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Live streaming from Skate Canada Challenge

PIERREFONDS, Que. __ Skate Canada gives you a rinkside seat with live streaming of the 2015 Skate Canada Challenge in Pierrefonds, Que. from December 3-7.

Competition gets underway at 1:00 pm EST on Wednesday, December 3rd. Tune in to see every performance from the three competition rinks at Sportsplexe Pierrefonds.

To view a live streaming schedule, please refer to the Skate Canada Challenge competition schedule.

Skate Canada Challenge represents the final opportunity for athletes to earn berths in the 2015 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. The 101st edition of the national championships will be staged January 19 – 25 in Kingston, Ont.

Live streaming: View all the rinks on Skate Canada Challenge event page

or on the Skate Canada Dailymotion page:  Rink 1    Rink 3   Rink 4

Please note: Rink 2 is the practice rink.



Skaters converging on Pierrefonds for 2015 Skate Canada Challenge

OTTAWA, ON:  Approximately 500 skaters from across Canada will be heading to Pierrefonds, Que., for the 2015 Skate Canada Challenge. This year’s event will be taking place from December 3-7, 2014, at Sportplexe 4 Glaces Pierrefonds.

This is the sole qualifying event for novice, junior, and senior skaters to earn berths for the 2015 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships taking place in Kingston, Ont., from January 19-25, 2015. Skaters have qualified for the 2015 Skate Canada Challenge by advancing through their home sectional championships.

The 2015 Skate Canada Challenge will also see the crowning of the 2015 Canadian Pre-Novice Champions in men’s, women’s, pair, and ice dance.

National team member and Quebec section representative Elladj Baldé, 24, Pierrefonds, Que., will be returning to his hometown to compete in the senior men’s competition. Other national team members entered in the competition are Nam Nguyen, 16, Toronto, Ont., in senior men’s, and Kirsten Moore-Towers, 22, St. Catharines, Ont., and Michael Marinaro, 22, Sarnia, Ont., and Brittany Jones, 18, Toronto, Ont., and Joshua Reagan, 24, Dallas, TX, USA, – Toronto, Ont., in senior pair.

Other notable contenders include Quebec section representatives and senior grand prix competitors Élisabeth Paradis, 22, Loretteville, Que., and François-Xavier Ouellette, 22, Laval, Que., as well as newly formed senior pair Lubov Iliushechkina, 23, Moscow, Russia, and Dylan Moscovitch, 30, Toronto, Ont.

Local competitors from the CPA des Deux-Rives in Pierrefonds include: Brandon Day (Pre-Novice Men), Samantha Couillard and Nelson Sanchez Leemet (Pre-Novice Pair), Sophia Simitsakos and Alexandre Roy (Pre-Novice Ice Dance),  Sara Marier and Jeffrey Wong (Novice Ice Dance), Cassidy McFarlane and Kyle Cayouette (Novice Ice Dance), Sarah-Jade Latulippe and Alex Leak (Junior Pair), Christina Penkov and Aaron Chapplain (Junior Ice Dance), Valérie Taillefer and Jason Chan (Junior Ice Dance), Mariève Cyr and Benjamin Brisebois-Gaudreau (Senior Ice Dance), and Andréanne Poulin and Marc-André Servant (Senior Ice Dance).

For full entries and the event start orders please click here.

General admission tickets will be available for purchase at the Sportplexe 4 Glaces Pierrefonds throughout the event. All-event tickets are $50, day tickets will be available for purchase for $10 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and $20 on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free for children ages 12 and under.

2015 Skate Canada Challenge Heads to Sportplexe 4 Glaces Pierrefonds in Montreal

OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada announced today that its qualifying event for the national championships will be held for the first time in Montreal, Que. The 2015 Skate Canada Challenge will take place from December 3-7, 2014 at Sportplexe 4 Glaces Pierrefonds.

Over 500 of the finest skaters from across Canada will participate in the 2015 Skate Canada Challenge. Skaters qualify to compete through their respective sectional championships.  For novice, junior and senior skaters, this is the only opportunity to qualify for the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, to be held in January 2015. The 2015 Canadian Pre-Novice Champions in men’s, women’s, pair and ice dance are determined at this event.

“We are excited to bring this competition to Montreal.  It’s an opportunity to see how young skaters who began in our CanSkate program are now competing at such a high level. This event is such an important stepping stone for all of our competitive skaters striving to make that next step to the national championships,” said Dan Thompson, Skate Canada CEO. “All of the components to host an event of this importance and magnitude are in place: a tremendous volunteer team, terrific hotels and a fabulous venue. We know it will be a wonderful experience for everyone.”

“It’s an honour for Montreal to host such a high calibre skating competition. In addition to allowing Montrealers to cheer on the best Canadian athletes in this discipline, the event will result in significant economic benefits for West Island businesses,” says Yves Lalumière, President and CEO of Tourisme Montreal. “We are delighted that our dealings with Skate Canada to attract this event to Montreal have been successful.”

More than 550 hotel rooms are used for the event, which generates economic activity to the region. At the senior level, many members of Canada’s National Team often compete in the event, as well as the junior athletes who have competed internationally.