Ottawa, ON: Over 500 skaters from across Canada are headed to Edmonton, Alta., for the 2019 Skate Canada Challenge. This year’s event will be taking place from November 28 – December 2, 2018 at the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre.

Skate Canada Challenge is the only qualifying event for novice, junior, and senior skaters to earn entries to the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, taking place in Saint John, N.B., from January 14-20, 2019. Skaters qualified for the 2019 Skate Canada Challenge by advancing through their local sectional championships.

The 2019 Skate Canada Challenge will also see the crowning of the 2019 Pre-Novice Champions in men, women, pairs, and ice dance.

Fans in Edmonton will get a chance to watch several Skate Canada National Team members, including: 2018 Canadian bronze medallist Larkyn Austman, 20, Coquitlam, B.C. (senior women), 2018 Canadian bronze medallist Nam Nguyen, 20, Ajax, Ont. (senior men), Evelyn Walsh, 17, London, Ont., and Trennt Michaud, 22, Trenton, Ont., (senior pairs), and  Haley Sales, 21, Burnaby, B.C., and Nikolas Wamsteeker, 22, Langley, B.C., (senior ice dance).

Local Edmonton skating clubs will have a large contingent at the event, including Isabelle Law (junior women, Derrick SC), Mychala Collier and Mackenzie Mah (novice ice dance, Ice Palace SC), Jolie Chiem (junior women, Ice Palace SC), Eric Liu (senior men, Ice Palace SC), Madison Moore (senior women, Ice Palace SC) and many others.

For more information including schedule, entries and start order, please click here. All events on all three competition rinks will be live streamed and can be accessed through the event page or the Skate Canada Dailymotion page.

All tickets will be available at the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre starting Tuesday, November 27, 2018. All-Event tickets are $50, single day tickets are $25 and children 12 years and younger receive free admission to all practices and competition when accompanied by a paying adult. For more information, please click here.