Stars on Ice is proud to announce the signing of two-time and reigning National Champion, Nam Nguyen to the cast for the 2019 Tour. This comes on the heels of Stars on Ice cast regular, Jeffrey Buttle, removing himself from the upcoming 2019 Stars on Ice tour due to injury. A fixture on the Tour since 2005, Buttle will remain with the Tour as show director and choreographer.
“It is with regret that I am missing this year’s tour,” stated Olympic Bronze Medalist, World Champion and three-time National Champion Jeffrey Buttle. “I sustained an injury last March that has gotten progressively worse and have decided to take the necessary steps to heal. I am so thankful for all of the support I have received throughout my career and will be back on the ice performing soon.”
While the crowd favorite Buttle will be missed, the addition of the ultra-talented Nguyen should excite Canadian fans of the annual tour. From 2007 to 2009, Nguyen won three national men's titles — Juvenile, Pre-Novice, and Novice — each time becoming the youngest skater to do so. At the 2011 Canadian Championships, he became the youngest skater to win the junior men's title, and by 2015 he had won his first Canadian Senior National Championship.
Nguyen joins a stellar cast that includes, Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist, three-time World Champion, and ten-time National Champion Patrick Chan; four-time World Champion and four-time National Champion Kurt Browning; Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist, 2018 World Champion and three-time National Champion Kaetlyn Osmond; three-time World Medalists, three-time and reigning National Champions and 2018 Olympians Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje; Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalists, two-time World Champions, and seven-time National Pair Champions Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford; two-time Olympic Silver Medalist, three-time World Champion, and seven-time National Champion Elvis Stojko; two-time Olympic Silver Medalist and two-time World Champion Evgenia Medvedeva; and seven-time National Medalists Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier. Please visit www.starsonice.ca for the most up to date cast information.
The 2019 Stars on Ice Tour, Canada’s premier figure skating show, will visit 12 cities nationwide beginning in Halifax, NS on Friday, April 26th, and wrapping up in Vancouver, BC on Thursday, May 16th. The Tour will also feature the first-ever visit of Stars on Ice to Laval, QC. For a complete list of tour dates and performance times, please visit www.starsonice.ca.