OTTAWA, ON: Nine hundred twenty-one Canadian adult figure skaters, including 42 synchronized skating teams, are headed to Oakville, Ont., this week in preparation for the 2016 Skate Canada Adult Figure Skating Championships. The event takes place from April 22-24, 2016, at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex and features adult skaters from across the country competing in four disciplines: free skate, interpretive, ice dance, and synchronized skating.

“The record number of participants in this year’s Skate Canada Adult Figure Skating Championships shows that adult skating is thriving in our country,” said Dan Thompson, CEO, Skate Canada. “Oakville is ready to host our adult skaters as they enjoy a weekend of competition and fun – embracing our Skate for Life values.”

Skate Canada will also be offering workshops on Thursday, April 21, geared specially toward adult skaters. Monica Lockie, Skate Canada National Performance Centre Director, will present and facilitate three workshops focusing on creativity on ice, training regimens, and growing adult skating programs across the country.

Thursday’s opening ceremony will feature Skate Canada CEO Dan Thompson and world champion and Olympic bronze medallist Donald Jackson as guest speakers.

Tickets will be available at the door at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex. All-event passes are $25 for adults and $15 for children aged 6-12. Daily passes are $10 for adults and $5 for children aged 6-12. Children under five enter free of charge. For further information, please visit the Skate Canada 2016 Adult Figure Skating Championships page.

Skate Canada offers recreational, test, and competitive opportunities to adult skaters through our AdultSkate program. Programs available to adult skaters include CanSkate, STARSkate, CanPowerSkate, and SynchroSkate. To locate a club in your region that offers adult programming, please consult your Section office.