Charlottetown to host 2012 Skate Canada Adult Figure Skating Championships

Press release by Skate Canada

Skate Canada announced that Charlottetown, P.E.I., will host the 2012 Skate Canada Adult Figure Skating Championships. The event will take place from April 6-8, 2012, at the CARI Complex — MacLauchlan Arenas.

The announcement comes as Canadian skating delegates prepare to arrive in Charlottetown this week for the Skate Canada 2011 Annual Convention and General Meeting (ACGM) and 2011 National Coaches’ Conference (NCC) taking place from May 24-29, 2011.

“Once again, we are thrilled to be returning to Charlottetown for another skating event. This one is unique from our other national events, as it brings everyone from adult skaters to singles skaters to synchronized skaters all into a competitive atmosphere where national titles are on the line,” said William Thompson, Skate Canada CEO. “It also enhances one of our keys messages: that skating is for life. We take pride in the large number of adults who participate in our programs and encourage this active lifestyle for all Canadians.”

“We look forward to hosting Skate Canada’s Annual Convention and General Meeting and National Coaches’ Conference in 2011 and are thrilled to have been awarded the hosting-rights to their 2012 Skate Canada Adult Figure Skating Championships,” said Mayor Clifford Lee. “The City of Charlottetown truly values its relationship with Skate Canada and we are excited to once again capitalize on one of their event-hosting opportunities. The benefits of hosting events are far-reaching and have the power to transform our community – economically, socially and culturally – while driving tourism and adding value to the lives of our residents.”

Approximately 800 adult competitors will compete in five disciplines: free skate, interpretive, ice dance, pair and synchronized skating. Skate Canada offers recreational, test and competitive opportunities to adult skaters through its AdultSkate program. Programs available to adult skaters include CanSkate, STARSkate, CanPowerSkate and SynchroSkate.

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