SPORT HOSTING VANCOUVER SECURES THE 2018 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Vancouver is pleased to be selected by Skate Canada as the host of the 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

From January 8-14, 2018, Vancouver will host the 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. Skate Canada awarded the rights to host the national championship and Olympic Trials to Vancouver this morning at an announcement during the 2017 national championships in Ottawa.

Leading into the 2018 Olympic Winter Games to take place in PyeongChang, South Korea – this competition will serve as the Olympic Trials for our Canadian skaters.

Sport Hosting Vancouver along with its partners at Skate Canada BC/Yukon section, submitted a winning bid to host the 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. Vancouver last hosted the national championships a decade ago in 2008. The Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre at the University of British Columbia will serve as the venue for both the competition and practice ice.

“Vancouver holds a special place in skating fans’ hearts. It is where we saw Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir win the first ever Olympic gold for Canada in ice dance and the home province of so many great skaters,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada. “We are thankful for the support of our title partner, Canadian Tire. Their commitment to figure skating in Canada sets our skaters up for success domestically and internationally. We know Vancouver will be a fabulous host for this important championships. The dedication of the community, volunteers, and fans will be critical to the execution of the event and we are looking forward to a very exciting competition in Vancouver next January.”

Fans looking to secure their spot can register online now with the pre-sale list: https://skatecanada.ca/presale/ 

2018 is becoming a packed calendar year for sport hosting in Vancouver starting off with the National Skating Championship (beginning on January 8, 2018) and ending with the recently announced 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship (beginning on Dec 26, 2018). These are in addition to our staple annual events including the HSBC Canada Sevens (March) and NCAA Basketball “Vancouver Showcase” (November).

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{Tessa Virtue (L) and Scott Moir of Canada skate during ‘2010 All That Skate LA’ ice show in Los Angeles, California, October 2, 2010.    REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT FIGURE SKATING)}