World Pair Champions Duhamel and Radford headline 2016 Skate Canada International in Mississauga
Skate Canada – ISU announces line-up for Grand Prix events
OTTAWA, ON: The International Skating Union (ISU) has announced the line-ups for the six 2016 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events. Canada will host the second stop on the circuit, the 2016 Skate Canada International in Mississauga, Ont., from October 27-30, 2016 at the Hershey Centre.
The line-up in Mississauga features Canadian favourites including Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Patrick Chan, and Alaine Chartrand. Fans will also get to witness the homecoming of Olympic ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir; they will make their return to competition after taking a two-year hiatus.
They will be joined by various current and former world champions including Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia, Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia, and Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy.
“The line-up for Skate Canada International in Mississauga this year could not be any stronger. The deck is stacked with world and Olympic medallists and we are excited to be bringing such a competitive event to the Hershey Centre,” said Dan Thompson, CEO, Skate Canada.
Skate Canada International is the second competition in the annual series. The other events take place in the United States (Skate America), Russia (Rostelecom Cup), France (Trophée Eric Bompard), China (Cup of China) and Japan (NHK Trophy).
Each skater/team can be assigned a maximum of two events. Skaters are awarded points based on their placements at their events. The top six from each discipline (men’s, ladies, pair and ice dance) qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final to be held in Marseille, France from December 8-11, 2016.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
All-event ticket packages range from $157.50-$195, plus applicable surcharges. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.ca, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or in person at the Hershey Centre box office. Single event tickets will go on sale in September. Go to www.skatecanada.ca for the latest news on ticket packages and promotions!
2016 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES*
CANADIAN ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE 2016 ISU GRAND PRIX OF FIGURE SKATING SERIES*
SKATE AMERICA – Chicago, IL, USA — October 21-23, 2016
SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL — Mississauga, Ontario – October 27-30, 2016
ROSTELECOM CUP — Moscow, Russia — November 4-6, 2016
TROPHÉE ERIC BOMPARD — Paris, France — November 11-13, 2016
CUP OF CHINA — Beijing, China — November 18-20, 2016
NHK TROPHY — Sapporo, Japan — November 25-27, 2016
For full entries at the five other ISU Grand Prix events please visit www.isu.org.
*Entries are subject to change