Venue Seating Plan: Full Venue
|(St. John's, NL) Coming this fall to Mile One Centre, Holiday Festival On Ice! Brought to you by 5th String Entertainment on Wednesday, November 30, 2011. The show will feature none other than Kurt Browning, Joannie Rochette, Jeffrey Buttle, Salé & Pelletier, Sinead & John Kerr and Shawn Sawyer with music by the Canadian Tenors.|
Kurt Browning - Born in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Browning is a 4 time Canadian Figure Skating Champion and a 4 time World Figure Skating Champion. He represented Canada in 3 Winter Olympics, and was given the privilege of carrying the Canadian flag during the opening ceremonies of the 1994 games in Lillehammer, Norway. On March 25, 1988, Browning landed the first ever quadruple jump in competition while performing at the 1988 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. This accomplishment is listed in the Guinness book of world records. His energy and talent are welcomed by his fans, and embraced by his fellow skaters. He is an absolute craftsman on ice. Kurt's natural humour and rapport with the audience will always be an obvious highlight of his performance.
Joannie Rochette - The audience at Pacific Coliseum, all of Canada and skating fans the world over held their breaths as six-time Canadian Ladies Champion Joannie Rochette took the ice for the ladies short program at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. Two days earlier her mother, Thérese, had died of a sudden heart attack. Knowing her mother's dream was to see her win an Olympic medal, Rochette made the decision to compete. Keeping her emotions in check throughout her program, Rochette delivered an exquisite performance to "La Cumparsita." Two days later, she put the finishing touches on her mother's dream by winning the 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.
Jeffrey Buttle - Jeffrey Buttle burst onto the international scene in 2002 when he upset the favorites to win the ISU Four Continents Championships, a feat he repeated in 2004. He placed eighth in his Worlds debut, receiving great praise for his musicality and artistry. In 2005, he earned his first World Championships medal and in 2006 he was the leading skater on the Canadian Winter Olympic team, winning the bronze medal. World Championships gold was his in 2008 (the first Canadian man to win the title in 11 years), when two strong performances placed him on the top step of the podium.
Salé & Pelletier - At the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Canadian pair skaters Jamie Salé & David Pelletier achieved magic in their free skate, set to music from the film Love Story. When they finished their extraordinary program, you could hear a pin drop as the audience held their collective breath before erupting into thunderous applause. The cheers turned into boos when the scoreboard showed they had finished second, and in the days that followed unprecedented Olympic controversy unfolded as a judging scandal was revealed. Ultimately, Salé and Pelletier were named co-gold medalists and clearly also won the hearts of millions of fans around the world for the incredible grace and dignity they demonstrated both on and off the ice.
Sinead & John Kerr - The Scottish brother & sister duo first wowed crowds at the British Championships in 2000 with a 2nd place finish. Unfortunately, after more than a decade of continuing their unique style of ice dancing they announced their retirement after a shoulder injury ruled Sinead out of the next World Championships in Moscow. The Livingston-born pair's dynamic routines and tartan costumes made them crowd favourites across the world and their seven British titles was matched only by England's Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, even if the Kerrs never reached the same level of fame. They also won bronze at the European Championships in both 2009 and 2011 and finished fifth in last year's World Championships.
Shawn Sawyer - Born in Edmundston, New Bruswick, Shawn began his skating career at the age of 9. His greatest achievement, in his words, has been competing at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino. Making it to the World Championships in 2006 was another huge achievement in Shawn's skating career. Prior to that, winning the 2002 Junior Men's Canadian Championships, 6th placement at the Junior World Championships ('03) and a gold medal at the Belgrade Junior Grand Prix event (September '02). Most recently, Sawyer won the silver medal at the 2011 Canadian Nationals.
The Canadian Tenors - The Canadian Tenors' music is an exciting blend of classical and contemporary pop that is thrilling audiences of all ages around the world. The Tenors are the incredibly powerful voices of four gifted young men with diverse vocal styles, undeniable charm and international solo success. The Canadian Tenors have crisscrossed the globe thrilling millions of music lovers with their magical voices, wonderful sense of humor and memorable music. The foursome have received rave reviews and standing ovations from the Tel Aviv Opera house where they shared the stage with Andrea Bocelli; to Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Coliseum and NYC's Madison Square Gardens with David Foster and Friends Hitman Tour; to Toronto's Air Canada Centre where they headlined at ONE NIGHT LIVE with STING and Sheryl Crow; to Sarah McLachlan's Summer Sessions concert with Neil Young and in London with the legendary Paul McCartney at the Old Vic theatre.
Tickets go on sale on Thursday, September 22nd, at 12NOON. Tickets range in price from $59.95 to $105.00, including tax plus surcharge and can be purchased at the Mile One Centre Box Office, by phoning (709) 576-7657, toll free at 1-855-790-1245 or online at www.admission.com.
Vaughn Rowsell, 5th String Entertainment 709-682-2244 email@example.com
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