World champion Kurt Browning will perform at the Archie Browning Sports Centre March 14 to 16. (Facebook/Kurt Browning: The Greatest Showman on Ice)

Figure skating legend Kurt Browning set to dazzle Victoria crowds

Four-time world champion will perform classics at Archie Browning arena March 14 to 16

Beloved champion figure skater Kurt Browning hits the ice in Victoria next month.

Browning, a figure skating world champion, Olympian, choreographer and more, performs his best acts for Victoria crowds at the Archie Browning Arena for one of the biannual shows hosted by the Racquet Club of Victoria Skating Club.

Organizer Deena Beacom used to train with Browning at Edmonton’s Royal Glenora Club and calls him a close friend. She says it’s taken years to nail the busy athlete down for a Victoria show, but says his performance – supported by the Victoria Racquet Club’s talented skaters – will be well worth the wait.

READ ALSO: Stars on Ice glides into Victoria

“To have Kurt come and perform – it’s super exciting. I think he’s the best performer in the world,” she says. “He’s kind of like the Wayne Gretzky of figure skating.”

Beacom said the show will essentially be the best of Kurt Browning – with the four-time world champion and renowned performer skating through his classics, including Singing in the Rain, The Clown, Bring Him Home and more.

In 1988 Browning became the first figure skater in the world to land a quadruple in competition. He won four world titles, including three straight between 1989 and 1991. He was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1990 and the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2006.

The show is aptly named The Greatest Showman on Ice.

“To us he really is the greatest showman on ice,” Beacom says. “I don’t think anyone will come away from this event being disapointed.”

Additionally, the glass will be taken out of the arena for the first time in 16 years, offering a more intimate experience.

Kurt Browning: The Greatest Showman on Ice runs March 14 to 16. Tickets can be purchased online at racquetclubofvictoria.tickit.ca.

READ ALSO: The man behind the figure skating music at the Olympics



nina.grossman@blackpress.ca

Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

North Saanich’s Deep Cove Market up for sale for almost $1.8 million

Long-time owner Rosemary Scott hopes the public will understand her decision

UPDATED: Demonstrators plan to shut down Pat Bay Highway Wednesday afternoon

Adam Olsen, MLA, says issue should be taken to province, not communities

Sidney cougar sighting ‘unverified’ near Tulista Park in Sidney

Conservation Service receives multiple unverified reports of cougars in the region area weekly

Motion for Greater Victoria fare-free youth transit defeated

Victoria Regional Transit Commision votes tied 4-4

Peninsula Panthers pounce on Westshore Wolves during opening game of playoffs

Panthers look to increase their lead to two games in best-of-seven series Wednesday

Protecting privacy key to stopping spread of COVID-19, B.C. health officials say

The number of coronavirus cases in B.C. remains at seven

Toffoli scores OT winner as Canucks beat Habs 4-3

Demko makes 37 saves for Vancouver

Private clinics would harm ‘ordinary’ people using public system in B.C.: lawyer

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced in 2018 that the government would begin to fine doctors $10,000

B.C. terminates contract with hospice society refusing assisted death

Delta Hospice Society loses hospital service fund of $1.5 million

Child in hospital following fatal crash that killed father, sibling on B.C. highway

The single vehicle crash occured near Kamloops on Highway 5A

‘Die!’: Vernon councillor mailed death threat

This story contains information that might be sensitive to some readers

Hidden message connects Castlegar homeowners decades apart

The Rodgers family was surprised when a message fell out of the walls as they were renovating

Two B.C. men plead guilty to bus-terminal assault of man with autism in Ontario

Parmvir Chahil and Jaspaul Uppal due to be sentenced in June for aggravated assault

Most Read