Moir, Virtue, Chan returning to P.G.

Scott Moir, Tessa Virtue and Patrick Chan are coming back to Prince George to Rock The Rink.

The international skating icons are bringing fellow Canadian ice stars Kaetlyn Osmond and legendary Elvis Stojko back with them, just as they all converged here during their sold-out, coast-to-coast mega Thank You Canada Tour last year.

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This time, though, the show will have some global flavours and some added musical spice.

The Canuck hosts will also present Italy's Olympic medalist and world champion female solo skater Carolina Kostner, plus Italy's World Champion ice dancers Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte (all three making their North American tour debuts). Also along for the skate is Olympic medalist and four-time U.S. National Champion Jeremy Abbott who is touring in Canada for the first time in seven years.

Also in the house, performing live, is Canadian alt-rock band Birds Of Bellwoods as special musical guests in this unusual entertainment event at CN Centre.

"I'm honoured to be a part of such a unique and innovative production," said Chan. "Anyone that has followed our careers understands our dedication to creativity and entertainment. We want each and every person to be a part of an experience and not just a 'show'. What we're creating hasn't been done before and I can't wait to show it to the fans."

Chan (Olympic gold and bronze medalist, three-time world champion male soloist, an 10-time winner of the Canadian Championship) is a true beacon of success in the artistic sport of figure skating.

Along with him are Virtue and Moir, the ice dance heroes of the 2018 Olympics. They have other Olympic medals, besides, plus they are three-time world champions, eight-time Canadian champions in their discipline, and finished their amateur careers as the most decorated Olympic figure skaters of all time and the most decorated Canadian ice dance team of all time. They are two of the most recognizable winter athletes in the world.

"The goal for Rock The Rink is to be something that fans of skating and live entertainment will look forward to year after year, knowing that it will always be a can't-miss night," said Moir.

"We want to give people a memorable experience and broaden the scope of what can be done in the show skating realm," said Virtue. "We are ready for fresh and innovative ways to share our passion with audiences across the country... It's critical that we elevate the production and generate authentic entertainment in new and creative ways. Scott and I have spent our career striving for more, taking risks, and daring ourselves to be better. Our approach to this is no different."

This new brand of ice show tours Canada and into the U.S. this fall. Prince George gets its date with a new skating sensation on Oct. 12.

Tickets go on sale May 3 at 10 a.m. via the TicketsNorth website or at the CN Centre box office.

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