OTTAWA, ON: Fourteen Canadians will compete at the International Adult Figure Skating Competition held in Oberstdorf, Germany from May 22-27, 2017.

This is the 13th consecutive year for this prestigious adult figure skating competition. Canada has been well represented since the competition began in 2005. This year there will be a record numbers in all categories: 36 International Skating Union (ISU) Members, 560 competitors and more than 700 performances in total.

“We are delighted to see such a dedicated and talented group of adult skaters heading to Oberstdorf for this respected event. Staying healthy and active is a value that we hold dear, and to see our adult skaters continuously bring medals back from this event year after year shows their commitment to a healthy lifestyle and their passion for skating for life,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada.

Over the six-day competition, skaters (who must be between the ages of 28 – 78) will compete in the following categories:

• Free Skating
• Artistic Free Skating
• Pairs Free Skating
• Pairs Artistic Free Skating
• Ice Dance – Pattern Dance
• Ice Dance – Short Dance
• Ice Dance – Free Dance
• Synchronized Skating

This year, the following skaters will be representing Canada in the free skating and the artistic free skating categories in Obertsdorf:

Gary Beacom
Sandra Blitz
Joan Cheng
Sara Davidson
Takashi Ikeno
Angela Justason
Linda Maundrell
Amylie Noel
Jennifer Powell
Carol Snow
Michelle Swan
Monica Tanse
Natasha Taylor
Angie Zurita

Last year, the ISU added a second competition for adults and, once again, Vancouver will be home to the next ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition being held at the Minoru Arena from August 21-26, 2017.

For further information please visit www.isu.org or the ISU Adult Working Group website www.adultskating.org.

Media Inquiries:
Diana Barkley
ISU Adult Working Group
dianabarkley@shaw.ca