For the first time ever, the professional skaters who appear in ITV's Dancing on Ice will star in their own ice skating show, THE PROFESSIONALS ON ICE, and will be demonstrating their breath-taking skills on a national tour. The audience will be dazzled by national and world champions as they prove their prowess with hair-raising headbangers, daring double salchows and sensational split twist lifts. The venues are some of the biggest ice skating arenas in the country, with the biggest, the National Ice Centre in Nottingham, kicking off the tour on 27 April. The tour will end in Dundee on 2 June.
THE PROFESSIONALS ON ICE, which has been in the making for the past year and is a response to public demand as there is no Dancing on Ice Live tour, will feature many of the Dancing on Ice champions, along with many of the viewers' other favourite skaters from the current and previous series (subject to availability): Matt Evers & Frankie (Poultney), Sylvain Longchambon & Brianne Delcourt, Mark Hanretty & Maria Filippov, Andy Buchanan & Robin Johnstone, Sean Rice & Jodeyne Higgins, and Lukasz Rozycki & Alexandra Schauman. They will be joined by surprise special guests at the various venues on the tour.
THE PROFESSIONALS ON ICE will be a spectacular combination of high adrenaline action, hit music and dazzling skill suitable for all the family, with special prices for the under 16s.
THE PROFESSIONALS ON ICE is created and directed by Dancing on Ice champion Matt Evers, with original choreography by The Professionals themselves, and is produced by Suzanne Shaw and The Ice Pros (2013) Limited.
The show is not affiliated with ITV or Dancing on Ice.
Tickets: £25 - £29 (under 16s £17.50 - £19.50). Box Office: 0844 871 8819. For more information, visit www.TheProfessionalsOnIce.co.uk or follow @ProsOnIce on Twitter.
UK TOUR DATES (correct at time of going to press):
27 April Capital FM Arena, National Ice Centre, Nottingham
03 - 05 May Ice Sheffield
10 - 12 May Slough Ice Arena
17 - 19 May Hull Ice Arena
24 - 26 May Murrayfield Ice Rink, Edinburgh
31 May - 02 June Dundee Ice Arena
Matt was ranked in the top 5 figure skaters in the United States. He has appeared in every series of ITV's Dancing on Ice since the beginning and won series 3 with Suzanne Shaw. As well as being a professional skater, Matt is a television presenter in the States and the UK, and he currently has two series running on the Food Network. He also has a successful modelling career and, as an actor, he has starred in many American sitcoms and dramas and appeared in the films Blades of Glory with Will Ferrell and Dark Shadows directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. In September 2012, he made his London stage acting debut in the adult comedy Up4AMeet at the Waterloo East Theatre.
Professional British adagio ice skater, Frankie was born in Sheffield. At age 18, she joined a French ice show as a chorus girl. She competed in series 2-7 of ITV's Dancing on Ice. She and Chris Fountain were runners-up in series 3.
Sylvain, a French ice dancer, started skating in 1987, He competed for 15 years and was a member of the French national team for 10 years. He began his professional career in 2006 with the Spanish version of Dancing on Ice, where he finished second. He came to England in 2008 to skate in Blackpool's show Hot Ice. He has skated in the last three series of ITV's Dancing on Ice with Jennifer Metcalfe, Heidi Range and, this year, Samia Ghadie.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Brianne first put on a pair of skates at the age of two and began skating competitively at the age of 11. Between 1993 & 1996, she won various regional and sectional titles, working her way up to national competitions. In 1996 & 1997, Brianne represented her country in competitions in Ottawa and Vancouver. Towards the end of the 1990s, Brianne turned professional and has since skated in shows including Hot Ice in Blackpool as half of the Principal Adagio Pair. Brianne's 11 years as a professional have so far seen her perform in shows all over the USA, in Hong Kong and in Mexico. She is descended from the legendary Barnum, of The Barnum and Bailey Circus. She has partnered Matt Lapinskas in this year's Dancing on Ice.