HALIFAX, NS: Skate Canada is proud to activate the Skate Canada School Program during the 2016 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. The championships will take place from January 18-24, 2016 in Halifax, N.S. at the Scotiabank Centre. The School Program will take place on Thursday, January 21 from 9:45 a.m. until 11:15 a.m.
The Skate Canada School Program allows local area schools to come and watch the senior practices for free. Skate Canada provides educational materials to the schools regarding the event, the athletes competing and the benefits of skating for a healthy lifestyle, in advance of the students coming to watch. Students are encouraged to get creative by making handmade posters to cheer on the skaters.
During their visit, the students will join in on in-venue activities like the Dance Cam and get a special visit from Athlete Ambassador Elvis Stojko.
This year, 12 schools from the Halifax metro area will be participating, for a total of just over 1,000 students from grades 4-6.
- Inglis Street Elementary School
- Sycamore Lane Elementary
- Astral Drive Elementary School
- Hammonds Plains Consolidated Elementary
- Sackville Heights Elementary
- Prospect Road Elementary
- Grosvenor-Wentworth Park Elementary
- Hawthorn Elementary School
- Elizabeth Sutherland School
- Beaver Bank Monarch Drive Elementary
- Tantallon Junior Elementary
- Shatford Memorial Elementary