CALGARY, AB: Tickets for the 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will go on sale Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. (MT). The championships will take place from February 21-23, 2020 at WinSport in Calgary, Alberta.
All event tickets are priced at $74.60 for adults ($60 ticket + $14.60 GST and venue fees) for adults, $38.35 for children 12 years and younger ($30 ticket + $8.35 GST and venue fees). Day Passes for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are priced at $32.30 for adults ($25 ticket + $7.30 GST and venue fees) and $26.25 for children 12 years and younger ($20 ticket + $6.25 GST and venue fees). Tickets can be purchased online here. During the event, tickets will be available at the venue and online at ticketmaster.ca.
The 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will bring approximately 60 teams and over 800 athletes from across the country to Calgary. The city most recently hosted this event in 2017.
Teams will compete for national titles in the senior, junior, novice, intermediate and open categories. The top two senior teams will go on to represent Canada at the 2020 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Lake Placid, USA from April 3-5, 2020.
Accommodations for the 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships
Teams that compete in the 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships are required to book their hotel rooms through Skate Canada’s housing provider, HTG, in order to compete in the Championships. This applies to all teams that choose to stay in a hotel.
Teams are not permitted to book their hotels outside of the housing link, even for approved hotels. When booking outside of the housing providers link Skate Canada is not able to track your booking and as such your team will, therefore, be subject to a financial penalty.
Friends and family are not required to stay in the hotels identified by the housing provider but are welcome to book as a part of the team reservation.
Please use this link to register your team with your email address. Once you have submitted that you will immediately receive an email with direct access to all host hotel information and rates and will be able to complete your booking at one of the host hotels. There are more than enough rooms to meet the needs of all participating teams, however you are encouraged to book early to ensure you can get your first choice hotel.
Questions? Please email us at [email protected]
What are the 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships?
The 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will bring approximately 60 teams and more than 800 skaters from across the country to Calgary. The city previously hosted the event in 2017.
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 2020 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Lake Placid, USA.
Where are the 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships being held?
All competition events and official practices for the 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will be held at WinSport in Calgary, Alberta.
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 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 suggested that you visit our website regularly to keep track of any schedule changes.
Which athletes will be competing at this event?
The full list of athlete entries will be confirmed at the beginning of February 2020. Competitors are subject to change up to and including the week of the event.
How do I purchase tickets for the 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships?
Tickets may be purchased in advance ticketmaster.ca. During the event, tickets may be purchased at the door and online at ticketmaster.ca. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, November 20th at 10am (MT). All tickets are general admission and seats are not reserved. Tickets are priced at:
- All-Event Ticket:
- Adult – $74.60 ($60 ticket + $14.60 GST and venue fees)
- Children 12 years and younger -$38.35 ($30 ticket + $8.35 GST and venue fees)
- Single Day Ticket:
- Adults – $32.30 ($25 ticket + $7.30 GST and venue fees)
- Children 12 years and younger – $26.25 ($20 ticket + $6.25 GST and venue fees)
If a family member is a Skate Canada member or a Skate Canada volunteer, where do I order my tickets?
Order your tickets through the same channels as the general public.
What is included in an all-event ticket?
The All-Event ticket includes all competitions and all official practices.
Are there any discounts for groups?
There are no group discounts.
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 each day.
Where is the Kiss and Cry located?
The Kiss and Cry will be constructed on the westside of the rink.
Where is the judges’ stand located?
The judges’ stand will be constructed on the south side of the rink.
How will I receive my tickets purchased online at ticketmaster.ca?
All tickets purchased at ticketmaster.ca will be delivered through their app and fans are prompted during the ticket purchase process. Once fans arrive on-site and present either their electronic ticket or purchase a ticket at the door, all fans will receive a bracelet for entry. This will be the ticket for the remainder of the event.
Are tickets transferable or refundable?
Tickets are NOT refundable. There will be no exceptions to this policy. The event schedule and athletes competing are always subject to change.
Can I bring my camera and take pictures during the event?
The Skate Canada Spectator Camera Policy is in place at events to protect the safety of athletes and to ensure a distraction-free environment for all spectators.
Personal photography is permitted by spectators but cannot impact the viewing ability of others. All photos taken during the event must be for personal use only and captured on a small digital camera or mobile device.
The following is not permitted at Skate Canada events:
- Flash photography to ensure the safety of the athletes
- Camera bags and large camera equipment such as tripods
- Professional cameras and/or detachable lenses greater than 6 inches or 200 mm
No video recording of any type is permitted within the venue during the competition.
Unauthorized sale, commercial use and/or third-party distribution of photos from events are strictly prohibited. Only accredited team members are permitted to videotape their skater or team from rink side during practice.
Spectators who do not abide by these restrictions risk having their camera confiscated or being removed from the event by the venue security staff.
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.
How do I get my gifts to the athletes?
Spectators are asked to refrain from throwing gifts and flowers 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.
What type of food and beverage options are available at WinSport?
There are food services available onsite including the Garden Café (open daily 11:30am-2pm) and the Molson Canadian Hockey House (open daily at 4pm).
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 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.
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?
WinSport 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 Calgary, please visit https://www.visitcalgary.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 https://www.calgarytransit.com.
Is parking available at WinSport?
Parking is available at WinSport on a first-come, first-serve basis at no cost.
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?
Skate Canada will be live streaming the full competition taking place at WinSport. Once the competition gets underway, you will be able to access the live streaming at SkateCanada.ca or at http://www.dailymotion.com/skatecanada.
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 [email protected].