OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada announced today that Windsor, Ontario will host the 2012 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships at the WFCU Centre from February 23-25, 2012.
This is the first time the city has hosted this event and it is also the first time that the Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will be planned and executed by a Local Organizing Committee.
“Western Ontario has proven over and over again that they have some of the best figure skating fans in the country,” said William Thompson, Skate Canada CEO. “Fans can expect entertaining competition in every category and with the top two senior teams qualifying for the 2012 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships it will certainly be an exciting event.”
"We are thrilled to have been selected to work with Skate Canada as the host skating community for the 2012 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships. The Local Organizing Committee, represented by the Sun Parlour Skating Region, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island and the WFCU Centre, promises to bring a first class event to the region in February 2012. This event will have a positive impact on our local economy and we look forward to the opportunity to enhance our relationship with Skate Canada and our image as a sports tourism destination," said the Local Organizing Committee.
The 2012 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will bring approximately 1,000 skaters from across the country to the city. The event will bring in excess of $800,000 to the area and use approximately 1,000 hotel room nights.
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 2012 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden from April 13-14, 2012.
Hotel information for Synchro teams attending the event can be found on Members Only.