There is something exciting coming to the new Meridian Centre in St.Catharines — the Skate Niagara Ice Show!
The Meridian Centre just recently opened its doors when the Belleville Bulls visited the Niagara IceDogs at its first official opening event on October 16th, 2014. This new multi-purpose facility is located in the heart of the St.Catharines downtown core and is the new home for the Niagara IceDogs. It is also a facility for various other entertainment acts, conventions and events. Holding a capacity of up to 4500 fans for hockey games and 6000 people for concerts, this is why it was chosen as the perfect location for this first-ever skating show to this arena.
The inaugural Skate Niagara Ice Show has brought together a star-studded ensemble of Canada’s Olympic and World Champion skating icons who will hit the ice for a night of entertainment and artistry on January 30th, 2015 starting at 7:30 pm. Stars such as our hometown favourite Kirsten Moore-Towers and partner Michael Marinaro, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Kurt Browning, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, and Nam Nguyen. Emmy Award Winning Choreographer Sandra Bezic is set to Produce and Direct the performance that will be sure to dazzle and amaze everyone of all ages!
“We’re thrilled to be able to bring a world-class skating show to Niagara, at a fantastic new spectator facility like the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines,” said show owner and promoter Nick Ricci. “We expect this will be the first of many skating shows of this caliber that we can present for skating fans from across the region.”
About the Skate Niagara Ice Show Stars
Olympic Ice Dance Gold Medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir who made history as becoming the first Canadian couple to win the Olympic Dance title with their unforgettable performance in Vancouver in 2010. They went on to become two-time Olympic Silver Medalists at the 2014 Games in Sochi, and two-time World Ice Dance Champions in 2010 and 2012. They are six-time Canadian Ice Dance Champions.
Free Dance performance that won the Olympic silver medal for Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir in the Ice Dancing event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games:
Four-time World Champion, four-time Canadian Champion, World Figure Skating Hall of Fame member, Kurt Browning is an icon in the sport. The first man to land a quad jump in 1988, Kurt is one of the most talented, entertaining and beloved performers on ice.
1993 World Figure Skating Championships, Men’s Free Skate. Kurt Browning of Canada won the Free Skate, earning his only 6.0 for Presentation at a World Championships:
St.Catharines native and Olympic Silver Medalist Kirsten Moore-Towers is excited to perform at home with her new pairs partner Michael Marinaro. At the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi she and Dylan Moscovitch helped Canada win the Silver Medal in the inaugural team event. Kirsten and Michael set their sights on many more medals for Canada at future World Championships and Olympic Games.
Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch at the 2014 World Championships:
2-time Olympic Gold Medalist and 4-time World Champion Ekaterina Gordeeva is considered to be one of the greatest and most beloved pair skaters in the history of figure skating. Russian-born Ekaterina, with Sergei Grinkov, had an astonishing competitive record: of the 31 competitions they competed in, they finished in first place 24 times, and never came lower than second. Most recently, Canadians were thrilled by her partnership with NHL star Valeri Bure in the CBC hit series, Battle of the Blades, which they won. Ekaterina was named by People Magazine as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World.”
Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics:
Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje are reigning World Silver Ice Dance Medalists. Kaitlyn, born in Houston Texas, and Andrew, from Waterloo, Ontario, began their partnership in August 2006 and quickly became a leading couple in Canadian Ice Dance. Kaitlyn and Andrew have won eight medals on the Grand Prix series and qulaified for the Grand Prix Final three times. They are six-time Canadian medalists and the 2010 Four Continents Champions.
Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje – World 2013:
Nam Nguyen is the Ottawa-born reigning World Junior Champion, currently training in Toronto. Nam started skating at the age of 5 and his astonishing rise to prominence is unprecedented. He became the youngest Canadian skater to win the Canadian National Juvenile title at the age of 8, the Pre-Novice title at 9, the Novice title at 10, and the Junior title at 12 in 2011. In 2014 he won both the short and free programs to become the World Junior Champion.
Nam Nguyen 2014 Skate America:
Eight-time Canadian Synchronized Team Champion Nexxice won the World Championships in 2009. The Burlington-based team is the reigning three-time World Silver Medalist.
For the first time ever in Canada, Flying On Ice will perform their innovative and breathtaking aerial artistry. Mery Acevedo from Argentina and Alfonso Campa from Mexico have dazzled audiences worldwide and are thrilled that Skate Niagara will be their debut performance in Canada.
Professional Figure Skater Kurt Browning and Emmy Award Winning Choreographer Sandra Bezic talk about the Skate Niagara Ice Show:
Here is a clip of show owner/producer Nick Ricci talking about the Skate Niagara Ice Show on AM Buffalo:
Tickets for the Skate Niagara Ice Show are available NOW at Ticketmaster.ca and at the Meridian Centre Box Office.
For the Ticketmaster link click here. Tickets start at $49 + taxes and handling fees.
For more information please visit them online at www.skateniagaraiceshow.com
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