THIS JUST IN: TESSA VIRTUE, SCOTT MOIR AND PATRICK CHAN ANNOUNCE FIRST ANNUAL ROCK THE RINK TOUR

— April 9, 2019

TICKETS ON SALE MAY 3rd AT ROCKTHERINK.COM

Toronto, ON – April 9, 2019 – By the half-way point of last year’s sold out Thank You Canada tour, it was clear to figure skating superstars, Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir and Patrick Chan, that they were far from done creating and developing a new style of skating entertainment.  Conversations then began in earnest to focus on the next logical step.

Today, Virtue and Moir appeared on CTV’s Your Morning, to announce Rock The Rink – an annual tour that focuses on being more than a figure skating show. Combining the highest level of on-ice superstar talent with an ever-evolving touring production, Rock The Rink will produce the highest value of entertainment. This year – along with upgrades to lighting, video and interactive technology – live music will be introduced to the show, with featured special musical guest, Birds of Bellwoods.

“Last year, we rode the Olympic wave and carried the momentum through the Thank You Canada tour – a fulfilling project that truly allowed us to connect with fans coast to coast,” says Virtue. “This year, 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.”

Adds Moir, “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,” adds Moir.

“We want to give people a memorable experience and broaden the scope of what can be done in the show skating realm,” continues Virtue. “We are ready for fresh and innovative ways to share our passion with audiences across the country!”

"I'm honored to be a part of such a unique and innovative production,” reflects 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."

The production will tour from coast-to-coast across Canada, and will include a few select U.S. cities as well.  The cast will again feature Canadian greats, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond and Elvis Stojko. The show will also be bringing some world-renowned skating talent from Europe and the U.S..  Italian Olympic Medalist and World Champion, Carolina Kostner, and Italian World Champions, Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte, will each tour in North America for the first time, while Olympic Medalist and four time U.S. National Champion, Jeremy Abbott, will return to Canadian touring for the first time in seven years.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 3 at rocktherink.com. The cross-country tour launches Saturday, October 5 in Abbotsford, BC and will hit over 30 cities before wrapping in St. John’s, NL.  The tour, which is presented by Round Room, is proud of its continued relationship with Bell Media as the official tour media sponsor.

For a complete list of tour dates and to purchase tickets, please visit rocktherink.com.

ROCK THE RINK TOUR:

October 5 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre

October 6 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre

October 7 – Vancouver, BC – Thunderbird Arena

October 10 – Red Deer, AB – ENMAX Centrium Arena

October 11 – Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Centre

October 12 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre

October 13 – Grande Prairie, AB – Revolution Place

October 16 – Calgary, AB – Stampede Corral

October 17 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre

October 18 – Regina, SK – Brandt Centre

October 19 – Medicine Hat, AB – Canalta Centre

October 20 – Brandon, MB – Keystone Centre

October 29 – Sault Ste Marie, ON – GFL Memorial Gardens

November 1 – Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena

November 2 – Kitchener, ON – Memorial Auditorium

November 3 – Kingston, ON – Leon’s Centre

November 6 – Mississauga, ON – Paramount Fine Food Centre

November 7 – Ottawa, ON – TD Place

November 8 – St. Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre

November 9 – Oshawa, ON – Tribute Memorial Centre

November 10 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena

November 13 – Peterborough, ON – Peterborough Memorial Centre

November 15 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre

November 16 – Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre

November 23 – St. John’s, NL – Mile One Centre

*more dates to be announced soon

About Round Room Live, LLC

Round Room is a live entertainment firm that specializes in the production and promotion of live family entertainment, arena shows, concert tours, theatrical performances and touring exhibitions. 

Over the last 10 years, the senior management of Round Room has served as the Tour Producer for Bodies: The Exhibition, Executive Producer of Fuerza Bruta, Tour Promoter for An Evening with Oprah WinfreyAn Evening with Al Pacino, lead producer of Rock of Ages Broadway, Las Vegas and international, Barbra StreisandThe Marvel Experience, Jurassic World: The Exhibition, and most recently, Executive Producer of The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism, all while producing and promoting some of the biggest kids tours to date, including Yo Gabba Gabba LiveSuper WHY! and PJ Masks Live. Current projects include The Thank You Canada Tour, which launched on October 2018 and Mandela: The Official Exhibition, which launched in London in February 2019.  

Following the global success of PJ Masks Live, Entertainment One became the lead investor in Round Room (Spring 2018).

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