NEW GLASGOW — ELVIS is in the building.
Three-time World Figure Skating Champion and two-time Olympic Silver medalist Elvis Stojko will be making a special appearance at the annual Mariposa East Skating Centre ice show in March.
Stojko’s appearance with the local club was confirmed in late November while he was finishing up with the Official Thank You Canada Tour alongside other Olympians such as Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Kaetlyn Osmond and many more.
Stojko will appear twice during the ice show and skate in the finale program which is scheduled to take place at the Pictou County Wellness Centre at 2 p.m. on March 10.
The day before the show, Stojko will facilitate a clinic for competitive skaters from throughout Nova Scotia including many from the Mariposa East Skating Centre.
“Elvis is a pioneer in the sport of figure skating,” says head coach Angela Coady. “We are extremely excited to provide this opportunity to the residents of Pictou County to come and watch one of Canada’s most decorated athletes in their own backyard.”
While Stojko will be a definite draw for many people, the real stars of the show are the CanSkaters and local Competitive Skaters who have worked hard all year for their own achievements.
Stojko, 46, currently resides in Toronto. Both he and his wife Gladys are huge animal lovers and spend some of their time volunteering at animal shelters. They have three dogs of their own, all rescues from Mexico. Elvis loves his time at home with his wife and his furry kids, often spending it outside enjoying their 100-acre property.
In addition to his significant World and Olympic titles, Stojko is also a seven-time Canadian Champion. Furthermore, he holds two world records, being the first person to successfully land a quadruple jump in combination with a double jump at the 1991 World Figure Skating Championships and the first to perform a quadruple jump in combination with a triple jump at the 1997 Champion Series Final. Stojko was also the 2005 WKA Canadian Kung Fu Champion and went on to winning silver at the World Championships that year.
Further details and ticket sales locations will be announced later this month.