(January 10, 2008)
Ottawa, ON – There will be added excitement and another Skate Canada first for the history books at the 2008 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships in Vancouver when 2003 World Ice Dance Champions and ten-time Canadian Champions Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz host the Parade of Champions on Sunday, January 20, 2008. Shae-Lynn and Victor will be acting as the emcees introducing the newly crowned junior champions and all the medalists from the senior events.
Shae-Lynn and Victor, who are also the Honorary Chairs for the event, will also have the pleasure of introducing former teammates and 2002 Olympic Pair Champions Jamie Sale and David Pelletier who will be the featured guest performers. Jamie and David will skate following their long-awaited induction into Skate Canada’s Hall of Fame which takes place earlier in the day.
The 2008 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships will be held January 16 – 20 at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver, B.C. Tickets are available by phone at 604.280.4444, or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.