Oshawa to host 2018 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships
Skate Canada – OTTAWA, ON: The 2018 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships has been awarded to Oshawa, Ont. The championships will take place from February 23-25, 2018 at the Tribute Communities Centre.
“Synchronized skating is one of our sports’ most exciting disciplines. It is something special to see a team of skaters working together on the ice to create a unified and captivating program. Oshawa is going to get to experience that magic next year,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada. “We are delighted to be heading back to Oshawa for the 2018 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships and look forward to the continued support from the community.”
The 2018 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will bring approximately 40 teams and over 800 skaters from across the country to Oshawa. The city previously hosted the event in 2009.
“The City of Oshawa is proud and ready to host the 2018 championships that will bring skaters, coaches and officials from all across Canada to our great city and the Tribute Communities Centre. The prestigious event will put Oshawa in the international spotlight and will showcase our amazing city to Canada and the world,” says Oshawa Mayor John Henry. “The City is excited to continue to work with Spectra Venue Management at the Tribute Communities Centre, Durham Tourism / Sport Durham, Oshawa Skating Club and Skate Canada to make sure that the 2018 championships will be a huge success for all.”
Teams will compete for national titles in the senior, junior, open, intermediate and novice categories. The top two senior teams will represent Canada at the 2018 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships.
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.
Emma Bowie, Communications Manager
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