OTTAWA, ON: Tickets for the 2017 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships will go on sale on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (ET). The event will take place Ottawa, Ontario at The Arena at TD Place from January 16-22, 2017. The championships will be the first sporting event in Ottawa’s year-long celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.
All-Event ticket packages will include all senior competitions as well as all novice and junior events which will take place earlier in the week. This ultimate ticket package will allow fans to experience all levels of Canadian skating during the week long event. Fans will be able to choose from four levels of all-event ticket packages that are priced at $120, $160, $200, and $300, plus applicable surcharges.
New this year, the championships will have a Super Fan Section! This section includes the first three rows of the arena, allowing fans to be closest to the action. All fans purchasing tickets in this section will receive a deluxe super fan kit, which will include a special super fan name badge, Skate Canada scarf, hand held Canada flag and baseball-style cards featuring the National Team, all packaged together in a stylish reusable bag. All-event ticket packages in the Super Fan Section which includes the deluxe super fan kit are priced at $300, plus applicable surcharges.
Tickets can be purchased online at TDPlace.ca, or by phone at 613-232-6767 or in person at The Box Office at TD Place.
The pre-eminent all-Canadian sporting event will feature approximately 250 skaters in the men’s, women’s, pair, and ice dance disciplines, competing in three levels: senior, junior, and novice. Athletes will vie for spots on the Skate Canada National Team and the Canadian teams that will compete at the 2017 ISU World Figure Skating Championships, 2017 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, and 2017 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships.
Ottawa hosted the very first National Skating Championships in 1914 as well as in 1922, 1925, 1929, 1935, 1940, 1949, 1953, 1958, 1987, 1996, 1999, 2006 and 2014. The 2017 event will be 15th time that Ottawa will have hosted the largest gathering of Canadian skating talent.