OTTAWA, ON: Four hundred fifty Canadian adult figure skaters will travel to Calgary, Alta., this week in preparation for the 2015 Skate Canada Adult Figure Skating Championships. The event takes place from April 3-5, 2015, at the WinSport Canada Athletic and Ice Complex, located at Canada Olympic Park, and features adult skaters from across the country competing in four disciplines: free skate, interpretive, ice dance, and synchronized skating.

“The 2015 Skate Canada Adult Figure Skating Championships will gather hundreds of Canadians from ages 18 to 75 who share an incredible bond in their passion for lifelong skating. Skaters and teams at this event have displayed hard work and dedication all season long in preparation for this weekend,” said Dan Thompson, CEO, Skate Canada. “We look forward to Calgary hosting these skaters and joining in the celebration of their success.”

New this year, Skate Canada will be offering two workshops on Thursday, April 2, focusing on the theme Active for Life: Keeping the Adult Body and Mind in Sync for Skating. Dr. William Bridel will present An Active Workshop on Physical Activity and Adult Skaters, and Sommer Christie will discuss Sharpening your Mental Edge.

This year will also see special guest Cassie Campbell-Pascall as the master of ceremonies at the event’s opening ceremony and meet and greet on Thursday evening. Captain of Canada’s national women’s hockey team from 2001-2006, Campbell-Pascall will share her experience in skating for life and keeping active in sport.

Admission for the 2015 Skate Canada Adult Figure Skating Championships is free of charge. Live streaming will be available through Skate Canada’s Dailymotion page. For further information, please visit the Skate Canada 2015 Adult Figure Skating Championships page.

Skate Canada offers recreational, test, and competitive opportunities to adult skaters through our AdultSkate program. Programs available to adult skaters include CanSkate, STARSkate, CanPowerSkate, and SynchroSkate. To locate a club in your region that offers adult programming, please consult your Section office.