OTTAWA, ON: We have exciting news to share today. Single Day tickets for the 2021 Skate Canada International go on sale today at 1pm ET. With recent provincial restrictions being lifted, Skate Canada and the City of Vancouver were able to accommodate selling single day tickets to the event. We reiterate that there are still limited tickets for sale.
The 2021 Skate Canada International will take place in Vancouver, B.C., at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre from October 29-31, 2021. Please note, the city of Vancouver requires proof of double vaccination against COVID-19 at least two weeks in advance to enter public venues, including the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.
The line-up in Vancouver features Canadian favourites including Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier, Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro, Keegan Messing, and Madeline Schizas. They will be joined by various current and former world medallists including Nathan Chen of the United States, Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China, and Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia. A full list of entries can be found on the ISU website.
Single session tickets range from $90 to $150 CAD depending on the competition day and section (plus applicable fees and taxes) and $55 to $90 CAD (plus applicable fees and taxes) for the exhibition gala on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1-855-985-5000. Please note, a maximum of eight tickets can be purchased per individual.
This event will not have a Super Fan Section, but we do look forward to bringing this back to future events.
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Skate Canada International is the second competition in the annual International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figuring Skating series. The other events take place in the United States (Skate America), Italy (Gran Premio d’Italia), Japan (NHK Trophy), France (Internationaux de France), and Russia (Rostelecom Cup).
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, pairs and ice dance) qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
This will be Vancouver’s second time hosting Skate Canada International, they previously hosted in 1978. Additionally, Vancouver has been a longtime partner of figure skating, hosting world renowned events such as the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in 2001 and 1960, and the 2018 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.