OTTAWA, ON: Oshawa, Ont., is set to welcome the best synchronized skating teams from across Canada for the 2018 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships, taking place from February 23-25, 2018, at the Tribute Communities Centre.

The event will host over 800 skaters and coaches on 40 teams competing for national titles in the senior, junior, open, intermediate and novice categories. The top two senior teams will earn the chance to represent Canada at the 2018 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships, taking place in Stockholm, Sweden, from April 6-7, 2018.

“Canadians can’t wait to see our preeminent synchronized skating teams take the ice at the 2018 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships and create an electric atmosphere in the Tribute Communities Centre,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada. “The City of Oshawa and the Durham Region are ready to welcome the skating family and host another memorable championships.”

Tickets for the 2018 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships are available for purchase in advance online, or by phone at 1-877-436-8811. Tickets will also be available for purchase on competition days at the Tribute Communities Centre box office. All-event tickets (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) are $60, and individual day passes can be purchased for $25 for adults or $20 for children ages two to 12. All tickets are general admission and will have applicable taxes and service charges added. Entry is free for children under two years of age.

The competition will be streamed live in English and in French for fans to watch the events from home.

Media looking to attend the event are asked to contact Allan Gordon, Communications Coordinator, by phone at 613.747.1007 ext. 702 or by email at [email protected].