As most of you im sure are already aware this past Canada took the world record for the most gold medal wins ever in a winter Olympics, owning the ice with our gold medal wins in both hockey and figure skating. Both moments I can safely say were among the most patriotic I have ever experienced. One of those wins, beloved London native Tessa Virtue and her pair Scott Moir took the top podium to become the first North Americans to win an Olympic Gold medal in ice dancing in a heated competition against close companions, American pair Charlie White and Meryl Davis.
Having seen this performance first hand from the same stadium in the competition deciding the final Olympic team this past January, I was instantly drawn in. Entering the stadium a little hesitant not having kept up with the recent names highlighting the world of figure skating I wasn’t sure what to expect. The competition started enjoyably enough but nothing near drawing me to tears. It wasn’t until the last couple, which I would learn was the soon to be household names Virtue and Moir, that I found myself jumping to my feet completly moved by their performance and wishing it would never end. Theirs were names I would not soon forget following their every moment in Olympic victory.
Fear not if you missed their performance the first time, the London John Labatt Centre is providing you with another opportunity. The pairs will be performing their gold medal performance in Sunday May 2nd in “Stars On Ice.” With tickets starting at just $25 this promises to be a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness history in the making!
Tickets can still be purchased through http://www.johnlabattcentre.com/calendar/052010-02.html, by phone at 866-455-2849 or at the John Labatt Center Box Office.