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January 31, 2000
Canada's Best At Winterfest Ice Show Spectacular
It's a parade of champions at Mel Lastman Square, Friday, February 11, as
Jennifer Robinson, Jamie Salé and David Pelletier, and Marie France Dubreuil
and Patrice Lauzon take to the ice for Toronto Winterfest's Ice Show

All three skating sensations struck gold at the Canadian Figure Skating
Championships this past weekend. Robinson took home her third ladies singles
championship, while the dance team of Dubreuil and Lauzon garnered their
first-ever-Canadian title. Salé & Pelletier, the dymnamic duo who have taken
the world by storm since their Skate America Grand Prix win last fall, skated
to victory with their moving free-skate performed to Love Story. Edmonton's Ben
Ferreira, who took bronze in the Men's Competition, will also perform at
Winterfest's Ice Show.

"We're thrilled to have these great Canadian skating stars with us to kick-off
Winterfest 2000," declared Mayor Mel Lastman. "It makes for a great opportunity
to see top-notch international skating talent - and best of all, the Skating
Show, like all Winterfest events, is absolutely FREE! What a way to beat the
February blahs!"

Hosted by CTV's Alicia Kay, the Skating Spectacular, which begins at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, with an encore performance, Saturday at 7:30 p.m., also features the
precision skating of black ice, as well as the hilarious antics of Ice
Nightmare. Off the ice, Canada's favourite children's performers, Sharon Lois
and Bram, will be on hand for a special performance. For those not able to make
it to Mel Lastman Square, the ice show will be broadcast live on Rogers
Television, Cable Channel 10 at 7:30 p.m.

The Ice Show Spectacular, is only the beginning of a full weekend of FREE
wintertime fun at Nathan Phillips Square and Mel Lastman Square. Discovery 2000
is the theme for this year's event, which offers entertainment for the whole
family. Children's performers, Hollywood stunt shows, a 'Discover Brazil'
exhibit, ski n' snowboard trampoline demos, make-and-take crafts and fantasy
snow sculptures are just a few of the treats in store for Winterfest revellers.

For more information about Toronto Winterfest, February 11, 12 and 13 call the
Event Hotline at (416) 338-0338 or visit us on the web.

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