01/09/2012

AWARD-WINNING STARS ON ICE Launches 2012 "Love 'n' Life" Tour

 AWARD-WINNING STARS ON ICE Launches 2012

(Toronto, ON) – The world’s premier figure skating tour, Stars on Ice, has brought together a superstar ensemble of Olympic, World and National Champions for the 2012 season. The award-winning production will visit twelve Canadian cities, opening in Halifax on April 27 and wrapping up in Vancouver on May 18. For a complete list of tour dates and performance times, please visit www.starsonice.ca.

Stars on Ice has always showcased the unique combination of athleticism and artistry which is figure skating, in a cutting edge premier entertainment spectacular. In 2010, Stars on Ice highlighted North American superiority in the Winter Olympics. Last year, Stars on Ice celebrated its third decade of shows in Canada by bringing the world an unparalleled cast of legends past, present, and future. In 2012, the “Stars on Ice Love ‘n’ Life” Tour will get a new infusion of creativity from legendary skater, Kurt Browning, who will co-direct and choreograph this year’s production.

“I am thrilled and a tad intimidated with the opportunity to choreograph Stars on Ice,” said Browning. “My relationship with this tour has been wonderful for over two decades, and I want to give this new role with the show my best effort like I did, and still will, as a skater.”

Stars on Ice continues to be a pioneer in figure skating by offering fans the rare opportunity to witness some of the world’s most creative and cherished champions performing together in both individual and ensemble routines. 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) and Olympic Bronze Medalist & World Champion Jeffrey Buttle (Canada).

The award-winning Stars on Ice Tour will be made into a one-hour CBC television special to be aired in December. The performance at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, ON, on Thursday, May 3, will be recorded for the National broadcast. Visit www.starsonice.ca for more details on air date and time.

Stars on Ice, founded by Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, is one of the premier touring entertainment events in the world. Tickets for the “Stars on Ice Love ‘n’ Life” Tour go on sale Friday, January 13th. 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.

 AWARD-WINNING STARS ON ICE Launches 2012