Belfast Telegraph

Friday 28 November 2014

Torvill and Dean to skate into Belfast

Skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are to bring their stunning ice performances to the Odyssey Arena in May.

The ice champions will lead an all-star celebrity line-up — which is soon to be announced — as part of the UK Dancing On Ice tour.

The Odyssey shows will take place on May 1, 2 and 3. Tickets went on sale this morning at 9am.

The current series on ITV — featuring Northern Ireland presenter Zoe Salmon and Irish investigative journalist Donal MacIntyre — is pulling millions of viewers every Sunday night.

The Dancing On Ice tour will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Torvill and Dean’s Olympic Gold medal win for their stunning Bolero routine at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics in 1984.

All the celebrities will be trained and choreographed by Torvill and Dean, who will also perform several of their favourite routines at each performance.

Olympic gold medal winner Robin Cousins will lead the panel of rink-side judges who will critique their performances.

The four-week UK tour will travel to Arenas in Sheffield, Nottingham, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham and Belfast.

At each performance, the audience will have a chance to vote for their favourite skating celebrity.

Replicating the format of the hit ITV show, they will be able to use their mobile phones to text vote for their favourite couple. The audience votes will then be added to the scores from the judges to decide the winner.

Once the votes have been counted, the winning celebrity will join their skating partner to perform a magical finale.

As with the previous tours, all profits from text voting will go to charity.

Tickets are priced at £60, £46.50 and £38 (which may be subject to service charge).

Those interested in tickets can call the Odyssey Arena Box Office on 90 739 074, or Ticketmaster on 0870 2434455, or visit www.ticketmaster.ie or all usual outlets.

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