OTTAWA, ONT: Over 500 skaters from across Canada are en route to Edmonton, Alta., for the 2020 Skate Canada Challenge. The event will take place from November 27 – December 1, 2019, at the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre.
“A vibrant and active winter city, Edmonton is proud to host the 2020 Skate Canada Challenge at the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre,” said Mayor Don Iveson. “National competitions such as this showcase emerging talent, promote healthy lifestyles, and create a culture of fun, sportsmanship and celebration, while inspiring new generations of athletes. We wish all of the competitors the best of luck.”
Skate Canada Challenge is the only qualifying event for novice, junior and senior skaters to earn entries to the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, taking place in Mississauga, Ont., from January 13-19, 2020. Skaters qualified for the 2020 Skate Canada Challenge by advancing through their local sectional championships.
This event will also see the crowning of the 2020 Pre-Novice National Champions in men, women, pairs and ice dance.
Fans in Edmonton will get a chance to see several Skate Canada National Team members compete, including: 2019 Canadian silver medallist Aurora Cotop, 17, Thornhill, Ont., (senior women), 2019 bronze medallist Véronik Mallet, 25, Sept-Iles, Que., (senior women), 2019 National champion Nam Nguyen, 21, Ajax, Ont., (senior men), Nicolas Nadeau, 22, Boisbriand, Que., (senior men), Evelyn Walsh, 18, London, Ont., and Trennt Michaud, 23, Trenton, Ont., (senior pairs), and Haley Sales, 22, Kelowna, B.C., and Nikolas Wamsteeker, 23, Langley, B.C., (senior ice dance).
Local Edmonton skating clubs will have a large contingent at the event, including Carys Prodaniuk (junior women, Ice Palace SC), Matthew Newnham (junior men, Ice Palace SC), Isabelle Law (senior women, Derrick SC) and many others.
For more information including schedule, entries and start orders, 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 Wednesday, November 27. All-Event tickets are $50, single day tickets are $25 and children 12 years and under receive free admission to all practices and competition when accompanied by a paying adult.
For more information, please click here.