Scott Hamilton

In 2019, Stars on Ice presents Canada's Olympians in the world’s premier figure skating production.

“The greatest ice show on earth started with such a simple notion. Back in 1986, we wanted to create a show that was all about skating. We believed our fans would appreciate sophisticated skating, cutting-edge costumes and challenging choreography. After 30 years, I am honored by the success of our simple notion. Stars on Ice exists to entertain you. But it has also given me the incredible opportunity to do the work I love and am proud of. For that, I humbly thank you.”

– Scott Hamilton

A Brief Overview

In 1986, Olympic champion Scott Hamilton and his manager, Robert D. Kain of IMG, conceived the idea for Stars on Ice - after Hamilton's contract with Ice Capades was not renewed.

A few months later, Hamilton opened his America Tour in five cities and this became the prototype for future Stars on Ice shows. The format incorporated both group and solo numbers with the assistance of lighting designers, sound engineers and choreographers. The original cast included Hamilton (who also served as co-producer), Toller Cranston and Rosalynn Sumners.

Later that same year, Kain first suggested the name Stars on Ice. Such notable guest stars as Dorothy Hamill and Robin Cousins joined the company of skaters for several shows which eventually expanded to 30 cities. Over the years, Stars on Ice has been an appropriate title with such co-headliners as Jo Jo Starbuck & Ken Shelley, Brian Orser, Kurt Browning, Paul Wylie, Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean, Kristi Yamaguchi, Ekaterina Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov, Tara Lipinski, Katarina Witt, Ilia Kulik, Jamie Sale & David Pelletier, Elena Berezhnaya & Anton Sikharulidze, Alexei Yagudin, Sarah Hughes, Evan Lysacek and Xue Shen & Hongbo Zhao among the performers. The Tour played its 1000th U.S. performance in March, 2008 in Philadelphia, and regularly tours in Canada, Japan, China, Korea, and Europe.

Stars on Ice continues to be unique among ice shows, not only with its high profile of skating's most prominent stars, but a level of production second to none. The tour has won four Emmy Awards for Stars on Ice in Choreography and Costume Design. The production also won an ACE Cable Award for the Best Sports Special.

All over the world, Stars on Ice continues to prove itself as the world's premier ice show by offering the very best in championship skating. Each season, Stars on Ice strives to bring a unique skating, musical, and visual experience to each and every audience.

Full History

Look back on each year below. You will find the cast list, program cover, photos, music and even a special trip down memory lane with our Stars on Ice family.

1991: The Canadian leg of the Stars on Ice Tour officially begins, featuring three-time World Champion Kurt Browning and two-time Olympic Silver Medallist Brian Orser.

1992: The Tour becomes National as it expands to 10 cities. Isabelle Brasseur & Lloyd Eisler join the tour after winning Bronze at the Albertville Winter Olympic Games.

1993: Olympic Gold Medallist Kristi Yamaguchi joins the Tour. Sandra Bezic is hired as Director/Choreographer. Elvis Stojko joins the tour before winning the first of two Olympic Silver medals in the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympic Games.

1994: Katarina Witt joins the Tour after participating in her third Winter Olympics in Lillehammer.

1995: Ekaterina Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov return to the Tour following their second Olympic Gold in Lillehammer.

1996: Stars on Ice welcomes the return to the ice of Ekaterina Gordeeva as a solo skater, only five months after the passing of her husband, Sergei Grinkov.

1997: Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean join the Tour.

1999: Tara Lipinski one year removed from her Olympic Gold in Nagano, Japan, joins the Tour.

2001: Scott Hamilton performs for the last time on the Canadian tour. Alexei Yagudin joins the cast.

2003: Olympic Gold Medallists Jamie Salé & David Pelletier join the cast.

2004: Isabelle Brasseur & Lloyd Eisler’s farewell.

2005: Jeffrey Buttle joins the cast. He would go on to win a Silver medal in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin. Buttle has skated in the Canadian tour every year since.

2006: Elvis Stojko joins the tour for the first time in 13 years. During his absence, he won Silver Medals at the 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympic Games. Future Bronze Medallist, Joannie Rochette, joins the tour as a full-time cast member. Rochette has skated in the Canadian tour every year since.

2007: Brian Orser’s final tour. Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir join the tour as special guests in three cities.

2008: Olympic Silver Medallist Sasha Cohen joins the Tour.

2010: 20th Anniversary Season. Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir celebrate their Olympic Gold with fellow countrymen, while the Tour sells out nearly all shows.

2011: After winning an Olympic Gold Medal in Vancouver the previous year, Evan Lysacek joins the Tour.

2013: After winning his third World Championship, Patrick Chan joins the Tour. 250th Canadian performance on May 3, 2013 in Saskatoon, SK. CBC telecast nominated for a Canadian Screen Award.

2014: The core of the Silver Medal Canadian Figure Skating Team are represented on the Tour, including Silver Medallists Patrick Chan and Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir.

2015: 25th Anniversary Season. Kurt Browning returns to direct, choreograph and skate in this anniversary show with Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, Patrick Chan and cast.

2016: Elvis Stojko performs with the tour for the first time since 2006.

2017: Kurt Browning, Elvis Stojko and Patrick Chan tour together for the first time.

2018: Two months after winning the Team event in PyeongChang, the Canadian Olympic Gold Medal Team reunites in the Tour, drawing huge crowds and rave reviews for their performances across Canada.

Stars on Ice 2018 Tour

STARRING

TESSA VIRTUE & SCOTT MOIR
PATRICK CHAN
KAETLYN OSMOND
MEAGAN DUHAMEL & ERIC RADFORD
ELVIS STOJKO
JAVIER FERNÁNDEZ
JEFFREY BUTTLE
KAITLYN WEAVER & ANDREW POJE
GABRIELLE DALEMAN

​PHOTOS

2018 Tour photos

MUSIC

2018 Tour Music

Stars on Ice 2017 Tour

STARRING

KURT BROWNING
ELVIS STOJKO
PATRICK CHAN
MEAGAN DUHAMEL & ERIC RADFORD
JEFFREY BUTTLE
KAETLYN OSMOND
GABRIELLE DALEMAN
LUBOV ILIUSHECHKINA & DYLAN MOSCOVITCH

Special Guests (in select markets)
TESSA VIRTUE & SCOTT MOIR

​PHOTOS

2017 Tour photos

MUSIC

2017 Tour Music

Stars on Ice 2016 Tour
Elvis Stojko performs with the tour for the first time since 2006.

STARRING

TESSA VIRTUE & SCOTT MOIR
ELVIS STOJKO
PATRICK CHAN
JOANNIE ROCHETTE
MEAGAN DUHAMEL & ERIC RADFORD
JEFFREY BUTTLE
JAVIER FERNÁNDEZ
KAITLYN WEAVER & ANDREW POJE
KAETLYN OSMOND

Special Guest (in select markets)
KURT BROWNING

​PHOTOS

2016 Tour photos

MUSIC

2016 Tour Music

Stars on Ice 2015 Tour
Kurt Browning headlined, directed and choregraphed the anniversary show which celebrated highlights and marquee performances of the past 25 years of Stars on Ice.

STARRING

KURT BROWNING
TESSA VIRTUE & SCOTT MOIR
PATRICK CHAN
JOANNIE ROCHETTE
JEFFREY BUTTLE
MEAGAN DUHAMEL & ERIC RADFORD
KAITLYN WEAVER & ANDREW POJE
SHAWN SAWYER

​PHOTOS

2015 Tour photos

MUSIC

2015 Tour Music

Stars on Ice 2014 Tour
The tour showcased the athleticism and grace of the top medal contenders from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, including Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir and Patrick Chan.

STARRING

TESSA VIRTUE & SCOTT MOIR
PATRICK CHAN
KURT BROWNING
JOANNIE ROCHETTE
JEFFREY BUTTLE
MEAGAN DUHAMEL & ERIC RADFORD
KAETLYN OSMOND
KAITLYN WEAVER & ANDREW POJE
SHAWN SAWYER

​PHOTOS

2014 Tour photos

MUSIC

2014 Tour Music

2013 Stars on Ice Tour
Immediately following the 2013 World Championships in London, Ontario, Stars on Ice welcomed the debut of Patrick Chan to its superstar cast which included Kurt Browning, Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, Joannie Rochette, Jeffrey Buttle and many more!

STARRING

KURT BROWNING
TESSA VIRTUE & SCOTT MOIR
PATRICK CHAN
JOANNIE ROCHETTE
JEFFREY BUTTLE
MEAGAN DUHAMEL & ERIC RADFORD
SINEAD & JOHN KERR
ASHLEY WAGNER
SHAWN SAWYER

​PHOTOS

2013 Tour Photos

MUSIC

2013 Tour Music

Stars on Ice 2012 Tour
Kurt Browning took on additional roles in the 2012 Tour as the Co-Director and Choreographer of the production. He was joined on the ice by a stellar cast of world-renowned athletes, including Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, Joannie Rochette and Jeffrey Buttle.

STARRING

KURT BROWNING
TESSA VIRTUE & SCOTT MOIR
JOANNIE ROCHETTE
JEFFREY BUTTLE
JEREMY ABBOTT
CYNTHIA PHANEUF
ASHLEY WAGNER
KAITLYN WEAVER & ANDREW POJE
SHAWN SAWYER

​PHOTOS

2012 Tour photos

MUSIC

2012 Tour Music

Stars on Ice 2011 Tour
Stars on Ice delivered the ultimate live figure skating experience as it gathered legends from past, present and future. The stellar cast featured reigning 2010 Olympic Gold Medalists Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, and Evan Lysacek, alon with Kurt Browning, Jamie Salé & Dave Pelletier, Sasha Cohen, Jeffrey Buttle, Joannie Rochette and many more!

STARRING

KURT BROWNING
JAMIE SALÉ & DAVID PELLETIER
TESSA VIRTUE & SCOTT MOIR
EVAN LYSACEK
JOANNIE ROCHETTE
SASHA COHEN
JEFFREY BUTTLE
TANITH BELBIN & BEN AGOSTO
SHAWN SAWYER
KYOKO INA

​PHOTOS

2011 Tour photos

MUSIC

2011 Tour Music

Stars on Ice 2012 Tour
The Tour celebrated its 20th Anniversary by bringing Canada's favourite skaters together with the new generation of champions - the stars from Vancouver - including newly-crowned Olympic Gold Medalists Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir!

STARRING

KURT BROWNING
JAMIE SALÉ & DAVID PELLETIER
TESSA VIRTUE & SCOTT MOIR
JEFFREY BUTTLE
JOANNIE ROCHETTE
MARIE-FRANCE DUBREIUL & PATRICE LAUZON
CYNTHIA PHANEUF
SHAWN SAWYER

​PHOTOS

2010 Tour photos

MUSIC

2010 Tour Music

Stars on Ice 2009 Tour

STARRING

KURT BROWNING
JAMIE SALÉ & DAVID PELLETIER
SASHA COHEN
JEFFREY BUTTLE
MARIE-FRANCE DUBREUIL & PATRICE LAUZON
JOANNIE ROCHETTE
JENNIFER ROBINSON
SHAWN SAWYER

SPECIAL GUESTS (at select venues)

STÉPHANE LAMBIEL
JESSICA DUBÉ & BRYCE DAVISON
CYNTHIA PHANEUF

​PHOTOS

2009 Tour photos

MUSIC

2009 Tour Music

2008 Live and In Color Tour

STARRING

KURT BROWNING
JAMIE SALÉ & DAVID PELLETIER
SASHA COHEN
XUE SHEN & HONGBO ZHAO
JEFFREY BUTTLE
MARIE-FRANCE DUBREUIL & PATRICE LAUZON
MICHAEL WEISS
JENNIFER ROBINSON
JOANNIE ROCHETTE

​PHOTOS

2008 Tour photos

MUSIC

2008 Tour Music

2007 Double Exposure Tour
STARRING

KURT BROWNING
JAMIE SALÉ & DAVID PELLETIER
BRIAN ORSER
JEFFREY BUTTLE
TODD ELDREDGE
MARIE-FRANCE DUBREUIL & PATRICE LAUZON
KYOKO INA & JOHN ZIMMERMAN
JENNIFER ROBINSON
JOANNIE ROCHETTE

SPECIAL GUESTS
XUE SHEN & HONGBO ZHAO

​PHOTOS

2007 Tour photos

MUSIC

2007 Tour Music

2006 The Show About the Show Tour

STARRING

KURT BROWNING
JAMIE SALÉ & DAVID PELLETIER
ELVIS STOJKO
XUE SHEN & HONGBO ZHAO
JEFFREY BUTTLE
TODD ELDREDGE
KYOKO INA & JOHN ZIMMERMAN
JENNIFER ROBINSON
JOANNIE ROCHETTE

​PHOTOS

2006 Tour photos

MUSIC

2006 Tour Music

2005 Imagination Tour

STARRING

KURT BROWNING
JAMIE SALÉ & DAVID PELLETIER
ALEXEI YAGUDIN
TODD ELDREDGE
SHAE-LYNN BOURNE
JEFFREY BUTTLE
KYOKO INA & JOHN ZIMMERMAN
JENNIFER ROBINSON
STEVEN COUSINS

​PHOTOS

2005 Tour photos

MUSIC

2005 Tour Music

2004 TIME - A Theatrical Adventure

STARRING

KURT BROWNING
JAMIE SALÉ & DAVID PELLETIER
ALEXEI YAGUDIN
ELENA BEREZHNAYA & ANTON SIKHARULIDZE
ISABELLE BRASSEUR & LLOYD EISLER
TODD ELDREDGE
KYOKO INA & JOHN ZIMMERMAN
JENNIFER ROBINSON
STEVEN COUSINS
SHAE-LYNN BOURNE

​PHOTOS

2004 Tour photos

MUSIC

2004 Tour Music

2003 Stars on Ice Tour

STARRING

KURT BROWNING
JAMIE SALÉ & DAVID PELLETIER
ALEXEI YAGUDIN
ELENA BEREZHNAYA & ANTON SIKHARULIDZE
ISABELLE BRASSEUR & LLOYD EISLER
TODD ELDREDGE
KYOKO INA & JOHN ZIMMERMAN
JENNIFER ROBINSON
STEVEN COUSINS

​PHOTOS

2003 Tour photos

MUSIC

2003 Tour Music

2002 Stars on Ice Tour

STARRING

KURT BROWNING
KRISTI YAMAGUCHI
ALEXEI YAGUDIN
BRIAN ORSER
ISABELLE BRASSEUR & LLOYD EISLER
TODD ELDREDGE
SHAE-LYNN BOURNE & VICTOR KRAATZ
JENNI MENO & TODD SAND
LUCINDA RUH​

2002 Tour photos

MUSIC

2002 Tour Music

2001 Scott Hamilton Farewell Tour

STARRING

KURT BROWNING
SCOTT HAMILTON
BRIAN ORSER
ALEXEI YAGUDIN
MARIA BUTYRSKAYA
SHAE-LYNN BOURNE & VICTOR KRAATZ
JENNI MENO & TODD SAND
JOSÉE CHOUINARD
DENIS PETROV
RENÉE ROCA & GORSHA SUR
STEVEN COUSINS

​PHOTOS

2001 Tour photos

MUSIC

2001 Tour Music

2000 10th Anniversary Tour

STARRING

KURT BROWNING
TARA LIPINSKI
SCOTT HAMILTON
BRIAN ORSER
ISABELLE BRASSEUR & LLOYD EISLER
LU CHEN
SHAE-LYNN BOURNE & VICTOR KRAATZ
JENNI MENO & TODD SAND
JOSÉE CHOUINARD
STEVEN COUSINS

​PHOTOS

2000 Tour photos

MUSIC

2000 Tour Music

1999 Stars on Ice Tour

STARRING

KURT BROWNING
TARA LIPINSKI
BRIAN ORSER
ISABELLE BRASSEUR & LLOYD EISLER
LU CHEN
SHAE-LYNN BOURNE & VICTOR KRAATZ
JENNI MENO & TODD SAND
JOSÉE CHOUINARD
STEVEN COUSINS

​PHOTOS

1999 Tour photos

MUSIC

1999 Tour Music

1998 Stars on Ice Tour

STARRING

KURT BROWNING
BRIAN ORSER
JAYNE TORVILL & CHRISTOPHER DEAN
ISABELLE BRASSEUR & LLOYD EISLER
EKATERINA GORDEEVA
ELENA BECHKE & DENIS PETROV
SHAE-LYNN BOURNE & VICTOR KRAATZ
JOSÉE CHOUINARD
STEVEN COUSINS

​PHOTOS

1998 Tour photos

MUSIC

1998 Tour Music