the IMG and Absolute Skating are proud to present:
Proximus Stars on Ice 2005
Osborne & Mireille
Photos © Joy
Some European figure skating fans sometimes complain that
their opportunities to watch skating shows aren't as abundant
as those offered to North American audiences. While this may
be true, the truth is also that
there are several skating shows and tours in Europe as well.
One of them is the Belgian edition of Stars on Ice. Held in
Antwerp, the shows are about to become a tradition as preparations
are made for the third consecutive year. The first two years
were very successful, offering such international skating
celebrities as professionals Katarina Witt, Ilia Kulik, Katia
Gordeeva, Barbara Fusar Poli and Maurizio Margaglio, Margarita
Drobiazko and Povilas Vanagas, Shae-Lynn Bourne and Viktor
Kraatz, Oksana Baiul and others, as well as top eligible skaters
like Kevin van der Perren, Takeshi Honda, Miki Ando and Stefan
Since its creation in 1986 by Olympic legend, Scott Hamilton,
“Stars on Ice” has known tremendous success in
the United States and the rest of the world. For more information
about “Stars on Ice” visit the website www.starsonice.com.
Ticket prices have been reasonable and the Sportpaleis has
been near filled with enthusiastic crowds. Many spectators
are expected to return for the third time this fall. The shows,
put on by the IMG and sponsored by Proximus, are top class
entertainment leaving no one disappointed. With the Olympic
Winter games in Torino coming up, the shows will have an Olympic
theme. The eligible part of the cast, all present Olympians,
their Olympic programs. The audience will also be able to
watch some of the best professional skaters. The show will
be in two parts with an intermission. Each act will offer
individual performances as well as dazzling group numbers
and flashy costumes.
An IMG press release announces the return of Olympic gold
medallists Ilia Kulik
and Ekaterina Gordeeva
to the shows this year. Returning are also Barbara
Fusar Poli and Maurizio Margaglio. They will
be joined by Tatiana Navka
Kostomarov, the Russian ice dancers who won
the gold at the last two World Championships and Emanuel
Sandhu, who’s ranked 3rd in the world.
Of course Belgian star Kevin
van der Perren will appear in the role of
ambassador of the “Proximus Stars on Ice 2005”.
In the next few days a couple of additions to the cast will
Absolute Skating will give a few lucky people the opportunity
to win tickets to the shows and a meet-and-greet with one
of the skaters, so keep checking the site.
The Stars on Ice shows in Antwerp will be held on:
Saturday 19 November 2005 19h30
Sunday 20 November 2005 15h00
Ticket information: (tickets are already available)
Price: €15, €23, €30 (depending on the selected
Reservations via Tele Ticket Service:
|Belgium: 070 345 345
The Netherlands: 0900 45 000 45
Other Countries: +32 34 0000 34
Or via website www.teleticketservice.com
For more information turn to the Proximus Stars on Ice site:
“Proximus Stars on Ice”, known for its originality
and exceptional ice skating talent, attracted more than 19,000
spectators in 2003 and 2004.
Do not miss this unique opportunity to see the world’s
best skaters in a preview of the Olympics!