Canadian Skaters Descend on Winnipeg for Skate Canada Challenge

OTTAWA, ON (November 22, 2023) – More than 200 figure skaters from across the country are set to compete at the 2023-2024 Skate Canada Challenge – Junior/Senior in Winnipeg, Manitoba from November 30 to December 3, 2023. 

The Skate Canada Challenge serves as a qualifying event for junior and senior skaters to earn entries to the 2024 Canadian National Skating Championships taking place in Calgary, Alberta, from January 8 to 14, 2024. Participants registered for the event have previously qualified by advancing through their respective sectional championships.  

Several household names will be competing throughout the week including Conrad Orzel, Kaiya Ruiter, and Brooke McIntosh and Benjamin Mimar – all silver medallists at the 2023 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in the men’s, women’s, and pair competitions respectively. Joining them will be 2023 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships ice dance bronze medallists Nadiia Bashynska and Peter Beaumont.

Up-and-coming skater Hetty Shi, the 2023 junior women’s national champion, will be making her senior women’s debut, while Grayson Long, the 2023 junior men’s national silver medallist, will be looking for a podium finish after his gold medal win at Skate Canada Challenge last year. 

Competition will kick off on Thursday, November 30th with the junior free dance and conclude on Sunday, December 3, 2023. Tickets will be sold on-site at Seven Oaks Arena at Garden City Community Centre with prices ranging from $25 for single-day tickets to $50 for all-event tickets (plus applicable taxes and fees). The event will also be live streamed on  

For more information including the schedule, entries, and start orders, please click here.  

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