SOCIAL MEDIA SUPERSTAR ELLADJ BALDÉ JOINS 2021 STARS ON ICE FALL TOUR

ELLADJ BALDÉ TO BRING HIS FRESH MOVES, MUSIC AND POV TO THE OCTOBER 2021 TOUR

Olympic Bronze Medalist Mirai Nagasu Rounds Out Stellar Cast

(Toronto, ON) – With nearly 1.5 million combined TikTok and Instagram followers, Elladj Baldé is easily the most popular Canadian figure skater in the social media universe. Known for his athletic moves, hip-hop infused steps and fresh music choices, Baldé became an overnight sensation earlier this year, using his new platform to raise awareness of the need for greater inclusiveness in the sport. Now, for the first time in his career, the former Canadian junior champion is going on tour, joining the 2021 Stars on Ice cast visiting 12 cities nationwide beginning in Halifax, NS on Friday, October 8th, and wrapping up in Vancouver, BC on Wednesday, October 27th. For a complete list of tour dates and performance times, please visit www.starsonice.ca.

“I’ve performed all over the world, but I’ve never had the opportunity before to skate in a show in front of my fellow Canadians,” said Elladj Baldé. “Stars on Ice is helping me realize this dream, all while sharing the ice with icons that were big inspirations of mine, like Kurt Browning and Elvis Stojko.”

Also joining this year’s tour is Olympic Bronze medalist, and former Dancing with the Stars contestant Mirai Nagasu. This completes the cast lineup as Stars on Ice returns to the ice in Canada after a 17-month hiatus. The new production, simply entitled “Journey,” will effortlessly glide fans into an on-ice visual exploration of the myriad of feelings experienced over the past year, all while learning to adapt and grow in this new world in which we live.

The 2021 tour cast boasts a lineup of legends and tour favorites, including: four-time World Champion and four-time Canadian Champion Kurt Browning; two-time Olympic Silver Medalist, three-time World Champion and seven-time Canadian Champion Elvis Stojko; Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist, 2018 World Gold Medalist and three-time Canadian Champion Kaetlyn Osmond; Olympic Bronze Medalist, World Champion and three-time Canadian Champion Jeffrey Buttle; three-time Canadian Dance Champions, three-time World Medalists and 2018 Olympians Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje; Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist, two-time World Champion, and seven-time Canadian Pair Champion Meagan Duhamel & Olympic Silver Medalist and Canadian Pair Champion Dylan Moscovitch; and two-time United States Champion Alissa Czisny. Please visit www.starsonice.ca for guest skater announcements.

The Stars on Ice performance scheduled for FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton on Saturday, October 16th will be recorded as a national television special slated to air later in 2021.

Tickets for Stars on Ice are on sale now. Limited on-ice seating is available. Tickets start at $27.50. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. Please visit www.starsonice.ca for the latest show announcements.

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Stars on Ice is pleased to announce and welcome Knowledge First Financial, the first name in RESPs, as a new Associate Sponsor and Us Weekly as the Official Lifestyle Media Partner for the 2021 Tour. Kosé will continue its relationship as Associate Sponsor, as will World Vision Canada as the Official Charity of the 2021 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 – 2021 SCHEDULE

Friday, October 8                                         Halifax, NS                                                                        Scotiabank Centre

Sunday, October 10                                        Ottawa, ON                                                                        Canadian Tire Centre

Monday, October 11                                       Laval, QC                                                                        Place Bell

Friday, October 15                                          Toronto, ON                                                                        Scotiabank Arena

Saturday, October 16                                      Hamilton, ON                                                                        FirstOntario Centre

Sunday, October 17                                        London, ON                                                                        Budweiser Gardens

Wednesday, October 20                                  Winnipeg, MB                                                                        Canada Life Centre

Friday, October 22                                          Kelowna, BC                                                                        Prospera Place

Saturday, October 23                                      Calgary, AB                                                                        Scotiabank Saddledome

Sunday, October 24                                        Edmonton, AB                                                                        Rogers Place

Tuesday, October 26                                       Victoria, BC                                                                        Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre

Wednesday, October 27                                  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 25+ 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.