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Skate Canada – MISSISSAUGA, ON: Single session tickets for the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships ® 2017 will go on sale on Saturday February 25, 2017 at 10 am (ET).  The championships will take place from March 10-11, 2017 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ont. Nineteen of the top junior synchronized skating teams from 14 countries will compete for the junior world title.

Short program prices are $50 ($30 for children). Free programs are $60 ($40 for children). All tickets will have applicable taxes and service charges. Children under 4 years of age are free.

Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or in person at the Hershey Centre Box Office.

Canada will have two entries at the championships. The teams qualified at Skate Canada Central Ontario’s annual Winterfest competition. Nexxice Junior, of the Burlington Skating Centre will represent as Team Canada 1 and Les Suprêmes Junior from CPA Saint-Léonard will be represent as Team Canada 2.

The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships was a biennial event but it was recently decided at the 2016 ISU Congress that the event will become annual beginning in 2017. The inaugural event was hosted in 2013 by Helsinki, Finland. In 2015, Team Canada (Les Suprêmes) won the nation’s first medal at the championships, a bronze.

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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