Kurt Browning's Gotta Skate V - Featuring Andrea Bocelli October 18, 2005 7:30 PM Doors open at 6:30 PM.
Smuckers presents Kurt Browning's Gotta Skate V starring Andrea Bocelli with special guest Hayley Westenra. Featuring Olympic skaters Kurt Browning, Jamie Salé and David Pelletier, Elvis Stojko, Bria
Toronto's Air Canada Centre welcomes the skating extravaganza, Kurt Browning's Gotta Skate featuring tenor sensation Andrea Bocelli.
Joining Kurt Browning on the ice will be 1994 & 1998 Olympic Silver medalist Elvis Stojko, 1984 and 1988 Olympic Silver medalist and two-time World Champion Brian Orser, eight-time British National Champion Steven Cousins, 2003 World Dance Champion and ten-time Canadian Dance Champion Shae-Lynn Bourne, 2005 World Championship Bronze medalist Carolina Kostner, Five-time Italian National Champion Silvia Fontana, 2002 Olympic Gold medalists Jamie Sale & David Pelletier and World Amateur and Professional Champions and US National Champions Yuka Sato & Jason Dungjen.
The show will also feature a special guest appearance by international singing sensation Hayley Westenra. The 18-year-old songstress, who has sold over two million albums worldwide, is back with her sophomore effort Odyssey, to be released on the Decca label October 18th.
The CD also boasts an inspired duet, Dell'amore non sis a, with renowned worldwide superstar Andrea Bocelli.
Hayley's CD features an amazing rendition of Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now, a live version to which Yuka Sato & Jason Dungjen will skate.
Audiences that evening will also be treated to Westenra teaming up with Bocelli to sing his hits, Vivo Per Lei and the grand finale, Time To Say Goodbye.
Look for Andrea Bocelli to release his new album on January 27th on Philips/Universal Classics.
"Every time, we put together a program that I think just can't be topped," says Browning, the host, "but here we are about to put on the fifth show and it just keeps getting better. I'm so thrilled and proud to be part of this spectacular event."
Tickets for Kurt Browning's Gotta Skate are available through www.ticketmaster.ca or at the Air Canada Centre box office in Toronto, Ontario. Nationally, TV viewers can catch the program on NBC's airdate, Sunday, December 18, 2005 – 4:00-6:00 pm EST.
VIP Ticketing If you have purchased a Globe & Mail VIP reception ticket, please note that the cocktail reception is at 6:30pm.
Thanks to Erica Armstrong of Sale-Peletier.com we now have some photos of Hayley at Gotta Skate last week
Erica first posted them on Hayley's official forum and I have her permission to repost them here but anyone wanting to further reproduce them elsewhere should email her for permission at: email@example.com .
Erica's interest is primarily on the ice skating side of things (Jamie Salé and David Pelletier) but she has taken some excellent photos of Hayley alone... and with Andrea Bocelli, with whom Hayley duetted "Time To Say Goodbye" at the show's finale. I bet Hayley is THRILLED with that and I can't wait to see it if (hopefully) one of our US or Canadian friends manages to capture it when broadcast! i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif