May 1, 2008
The performance is being staged by the Imperial Ice
Stars, the worlds leading theatrical ice skating
company, which has transformed the stage of the biggest
theatre in Canada into an intimate skating rink.
The timeless story of Swan Lake, which is performed to
the music of Tchaikovsky, tells the tale of Prince
Siegfried, who falls in love with Odette, a woman
transformed into a swan by an evil curse.
Odette is destined to remain a strange composite
creature, until rescued by a mans undying love.
Only the evil Rothbart and his daughter, the black swan
Odile, stand in her way of release from the curse.
The production showcases stunning Olympic-level skating
in the intimacy of the theatre. Audiences will be wowed
by a repertoire of breathtaking triple flips,
awe-inspiring aerial gymnastics, double axles, death
spirals, bielmanns, triple throw axles and spectacular
high speed lifts, unique to the Ice Stars performance.
Most of the daring moves performed in the show would
normally be performed in an arena, of approximately 60m x
The stage the performers skate on in the theatre is only
15m x 15m.
Olga Sharutenko, a recent contestant on the television
show "Dancing On Ice", plays the role of Odette.
She leads a 25-member cast of Olympic, World, European
and National Championship skaters, who between them have
won more than 200 competition medals.
Swan Lake on Ice is an ideal opportunity for young
performers to see how the disciplines and technical
demands of world-class ice dancing can be taken to the
highest possible artistic levels.
Swan Lake on Ice comes straight from a sold-out tour of
South Africa as part of an 80-week world tour, which will
also appear in the U.K., Australia and New Zealand,
Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Germany, the
Netherlands and the U.S.
It will see the largest theatre venue in Canada, the Sony
Centre for the Performing Arts, transformed into an
intimate skating arena with approximately 14 tonnes of
ice using 14,000 litres of water.
Thats enough to fill 154 baths or take 205 showers
lasting 5 minutes.
Underneath, 15 km of pipe work is used in the
Laid end-to-end, those pipes would cover the distance of
27 CN Towers.
Tickets are on sale for $35-$95 through
Ticketmaster by phone at 416-872-2262, online at