01/30/2012

AWARD-WINNING STARS ON ICE ANNOUNCES INVESTORS GROUP AS TITLE SPONSOR OF THE 2012 TOUR

AWARD-WINNING STARS ON ICE ANNOUNCES INVESTORS GROUP AS TITLE SPONSOR OF THE 2012 TOUR

(Toronto, ON) January 30, 2012 – The world’s premier figure skating tour, Stars on Ice, is proud to announce Investors Group as the title sponsor for this year’s Investors Group Stars on Ice Tour. Investors Group, the nation’s leader in personalized financial solutions, will support the award-winning production’s tour across the country, which opens in Halifax on April 27th and wraps up in Vancouver on May 18th. For a complete list of tour dates and performance times, please visit www.starsonice.ca.

“Investors Group is very proud to be the title sponsor for the 2012 Stars on Ice Tour, which features some of Canada’s best figure skaters from the Olympics and the World Championships,” said Neil Taylor, Vice-President, Marketing for Investors Group. “Figure skating remains one of the most popular winter sports in the world and Stars on Ice has been a great showcase for bringing our champions to communities across Canada for more than 20 years. This sponsorship is a great opportunity for Investors Group to share the excitement of the tour with our clients and the legions of Canadian figure skating fans from coast to coast.”

“IMG is very excited to have Investors Group hit the ice as our title sponsor for the new 2012 production,” said Sam Galet, Vice-President and Co-Managing Director of IMG Canada. “Investors Group has a rich history of supporting athletics through organizations such as AthletesCAN, and it is an honour to have their name associated with the Stars on Ice Tour.”

The Investors Group Stars on Ice Love ‘n’ Life Tour will bring together a superstar ensemble of Olympic, World and National Champions. This year’s tour features a stellar cast of world-renowned athletes, including Four-Time World Champion & Four-Time Canadian National Champion Kurt Browning; 2010 Olympic Gold Medalists and World Champions Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir (Canada); 2010 Olympic Bronze Medalist Joannie Rochette (Canada), Olympic Bronze Medalist & World Champion Jeffrey Buttle (Canada), Two-Time Canadian National Champion Cynthia Phaneuf; and 2011 Canadian National Silver Medalist Shawn Sawyer.

Tickets for the “Stars on Ice Love ‘n’ Life” Tour are on sale now. Special on-ice seating is available upon request. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. Tickets start at $25. Please visit www.starsonice.ca for more information, as well as exciting show announcements.

DATE
LOCATION
VENUE
Fri, April 27
Halifax, NS
Halifax Metro Centre
Sun, April 29
Ottawa, ON
Scotiabank Place
Tue, May 1
Oshawa, ON
General Motors Centre
Thur, May 3
Hamilton, ON
Copps Coliseum
Fri, May 4
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre
Sun, May 6
London, ON
John Labatt Centre
Wed, May 9
Winnipeg, MB
MTS Centre
Sat, May 12
Regina, SK
Brandt Centre
Sun, May 13
Calgary, AB
Scotiabank Saddledome
Mon, May 14
Edmonton, AB
Rexall Place
Wed, May 16
Victoria, BC
Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre
Fri, 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 200 shows over two decades. Past tour performers include Kurt Browning, Jamie Salé & David Pelletier, Kristi Yamaguchi and Elvis Stojko. In its 22nd season, Stars on Ice will bring quality entertainment to twelve major Canadian markets this spring. Stars on Ice is produced by IMG, the world's premier Sports, Entertainment and Media Company. For more information about the tour, please visit www.starsonice.ca. Keep in touch with Stars on Ice on Facebook: www.facebook.com/starsonice and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/starsonice.

About Investors Group
Investors Group, founded in 1926, is a national leader in delivering personalized financial solutions to Canadians through a network of approximately 4,600 Consultants located throughout Canada. In addition to an exclusive family of mutual funds and other investment vehicles, Investors Group offers a wide range of insurance, securities, mortgage and other financial services. Investors Group is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) group of companies. IGM Financial is one of Canada’s premier financial services companies with over $118billion in total assets under management as of December 31, 2011.

AWARD-WINNING STARS ON ICE ANNOUNCES INVESTORS GROUP AS TITLE SPONSOR OF THE 2012 TOUR