OTTAWA, ON (April 22, 2024) – Skate Canada is pleased to announce that Halifax, N.S., will host Skate Canada International from October 24-27, 2024. Held at the Scotiabank Centre, Halifax’s premier venue for sports and entertainment, the event will attract some of the top figure skaters from Canada and around the world.  

This year will mark the 50th edition of Skate Canada International and the fourth time that Halifax has hosted the competition since its inception in 1973.  

 “We are thrilled to once again partner with the City of Halifax to bring the world of figure skating back to the Maritimes for the 2024 Skate Canada International,” said Debra Armstrong, Skate Canada’s Chief Executive Officer. “Not only is this event a chance for fans to enjoy the very best that the sport has to offer, but an opportunity to celebrate 50 years of world-class competition in Canada.” 

Skate Canada International is the second competition in the annual International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. The competition serves as a crucial stop on the road to the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, providing athletes with the opportunity to earn valuable qualifying points. 

Further details, including the skaters competing at the 2024 Skate Canada International, will be announced later this year. Join our mailing list to be the first to receive event and ticket information for Skate Canada events. 

ALL-EVENT TICKETS: 2024 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL

All-event tickets for the 2024 Skate Canada International will be available for pre-sale on Monday, June 10, 2024, at 3:00 PM ET, and on sale to the public on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 3:00 PM ET. The 2024 Skate Canada International will be taking place at Scotiabank Centre, in Halifax, N.S., from October 24-27, 2024.

All-event tickets will be priced at P1: $280, P2: $240, P3: $180, P4: $100. All prices are in Canadian dollars, plus applicable taxes and fees. All-event ticket packages will include all competitions as well as Thursday practices. Please note that there will be no Exhibition Gala this year.

Tickets can be purchased online at skatecanada.ca. A maximum of eight tickets can be purchased per individual. Join our exclusive mailing list to receive the early access code to purchase Skate Canada International tickets.

Come and celebrate the 50th edition of Skate Canada International with us in Halifax!

EVENT INFORMATION

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 (Grand Prix de France), China (Cup of China), Finland (Grand Prix Espoo), and Japan (NHK Trophy).

Each skater/team can be assigned to 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®.

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What is Skate Canada International?

Skate Canada International is the second competition in the annual International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating® Series. Each skater/team can be assigned to 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® being held from December 5-8, 2024, in Grenoble, France.

Where is the 2024 Skate Canada International being held?

All competition events and practices for the 2024 Skate Canada International will be held at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from October 24-27, 2024.

What time are the events and when do the doors open?

At this time, official practices will take place on Thursday, October 24, 2024, with competition beginning on Friday, October 25, 2024. Competition start times are subject to change up to and including the week of the event. The doors open 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the first practice, each day.

Keep checking the Skate Canada website for the most up-to-date schedule. It is recommended that you visit our website regularly to keep track of any schedule changes. If there is a schedule change and you can no longer attend the event, tickets are non-refundable.

I am travelling from out of town. How should I book my travel and hotel room when I don’t know the start and end times of the competition?

It is always recommended to book your travel after the competition schedule has been finalized. If you are booking prior to the schedule being finalized and you wish to attend all practices on Thursday, you should plan to arrive Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. If you do not plan on attending Thursday practices, plan to arrive Thursday evening in case the competition begins early Friday morning.

Which athletes will be competing at this event?

The list of competitors will be announced later, this summer. Competitors are subject to change up to and including the week of the event. Tickets will not be refunded due to athlete withdrawals.

TICKET INFORMATION:

How do I purchase tickets for the 2024 Skate Canada International?

All-event ticket packages go on sale to the general public on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 3:00 PM ET. Fans will be able to choose from four levels of all-event tickets that are priced at:

  • P1 – $280
  • P2 – $240
  • P3 – $180
  • P4 – $100

All prices are in Canadian dollars, plus applicable taxes, and fees.

Single session tickets will be on sale later this summer.

Tickets can be purchased online at skatecanada.ca.

If a family member is a Skate Canada member or a Skate Canada volunteer, where do I order my tickets?

You must order your tickets through the same channels as the general public. Members are encouraged to watch for emails with information about special offers exclusive to Skate Canada members, including advance sales on all-event ticket packages.

What is included in the all-event package?

The all-event ticket package gives you access to the entire event, from start to finish. Your ticket includes admission to all competition events and official practices (Thursday all day, and Friday, Saturday, Sunday mornings).

Please note that there will be no Exhibition Gala this year.

The all-event ticket package is broken up into five sessions, as follows:

  • Thursday, October 24, 2024 – Official Practices
  • Friday, October 25, 2024 – Pair Short Program & Women Short Program (starts at approximately 18:00)
  • Saturday, October 26, 2024 – Ice Dance Rhythm Dance & Men Short Program (starts at approximately 13:00)
  • Saturday, October 26, 2024 – Pair Free Program & Women Free Program (starts at approximately 18:00)
  • Sunday, October 27, 2024 – Men Free Program & Ice Dance Free Dance (starts at approximately 11:00)

Do I receive the same seats for each event with my all-event ticket?

Yes, your seats remain the same for all events with an all-event ticket.

How do I obtain entry to the practice sessions if I buy single session tickets?

The following tickets are required to attend practices:

  • Thursday practices – Thursday event ticket
  • Friday practices – Friday evening event ticket
  • Saturday morning practices – Saturday afternoon event ticket
  • Sunday practices – Sunday ticket

What procedure is used to allocate tickets?

Ticket allocation is based on the best available seating at the time of purchase. You may also use the seat finder tool to select the seat of your choice.

Why are my seats flagged as being partially obstructed?

Due to the construction of the two-tiered judges’ stand, commentator platforms, Kiss & Cry, and the installation of television cameras, some seats in these areas may become partially obstructed.

Where is accessible seating located?

Accessible seating is located in Sections 6, 10, 16, 17, 24, 27, and 28.

How do I get better seats next time?

Fans who purchase tickets on the first day of ticket on-sale have the best selection of seats to choose from. To get advance notice on ticketing information, subscribe to our fan mailing list.

Do children require a ticket?

Children under two years of age do not require a ticket if they do not need a seat. If they do need a seat, a ticket must be purchased at full price.

Where is the Kiss & Cry located?

The Kiss & Cry will be constructed in front of Section 1. (Map.jpg | Scotiabank Centre (scotiabank-centre.com))

Where is the judges’ stand located?

The judges’ stand will be constructed in front of Sections 21, 22, and 23. (Map.jpg | Scotiabank Centre (scotiabank-centre.com))

Are tickets transferable or refundable?

Ticket purchases for this event are non-refundable. The all-event ticket package can be broken down by session and shared; however, no individual event session ticket can be used by more than one person, per session.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Can I bring my own food and beverages to the event?

Guests are not permitted to bring any outside food or beverages into Scotiabank Centre. Concession stands will be open throughout the event.

Can I bring my camera and take pictures during the event?

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 rinkside 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.

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 or distract other patrons in the stands. 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 that 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 ticket with you to allow re-entry to the building. Be sure to check with the door staff when leaving to ensure your ticket is scanned out for future re-entry.

Is smoking allowed in the building?

Scotiabank Centre is a smoke-free building.

Are there hotels and restaurants close to the venue?

To find a list of hotels and restaurants in Halifax, please visit Discover Halifax.

Does Skate Canada supply transportation to and from the arena?

Skate Canada does not offer transportation for spectators. Visit Halifax Transit for information on public transportation.

Is parking available at Scotiabank Centre?

There is paid street parking available around the venue. Visit Scotiabank Centre for more information.

How can I volunteer for this event?

Keep checking the Skate Canada website for information on how to volunteer for this event.

Will this event be broadcast or live streamed?

The competition will be live streamed. Exact channel allocation will be posted on the Skate Canada website closer to the event.

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].

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