All-Event Tickets on Sale Now for the 2022 Skate Canada International

All event tickets for the 2022 Skate Canada International are on sale now! Tickets can be purchased at  

All-event tickets are priced at: P1: $300, P2: $200, P3: $160, P4: $125. All prices are in Canadian dollars, plus, applicable taxes and fees. 

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The 2022 Skate Canada International will take place in Mississauga, Ont., at Paramount Fine Foods Centre from October 28-30, 2022.  

Join us in Mississauga to cheer on Team Canada as they compete against the world’s best in skating! 

Canadian Joseph Phan Retires from Competitive Skating

OTTAWA, ON: Former junior national champion Joseph Phan, 20, Laval, Que., has decided to retire from competitive skating. Phan won two Canadian championships, novice in 2014 and junior in 2016. Phan competed on the senior circuit beginning in 2017 and most recently place fourth at the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships just missing the podium by less than a point. 

“It has been the greatest honour to represent Canada over the years and those years have been extremely memorable. There has been so many ups and downs throughout my career, and I’ve been able to overcome them with my constant drive and determination but also with the help of so many people in my entourage,” said Phan. “I want to thank Skate Canada and Patinage Quebec for their outstanding support, all my coaches from age five to 20, who helped me develop not only as an athlete but also as a person. The biggest thank you to my parents who gave me everything I could possibly have. Through figure skating I have learned countless lessons and met amazing people that I will forever cherish.” 

Internationally Joseph garnered a silver (2017) and bronze (2018) medal on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit as well as a fourth-place finish in the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships. Phan’s last competition of his career was the 2022 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships where he fought hard and finished in ninth place.     

“Joseph is such an expressive and passionate skater when he is on the ice and that was showcased in his many competitive successes” said Mike Slipchuk, High Performance Director, Skate Canada. “Skate Canada is proud in the way Joseph represented his country and are excited to see what his future holds.”    

In the future Phan looks forward to staying in skating whether that be in coaching or participating in shows.  

Skate Canada Statement: National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.

We encourage Skate Canada members to attend an event hosted by an Indigenous community, take time to learn more about First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples across Canada and to take action toward truth and reconciliation by learning about the Indigenous Long-Term Participant Development Pathway.

All-Event Tickets: 2022 Skate Canada International

OTTAWA, ON:  All-event tickets for the 2022 Skate Canada International will be available for pre-sale on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 10:00 AM ET, and on sale to the public on Monday, June 27, 2022, at 10:00 AM ET. The 2022 Skate Canada International will take place in Mississauga, Ont., at Paramount Fine Foods Centre, from October 28-30, 2022.    

All-event tickets will be priced at: P1: $300, P2: $200, P3: $160, P4: $125. All prices are in Canadian dollars, plus, applicable taxes and fees. 

All-event ticket packages will include all competitions, Thursday practices, and the Exhibition Gala. Tickets can be purchased online at A maximum of eight tickets can be purchased per individual.  

The Super Fan Section is back this year! The Super Fan Section is a special section offered at events hosted by Skate Canada and is the most popular area for the most passionate skating fans. This section allows fans to be up close and personal to the action. Spectators in our Super Fan Section will receive a super fan bag which includes an event pin, souvenir program and branded blanket. The Super Fan Section is designated for all seats in P1.  

For fans looking to find that perfect seat, please be advised that the judges’ stand will be located between Aisle 18-22 and the Kiss & Cry is located between Aisle 1 and 26.


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), France (Internationaux de France) and Japan (NHK Trophy). There will be two other Grand Prix events that have yet to be announced.  

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®. 

The inaugural Skate Canada International was first 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. In 2022, Mississauga will host the 48th installment of Skate Canada International.   

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Canadian Benoît Lavoie elected as ISU Vice President – Figure Skating

OTTAWA, ON: Canadian Benoît Lavoie has been elected as Vice President – Figure Skating of the International Skating Union (ISU). Since 2016, Lavoie has served as an ISU Council member. The elections took place at the ISU Congress in Phuket, Thailand.

“Skate Canada is extremely proud of the contributions Benoît has given to the sport and wish him success in his new role as ISU Vice President – Figure Skating,” said Karen Butcher, President, Skate Canada. “Over his career he has been an advocate for excellence, teamwork, diversity, and fair play in sport. The ISU and Member Federations have chosen a passionate individual in a key leadership role and we look forward to working with Benoît during his term to advance the sport.”

Native of Baie St-Paul, Que., Lavoie is a former President of Skate Canada. He was first elected to the Skate Canada Board in 1995 and served as President from 2006-2013 and as Vice President from 2001-2006. Lavoie is a long-time skating volunteer with over 40 years of experience and has dedicated numerous hours to the improvement of skating in Canada and around the world including playing a major part in the ISU judging system.

In addition, fellow Canadian Eric Radford has been selected as Chair of the Athletes Commission and elected to the ISU Council as the Athletes Commission Representative. Skate Canada would also like to congratulate Jae-Youl Kim, the new ISU President and Tron Espeli, who continues as ISU Vice President – Speed Skating.

Olympians Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro Retire from Competitive Skating

OTTAWA, ON: Three-time Canadian pair champions Kirsten Moore-Towers, 29, St. Catharines, Ont., and Michael Marinaro, 30, Sarnia, Ont., have retired from competitive skating. The team began skating together in June 2014.

Moore-Towers and Marinaro won their first of five national championship medals in 2017 and would land on the podium at that event every year after (bronze 2017, bronze 2018, gold 2019-2022). They would go on to represent Canada at two Olympic Winter Games, placing 11th in 2018 and 10th in 2022.

“I am filled with gratitude for having been able to compete internationally for Canada for 13 years. My eternal thanks go to my family; their constant support and sacrifice allowed me to live my dream. Thanks to our support staff for keeping us together physically and mentally. To Pat Magee, especially, for working so hard for us from anywhere in the world. I am grateful for my past partners and coaches. Thanks, Dylan Moscovitch for carrying me, literally, through the first half of my career,” said Moore-Towers.

Moore-Towers continued, “There are not enough words to express my love and respect for the coaching team that saw us through to the end. Julie Marcotte, who is responsible for so much of our growth as people and athletes through the years. Mark Pillay, who started and ended the choreography of my pair career. Brian Shales, for his expertise and the fun lessons we had. Bruno Marcotte and Alison Purkiss, who see us as humans first and athletes second. My career has been more enjoyable and worthwhile with them as coaches and mentors. It has been the honour of my life to skate with Mike. I have no regrets and will cherish the memories forever”

“What an honour it has been to represent this amazing country and federation. It has been a roller coaster ride of ups and downs. I would like to thank everyone who has been a part of my training and support staff throughout my career. I will do my best to pass on all the valuable skills and lessons each and every one of you have taught me,” said Marinaro. “None of this would have been possible without my parents.  I would like to thank them for their endless support and giving me the opportunity to chase my dreams. Lastly, thank you to Kirsten for sharing this amazing journey filled with a lifetime of memories. It was a blast.”

Together they won seven ISU Grand Prix medals and qualified for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in 2019 where they placed fifth. They picked up gold medals at both the 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy and at the 2017 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic. Moore-Towers and Marinaro represented Canada at four ISU World Figure Skating Championships placing in the top eight each time.

“Kirsten and Mike have had a fantastic career in pair skating. Their dedication and drive to advance pair skating in Canada has helped to inspire the next generation,” said Mike Slipchuk, High Performance Director, Skate Canada.  “Skate Canada wishes Kirsten and Mike the best in their future ventures.”

Moore-Towers and Marinaro both had international success with previous partners before teaming up in 2014.

Moore-Towers skated with Dylan Moscovitch from 2009-2014. They went on to become Canadian champions in 2011. Moore-Towers is a four-time Canadian pair champion in total across her two skating partnerships. They competed at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships three times together, with two fourth place finished in 2013 and 2014. In 2014, Moore-Towers and Moscovitch won the silver medal as part of figure skating team event at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia and placed fifth in the pair event.

Marinaro skated with Margaret Purdy from 2007-2014. They saw success on the junior circuit winning three medals on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and placing fourth at ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in 2012. Marinaro and Purdy won silver at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in 2013.

Moore-Towers is relocating to Vancouver, she looks forward to sharing her love of skating in her new community and is excited to explore new roles within the figure skating community. She will continue to advocate for the mental health of athletes and will be cheering on the next generation of skaters from the stands.

Marinaro looks forward to staying involved in the sport and spreading his love and passion for figure skating.

Canadians Win Six Gold Medals at the ISU International Adult Figure Skating Competition

OBERTSDORF, GERMANY: For the first time in three years skaters had the opportunity to compete at the ISU International Adult Figure Skating Competition in Obertsdorf, Germany.  The event took place from May 23-28, 2022.

Since the ISU competition began in 2005, Canada has been well represented over the years by the number of competitors as well as in medals won.  This year the Canadian contingent was smaller than in past years with six athletes, but the results were impressive with Canada bringing home six gold medals. This competition included more than 350 skaters representing 28 ISU Members.

The following Canadian skaters took home medals in their respective categories:

Anne Rousseau and Sylvain Gagnon

Gold medalists:

Maureen Barnes – Bronze Women V Free Skating / Bronze Women V Artistic Free Skating

Tracey Parker – Bronze Women III Free Skating

Natasha Sopel – Masters Women II Free Skating / Masters Women II Artistic Free Skating

Anne Rousseau & Sylvain Rousseau – Adult Pairs Artistic

Other results:

Anne Rousseau – Bronze Women III Free Skating 6th / Bronze Women III Artistic Free Skating 4th

Anne Rousseau & Sylvain Rousseau – Bronze Pattern Dance 4th

Jonathan Keuhl – Silver Men II Free Skating 6th / Silver Men II Artistic Free Skating 5th

Over the five day competition, skaters competed in the following categories: Women and Men Free Skating, Women and Men Artistic Free Skating, Pairs Free Skating & Pairs Artistic Free Skating, Ice Dance – Pattern Dance, Rhythm Dance & Free Dance and Synchronized Skating.

The next adult ISU competition will be held in Ottawa, Ont., from September 21-24, 2022. The ISU International Adult Figure Skating Competition will also return to Oberstdorf, Germany from May 15 – 20, 2023.

Information about the ISU Adult figure skating competitions:

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