Review: Thank You Canada Tour
Attraction - Exhibition
Dundas St, London, Ontario, N6A 6K1, Canada
Olympians on ice
Last month my sister and I, avid skating fans, went to see the Thank You Canada Tour. It was amazing to see Canada’s Olympic skaters perform their Olympic routines, live, and, for Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, before their hometown crowd! Along with the consummate professional Elvis Stojko, the cast included Patrick Chan, Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford, Kaetlyn Osmond, and Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje. The tour has traveled across the country to give fans a chance to see them in person and ended in Newfoundland on November 24th.
We had fabulous seats that were free thanks to a mix up earlier in the year at the arena with a Rod Stewart concert. There were many video interviews interspersed between the skating routines to introduce the skaters and allow for costume changes. We were also treated to a hip hop routine performed by Virtue and Moir on what looked like a boxing ring (minus the ropes) lowered onto the ice – a demonstration of how they practice routines before taking them onto the ice. Eric Radford is also a pianist and composer – he composed Patrick Chan’s Olympic music. For one of the segments, Eric played a new composition and Patrick skated.
Unlike many events, the audience was encouraged to take photos and videos and share them on all manner of social media. It had been a number of years since I had seen skating live and was very glad to have gone!
They’ll be back at Budweiser Gardens in May 2019 with a different skating show, Stars on Ice.
This review is solely based on the opinion of a Silver Travel Advisor member and not of Silver Travel Advisor Ltd.