Manitoba Figure Skaters compete to advance to National Event

2020 Skate Canada Manitoba Sectional Championship
Saturday, November 2nd & Sunday, November 3rd , 2019
St. James Civic Centre, Winnipeg MB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WINNIPEG, MB Oct. 24, 2019: The Skate Canada Manitoba Sectional Figure Skating Championship will select the top skaters in the province to advance to the 2020 Skate Canada Challenge, ultimately leading to the Canadian Figure Skating Championships.

This event allows Manitoba to feature our skaters’ athletic abilities and showcase their grace and talent to the public. These athletes will be travelling from across the province to strive to compete for provincial titles and to achieve their personal goals.

On November 2nd and 3rd, the Skate Canada Manitoba Sectional Championships will be hosted by the Century Skating Club & Skate Canada Manitoba.  The competition will be located at the St. James Civic Centre (2055 Ness Ave). Over 60 figure skaters will be competing from the Pre-Juvenile to the Senior levels for the opportunity to be the top skaters in the province.  The 3 top skaters at the Pre-Novice and Novice levels and the top 2 at the Junior and Senior levels will have the opportunity to continue to the 2020 Skate Canada Challenge in Edmonton Alberta from November 27th to December 1st, 2019.  For Novice, Junior and Senior skaters, this will be the qualifying event for 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships.  The Canadian Pre-Novice Champions in men’s, women’s, pair and ice dance are determined at Skate Canada Challenge.

“Skate Canada Sectionals is the entry point for the athletes, enabling them to qualify for the 2020 Skate Canada Challenge in Edmonton in December followed by the National Championships in Mississauga ON in January,” said Donna Yee, Skate Canada Manitoba Board Chair. “It is very exciting for all the skaters to experience this level of competition and to dream about someday competing on the International stage.”