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Skate Canada International Championships Tickets

Skate Canada - Canadian Figure Skating Championships tickets

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 Championships.

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.

The Experience

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.

The Skaters

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 Championships History

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 Trivia

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.

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