OTTAWA, ON (August 30, 2022) – Skate Canada is pleased to announce that the 2022-2023 Skate Canada Challenge for pre-novice and novice skaters will be held at Evraz Place in Regina, Saskatchewan from January 25-28, 2023. The domestic competition will be hosted as two separate events for the first time this season, with the 2022-2023 Skate Canada Challenge – Junior/Senior taking place at Seven Oaks Arena at Garden City Community Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba from November 30 to December 3, 2022.
Skaters from coast-to-coast will qualify through their respective sectional championships, where novice athletes will be looking to secure their spot at the 2023 Novice Canadian Championships in late February. The event will also see the crowning of the Pre-Novice National Champions in men, women, pair and ice dance.
“Skate Canada is excited to announce that this year’s Skate Canada Challenge – Pre-Novice/Novice will be hosted in Regina. We are excited for this new event format and are pleased to align this with our long-term development plans,” said Dr. Shae Zukiwsky, Senior Director, Performance Excellence at Skate Canada. “We very much look forward to working with the City of Regina to create an amazing event.”
“I am thrilled Regina was chosen as the inaugural host city for the Skate Canada Pre-Novice/Novice Challenge,” said Sandra Masters, Mayor of Regina. “We look forward to welcoming athletes, coaches, families, and friends to Regina and providing an exceptional experience for all attendees.”
More information on the 2022-2023 Skate Canada Challenge will be available later this year.