Three-time U.S. Champion to Perform in Character and Costume
Richmond, VA – “Nancy Kerrigan’s Halloween on Ice” promoter Jerry Solomon announced today that three-time US National Champion Johnny Weir will join the 15 city tour.
“I am so excited for Halloween on Ice!” said Weir. It’s going to be such a perfect opportunity to combine my love of costumes and fashion with the privilege of performing my heart out each night. This will be an amazing show for the whole family to enjoy and I can’t wait to see you all there!”
“I can’t wait to work with Johnny,” said two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan, who is co-directing the show with Kurt Browning. “Johnny’s costumes are well-known beyond skating so I am sure the audience will be excited to see what he comes up with.”
Halloween on Ice began in 1995 as a vehicle for Kerrigan following her Silver Medal performance in the 1994 Olympics. This year’s tour begins on October 8 in Wilkes-Barre, PA and continues through the end of October, concluding in Grand Rapids, MI.
Tickets for Halloween on Ice are available at the Richmond Coliseum’s sweetFrog Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com. Prices range from $25 to $85. A VIP post-show meet and greet with the skaters is available for an additional $75. For more show information, visit halloweenonice.com.
“We are excited that Johnny will share top billing with Nancy and Kurt Browning for this year’s tour, which also includes a group of national, world and Olympic medalists. With the emphasis on costumes, we felt it was a natural for Johnny to be part of the show. Not only is he one of his generation’s best skaters but he is probably the best showman. He will be a great addition to the tour.”
Halloween on Ice is a StarGames production. Tour sponsors include Party City which will host the costume contest, Musselman’s Applesauce, Flex24 and Getty Images. The tour is sanctioned by US Figure Skating which will host skatefests in certain locations. Venue operator SMG manages each arena on the tour.
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In keeping with the Company’s mission, StarGames has been busy creating new events and shows over the past several years. StarGames orchestrated the return of tennis to Madison Square Garden in 2008 and has turned the Showdown and World Tennis Day into an annual celebration for the sport by featuring some of the greatest players in history including Roger Federer, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Kim Clijsters, and Venus and Serena Williams. In figure skating, StarGames’ productions have included A Tribute to the Golden Age of American Skating, A Salute to the Ladies of the Ice, Footloose on Ice, One Enchanted Evening, Colors of Winter and A Country Christmas on Ice.
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