(Toronto, ON) – After 29 years and nearly 1,000 shows in the United States and Canada, four-time World Champion and four-time Canadian Champion Kurt Browning has decided that 2023 will be his final year skating in the Stars on Ice tour. Kurt has been the most consistent performer on the Canadian tour, where he has been one of the headliners in nearly every show since its debut in 1991.
“Stars on Ice has been my skating home for my entire professional career. I am deeply grateful for the creative possibilities I’ve enjoyed,” said Browning. “In this upcoming 2023 spring tour, I look forward to showing the audiences my appreciation for the ongoing support I have felt over the course of my career with Stars on Ice.”
The 2023 Stars on Ice Canadian tour will boast perhaps the three greatest male figure skaters Canada has ever produced. Returning to the tour for the first time in four years is Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist, three-time World Champion, and ten-time National Champion Patrick Chan. He will join Kurt Browning and two-time Olympic Silver Medalist, three-time World Champion and seven-time Canadian Champion Elvis Stojko to present Canadian figure skating fans with the opportunity to celebrate true iconic greatness on the ice. These three legends will headline one of the most diverse and talented casts presented by Stars on Ice in tour history. Canada’s premier figure skating show is scheduled to visit 12 cities nationwide beginning in Halifax, NS on Friday, April 28th, and wrapping up in Vancouver, BC on Thursday, May 18th. For a complete list of tour dates and performance times, please visit www.starsonice.ca.
The 2023 Stars on Ice tour features performances by some of the top competitive Ice Dance and Pair teams in the sport, including two-time World medalists and two-time Canadian Dance Champions Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier; Olympic Silver Medalists, 2023 World Champions and four-time and reigning U.S. Dance Champions Madison Chock & Evan Bates; and Olympic Silver Medalists, World Champions and two-time and reigning U.S. Pair Champions Alexa Knierim & Brandon Frazier.
The 2023 tour cast will also include two-time reigning Canadian Champion and Olympian Keegan Messing; two-time reigning Canadian Champion and Olympian Madeline Schizas; two-time World Medalist and five-time and reigning Belgian Champion Loena Hendrickx; Olympic Bronze Medalist and U.S. Champion Jason Brown; and two-time U.S. Champion Alissa Czisny. Please visit www.starsonice.ca for future skater announcements.
Tickets for Stars on Ice are on sale now. Limited on-ice seating is available. Tickets start at $30.00. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. Please visit www.starsonice.ca for the latest show announcements.
The Stars on Ice performance at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton on Saturday, May 6th will be recorded as a national television special and will air in the fall of 2023. Visit www.starsonice.ca for more details on air date and time.
Stars on Ice is pleased to have Embark and Kosé as Associate Sponsors and World Vision Canada as the Official Charity for the 2023 Tour.
Stars on Ice continues to be a pioneer in figure skating by offering fans throughout North America the rare opportunity to witness some of the world’s most accomplished and artistically gifted champions performing together in both individual and ensemble routines.
STARS ON ICE – 2023 SCHEDULE
Friday, April 28 Halifax, NS Scotiabank Centre
Sunday, April 30 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
Wednesday, May 3 Moncton, NB Avenir Centre
Friday, May 5 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
Saturday, May 6 Hamilton, ON FirstOntario Centre
Sunday, May 7 Kitchener, ON The Aud
Wednesday, May 10 Winnipeg, MB Canada Life Centre
Thursday, May 11 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
Saturday, May 13 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
Sunday, May 14 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Tuesday, May 16 Victoria, BC Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Thursday, May 18 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
About Stars on Ice
Founded in 1986 by skating icon and Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, the Stars on Ice tour originated in the United States. In 1991, Stars on Ice began to tour Canada and has now played more than 300 shows in the past 30+ years. Past tour performers include Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, Brian Orser, Jamie Salé & David Pelletier, and Joannie Rochette. Stars on Ice is produced by IMG, a global leader in sports, events, media, and fashion. For more information about the tour, visit www.starsonice.ca. Keep in touch with Stars on Ice on Facebook: www.facebook.com/starsonice Instagram: www.instagram.com/starsonice, and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/starsonice.