Virtue, Moir, Chan, Stojko hit the road for cross-Canada 'thank you' tour
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir celebrate during the venue ceremony after winning the gold medal in the ice dance, free dance figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
TORONTO -- Ice skating darlings Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are among the retired all-star athletes hitting the road for a thank you tour.
The veteran Olympic champions will be joined by fellow pairs skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, as well as skaters Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond and Elvis Stojko.
The coast-to-coast showcase begins Oct. 5 in Abbotsford, B.C., and is set to hit 30 cities. It wraps up in St. John's, N.L.
The tour follows Canada's gold-medal team performance at the Pyeongyang Winter Games.
Virtue says in a release they want to visit cities that don't ordinarily get skating productions because they know how important grassroots programs are in small towns.