

“[My family] was devoted to the Olympics,” says the mom of three, including sons Taylor, 2, and Isaiah, 7 months. “Every day my daughter would come home and ask for the figure skaters. She is a loyalist.”

One of the most moving moments of the 2010 Winter Olympics for Hasselbeck and her brood was watching the courage of Canadian figure skater Joannie Rochette, who performed the women s short program just two days after her mother tragically passed away after a heart attack.

Rochette will skate an emotional tribute performance to her mother Therese on the March 19 episode.

“What a chance to see something like that again with Thin Ice, says Hasselbeck. “To capture that moment and have another dedication to her mom is truly a gift.”
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