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Elvis Stojko to skate in Pictou County’s Mariposa East Skating Centre ice show

World champion skater Elvis Stojko will be taking part in the Mariposa East Skating Centre ice show on March 10.
World champion skater Elvis Stojko will be taking part in the Mariposa East Skating Centre ice show on March 10. - Contributed

New Glasgow – Elvis Stojko is coming to Pictou County. 

The three-time World Figure Skating Champion and two-time Olympic Silver medalist  will be making a special appearance at the annual Mariposa East Skating Centre ice show at the Pictou County Wellness Centre on March 10, 2019. 

Stojko will appear twice during the Ice Show and skate in the finale program which is schedule 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 Mariposa East 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, organizers say 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, Ontario. In addition to his significant World and Olympic titles, he 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 win silver at the World Championships that year. 

Further details and ticket sales locations will be announced later this month. 

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