It’s time to Rock the Rink! The nationwide figure skating tour headlined by Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Elvis Stojko, Kaetlyn Osmond, Jeremy Abbott, and Carolina Kostner will feature a Special Olympics Canada athlete performing a solo at each Canadian stop.
Rock the Rink begins Saturday, October 5, in Abbotsford. SOBC – Surrey figure skater and SOBC Hall of Fame member Marc Theriault is ready to take the ice in the kickoff show, and says it’s a “dream come true.”
“The chance to skate with all those guys, it’s a dream come true, and it also helps Special Olympics, the athletes, to show what we’re capable of doing on the ice, so people can see how good we are," Theriault says. Read more in the Surrey Now-Leader
SOBC – Kelowna’s Alexandra Magee is set to skate in Penticton on October 6; she says she is excited and hoping to inspire other Special Olympics skaters. Read more in the Kelowna Capital News
Vancouver’s Alexander Pang is ready to show his skills at UBC’s Thunderbird Arena on October 7, and Fort St. John’s Darlene Jakubowski is set to shine in the shows in Dawson Creek on October 11 and Prince George on October 12. Read more in EnergeticCity.ca
Rock the Rink is a true champion of inclusion. We can’t wait to see these skaters show their skills throughout B.C.!
For Rock the Rink information and ticket purchasing, please click here. For the Vancouver show, use the promo code SOBCROCKS to unlock special-offer savings on last-minute tickets thanks to Rock the Rink and UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.