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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is 2019 Skate Canada Challenge?
Over 500 of the finest figure skaters from across Canada will participate in the 2019 Skate Canada Challenge. Skate Canada Challenge is the sole qualifying event for novice, junior, and senior skaters to earn an entry 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.
At the senior level, many members of Canada’s National Team often compete in the event, as well as junior athletes who have competed internationally. The Canadian Pre-Novice Champions in men, women, pair and ice dance are determined at Skate Canada Challenge.
Where is 2019 Skate Canada Challenge being held?
All competition events and practices for the 2019 Skate Canada Challenge will be held at Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre in Edmonton, AB.
What time are the events and when do the doors open?
The doors open each day 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the first practice. The most up-to-date schedule is always posted on the Skate Canada website at www.skatecanada.ca. Actual competition start times are subject to change up to and including the week of the event. It is recommended that you visit our website regularly to keep track of any schedule changes. If there is a schedule change and you cannot attend, tickets are non-refundable.
Which athletes will be competing at this event?
The full list of athlete entries will be confirmed in November 2018 upon completion of all sectional championships. Competitors are subject to change up to and including the week of the event.
How do I purchase tickets for the 2019 Skate Canada Challenge?
All tickets are sold at the door and all seating is general admission. Tickets prices are $50 All Event Pass and $25 day Pass.
If a family member is a Skate Canada member or a Skate Canada volunteer, where do I order my tickets?
You must purchase your tickets through the same channels as the general public.
What is included in the Event Pass?
The Event Pass covers entrance the competition for the entire duration.
How do I obtain entry to the practice sessions?
Practice sessions are included in the price of both the $50 Event Pass and $25 Day Pass.
Are there any discounts for groups?
There are no discounts on tickets.
Do I receive the same seats for each event?
All seating is general admission.
Do children require a ticket?
Children under 12 years of age do not require a ticket if they do not need a seat. If they do need a seat, a ticket must be purchased at full price.
Where is the kiss and cry located?
The kiss and cry for each competition rink are located by the Judge’s Stand and the Skater On/Off door.
Are tickets refundable?
Tickets are final sale.
Can I bring my camera and take pictures during the event?
At Skate Canada events, spectators are permitted to use small point and shoot cameras for personal use only. The following guidelines will be enforced:
- No flash photography
- No camera bags in venue
- No use of professional cameras and/or detachable lenses
- Camera cannot interfere with other fans’ enjoyment
- Any resale of photography or posting photos on professional websites is strictly prohibited
- Absolutely no video recording is allowed. Only accredited coaches and team managers may be permitted to videotape their own skater/team from rinkside during that skater’s/team’s practice or performance. If athletes wish to obtain a video of their programs, they may purchase a copy from the licensed video distributor on site if applicable.
Spectators not abiding by these restrictions risk having their camera confiscated by venue security staff. Additionally, Skate Canada staff reserves the right to restrict use of other types of cameras should they feel the quality and/or type of camera fail to protect the athletes’ and/or event’s interests.
Why does Skate Canada have a camera policy?
This policy is in place at events to protect the safety and privacy of athletes and to ensure a distraction free environment for all spectators. This camera policy falls in line with venue and other sport organization policies.
If I have a gift for an athlete how do I get it to them?
Gifts for athletes should be taken to the ticketing table or booth. Gifts that are not flowers or plush toys/stuffed animals should not be thrown on the ice.
Can I bring my own food and beverages to the event?
Outside food and beverage are NOT permitted in the arena. Refillable water bottles are permitted. Concession stands will be open throughout the event.
What type of food and beverage options are available at Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre?
Food services are available on the concourse, including Second Cup and Dairy Queen. There are also many restaurants located within walking distance to the arena.
Can I bring flags, banners or noisemakers to the event?
Handheld flags and fan signs are permitted in the arena however must not obstruct the view of or distract other patrons in the stands. Larger fan banners that are intended to be hung in the arena must be hung at either end of the arena with non-damaging tape, rope or zip-ties. Skate Canada is not responsible for lost or damaged banners.
Airhorns and noisemakers requiring batteries or compressed air are not permitted in the arena. Small handheld noisemakers may only be used following a skater’s program or during ice resurfacing. If flags, signs/banners and noisemakers become disruptive to fellow fans, Skate Canada will ask these items be stowed away.
Flags, signs/banners and noisemakers must be stowed away when asked by venue or Skate Canada staff if they become disruptive to fellow patrons.
Are there in and out privileges during each day of the event?
Yes, you will be given a wristband when you pay for your ticket and this will give you in/out privileges.
Is smoking allowed in the building?
Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre is a smoke-free building. Smoking is only permitted in exterior designated areas.
Are there hotels and restaurants located close to the rink?
To find a list of hotels and restaurants in Edmonton, please visit exploreedmonton.com .
Does Skate Canada supply transportation to and from the arena?
Skate Canada does not offer transportation for spectators. For information on public transportation, visit Edmonton Transit.
Is parking available at Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre?
Parking is available at the venue on a first-come, first-serve basis.
How can I volunteer for this event?
Click here for information on how to volunteer for this event!
Will this event be broadcast or streamed?
All competition will be streamed.
Where can I send a question if it does not appear on this list?
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