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Preview: 2014 SKATE CANADA CHALLENGE

The Co-Operators Centre at Evraz Place, Regina, Saskatchewan, hosts the 2014 Skate Canada Challenge December 4-8, 2013.

The top four placements (top eight in Quebec) from each of the sectionals will participate in the sole qualifying event for the 2014 Canadian National Championships, January 9-15, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario.

The Challenge + the byes will send 18 men, 18 women, 12 pairs and 15 ice dance teams in each of the novice, junior, and senior divisions.

2014 Challenge competitors include:

  • Canadian bronze medalists and local favorites, Paige Lawrence, 23, Kennedy, SK, and partner Rudi Swiegers, 26, Kipling, SK, in pairs.
  • 2011 World Junior Champion, Andrei Rogozine, 20, Richmond Hills, ON, will compete in senior men’s.
  • All three 2013 Canadian Ladies’ medalists Kaetlyn Osmond, 17, Marystown, NL, Gabrielle Daleman, 15, Newmarket, ON, and Alaine Chartrand, 17, Prescott, ON.

Other notable contenders are national team members:

  • Kharis Ralph, 21, Toronto, ON and partner Asher Hill, 22, Pickering, ON in ice dance.
  • Liam Firus, 20, North Vancouver, BC in senior men’s
  • Veronik Mallet, 19, Sept-Iles, QC
  • Three time Canadian champion, Emanuel Sandhu, 33, Vancouver, BC will compete in Regina for the second year following a six hear competitive hiatus from figure skating.

The 2014 Skate Canada Challenge will also crown the 2014 Canadian Pre-Novice Champions in men, women, pairs and ice dance

Ticket Information

General admission tickets will be available for purchase throughout the week at The Co-Operator’s Centre at Evraz Place

  • All-event tickets $40
  • Day tickets $10 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • $15 (Saturday, Sunday)
  • Admission is free for children ages 12 and under.

Click here for the full entries and event start orders.

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