04/06/2011

Sears® Stars on Ice® Presented By Samsung® Welcomes Olympic Silver Medalists Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto

Sears® Stars on Ice® Presented By Samsung®  Welcomes Olympic Silver Medalists Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto

(Toronto, ON) – Canada's premier figure skating tour, Sears Stars on Ice Presented by Samsung, has brought together a superstar ensemble of Olympic, World and National Champions from all over the globe for its 21st season. This year's cast promises to deliver fans of all ages the ultimate live figure skating experience with a gathering of legends past, present, and future. It will visit 12 cities nationwide beginning in Halifax, NS on Thursday, April 21st.

The Tour is proud to welcome Olympic Silver Medalists Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto, who will appear in the first half of the Tour visiting Halifax, NS; Ottawa, ON; Windsor; ON; Toronto, ON; Hamilton, ON and London, ON. Belbin, who originally hails from Kingston, ON, will be touring Canada for the first time. Canada's Olympic Gold Medalists Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir will continue on to the World Figure Skating Championships, which take place in Moscow, Russia from April 24th to May 1st. The competition was originally to be held at the end of March in Tokyo, Japan, but due to the devastating effects of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, it was postponed. Virtue & Moir will return to the Tour for the second half, visiting Winnipeg, MB; Saskatoon, SK; Edmonton, AB; Calgary, AB; Victoria, BC and Vancouver, BC.

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. Four-Time World Champion & Four-Time Canadian National Champion Kurt Browning will be joined by 2010 Olympic Gold Medalists Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir and 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek (United States), along with a phenomenal cast of some of the world's most respected athletes, including Olympic Gold Medalists Jamie Salé & David Pelletier; Olympic Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen (United States); Olympic Bronze Medalist & World Champion Jeffrey Buttle; Olympic Silver Medalists Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto (United States); Olympic Bronze Medalist Joannie Rochette; 2011 Canadian National Silver Medalist Shawn Sawyer and World Bronze Medalist Kyoko Ina (United States).

The Sears Stars on Ice Presented by Samsung Tour, founded and produced by Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, is one of the leading entertainment events in the nation. "Canada has always been revered for its superior winter sports athletes. This year I am honored to have some of the world's greatest figure skaters join us as we come together to deliver one of the most spectacular shows that this country has ever seen," said Browning. "It is most exciting that Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek has joined us this year, and I'd like to personally welcome him to the cast. It is our pleasure to have him onboard."

Tickets for the 2011 Sears Stars on Ice Presented by Samsung Tour are on sale now. 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
Thur, April 21
Halifax, NS
Halifax Metro Centre
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Sat, April 23
Ottawa, ON
Civic Centre
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Wed, April 27
Windsor, ON
Windsor Family Credit Union Centre
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Fri, April 29
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre
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Sat, April 30
Hamilton, ON
Copps Coliseum
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Sun, May 1
London, ON
John Labatt Centre
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Thur, May 5
Winnipeg, MB
MTS Centre
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Fri, May 6
Saskatoon, SK
Credit Union Centre
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Sat, May 7
Edmonton, AB
Rexall Place
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Sun, May 8
Calgary, AB
Scotiabank Saddledome
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Tue, May 10
Victoria, BC
Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena
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Fri, May 13
Vancouver, BC
Rogers Arena
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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.

Sears® Stars on Ice® Presented By Samsung®  Welcomes Olympic Silver Medalists Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto