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TESSA VIRTUE AND SCOTT MOIR MAKE SPECIAL STARS ON ICE GUEST APPEARANCES
World Championships Silver Medalists to join cast for shows in Toronto, Hamilton and London
The rise of Canadian Ice Dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir on the world figure skating scene was punctuated this season with their first Canadian title, a win at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in February, and a silver medal performance at the World Figure Skating Championships in Sweden last month. Now, they will join some of skating’s brightest stars when they make guest appearances in shows in Toronto, Hamilton and London in this month’s Stars on Ice presented by Smucker’s tour.
Virtue and Moir, who are from the London area, have been skating together since 1997 when they were seven and nine respectively. They made their Stars on Ice debut last year when they made guest appearances in Ottawa, Montréal and London.
“It’s been a very exciting year for Scott and me, and the chance to skate in Stars on Ice in front of our families and friends is a perfect way to cap it off,” said Virtue. “The Canadian skaters enjoyed such a successful World Championships and it will be fun to celebrate that with the fans.”
The 2008 Stars on Ice presented by Smucker’s tour features a star-studded cast that includes 2008 World Champion Jeff Buttle as well as favourites Kurt Browning, Jamie Salé & David Pelletier, Sasha Cohen, Marie-France Dubreuil & Patrice Lauzon, Jennifer Robinson, Joannie Rochette, Michael Weiss and Xue Shen & Hongbo Zhao, in an all-new production called “Live and in Colour” that allows fans to experience the energy, spontaneity, and audience interaction that can only come from being part of a live show.
Tickets for the 2008 Stars on Ice presented by Smucker’s tour are on sale now. The tour kicks off in Halifax on Thursday, April 17, 2008 and visits twelve cities across Canada before wrapping up in Vancouver on May 7.
Enhanced by a broad spectrum of popular music, intricate lighting, dynamic costumes, cutting-edge choreography and state-of-the-art technology, audiences will be front and centre as champion skaters interact and perform as only the best in the world can. Each show will be a unique spectacular as fans witness the excitement of their favourite skaters jumping, spinning and flying past their seats. If you have enjoyed skating on television but have never seen it in person, Stars on Ice presented by Smucker’s: Live and in Colour will provide a most unforgettable experience only derived from the true thrill of Olympic and world-class skating.
2008 STARS ON ICE PRESENTED BY SMUCKER'S SCHEDULE
Stars on Ice presented by Smucker’s is an IMG Production. Executive Producer is Byron Allen. Emmy Award nominee Scott Hamilton serves as Producer. Three-time Emmy Award winner Jef Billings returns as Director and Costume Designer. Cindy Stuart is Choreographer, and Errol Reinart is Lighting Designer.
Re-joining the star-studded cast as Presenting Sponsor is Smucker’s, a long-time title sponsor of the U.S. Stars on Ice tour. “A strong believer in family values, Smucker’s has always been very proud to be a supporter of the Stars on Ice tour in the United States and we are very excited to be extending our support to the Canadian tour for a third year,” said Mark Smucker, Vice President, International, The J.M. Smucker Company. “Each year the show reaches new heights, and offers skating fans, and their families, the best in on-ice family entertainment.”
Ticket information, and more information and features about the 2008 Stars on Ice presented by Smucker’s tour, is available at www.starsonice.ca
Stars on Ice presented by Smucker’s is also proudly sponsored by Ristorante Pizza, HomeSense, Europe’s Best and ProtiLife Diet.
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