05/08/2011

Newly Crowned World Champion Miki Ando and 2011 World Silver Medalist Takahiko Kozuka to Join the 2011 Sears Stars on Ice Presen

Newly Crowned World Champion Miki Ando and 2011 World Silver Medalist Takahiko Kozuka to Join the 2011 Sears Stars on Ice Presen

Canada’s premier figure skating Tour, Sears Stars on Ice Presented by Samsung, proudly welcomes newly crowned World Champion Miki Ando and 2011 World Silver Medalist Takahiko Kozuka as special guests for select performances. Fresh off of competitive ice, both Olympians medaled at the 2011 World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow, Russia this past weekend. Ando reigned victorious beating out Olympic Gold Medalist Kim Yu-Na for first place in the ladies’ competition, claiming her second World title in five years. Kozuka placed second in the men’s competition. He is the current Japanese National Champion. Ando will be joining the Tour when it glides into Victoria, BC on Tuesday, May 10th at Save-On-Foods-Memorial Centre. Both Ando and Kozuka will guest star in the final show of this year’s Tour in Vancouver on Friday, May 13th at Rogers Arena.

Sears Stars on Ice Presented by Samsung 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. Ando and Kozuka are welcomed by Four-Time World Champion & Four-Time Canadian National Champion Kurt Browning, 2010 Olympic Gold Medalists Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir and 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek (United States), Olympic Gold Medalists Jamie Salé & David Pelletier; Olympic Bronze Medalist Joannie Rochette; Olympic Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen (United States); Olympic Bronze Medalist & World Champion Jeffrey Buttle; 2011 Canadian National Silver Medalist Shawn Sawyer; and World Bronze Medalist Kyoko Ina (United States).

Tickets for the 2011 Sears Stars on Ice Presented by Samsung Tour in Victoria and Vancouver are on sale now. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. Tickets start at $25 and are available via www.ticketmaster.ca. Please visit www.starsonice.ca for more information as well as exciting show announcements.

Newly Crowned World Champion Miki Ando and 2011 World Silver Medalist Takahiko Kozuka to Join the 2011 Sears Stars on Ice Presen