2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships headed to Saint John, N.B.

January 11, 2018

Skate Canada  - SAINT JOHN, N.B.: Skate Canada announced today that the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships will be held in Saint John, New Brunswick, from January 13-20, 2019, at Harbour Station. The championships will feature approximately 250 of the nation’s best skaters in the men, women, pairs, and ice dance disciplines, competing in three levels: senior, junior, and novice.

“Skate Canada is excited to host the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Saint John for the first time. This event is the highlight of the national skating calendar and we are thrilled to be able showcase Canada’s top figure skating talent at Harbour Station,” Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada. “We are looking forward to working with our partners in Saint John to put on a fantastic event and bring the joy of skating to the community.”

“I am thrilled Saint John will host the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championship next January. I look forward along with our Common Council and our residents to welcoming 500+ coaches, athletes and officials from across the country,” says Don Darling, Mayor of the City of Saint John. “Saint John is becoming a City of choice for hosting major sporting event because of our hospitality, expertise, infrastructure and sport fans.”

This will be Saint John’s first time hosting this event. The city has previously hosted Skate Canada International three times (2013, 1999 and 1995). They also hosted the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships® in December of 1997.

"Quispamsis is delighted to be part of the 2019 Canadian Tire Skate Canada Nationals," said Quispamsis Mayor Gary Clark. "The qplex will be an ideal practice facility for this event."

The pre-eminent all-Canadian competition will see athletes will vie for spots on the Skate Canada National Team and the Canadian teams that will compete at the 2019 ISU World Figure Skating Championships, 2019 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, and 2019 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships.

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Skate Canada is the nation’s governing body for competitive figure skating and is dedicated to creating a nation of skaters, both recreationally and competitively. At 130 years old, Skate Canada is the world’s oldest skating organization and Canada’s preeminent leader in skating instruction and education. Over 170,000 Canadians participate in Skate Canada educational programs each year, including our flagship CanSkate program that teaches beginners of every age the basic skills of skating and fundamental movements.

As one of Canada’s most successful sport governing bodies, Skate Canada athletes have won 25 Olympic medals and 36 world championship titles. Today’s Canadian world and Olympic medallists all began at one of our 1,200 local Skate Canada clubs or skating schools. Through our programs, more than 5,500 certified professional coaches encourage Canadians of all ages to skate together as a family, pursue competitive ice sports and enjoy an active lifestyle.

Skate Canada has a National Service Centre in Ottawa and high performance facilities in Toronto and Montreal.

For Information:
Emma Bowie, Communications Manager
+1 (613) 747-1007 ext. 2547
ebowie@skatecanada.ca