OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2012) - The world's premier figure skating production, Investors Group Stars on Ice presented by Lindt, will bring its 2013 Tour to 12 cities across Canada this spring. As always, this year's production will showcase the athleticism and grace that define the sport, through performances by some of its finest talent. The Tour will arrive in Ottawa on Sunday, April 21, 2013 for a 4 p.m. performance at Scotiabank Place.
Canada's own Patrick Chan will make his Investors Group Stars on Ice Tour presented by Lindt debut this year. Chan caught the attention of skating fans across the globe at the 2011 World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow, Russia where he claimed three Guinness World Records for his scores in Men's Short Program, Men's Free Skate, and Men's Overall Score. He is also a recipient of the annual Lou Marsh Award which recognizes Canada's top athletes. Upon receiving the honor, he joined a list of the country's most elite athletes, including skating icon Kurt Browning and the late Barbara Ann Scott.
Stars on Ice 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. Chan will be welcomed by a stellar cast of past, present and future champions, including: Four-Time World Champion & Four-Time Canadian National Champion Kurt Browning; 2010 Olympic Gold Medalists and 2012 World Champions Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir (Canada); 2010 Olympic Bronze Medalist Joannie Rochette (Canada); Olympic Bronze Medalist & World Champion Jeffrey Buttle (Canada); 2012 U.S. National Champion Ashley Wagner; and Canadian National Silver Medalist Shawn Sawyer. Additional skaters will be announced later. Please visit www.starsonice.ca regularly for updates to the cast.
The Investors Group Stars on Ice Tour presented by Lindt will be made into a one-hour CBC television special to be aired in the fall. The performance at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton on Saturday, April 27 will be recorded for the National broadcast. Visit www.starsonice.ca for more details on air date and time.
Tickets for the Investors Group Stars on Ice Tour presented by Lindt in Ottawa go on sale beginning Friday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. Special on-ice seating is available upon request. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.CapitalTickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d'Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location; Les Galeries de Hull and at the Scotiabank Place box office. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. Please visit www.starsonice.ca for more information as well as exciting show announcements.
About Investors Group Stars on Ice presented by Lindt
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 23rd season, Investors Group Stars on Ice presented by Lindt will bring quality entertainment to twelve major Canadian markets this spring. Investors Group Stars on Ice presented by Lindt 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 Investors Group Stars on Ice presented by Lindt on Facebook: www.facebook.com/starsonice and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/starsonice.
About Investors Group
Investors Group, founded in 1926, is a national leader in delivering personalized financial solutions to Canadians through a network of more than 4,500 Consultants located throughout Canada. In addition to an exclusive family of mutual funds and other investment vehicles, Investors Group offers a wide range of insurance, securities, mortgage and other financial services. Investors Group is a member of the IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) group of companies. IGM Financial is one of Canada's premier financial services companies with approximately $120 billion as of Oct. 31, 2012, in total assets under management.