Scotiabank Place

Scotiabank Place

December 05, 2006 14:57 ET

Stars on Ice Visit Scotiabank Place March 31

Brian Orser to Celebrate Final Tour of his Career with 2007 HSBC Stars on Ice Presented by Smucker's Tickets Go on Sale Saturday, Dec. 9 At 10 A.M.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 6, 2006) - Throughout his spectacular career, Brian Orser has helped define figure skating in Canada, served as an inspiration to other legends of the sport including Kurt Browning and Elvis Stojko, and thrilled Canadian fans from coast to coast. This spring, those fans will be able to celebrate with him as he tours for the final time in his career with 2007 HSBC Stars on Ice Presented by Smucker's.

Orser will be skating in the show that he helped build for the 13th and final time when it kicks off in Halifax on March 29, 2007 and visits 13 cities across Canada before wrapping up in Victoria on April 20. Joining Orser in the all-new production titled "Double Exposure: The Many Lives of Figure Skaters" will be fellow Canadians Kurt Browning, Jamie Sale & David Pelletier, Jeff Buttle, Joannie Rochette and Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon.

"This will obviously be a very special tour for me, and a chance to thank fans across the country for all of their support over the years," said Orser. "I've had many offers and opportunities to do a final national tour, but I could never imagine doing it if it weren't Stars on Ice. HSBC Stars on Ice has been a labour of love for me since 1991 and I'm thrilled to be wrapping up my touring career with this year's tour."

Tickets for the 2007 HSBC Stars on Ice Presented by Smucker's Tour Tickets (incl. Taxes) are $30, $45, $75 and $105 (plus CRF and service charges) and are available at the Scotiabank Place box office, by phone at 613-599-FANS, on-line at www.capitaltickets.ca and at all Ottawa/Gatineau area Sports Experts locations. To purchase group tickets call 613-599-0210 or e-mail GroupSales@Scotiabankplace.com. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m., making them a perfect gift for the coming holiday season.

Count Browning as one of Orser's many fans: "All through my career I've been so lucky to have someone to look up to, someone to follow," said Browning. "Brian Orser has taught me so much without once having sat me down to say anything. He's just an amazing role model, a great friend, and a great skater."

Produced by world-renowned skater Scott Hamilton, directed by three-time Emmy Award winner Jef Billings, and choreographed by Olympic Champion and Emmy Award winner Christopher Dean and Cindy Stuart, HSBC Stars on Ice Presented by Smucker's puts the athletic, artistic and creative talents of the world's finest figure skaters in the spotlight.

In the 2006 season of HSBC Stars on Ice, Hamilton took audiences backstage to learn everything there was to know about the production in The Show...About the Show. In Double Exposure, he pulls the curtain back even further to reveal the lives of the skaters themselves. Enhanced by a broad spectrum of popular music, intricate lighting, dynamic choreography and state-of-the-art technology, audiences will be witness to the skaters' secret wishes, personal goals and ultimate dreams in a candid and quick-witted format.



2007 HSBC STARS ON ICE PRESENTED BY SMUCKER'S SCHEDULE

Thursday, March 29 - Halifax, NS (Halifax Metro Centre)
Saturday, March 31 - Ottawa, ON (Scotiabank Place)
Sunday, April 1 - Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
Wednesday, April 4 - London, ON (John Labatt Centre)
Thursday, April 5 - Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)
Saturday, April 7 - Hamilton, ON (Copps Coliseum)
Tuesday, April 10 - Kitchener, ON (Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex)
Thursday, April 12 - Winnipeg, MB (MTS Centre)
Friday, April 13 - Saskatoon, SK (Credit Union Centre)
Sunday, April 15 - Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
Monday, April 16 - Calgary, AB (Pengrowth Saddledome)
Wednesday, April 18 - Vancouver, BC (GM Place)
Friday, April 20 - Victoria, BC (Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre)


"As 'The world's local bank', HSBC is proud to be celebrating our fifth anniversary as title sponsor for this wonderful event that brings many of skating's most popular legends to Canadian fans coast to coast," said Blake Hellam, Head of Marketing, HSBC Bank Canada. "We look forward to another spectacular tour this spring, as we celebrate all that Brian Orser has meant to Canadian figure skating over the years in his final HSBC Stars on Ice tour."

Also re-joining the star-studded cast as Presenting Sponsor is Smucker's, a long-time title sponsor of the U.S. Stars on Ice tour. "A strong believer in family values, Smucker's has always been very proud to be a supporter of the Stars on Ice tour in the United States and we are very excited to be extending our support to the Canadian tour for a second year," said Mark Smucker, Managing Director, Smucker Foods of Canada, Co. "Each year the show reaches exciting new heights, and offers skating fans, and their families, the best in on-ice family entertainment."

Ticket information, and more information and features about the 2007 HSBC Stars on Ice Presented by Smucker's tour, is available at www.hsbcstarsonice.ca

Contact Information