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Skate Canada – OTTAWA, ON: The best synchronized skating teams from across Canada are headed to Calgary, Alta., for the 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships, taking place from February 24-26, 2017, at Winsport’s Markin McPhail Centre.

The event will host over 800 skaters and coaches on 40 teams competing for national titles in the senior, junior, open, intermediate and novice categories. The top two senior teams will earn the chance to represent Canada at the 2017 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships being held in Colorado Springs, CO, USA, from April 7-8, 2017.

“We look forward to enjoying a week of tremendous performances, feeding off the incredible energy of the Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada. “Winsport and the Calgary community are ready the welcome our country’s best and host yet another successful championship.”

Tickets for the 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships are available for purchase in advance on ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000. Tickets will also be available for purchase on competition days at the Winsport box office. All-event tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children ages 5-14, and individual day passes can be purchased for $22 for adults or $10 for children. All tickets are general admission and will have applicable taxes and service charges. Entry is free for children four years and younger.

The competition will be streamed live for fans to watch the events from home.

Media looking to attend the event are asked to contact Allan Gordon, Communications Coordinator, by phone at 613.747.1007 ext. 2564 or by email at agordon@skatecanada.ca.

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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. Over 125 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 35 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 National Service Centres in Ottawa and Toronto and high performance facilities in Toronto and Montreal.

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