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Regina to Host 2022-2023 Skate Canada Challenge – Pre-Novice/Novice

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.

Winnipeg to host 2022-2023 Skate Canada Challenge – Junior/Senior

OTTAWA, ON (August 25, 2022) – Skate Canada is excited to announce that the Skate Canada Challenge will be hosted as two separate events for the first time ever, with the 2022-2023 Skate Canada Challenge – Junior/Senior set to be held at Seven Oaks Arena at Garden City Community Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba from November 30 to December 3, 2022, while the Pre-Novice/Novice event will be held in 2023. 

The 2022-2023 Skate Canada Challenge – Junior/Senior will welcome over 200 junior and senior skaters from across the country who will be vying for a shot to compete at the 2023 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in early January. 

“We are happy to unveil this new format for the 2022-2023 Skate Canada Challenge and proud to announce Winnipeg as the host city for the junior and senior edition of the event,” said Debra Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer at Skate Canada. “We look forward to seeing how this change positively affects skating development in Canada and are proud to work with the city of Winnipeg to organize an event for everyone to enjoy.” 

“November is the perfect time for Winnipeg to play host to the 2022-2023 Skate Canada Junior/Senior Challenge. From our renowned Royal Winnipeg Ballet to a world-class culinary scene and innovative attractions like WAG-Qaumajuq and the Leaf at Assiniboine Park — our city offers authentic experiences and memorable people in every season,” said Dayna Spiring, President and CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg. “We look forward to welcoming Canadian championship contenders and their families to Winnipeg.” 

More information on the 2022-2023 Skate Canada Challenge will be available this fall.