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Skate Canada – VANCOUVER, BC: All-event tickets for the 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships go on sale on Thursday, June 22, at 10:00 a.m. (PT). The event will take place in Vancouver, B.C., at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre from January 8-14, 2018. The 2018 event will serve as a qualification event for the team that will compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea later that same year.

All-Event ticket packages will include all competitions in novice, junior and senior and the exhibition gala, as well as all practices. Fans will be able to choose from four levels of all-event ticket packages that are priced at $140, $175, $210, and $310, plus applicable surcharges.  Fans may also save up to 30% at select Vancouver hotels with code that appears after every online ticket purchase.

Join our exclusive mailing list to receive pre-sale information!

Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.ca, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or in person at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.

SUPER FAN SECTION
The Super Fan Section is back! This section includes the first three rows of the arena, allowing fans to be closest to the action. All fans purchasing tickets in this section will receive a Canada flag, event pin, event program and stylish bag. All-event ticket packages in the Super Fan Section, which includes the super fan bag, are priced at $310, plus applicable surcharges.

Fans not seated in the Super Fan Section may purchase the Super Fan Bag for an additional $60 each, plus applicable surcharges.

EVENT INFO
The pre-eminent all-Canadian sporting event will feature approximately 250 skaters in the men, women, pair, and ice dance disciplines, competing in three levels: senior, junior, and novice. Athletes will vie for spots on the Skate Canada National Team and the Canadian teams that will compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, 2018 ISU World Figure Skating Championships, 2018 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, and 2018 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships.

This will be Vancouver’s sixth time hosting the national championships. Most recently they hosted the event a decade ago in 2008. They also hosted in 1997, 1973, 1968 and 1951. The city has also hosted several international figure skating events: the 2009 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, 2001 & 1960 ISU World Figure Skating Championships and the 1978 Skate Canada International.

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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