(OTTAWA) – Single event tickets for the 2014 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Ottawa go on sale Thursday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. The 100th anniversary of the event will take place from Jan. 9-15 at Canadian Tire Centre.
Senior competition prices range from $10-$60 (plus applicable surcharges), while junior/novice competition tickets range from $5-$30 (general admission, plus applicable surcharges).
• Children 12 and under can attend the practice session on Thursday, Jan. 9, for free and will receive 50 per cent off tickets to the Saturday, Jan. 11, sessions.
• Fans attending both Friday, Jan. 10, and/or both Saturday, Jan. 11, sessions will receive 25 per cent off regular priced tickets (must be purchased at the same time and for the same day).
• The junior and novice practice sessions on Sunday, Jan. 12, are $5 for all fans.
• Children 12 and under will receive 50 per cent off general admission tickets from Jan. 13-15.
The event will host approximately 250 of Canada’s best figure skaters in senior, junior and novice as they vie for spots on the national team, international assignments and will act as the final step in the 2014 Olympic qualification process. At the conclusion of the senior events on Sunday, Jan. 12, Skate Canada will nominate the 17-member Olympic figure skating team to the Canadian Olympic Committee for selection to represent Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Tickets and ticket packages can be purchased by visiting www.CapitalTickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull, Ottawa Festivals and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.
This year, the schedule has been modified to showcase the senior events first, beginning with official practices on Thursday, Jan. 9. The junior and novice events will begin on Sunday, Jan. 12, with their official practices taking place at the Bell Sensplex.
About Skate Canada
Skate Canada, the national governing body responsible for the development and administration of skating in Canada, is the largest figure skating association in the world. With over 5,000 registered coaches, skating programs for athletes of all ages are offered at 1,200 skating clubs and schools across the country. Skate Canada is an association dedicated to providing every Canadian the opportunity to learn life skills while experiencing the power, strength and creativity of one of Canada’s premier sports.
In 2013, Skate Canada had its most successful year ever in international competition winning 42 medals. This included three world medals on home ice in London, Ont.: Patrick Chan’s gold in men’s, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir’s silver in ice dance and Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford’s bronze in pair’s. Nexxice added a fourth world medal, silver, at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships®.
Skate Canada – celebrating 100 years of champions at the 2014 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships.
Capital Tickets is the only authorized ticket vendor for Canadian Tire Centre events. Tickets purchased through unauthorized ticket vendors are subject to cancellation and purchasers may be denied access to the event. Only those tickets purchased through authorized vendors are guaranteed seating.
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