OTTAWA, ON: A record 68 Canadians, the largest group of Canadians in the event’s history, are headed to Oberstdorf, Germany, to compete at the International Adult Figure Skating Competition from May 14-19, 2018.

This is the 14th edition of the renowned adult figure skating competition, which attracts skaters from across the world, including a sizeable group of Canadians every year. This year, 515 competitors from 34 International Skating Union (ISU) member nations are registered to compete.

“It’s so great to see our adult skaters following their passion by embracing the joy of skating and staying active for life,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada. “The impressive size of this group will undoubtedly be matched by their abilities on the ice and their character as representatives of the Canadian skating community.”

Over the six-day competition, skaters 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

The Canadian delegation includes skaters from British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. For a full list of entries, please refer to the start orders.

In five months’ time, the second ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition of the year takes place. The third annual ISU International Adult Figure Skating Competition in Vancouver will be held at the Canlan Ice Sports Burnaby 8-Rinks Arena from October 10-13, 2018.

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