Skate Canada Releases 2024-2025 Domestic Events Calendar

OTTAWA, ON (May 22, 2024) – Skate Canada is excited to announce the six competitions that will make up its domestic events calendar for the 2024-2025 season. Events will be held across five provinces and will reflect new changes to the pre-novice and novice levels of competition.

The season will kick off with the 2024 ISU International Adult Competition at Seven Chiefs Sports Complex in Calgary, Alberta from September 18-21, 2024. Designed for athletes of all skill levels, the event will feature hundreds of adult skaters from across the globe to compete in men’s, women’s, pairs, ice dance, and synchronized skating.

Attracting some of the top skaters from Canada and around the world, the 2024 Skate Canada International will take place at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia from October 24-27, 2024. This will mark Halifax’s fourth time hosting the competition and the 50th edition of Skate Canada International since its inception in 1973.

For the third consecutive year, Skate Canada Challenge will take place at Seven Oaks Arena at Garden City Community Centre, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Held from November 28 to December 1, 2024, the competition will serve as a qualifying event for the National Championships.

The new year will start in exciting fashion as the country’s best junior and senior figure skaters converge in Laval, Quebec for the 2025 Canadian National Skating Championships. The competition will take place from January 14-19, 2025, and will be held at Place Bell for the first time in the event’s history.

From February 6-9, 2025, Canada’s up-and-coming skaters will compete in Edmonton, Alberta at the first edition of the Skate Canada Trophy. Held at Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre, the new national competition will bring together the former Novice Canadian Championships and Skate Canada Challenge – Pre-Novice/Novice events under one umbrella.

The season will wrap up with the 2025 Skate Canada Cup at Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex in Waterloo, Ontario from February 28 to March 2, 2025. New for this season, the Skate Canada Cup will now encompass the novice level of synchronized skating, as well as gold and open categories.


“We are excited to showcase the incredible talent of Canada’s figure skaters across six domestic events this season,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO of Skate Canada. “Together with local municipalities, we are bringing the joy of figure skating to more Canadians and working to inspire the next generation of national athletes.”

“Calgary is thrilled to host Skate Canada’s season opener, the 2024 ISU International Adult Figure Skating Competition at Seven Chiefs Sport Complex,” says Carson Ackroyd, Senior Vice President of Sales at Tourism Calgary. “With hundreds of adult skaters from around the world competing in various skating disciplines, this event will deliver over $780K in economic activity for the city. We look forward to welcoming athletes, coaches, and officials this September.”

“Halifax is pleased to welcome 2024 Skate Canada International to the Scotiabank Centre in October 2024. We know Skate Canada will find an appreciative audience of figure skating fans and a warm welcome from the Halifax community and local businesses,” said Halifax Regional Municipality Mayor Mike Savage.

“Tourism Winnipeg is thrilled to welcome the 2024 Skate Canada Challenge to our city for the third consecutive year. This prestigious event showcases incredible skating talent, attracting 275 participating and more than 500 spectators with an event impact of nearly $1 million on our community. We are grateful to Skate Canada for choosing Winnipeg and the Seven Oaks Arena, which provides a fantastic venue for this competition,” Natalie Thiesen, Vice President of Tourism. “We deeply value our relationship with Skate Canada and are excited to see the positive impact this event will have on our city, bringing together athletes, families and fans to celebrate the sport of skating.”

“Tourisme Laval is delighted and proud that Laval will host this major sports event. Our team is ready and determined to make this event a resounding success. Laval will assuredly live up to the rhythm of this competition. Athletes, organizers, and all those involved in the event will discover a vibrant tourist destination ideal for welcoming major sports events,” said Christine Métayer, President and General Manager of Tourisme Laval.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome some of the country’s top young skaters to our city for the first edition of the Skate Canada Trophy. Explore Edmonton is eager to continue our strong relationship with Skate Canada in order to ensure the success of the 2025 event and showcase all that Edmonton has to offer in the winter months,” said Cindy Medynski, Director of Sport and Culture Events at Explore Edmonton.

“Waterloo Region is thrilled to welcome back Skate Canada in 2025 for the Skate Canada Cup. With a rich history of outstanding athletes and an incredible local club, we are pleased to continue partnering in delivering a world class event for all participants with the City of Waterloo and all of the event partners,” said Allister Scorgie, Director of Sport Hosting at Explore Waterloo Region.

2024-2025 Skate Canada Events Calendar

2024 ISU International Adult Competition
Location: Seven Chiefs Sportsplex | Calgary, Alb.
Dates: September 18-21, 2024

2024 Skate Canada International
Location: Scotiabank Centre | Halifax, N.S.
Dates: October 24-27, 2024

2024-2025 Skate Canada Challenge
Location: Seven Oaks Arena at Garden City Community Centre | Winnipeg, Man.
Dates: November 28 – December 1, 2024

2025 Canadian National Skating Championships
Location: Place Bell | Laval, Que.
Dates: January 14-19, 2025

2024-2025 Skate Canada Trophy
Location: Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre | Edmonton, Alb.
Dates: February 6-9, 2025

2025 Skate Canada Cup
Location: Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex | Waterloo, Ont.
Dates: February 28 – March 2, 2025

1 reply
  1. G W Nowe
    G W Nowe says:

    Are any of these going to be televised on a Canadian cable channel? Not interested in internet and streaming


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