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2014/05/14 - Kingston to host the 2015 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada and Canadian Tire announced Kingston, Ontario as the location of the 2015 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. It will take place from January 19-25, 2015 at the Rogers K-Rock Centre. The event will feature approximately 250 skaters in the men’s, women’s, pair and ice dance disciplines, competing in three levels: senior, junior and novice.

This will be Kingston’s first time hosting the championships. In 2010 Skate Canada International was held in the city for the first time as well.

“The Canadian Tire National Skating Championships is the highlight of the season for many skaters. This is where we will see hard work pay off as these athletes who began in our CanSkate program now compete to become champions,” said Dan Thompson, Skate Canada CEO. “We are excited to be able to bring this historic event to Kingston for the first time. We know the city and Skate Canada Eastern Ontario will be tremendous hosts as we celebrate 101 years of champions.” 

“The Canadian Tire Family of Companies has celebrated skating for over 90 years and we are extremely proud to be title sponsor of this event for the third year in a row,” said Kim Saunders, Associate Vice President, Sport Partnerships, Canadian Tire Corporation.  “The Canadian Tire National Skating Championships is a part of Canada’s heritage and brings much pride and accomplishment to athletes, families, coaches and communities across the country.  We look forward to bringing this exciting event to Kingston in 2015.”

“Kingston is proud to have been selected as the host community for the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in January 2015,” said Mayor Mark Gerretsen. “We look forward to welcoming athletes, coaches, family members, fans, sponsors, and volunteers to Kingston and watching these tremendous athletes showcase their talents.”

“We are extremely delighted that Skate Canada will return to the City of Kingston, building off of the success of the 2010 Skate Canada International event. We are very fortunate to have a supportive figure skating community, state of the art facilities, and a proven event hosting resume to support this event. We look forward to welcoming athletes, coaches, and spectators to Kingston in 2015,” said Rob Carnegie, Director, Tourism Kingston.

Athletes will vie for spots on the Skate Canada National Team and the Canadian teams that will compete at the 2015 ISU World Figure Skating Championships, the 2015 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships and the 2015 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships.

Event ticket packages will go on sale this Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (ET).  Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.ca, by phone at 1.855.985.5000 or in person at the Rogers K-Rock Centre box office.

The Senior Competition Package includes all senior practices, competition and the exhibition gala from January 23-25, 2015. This package costs $160-$185 plus applicable surcharges. Seating for this package is reserved.

The Junior Competition Package includes all novice and junior practices and competitions from January 19-22, 2015. This package costs $40 plus applicable surcharges. Seating for this package is general admission. Children aged 12 years and under are invited to attend the novice and junior events free of charge.

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