Skate Canada International Championships Schedule
The senior level figure skaters who have been invited to compete
in Skate Canada International Championships have been working hard for most of their lives just to earn an invitation at Skate
Canada's annual event and now that they have shown up to the contest they are looking to live out their dreams of winning
one of the most prestigious international skating competitions in the world. Short of the Winter Olympics, there is hardly
a more thrilling moment for the skaters, their families, and their supporters than taking to the ice at the Skate Canada International
Held each fall in different locations throughout Canada from year to year, the contest unfolds over a
weekend of intense competition. The emotionally charged event is intense not only for the athletes but for all of the fans
in attendance. This is a huge showcase for some of the best skaters in the world looking to prove that they are at the top
of their sport.
Regardless of where Skate Canada International Championships is held, the
electricity in the arena is palpable the moment a fan steps through the turnstile. The nervous energy and excitement in the
air lets you know that you have stumbled upon something special whether you are a huge figure skating aficionado or not. The
skaters and their friends and families have traveled from all across the globe to take part in this event. At long last all
of the best senior level figure skaters have gathered together for a competition that is both hotly contested and a celebration
of the sport. As each skater or pair of skaters get ready to start their performance you feel everyone in the stands hold
their breath, with each leap and turn fingers are crossed hoping that the skaters will complete that elusive perfect performance
and make this night especially memorable. Finally the scores are announced and jubilation or disappointment envelop the skaters
and their fans as the audience waits to go through it all over again. The emotional roller coaster of an intense, world class
figure skating competition is unlike anything else in professional sports and you can be a part of the excitement with tickets
to Skate Canada International Championships.
Skate Canada is Canada's governing body of figure
skating and organizes the two biggest skating events in the country each year. The skaters who are invited to take part in
the international competition view the invitation as an honor second only to being selected to be a part of their country's
national team. As a result of the honor bestowed upon them, the athletes are determined to do their absolute best for the
judges and the crowd not only to prove themselves as the best in the world but as a tribute and a way of showing that Skate
Canada made the right decision in inviting them. If you are looking to see the top figure skaters in the world competing in
men's singles, women's singles, and pairs competitions you have come to the right spot. Event those who are not the biggest
figure skating fans in the world or are not too knowledgeable about the sport find it impossible not to get caught up in the
excitement and held in awe of the majesty and athleticism taking place on the ice.
Skate Canada International
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Skate Canada tournaments which were first held in 1973.
The 1987 Skate Canada tournament was used to decide who would represent Canada in the 1988 Olympics and in 1995 when the International
Gran Prix of Figure Skating was created, the Skate Canada International Championships became a part of the series. Some of
the biggest names in figure skating have had strong performances and won the competition including Brian Boitano, Scott Hamilton,
Elvis Stojko, Alexei Yagudi, Kristi Yamaguchi, Michelle Kwan, Joanie Rochette, and many others. The biggest stars in all of
figure skating come to North America to compete in Skate Canada International Championships so now you do not have to wait
four years to see the best in figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics, you just need to make a trip to Skate Canada
and enjoy the greatest figure skaters in the world right in your own backyard.
Skate Canada International Championships
Skate Canada as a foundation has been an important part of figure skating not just in Canada but in the rest
of the world since 1887 when it began with the goal of promoting physical fitness, achievement and personal excellence in
Canadians through figure skating. Canadian Evlis Stojko hold the record for most men's singles wins at Skate Canada International
Championships with a total of five gold medals. In 2000, the organization changed its name to Skate Canada to be in alignment
with the other governing sports bodies in the country.