Stars on Ice – May 21st
Vancouver’s weather is climbing the temperature scales and the Vancouver Canucks’ short-lived playoff run has come to an end, but there’s still one reason left to visit Rogers Arena‘s ice rink; Stars on Ice.
The Stars on Ice tour, which is celebrating its 25th year, will be making its way to Rogers Arena on May 25th with an all-star lineup of figure skating’s greats. Here are just a few of the performers in this year’s lineup:
Browning was a four-time Canadian figure skating champion and four-time World Champion. He represented Canada in three Winter Olympics, 1988 (finishing 8th overall), 1992 (6th) and 1994 (5th), and was given the privilege of carrying the Canadian flag during the opening ceremonies of the 1994 games in Lillehammer, Norway. The only trophy that he never won was an Olympic medal. He is also known as the Wayne Gretzky of figure skating due to his achievements, contributions to the sport and popularity in Canada.
Rochette has long been known for her powerful, dynamic and lyrical skating. Her astounding presence on the ice immediately captures your attention. At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, just two days after the sudden passing of her mother, she won the Olympic bronze medal with her free skate set to “Samson and Delilah.” In doing so she became the first Canadian ladies competitor to stand on the Olympic medal podium in 22 years.
Over the last four years, Patrick Chan has emerged as the best men’s figure skater in the world. His incredible combination of athleticism, technical skills and artistry are hard to match. Patrick is a two-time Olympic Silver medalist and seven-time National Champion. He has twice won the final of the ISU Grand Prix and in 2013, at the prestigious Trophée Eric Bompard event in Paris, he set a new world points record with a total of 295.27
What makes Stars on Ice a unique ice show is its high profile of skating legends and its next-level production. The creative team has won four Emmy Awards for Choreography and Costume Design. They’ve also won an ACE Cable Award for the “Best Sports Special”.