OTTAWA, ON: Following a successful collaboration at several events in 2015, Skate Canada announced today that it has signed a two year agreement with Bloomex to engage them as the Official Florist of Skate Canada.
“This is a great example of a partnership that supports Skate Canada’s various constituents, from high performance to the grassroots community,” said Dan Thompson, CEO, Skate Canada. “Bloomex’s nation-wide reach ensures us reliability, quality, and consistency at all of our events and to our membership.”
Bloomex will supply podium bouquets, floral arrangements, centerpieces, judge’s bouquets, corsages and gift baskets at all Skate Canada events including Skate Canada International and the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. The relationship extends beyond events through Bloomex’s offer of a 20% discount to all Skate Canada members, clubs, schools and sections. They will also offer teddy bears and flowers at reduced rates for fundraising drives.
“Bloomex is delighted to become the Official Florist of Skate Canada,” said Mark Camphaug, Director of Marketing, Bloomex Canada. “Skating is truly one of Canada’s favourite national pastimes and is actively enjoyed coast to coast to coast. Canada has produced some of the best skaters in the world and Bloomex is proud to support this effort by providing high quality flowers and gift baskets to all Skate Canada events.”
Bloomex is the largest florist in Canada, operating out of eight production centres coast to coast for the past ten years. Orders are taken and processed through the company’s site at www.bloomex.ca or by phone, and then delivered to customers via local courier. In addition to flowers, Bloomex offers a variety of other gift items including plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, sweets and treats, balloons and other items. The company serves Canada, the US, and Australia.
About Skate Canada
Skate Canada is the nation’s governing body for skating and dedicated to creating a nation of skaters both recreationally and competitively. At over 125 years old, it is the world’s oldest skating organization and Canada’s preeminent leader in skate training and education, providing high performance coaching and skating development education. Over 130,000 Canadians participate in Skate Canada educational programs each year.
Canada’s most successful governing sport body, Skate Canada athletes have won 25 Olympic medals and 32 world championships. Today’s Canadian world and Olympic medalists all began at one of our 1,200 local Skate Canada clubs or skating schools. Through our programs, more than 5,200 certified professional coaches encourage Canadians of all ages to skate together as a family, pursue competitive ice sports and enjoy an active lifestyle.
Skate Canada has a National Service Centre in Ottawa, marketing headquarters in Toronto and High Performance facilities in Toronto and Calgary.