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One of Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue’s last skates to be in Penticton

Ice dance gold medalists Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir hold up the Canadian flag during victory ceremonies at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
September 18, 2019 - 12:25 PM

PENTICTON -  One of Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue’s final skates together will happen at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, when Rock The Rink makes its tour stop on Sunday, Oct. 6.

Moir and Virtue's retirement from the sport was revealed late last night in a video message posted on their separate Twitter accounts.

Rock The Rink will tour from coast-to-coast across Canada, plus a U.S. stop, according to a media release. The cast will again feature Canadian greats Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond and Elvis Stojko, and will bring world-renowned skating talent from Europe and the U.S. including Italian Olympic medalist and world champion Carolina Kostner, Russian Olympic gold medalists and world champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, and Olympic medalist and four-time U.S. national champion Jeremy Abbott.

Opening the show will be featured special musical guest Birds of Bellwoods.

Tickets are on sale now at rocktherink.com. The cross-country tour launches Saturday, Oct. 5 in Abbotsford and will hit over 30 cities before wrapping in St. John’s, NL.

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
  • October 30 – London, ON – Budweiser 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 Foods Centre
  • November 7 – Ottawa, ON – TD Place
  • November 8 – St. Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
  • November 9 – Oshawa, ON – Tribute Communities Centre
  • November 10 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
  • November 13 – Peterborough, ON – Peterborough Memorial Centre
  • November 14 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
  • November 15 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
  • November 16 – Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
  • November 17 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
  • November 23 – St. John’s, NL – Mile One Centre

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