2019 Skate Canada International

Prospera Place| Kelowna, BC
October 25-27, 2019

ALL-EVENT TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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All-event ticket packages will include all competitions, as well as practices. Fans will be able to choose from four levels of all-event ticket packages that are priced at:

  • $138.50 ($120 ticket + $18.50 venue fee)
  • $180.50 ($160 ticket + $20.50 venue fee)
  • $222.00 ($200 ticket + $22.00 venue fee)
  • $325.00 ($300 ticket + $25.00 venue fee)

The Judges’ Stand will located at Sections 107-111 and the Kiss & Cry will be located at Section 114.

Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 1-866-514-5050 toll free or 250-762-5050 locally or in person at the Prospera Place Box Office.

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SUPER FAN SECTION
The 2019 Skate Canada International will feature a special Super Fan Section! This section includes the first four rows of the arena, allowing fans to be closest to the action. All fans purchasing tickets in this section will receive a voucher that is exchanged on-site for a Super Fan bag that includes a souvenir program, championship pin, and a branded premium item.

All-event ticket packages in the Super Fan Section which includes the deluxe super fan kit are priced at $325.00 ($300 ticket + $25.00 venue fee) Fans sitting outside the first four rows of seating may also purchase a Super Fan Bag for only $80 ($75 + $5 venue fee).

EVENT
The inaugural Skate Canada International was held in 1973 in Calgary and the event was added to the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in 1995, the year the series began. Kelowna will host the 46th installment of Skate Canada International. This is their second time hosting the event, they previously hosted in 2014.

Skate Canada International is the second competition in the annual International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. The other events take place in the United States (Skate America), China (Cup of China), Japan (NHK Trophy), Russia (Rostelecom Cup) and France (Internationaux de France).

Each skater/team can be assigned a maximum of two events. Skaters are awarded points based on their placements at their events. The top six from each discipline (men, women, pair and ice dance) qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final which will take place in Torino, Italy from December 5-8, 2019.

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Camera Policy 

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.

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EVENT:

What is 2019 Skate Canada International?
Skate Canada International is one of six competitions in the annual ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. The other events take place in the United States, China, France, Russia and Japan. Skaters are awarded points based on their placements in the series’ events. The top six point earners in the series in men and ladies and pair and ice dance teams qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final that takes place this December in Italy.

Where is 2019 Skate Canada International being held?
All competition events and practices for the 2019 Skate Canada International will be held at Prospera Place located in Kelowna, British Columbia. It is located in the heart of downtown Kelowna’s cultural district and is conveniently located 1.5 KM off Highway 97 (Harvey Avenue). A variety of accommodations, activities, restaurants, and services are around the arena and there is parking available immediately around Prospera Place, including surface parking and at nearby parkades. Public transit also runs directly to the arena.

What time are the events and when do the doors open?
The event schedule will be available in late September, 2019. At this time official practices are scheduled to begin on Thursday, October 24, 2019 with the competition starting on Friday October 25, 2019.  Competition start times are subject to change up to and including the week of the event. The doors open each day 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the first practice.

The most up-to-date schedule is posted on the Skate Canada website at www.skatecanada.ca. Please check the website regularly to see updated schedule. If there is a schedule change and you cannot attend, tickets are non-refundable.

I am travelling from out of town. How should I book my travel and hotel room when I don’t know the start and end times of the competition?
If booking prior to the schedule being published and you wish to attend all practices on Thursday, suggest you plan to arrive Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. If you do not plan on attending Thursday practices, plan to arrive on Thursday evening should competition begin early Friday morning. It is suggested to depart on Monday following the competition as the Exhibition Gala may end late on Sunday night.

Which athletes will be competing at this event?
The list of competitors will be announced in late June 2019. Competitors are subject to change up to and including the week of the event. Tickets will not be refunded due to athlete withdrawals.

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TICKET INFO:

How do I purchase tickets for the 2019 Skate Canada International?
All-event ticket packages are now available for purchase. Each ticket includes the local tax in the ticket price and additional venue service fees are listed below:

  • $143.50 (includes $18.50 venue service fee)
  • $180.50 (includes $20.50 venue service fee)
  • $222 (includes $22.00 venue service fee)
  • $325 (includes $25.00 venue service fee) and includes voucher to redeem on-site for the Super Fan bag that includes a souvenir program, event pin, branded item and keepsake branded bag.

Fans sitting outside the $325 section may also purchase a Super Fan bag for only $80 (includes $5.00 venue service fee) with their ticket order.

Single event session tickets will be available in late summer – exact timing will be confirmed.

Tickets may be purchased the following ways:

  • Online at selectyourtickets.com
  • By phone at 1-866-514-5050 (toll free) or 250-762-5050 (local)
  • In person at the Prospera Place Box Office:
    • Monday – Friday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm PST
    • Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm PST

If a family member is a Skate Canada member or a Skate Canada volunteer, where do I order my tickets?
Order tickets through the same channels as the general public. Members are encouraged to watch for e-mails with information about special offers exclusive to Skate Canada members including advance sales on all-event ticket packages.

What is included in the all-event ticket package?
The all-event ticket package gives you access to the entire event, from start to finish. Your ticket includes admission to all competition sessions, official practices (except Gala practice that is closed to the general public) and the Sunday Exhibition Gala. If planning on attending multiple event sessions, an all-event ticket package is the most economical way to purchase.

How do I obtain entry to the practice sessions?
The following tickets are required to attend practices:

  • Thursday Practices – Thursday Event Ticket
  • Friday Morning Practices – Friday Afternoon Event Ticket
  • Saturday Morning Practices – Saturday Afternoon Event Ticket
  • Sunday Practice – Closed to the public

All-event ticket packages include all official practices except the Gala that is closed to the general public.

Are there any discounts for groups?
The All-Event ticket is already a discounted ticket package and there are no further discounts on tickets for group orders. For Groups of 30 or more, please email larai@skatecanada.ca for preferred group seating.

Do I receive the same seats for each event with my All-Event ticket?
Yes, your seats remain the same for all events with an All-Event ticket. If purchasing single event session tickets, you may or may not get the same seat based on availability.

Why is there a print delay on my All-Event tickets?  When will I receive my tickets?
Once fans purchase tickets, the tickets are delayed in being delivered until the event schedule is finalized typically in the early fall. Tickets are then released to the address entered with your ticket purchase. If you have any questions about the release of tickets, please call Prospera Place Box Office at 1-866-514-5050 (toll free) or 250-762-5050 (local) as they can access your ticket purchase file.

What procedure is used to allocate tickets?
Ticket allocation is based on best available seating at the time of purchase. You may also use the seat using the seat finder tool.

Why are my seats flagged as being partially obstructed?
Due to the construction of the two-tier judges stand, commentator platforms, kiss and cry and the installation of television cameras, some seats may become partially obstructed. Skate Canada attempts to predict which seats may or may not be obstructed before tickets go on sale and labels these seats as “Partially Obstructed,”

How can I get better seats next time?
Those who purchase tickets on the day they go on sale have the best opportunity to get the best seats.

Do children require a ticket?
Children under two 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 will be constructed in front of Section 114.

Where is the judges’ stand located?
The judges’ stand will be constructed in front Sections 108-110.

Are tickets transferable or refundable?
Tickets are NOT refundable and there is no exception to this policy. The event schedule and the athletes competing are always subject to change.  The all-event ticket package can be broken down by session and shared however no individual event session ticket can be used by more than one person per session.

What do I do if my tickets are lost or stolen?
If you have misplaced or have had your tickets stolen, contact the box office right away to have the original tickets cancelled and replacement tickets set up for you. Call the Prospera Place Box Office at 1-866-514-5050 (toll free) or 250-762-5050 (local) as they can access your ticket file.

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GENERAL INFORMATION:

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.

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 Prospera Place?

  • The venue has a 150 seat restaurant that features a nightly buffet. Buffet usually includes the following – Salads, appetizers, pasta, Chef carved beef, two additional entrees (change for every event), potatoes, cooked vegetables and a dessert area. Contact restaurant for menu 250-979-0877 and reservations.
  • 5 Concession stands are available throughout the building  that serve burgers, hot dogs, pizza, fries, chicken tenders, ice cream, churros, hot grilled sandwiches, assorted non-alcoholic drinks, beer, wine and coffee. For a full list, visit Prospera Place website.

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. Banners may be moved within the arena by venue staff to avoid obstructing the television view.

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 and it is important to keep your ticket with you to allow re-entry to the building.  Be sure to check with door staff when leaving in case you require a hand stamp or special pass.

Is smoking allowed in the building?
Prospera Place is a smoke-free building. Smoking is only permitted in exterior designated areas.

Are there any hotels close to the rink?
The following five hotels are located right downtown:

  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort
  • The Royal Kelowna
  • The Royal Anne Hotel
  • Hotel Zed Kelowna
  • Prestige Beach House Kelowna

For more, visit: https://www.tourismkelowna.com/stay/

Are there any restaurants close to the rink?
Within a block of the venue enjoy locally inspired meals at BNA Brewing Co & Eatery, Train Station Pub, Central Kitchen & Bar, Waterfront Wines, Bouchons Bistro, Match Eatery and Public House, Cactus Club Café, Tree Brewing Beer Institute, or Oak & Cru Social Kitchen & Wine Bar. Grab quick or casual fare nearby at Soul de Cuba Café, People’s Bistro, Nagano Sushi, or enjoy coffee and baked goods at Giobean Espresso or Bliss Bakery. With more than 65 restaurants and cafés in the downtown area, there’s lots of choice, and even more in the surrounding neighbourhoods.

For more, visit: https://www.tourismkelowna.com/eat-and-drink

Does Skate Canada supply transportation to and from the arena?
Skate Canada does not offer transportation for spectators. For information on public transportation, visit https://www.bctransit.com/kelowna/home

Is parking available at Prospera Place?
Yes, arena parking and two other parkades within a block. For more information contact Imperial Parking or visit https://www.downtownkelowna.com/.

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 practices will be streamed. The competition will be broadcast on CTV/TSN. Exact channel allocation will be posted on website closer to the event.

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Where can I send a question if it does not appear on this list?
If you have any questions which are not answered here, please forward them to info@skatecanada.ca

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