OTTAWA, ON: Single session tickets for the 2019 Skate Canada International will go on sale Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 10 a.m. PT. The event will take place in Kelowna, British Columbia, from October 25-27, 2019, at Prospera Place.
The line-up in Kelowna will feature 2019 Canadian National Champions, Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro, and Nam Nguyen. They will be joined by current world medallists Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan, Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia, Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue of the United States, and more. A full list of entries can be found on the ISU website.
Single session tickets begin at $31.50 (including applicable taxes and venue fees) and prices range by session. Tickets for the Thursday practices are only $14.00 (including taxes and venue fees).
Tickets can be purchased online at www.selectyourtickets.com , by phone at 1-866-514-5050 toll free or 250-762-5050 locally, or in person at the Prospera Place Box Office.
The inaugural Skate Canada International was held in 1973 in Calgary and the event was added to the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in 1995, the year the series began. Kelowna will host the 46th installment of Skate Canada International. This is their second time hosting the event, they previously hosted in 2014.
Skate Canada International is the second competition in the annual International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. The other events take place in the United States (Skate America), China (Cup of China), Japan (NHK Trophy), Russia (Rostelecom Cup) and France (Internationaux de France).
Each skater/team can be assigned a maximum of two events. Skaters are awarded points based on their placements at their events. The top six from each discipline (men, women, pair and ice dance) qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final which will take place in Torino, Italy from December 5-8, 2019.