Joannie Rochette reacts after receiving her bronze medal at the women's figure skating competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Amy Sancetta)
Canada’s figure skating stars, including Olympic bronze medalist Joannie Rochette, will be coming to Moose Jaw’s Mosaic Place for Holiday Festival on Ice on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.
The six-time Canadian champion, who had Canadians holding their breath as she won her Olympic medal just two days after her mother died, will be joined by stars including Kurt Browning, Jeffrey Buttle and Jamie Sale and David Pelletier.
The award-winning champions will be showcasing their talents for a series of holiday-themed performances.
The show is sponsored by the Moose Jaw Times-Herald and Golden West Radio.
Tickets for Moose Jaw Warriors’ season ticket holders go on sale today at 11 a.m. and will be available to the general public on Saturday.
“It’s a holiday-themed show,” said Doug Campbell, director of business development for Mosaic Place. “It’s quite a coup as right now it’s one of only three performances they have scheduled for Canada at this time.
“It’s obviously a great all-ages show, with a great quality of performers when you look at Joannie Rochette, who has just come from getting an Olympic bronze medal and the likes of some of the great Canadian skaters.
“When you are looking at that type of performing, it’s an opportunity we felt we could not pass up and an opportunity to bring in a top calibre show to Mosaic Place,” Campbell said.
Tickets for the show range from $29 for youth to $99 for VIP ice-level seats with meet-and-greet access.
“The facility is set up so it allows us to sell seating on the ice-deck itself, which will give a unique and very interesting perspective on the performance.
“This will appeal to all ages. It will appeal towards families in general and fans of figure skating in Saskatchewan,” Campbell said.
Tickets are available by phone at 624-2050, at www.mosaicplace.ca or in person at the Mosaic Place box office.
Rebecca Lawrence can be reached at 691-1258.