OTTAWA, ON (January 3, 2023) – Hundreds of senior and junior athletes from coast to coast to coast will be converging at Oshawa’s Tribute Communities Centre from January 9-15 for the 2023 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. The pre-eminent Canadian figure skating event will feature skaters in the men, women, pair, ice dance and synchronized skating disciplines.
Several national champions will be competing throughout the week, including Beijing 2022 Olympians Madeline Schizas and Keegan Messing. This will mark Messing’s final national championships after a long and successful international career. In pair, Grand Prix de France gold medalists Deanna Stellato-Dudek and Maxime Deschamps will be looking to earn their first title, while NHK Trophy winners Laurence Fournier Beaudry and Nikolaj Soerensen will be vying for the top spot in ice dance. Reigning world champions Les Suprêmes will be some of the top contenders in synchronized skating and will be looking to capture a third consecutive title.
Current ice dance Canadian champions and 2022 ISU Grand Prix Final winners Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier have withdrawn from the event due to Gilles recovering from an appendectomy. Olympian and 2018 national champion Gabrielle Daleman, as well as ice dancers Alicia Fabbri and Paul Ayer and pair team Lori-Ann Matte and Thierry Ferland will also be unable to compete on account of injuries. All athletes look forward to returning to competition in due course.
In addition to competing for medals, skaters will be vying for spots on the Skate Canada National Team and the Canadian teams that will compete at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships® 2023, the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships® 2023, the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2023, the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships® 2023, and the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships® 2023.
Single-session tickets for the 2023 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships are currently on sale and begin at $25 (plus applicable fees). Tickets can be purchased at Tributecommunitiescentre.com.
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