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Event: '2011 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships - Ride Free On BC Transit!' Print
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Date: Monday, January 17, 2011 At 01:00 PM


This opportunity is valid for rides on the same day as indicated on the event ticket only. Spectators must show their ticket to the Transit Operator for verification.

Visit http://www.transitbc.com/regions/vic/ to find the route that will get you to the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre! Parking is very limited and spectators are encouraged to take advantage of this special offer.

For Immediate Release
Date: May 12, 2010   

Victoria, B.C., to host 2011 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships and BMO Skate Canada Junior Nationals sk
VICTORIA, B.C:  Skate Canada announced that Victoria, B.C., will be the host city for the 2011 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships and the 2011 BMO Skate Canada Junior Nationals.  The announcement was made at a press conference in Victoria today.

The events will be held from January 17-23, 2011 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The 2011 BMO Skate Canada Junior Nationals will run from January 17-20 and the 2011 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships will go from January 21-23.  Esquimalt’s Archie Browning Sports Centre will be the practice facility for the events.

“British Columbia has been a very special place for Canadian skaters these past several years. We are delighted to bring these two events here and to continue such a wonderful tradition of Canadian skating in Victoria,” said William Thompson, Skate Canada CEO.  “The various organizations within the city have come together to bid to host this event, and we know that the volunteers and fans will have a warm reception for the over 250 athletes who will compete here in 2011.”

This will be the third time the city has hosted the senior event. It was held here in 1978 and 1988.  Victoria was also the site of Skate Canada International in 1984, 1992 and 2006.

“Fans here will truly have the best of both worlds.  They will see some of the top skaters in the world, including our Olympic Champions and world medalists compete,” continued Thompson. “And, as we begin the next quadrennial in our sport, people will also see a preview of the talented skaters who will go on to represent Canada on the world stage and at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.”
“I would like to thank Skate Canada for recognizing Victoria’s reputation for being a great sport host and for awarding the city the 2011 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships and BMO Skate Canada Junior Nationals,” said B.C. Minister of Healthy Living and Sport. “We have the expertise, great facilities, community support and a very knowledgeable and sports-minded volunteer base to put on a first-class event and we can’t wait to welcome Canada’s best skaters back to Victoria.”
“We are excited that Victoria, British Columbia’s capital, has been chosen as the site for the 2011 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships,” said Mike Suzuki, Vice-President, Vancouver Island District, BMO Bank of Montreal. “This is the 15th year BMO’s been the title sponsor, and our 300 Vancouver Island employees are looking forward to welcoming skating fans from across the country,” Mr. Suzuki added.

“Tourism Victoria and SportHost Victoria are thrilled that Victoria has been chosen to host the 2011 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships and the 2011 BMO Skate Canada Junior Nationals,” said Helen Welch, Vice President, Marketing, Tourism Victoria.  “We have strong record of hosting great events and this will be no exception!   Major sporting events are a boon to our local economy and an event of this size will have a significant positive impact on the tourism industry.”


Championship Packages on sale this Friday, June 11th at 10:00am. Individual days/events will go on sale at a later date.

To purchase tickets, please visit the Select Your Ticket Box Office at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, visit www.selectyourtickets.com or call 250-220-7777.

Championship Packages
•    BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships:  $173.40
•    BMO Skate Canada Junior Nationals: $40.90

An eight (8) ticket limit per person will be in place.

2011 BMO CANADIAN FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS will take place January 21-23, 2011

Schedule to be determined.

BMO SKATE CANADA JUNIOR NATIONALS will take place January 17-20, 2011

Schedule to be determined


Approximately 260 skaters in the women’s, men’s, pair and ice dance disciplines will compete at the senior, junior and novice levels at the BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships and the BMO Skate Canada Junior Nationals.  Athletes will vie for spots on the Skate Canada National Team and the Canadian teams that will compete at the 2011 ISU World Figure Skating Championships, the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2011 and the 2011 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships.

Skate Canada, the national governing body responsible for the development and administration of skating in Canada, is the largest figure skating association in the world. With skating programs for athletes of all ages, offered at 1283 clubs and 54 skating schools* across the country, Skate Canada is an association dedicated to providing every Canadian the opportunity to learn life skills while experiencing the power, strength and creativity of one of Canada's premier sports.

In 2010, Skate Canada produced two Olympic medalists: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, gold in ice dance and Joannie Rochette, bronze in ladies.

“Skate Canada…teaching Canadians to skate since 1887”

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  • Upon arrival please wait to receive a numbered ticket.  Tickets will be handed out starting 90 minutes prior to the on-sale time until 35 minutes prior to the on-sale time.
  • Once you've received a numbered ticket, you are not required to remain on the premises; however you must be present 30 minutes prior to the on sale time for the random ticket draw.
  • 30 minutes prior to the on-sale a number will be drawn and that person will become first in line with all those numbers after that lining up sequentially behind.  Those that have a number that precedes the first number drawn will go to the end of the line.  This process is to ensure consumer fairness.
  • Once you have your position in line please have your method of payment ready.
  • Purchasing online at www.selectyourtickets.com is the recommended method of purchase for this or any show at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.  Thank you for your patronage.


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