It’ll be a bittersweet night at the Stampede Corral this October when Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir take to the ice for one of their last performances.
The duo stole the hearts of Canadians during their stunning, gold-medal-winning routines at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games, though those hearts have become heavy to learn that the pair are planning to retire from the sport.
“It just feels for us like it’s the right time to say goodbye but we’re still loving and enjoying the sport as much as we always have,” said Moir in an announcement earlier this month.
“Thank you so much for your unwavering support. It truly has meant the world to us and you know, we’re in such good hands in Canada,” said Virtue. “The next generation of skaters is going to blaze new trails, break all of our records, and we can’t wait to cheer them on.”
Their time on the ice is not over quite yet, however, as their cross-Canada Rock the Rink tour kicks off this October.
Alongside Virtue and Moir will be Olympian Patrick Chan, as well as Canadians Kaetlyn Osmond and Elvis Stojko, Olympic Medalist Carolina Kostner, US National Champion Jeremy Abbott, and Italian World Champions Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte.
The skaters will be performing in Calgary on Wednesday, October 16.
Here’s the full schedule for the Rock the Rink tour — and the last chance Canadians will get to see the golden pair in action:
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
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 – Quicken Loans Arena
November 13 – Peterborough, ON – Peterborough Memorial Centre
November 15 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
November 16 – Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
November 23 – St. John’s, NL – Mile One Centre
Rock The Rink 2019
When: October 5 to November 23, 2019, with more dates to be added soon
Where: 30 cities across Canada
Tickets: Available online