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All event tickets are priced at $60 for adults, $30 for children 12 years and younger. Day Passes for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are priced at $25 for adults, $20 for children 12 years and younger. Additional service fees apply. Tickets can be purchased here. During the event, tickets will be available at the venue or available online.
The 2019 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will bring approximately 40 teams and over 800 athletes from across the country to Waterloo. The city most recently hosted this event in 2016.
Teams will compete for national titles in the senior, junior, open, intermediate and novice categories. The top two senior teams will go on to represent Canada at the 2019 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland from April 12-14, 2019.
What is 2019 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships?
The 2019 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will bring approximately 40 teams and over 800 skaters from across the country to Waterloo. The city previously hosted the event in 2016
Teams will compete for national titles in the senior, junior, open, intermediate and novice categories. The top two senior teams will represent Canada at the 2019 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships.
Where is 2019 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships being held?
All competition events for the 2019 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will be held at Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex in Waterloo, Ontario. Practices will be held at RIM Park.
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 at the beginning of February 2019. Competitors are subject to change up to and including the week of the event.
How do I purchase tickets for the 2019 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships?
Tickets may be purchased here before the event and at the door during the event. All-Event tickets are $60 for adults and $30 for children 13 years and older. Day passes are $25 for adults and $20 for children.
If a family member is a Skate Canada member or a Skate Canada volunteer, where do I order my tickets?
Tickets may be purchased in advance here or at the door.
What is included in the all-event ticket package?
The All-Event ticket packages include all competitions and all official practices.
Are there any discounts for groups?
There are no discounts for large orders on all-event ticket packages.
When will I know where my seats are located?
All tickets are general admission and seats are not reserved. Fans are seated on a first-come, first-serve basis daily.
Do children require a ticket?
Children 12 years and younger do not require a ticket. Children 13 years and older ticket prices are $30 All-Event ticket and $20 day pass.
Where is the kiss and cry located?
The kiss and cry will be constructed on the north side of the rink.
Where is the judges’ stand located?
The judges’ stand will be constructed on the west side of the rink.
When will I receive my tickets in the mail?
All tickets are print at home or electronically accessible, you will receive a bracelet at the venue for your all event ticket or single day ticket by showing your ticket purchase confirmation number.
Are tickets transferable or refundable?
Tickets are NOT refundable. There will be no exceptions 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.
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.
How do I get my gifts to the athletes?
Please drop off gifts to the Box Office and they will ensure it is delivered.
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 Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex?
Food services are available at 7 locations on the concourse, which will be open during competition. 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, and it is important to keep your event bracelet for re-entry to the building.
Is smoking allowed in the building?
Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex 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 Waterloo, please visit https://www.explorewaterlooregion.com/directory/accommodations/
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.waterloo.ca/en/living/Public-Transit.asp
Is parking available at Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex?
Parking is available at Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex 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 competitions will be streamed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.