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Triple gold for Canada at Skate Canada International

REGINA – Canada won gold in three of the four events on Saturday at Skate Canada International.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir danced into the light once again with a golden performance and world record; Kaetlyn Osmond took the women’s title and Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford won pairs.

In ice dancing, Virtue and Moir totalled 199.86 surpassing their previous best of 198.62 set at the 2017 World Championships. They haven’t lost a competition since they launched their comeback a year ago.

‘’We had a couple of little bobbles but recovered really well,’’ said Virtue, from London, Ont. ‘’That’s a testament to our training. We were prepared for anything.’’

‘’We are really emotionally attached with our two programs,’’ added Moir, from Ilderton, Ont. ‘’We understand better now how important that is.’’

Andrew Poje and Kaitlyn Weaver of Waterloo, Ont., won silver with 190.01. Americans Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue scored 189.43, for bronze.

It felt really good,’’ said Poje. ‘’We were happy nervous and excited because there was so little time to prepare but it’s nice to get it out there and know we’ve made the right decision.’’

They recently decided to revive their 2012 long program to the song ‘’Je Suis Malade’’.

‘’About 40 percent of the program is new and we’ve kept the essence of it,’’ said Weaver. ‘’It still feels how it was when we first made it.’’

Carolane Soucisse of Chateauguay, Que., and Shane Firus of North Vancouver were eighth.

In women’s competition, Osmond, from Marystown, N.L., overcame two falls in the free skate to take the gold. She won both the short and long programs for 212.91. Maria Sotskova of Russia took silver with 192.52, and American Ashley Wagner was third at 183.94.

‘’As a package I felt this program was a lot stronger,’’ said Osmond. ‘’I’m excited about the program even though parts of it didn’t go as well as I expected. The boards got in my way on the flip toe and I’m mad that happened.’’

Alaine Chartrand of Prescott, Ont., and Larkyn Austman of Coquitlam, B.C., were 11th and 12th.

In pairs, Duhamel and Radford moved from second after the short for the win with 222.22. Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany were second at 215.66 and Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres of France remained third at 214.37.

‘’This is a truly emotional skate for Eric and I,’’ said Duhamel, from Lively, Ont. ‘’Last season I don’t think we even came close to 140 points (for the long) because we were struggling so much. This season we want to build and deliver.’’

Lubov Ilyushechkina and Dylan Moscovitch of Toronto were sixth and Sydney Kolodziej of Montreal and Maxime Deschamps of Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que., eighth.

Shoma Uno of Japan took the men’s gold with Jason Brown of the U.S. second and Alexander Samarin of Russia third.

Patrick Chan of Toronto took fourth at 245.70 less than five points from the podium. Nicolas Nadeau of Boisbriand, Que., climbed from ninth to seventh and Keegan Messing of Sherwood Park, Alta., was eighth.

‘’I didn’t feel 100 percent,’’ said Chan, who fell on his opening quad toe jump. ‘’My upper body was a little high in the jumps which means my timing was off. Sometimes you just have to have days like this.’’

Full results: 2017 Skate Canada International

World record for Virtue and Moir, top spot for Osmond after short programs

REGINA –  Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir broke their short dance world record and Kaetlyn Osmond leads the women’s event as the Skate Canada International figure skating competition got underway Friday.

In ice dancing, Virtue and Moir earned a world record 82.68 points. Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Waterloo, Ont., are second with 77.47, while Americans Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue are third at 76.08.

‘’It was a great short for us,’’ said Moir from Ilderton, Ont. ‘’We’ve been working hard on it technically. We felt we were both able to execute and get into the performance of the program.’’

Weaver and Poje were also solid.

‘’It was great to skate the short like we know we can,’’ said Weaver. ‘’Taking the ice after Tess and Scoot was a blessing in disguise because the energy was so high and we tried to feed off of that enthusiasm.’’

Carolane Soucisse of Chateauguay, Que., and Shane Firus of North Vancouver are seventh.

In women’s competition, Osmond from Marystown, N.L., landed three triple jumps to win the short program with a personal-best score of 76.06 points. Anna Pogorilaya was second with 69.05, while Russian teammate Maria Sotskova scored 66.10 for third.

‘’It’s really exciting,’’ said Osmond. ‘’I’ve been working really hard on getting my short program focus on one element at a time and today I felt I did that really well.’’

Alaine Chartrand of Prescott, Ont., and Larkyn Austman of Coquitlam, B.C., are 11th and 12th.

In the men’s short program, Shoma Uno of Japan tops the field with 103.64 with Patrick Chan of Toronto second at 94.43 and Jason Brown of the U.S. third at 90.71.

Chan landed his quad then touched a hand down on his triple Axel. His preparations this week were disrupted when his costumes got lost in travel. They arrived today.

‘’There were mistakes here and there but I pulled it out,’’ said Chan. ‘’Considering everything that happened I’m happy with it.’’

Keegan Messing of Sherwood Park, Alta., is fifth and Nicolas Nadeau of Boisbriand, Que., ninth.

In pairs, Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany are first after the short program with 77.34. Meagan Duhamel of Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford of Balmertown, Ont., are second at 73.53 and Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres of France third at 73.04.

‘’We love this short program and we felt really good out there,’’ said Duhamel.

Lubov Ilyushechkina and Dylan Moscovitch of Toronto are fifth and Sydney Kolodziej of Montreal and Maxime Deschamps of Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que., are eighth.

All four free skates are on Saturday.

Full results: ISU GP 2017 Skate Canada International

Regina ready to welcome skaters from around the world for 2017 Skate Canada International

OTTAWA, ON: Top Canadian and international figure skaters are headed to Regina, Sask., for the 2017 Skate Canada International, taking place from October 26-29, 2017. The event which takes place at the Brandt Centre will feature 12 Canadian entries (three entries per discipline in men, ladies, pairs and ice dance) for a total of 18 skaters.

Skate Canada International is the second of six events on the 2017 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating circuit, in which skaters compete to qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, taking place December 7-10, 2017, in Nagoya, Japan.

Olympic silver medallist and three-time world champion Patrick Chan, 26, Toronto, Ont., is the first of three Canadian men entries. This will be his ninth time competing at this event, having won on six occasions. Last season, Chan placed fifth at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships. The nine-time Canadian champion is coached by Marina Zoueva and Oleg Epstein in Canton, MI, USA.

Keegan Messing, 25, Girdwood, Alaska, USA, is the second Canadian men’s entry. He previously competed at this event in 2015, where he placed 11th. Messing began this season winning the bronze medal at the 2017 Autumn Classic International. He is coached by Ralph Burghart in Anchorage, AK, USA.

Nicolas Nadeau, 20, Boisbriand, Que., rounds out Canada’s men’s entries. This will be his first senior ISU Grand Prix assignment. Nadeau placed sixth at his first event this season, the Ondrej Nepela Trophy. He trains in Rosemère, Que., and is coached by Yvan Desjardins.

World silver medallist Kaetlyn Osmond, 21, Marystown, Nfld./Edmonton, Alta., is the first of three Canadians in the ladies category. Osmond won gold at this event in 2012 and silver last year. This season, she won gold at the 2017 Autumn Classic International. The three-time Canadian champion is coached by Ravi Walia in Edmonton, Alta.

Canadian bronze medallist Alaine Chartrand, 21, Prescott, Ont., is the second Canadian entry in ladies. She placed fifth at this event last season, and started this season with a fifth-place finish at the 2017 Autumn Classic International. Chartrand is coached by Michelle Leigh and Christy Krall.

Larkyn Austman, 19, Coquitlam, B.C., will also represent Canada in ladies. This will be her first senior ISU Grand Prix assignment. Austman placed 12th at her first event this season, the Ondrej Nepela Trophy. She is coached by Zdenek Pazdirek and Liz Putnam in Coquitlam, B.C.

Two-time world champions Meagan Duhamel, 31, Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford, 32, Balmertown, Ont., will be one of three Canadian entries in pairs. They are the defending champions at this event for the third year in a row. Duhamel and Radford won the silver medal at the 2017 Autumn Classic International to start this season. The six-time consecutive Canadian champions are coached by Bruno Marcotte in Montreal, Que.

Canadian silver medallists Lubov Ilyushechkina, 25, Toronto, Ont., and Dylan Moscovitch, 33, Toronto, Ont., will be the second Canadian pairs entry. The team won the bronze medal at this event last year, and placed fourth at their first event this season, the Finlandia Trophy. They are coached by Lee Barkell, Bryce Davison and Tracy Wilson in Toronto, Ont.

Sydney Kolodziej, 24, Montreal, Que., and Maxime Deschamps, 25, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que., will represent Canada in pairs at their first ISU Grand Prix assignment together. They began this season placing seventh at the 2017 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic. Kolodziej and Deschamps are coached by Richard Gauthier and Bruno Marcotte in Montreal, Que.

Olympic champions and three-time world champions Tessa Virtue, 28, London, Ont., and Scott Moir, 30, Ilderton, Ont., will be the first of three Canadian entries in ice dance. They are the defending champions at this event and have won it in six of seven appearances. Virtue and Moir began this season winning the gold medal at the 2017 Autumn Classic International. The seven-time Canadian champions are coached by Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon and Romain Haguenauer in Montreal, Que.

Two-time world medallists Kaitlyn Weaver, 28, Toronto, Ont., and Andrew Poje, 30, Waterloo, Ont., are the second Canadian entry in ice dance. They have previously competed at this event six times, medalling on five occasions and winning in 2014 and 2015. They also began this season at the 2017 Autumn Classic International, where they won silver. The 2017 Canadian silver medallists are coached by Nikolai Morozov and train in Hackensack, NJ, USA.

Carolane Soucisse, 22, Châteauguay, Que., and Shane Firus, 23, North Vancouver, B.C., will be the third Canadian ice dance entry. This will be their first ISU Grand Prix assignment. This season, Soucisse and Firus placed fifth at the 2017 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic and fourth at the 2017 Finlandia Trophy. They are coached by Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon in Montreal, Que.

Carolyn Allwright of Waterloo, Ont., and Manon Perron of Boucherville, Que., will be the Canadian team leaders at the event. Dr. Erika Persson of Edmonton, Alta., and physiotherapist Agnes Makowski of Toronto, Ont., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Debbie Islam of Barrie, Ont., Karen Howard of Regina, Sask., Beth Crane of Burnaby, B.C., and Nicole LeBlanc-Richard of Dieppe, N.B., will be the Canadian officials at the event.

Practices will be streamed live on the Skate Canada Dailymotion page.

For results and full entries please visit www.skatecanada.ca.

CANADIAN ENTRIES AT 2017 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL

Discipline Name Age Hometown Club Coach
Men Patrick Chan 26 Toronto, Ont. Granite Club Marina Zoueva / Oleg Epstein
Men Keegan Messing 25 Girdwood, Alaska, USA Sherwood Park FSC Ralph Burghart
Men Nicolas Nadeau 20 Boisbriand, Que. CPA Boisbriand Yvan Desjardins
Ladies Kaetlyn Osmond 21 Marystown, Nfld. & Edmonton, Alta. Ice Palace FSC Ravi Walia
Ladies Alaine Chartrand 21 Prescott, Ont. Prescott FSC Michelle Leigh / Christy Krall
Ladies Larkyn Austman 19 Coquitlam, B.C. Coquitlam SC Zdenek Pazdirek / Liz Putnam
Pairs Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford 31/32 Lively, Ont. / Balmertown, Ont. CPA Saint-Léonard / CPA Saint-Léonard Bruno Marcotte
Pairs Lubov Ilyushechkina / Dylan Moscovitch 25/33 Toronto, Ont. / Toronto, Ont. Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club / Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club Lee Barkell / Bryce Davison / Tracy Wilson
Pairs Sydney Kolodziej / Maxime Deschamps 24/25 Montreal, Que. / Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que. CPA St. Léonard / CPAR Vaudreuil Richard Gauthier / Bruno Marcotte
Ice Dance Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir 28/30 London, Ont. / Ilderton, Ont. Montreal International Skating School / Montreal International Skating School Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon / Romain Haguenauer
Ice Dance Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje 28/30 Toronto, Ont. / Waterloo, Ont. Sault FSC / Kitchener-Waterloo SC Nikolai Morozov
Ice Dance Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus 22/23 Châteauguay, Que. / North Vancouver, B.C. CPA Repentigny / CPA Repentigny Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon

Jamie Salé and David Pelletier to serve as Athlete Ambassadors for 2017 Skate Canada International

OTTAWA, ON: Olympic Champions Jamie Salé and David Pelletier, one of the most decorated pair teams in Canadian figure skating history will serve as Athlete Ambassadors during the 2017 Skate Canada International. The event will take place in Regina, Saskatchewan, from October 26-29, 2017, at the Brandt Centre.

“I am thrilled to be co-ambassador with my partner David Pelletier for this years’ Skate Canada! I look forward to being a part of the skating family again and seeing some wonderful competition,” expressed Salé.

“We are very honoured to be back at Skate Canada International as athlete ambassadors. It is a competition we grew up watching and has a great history of fantastic skating. It is also where Jamie and I debuted as a team on the international circuit. We are very excited to be watching the best skaters in the world getting ready for their Olympic journey,” added Pelletier.

In their role of Athlete Ambassadors, Salé and Pelletier will handle speaking engagements and media interviews, conduct appearances on behalf of the competing athletes and, of course, make time for their legion of fans.

“We are thrilled to have Jamie and David back at a Skate Canada event and thank them for making time to represent the athletes during this important season. They know firsthand the pressures of competition, and by using their experiences they will help us create an exciting event for all participants,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada.

Salé and Pelletier’s outstanding career was highlighted by their gold-medal performance at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. The pair officially started competing together in 1998, placing third at Skate Canada International before going on to win the event in 2000 and 2001. In 2001 they claimed their first and only world championship in Vancouver. Salé and Pelletier were officially inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame in 2008, and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame the following year.

Salé and Pelletier will act as the Athlete Ambassadors over the course of the four-day event in Regina.

TICKETS
Single session tickets begin at $25 (plus applicable taxes and surcharges) and prices range by session. Tickets for the Thursday practices are only $10. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or in person at Brandt Centre Box Office. Groups of nine or more can purchase by calling the box office directly 1-306-781-9300.

EVENT INFO
This will be Regina’s second time hosting this event; they last hosted in 1986. Most recently, the city hosted Skate Canada Challenge, a qualifying event for the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Skate Canada International is the second competition in the annual ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. The other events take place in the United States (Skate America), Russia (Rostelecom Cup), France (Internationaux de France), China (Cup of China) and Japan (NHK Trophy).

Each skater/team can be assigned a maximum of two events. Skaters are awarded points based on their placements at their events. The top six from each discipline (men’s, ladies, pair and ice dance) qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

Single Session Tickets Info: 2017 Skate Canada International

REGINA, SK: Single Session Tickets for the 2017 Skate Canada International will go on sale on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 10 a.m. MST. The event will take place in Regina, Saskatchewan from October 26-29, 2017 at the Brandt Centre.

The line-up in Regina features Canadian favourites including Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, Patrick Chan, and Kaetlyn Osmond. They will be joined by various current and former world medallists including Shoma Uno of Japan, Anna Pogorilaya of Russia, Ashley Wagner of the United States, and Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany. A full list of entries can be found on the ISU website.

Single session tickets begin at $25 (plus applicable taxes and surcharges) and prices range by session. Tickets for the Thursday practices are only $10. The Super Fan Section is sold out, however, fans not seated in the Super Fan Section may purchase the Super Fan Bag for an additional $60 each, plus applicable surcharges.

Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or in person at Brandt Centre Box Office. Groups of nine or more can purchase by calling the box office directly 1-306-781-9300.

EVENT INFO

This will be Regina’s second time hosting this event; they last hosted in 1986. Most recently, the city hosted Skate Canada Challenge, a qualifying event for the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Skate Canada International is the second competition in the annual ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. The other events take place in the United States (Skate America), Russia (Rostelecom Cup), France (Trophée de France), China (Cup of China) and Japan (NHK Trophy).

Each skater/team can be assigned a maximum of two events. Skaters are awarded points based on their placements at their events. The top six from each discipline (men’s, ladies, pair and ice dance) qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

World Champions Virtue and Moir headline 2017 Skate Canada International in Regina

OTTAWA, ON: The International Skating Union (ISU) has announced the line-ups for the six 2017 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events. Canada will host the second stop on the circuit, the 2017 Skate Canada International in Regina, Saskatchewan, from October 26-29, 2017, at the Brandt Centre located at Evraz Place.

The line-up in Regina features Canadian favourites including Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, Patrick Chan, and Kaetlyn Osmond. They will be joined by various current and former world medallists including Shoma Uno of Japan, Anna Pogorilaya of Russia, Ashley Wagner of the United States, and Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany.

Skate Canada International is the second competition in the annual ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. The other events take place in Russia (Rostelecom Cup), China (Cup of China), Japan (NHK Trophy), France (Internationaux de France) and the United States (Skate America).

Each skater/team can be assigned a maximum of two events. Skaters are awarded points based on their placements at their events. The top six from each discipline (men, women, pair and ice dance) qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final to be held in Nagoya, Japan from December 7-10, 2017.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
All-Event ticket packages are on sale now! All-Event ticket packages include all competitions as well as practices. Fans can choose from four levels of All-Event ticket packages that are priced at $120, $160, $200, and $275, plus applicable surcharges.

Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or in person at Brandt Centre Box Office. Groups of nine or more can purchase by calling the box office directly 1-306-781-9300.

SUPER FAN SECTION
The 2017 Skate Canada International will feature a special Super Fan Section! This section includes the first three rows of the arena, allowing fans to be closest to the action. All fans purchasing tickets in this section will receive a Canada toque, limited edition event pin, super fan name badge and a stylish tote. All-event ticket packages in the Super Fan Section, which includes the deluxe super fan kit, are priced at $275, plus applicable surcharges.

2017 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES*

MEN
Brendan Kerry (AUS)
Jorik Hendrickx (BEL)
Patrick Chan (CAN)
Keegan Messing (CAN)
TBD (CAN)
Chafik Besseghier (FRA)
Takahito Mura (JPN)
Shoma Uno (JPN)
Jun Hwan Cha (KOR)
Maxim Kovtun (RUS)
Alexander Samarin (RUS)
Jason Brown (USA)

WOMEN
Alaine Chartrand (CAN)
Kaetlyn Osmond (CAN)
TBD (CAN)
Laurine Lecavelier (FRA)
Roberta Rodeghiero (ITA)
Marin Honda (JPN)
Rika Hongo (JPN)
Nahyun Kim (KOR)
Anna Pogorilaya (RUS)
Maria Sotskova (RUS)
Karen Chen (USA)
Ashley Wagner (USA)

PAIR
Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford (CAN)
Lubov Ilyushechkina / Dylan Moscovitch (CAN)
TBD (CAN)
Cheng Peng / Yang Jin (CHN)
Vanessa James / Morgan Cipres (FRA)
Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot (GER)
Natalia Zabiiako / Alexander Enbert (RUS)
Haven Denney / Brandon Frazier (USA)

ICE DANCE
Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus (CAN)
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir (CAN)
Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje (CAN)
Kavita Lorenz / Joti Polizoakis (GER)
Natalia Kaliszek / Maksym Spodyriev (POL)
Alla Loboda / Pavel Drozd (RUS)
Olivia Smart / Adria Diaz (ESP)
Alisa Agafonova / Alper Ucar (TUR)
Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker (USA)
Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue (USA)

CANADIAN ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE 2017 ISU GRAND PRIX OF FIGURE SKATING SERIES*

ROSTELECOM CUP — Moscow, Russia — October 20-22, 2017
MEN: Nam NguyenPAIR: Julianne Séguin / Charlie Bilodeau
ICE DANCE: Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier

SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL — Regina, Saskatchewan – October 26-29, 2017
MEN: Patrick Chan, Keegan Messing, TBD
WOMEN: Alaine Chartrand, Kaetlyn Osmond, TBD
PAIR: Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford, Lubov Ilyushechkina / Dylan Moscovitch, TBD
ICE DANCE: Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus, Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir, Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje

CUP OF CHINA — Beijing, China — November 3-5, 2017
MEN: Kevin Reynolds
WOMEN: Gabrielle Daleman
PAIR: Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro

NHK TROPHY — Osaka, Japan — November 10-12, 2017
MEN: Patrick Chan
WOMEN: Alaine Chartrand
PAIR: Julianne Séguin / Charlie Bilodeau
ICE DANCE: Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir

INTERNATIONAUX DE FRANCE — Grenoble, France — November 17-19, 2017
WOMEN: Kaetlyn Osmond
PAIR: Lubov Ilyushechkina / Dylan Moscovitch
ICE DANCE: Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje

SKATE AMERICA – Lake Placid, United States – November 24-26, 2017
MEN: Kevin Reynolds
WOMEN: Gabrielle Daleman
PAIR: Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford, Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro
ICE DANCE: Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier

For full entries at the five other ISU Grand Prix events please visit www.isu.org.

*Entries are subject to change

2017 Skate Canada International: Tickets On Sale Now!

REGINA, SK: All-event tickets for the 2017 Skate Canada International are now on sale. The event will take place in Regina, Saskatchewan from October 26-29, 2017 at the Brandt Centre located at Evraz Place.

All-Event ticket packages will include all competitions as well as practices. Fans will be able to choose from four levels of all-event ticket packages that are priced at $120, $160, $200, and $275, plus applicable surcharges.

Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or in person at Brandt Centre Box Office. Groups of nine or more can purchase by calling the box office directly 1-306-781-9300.

SUPER FAN SECTION  

The 2017 Skate Canada International will feature a special Super Fan Section! This section includes the first three rows of the arena, allowing fans to be closest to the action. All fans purchasing tickets in this section will receive a Canada toque, limited edition event pin, super fan name badge and a stylish tote. All-event ticket packages in the Super Fan Section which includes the deluxe super fan kit are priced at $275, plus applicable surcharges.

EVENT INFO
This will be Regina’s second time hosting this event; they last hosted in 1986. Most recently, the city hosted Skate Canada Challenge, a qualifying event for the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Skate Canada International is the second competition in the annual ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. The other events take place in the United States (Skate America), Russia (Rostelecom Cup), France (Trophée de France), China (Cup of China) and Japan (NHK Trophy).

Each skater/team can be assigned a maximum of two events. Skaters are awarded points based on their placements at their events. The top six from each discipline (men’s, ladies, pair and ice dance) qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.