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Skate Canada International returning to Kelowna this fall

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March 27, 2019 - 10:51 AM

KELOWNA - For the second time in five years, Kelowna will host the Skate Canada International competition.

The event will be held at Kelowna's Prospera Place from Oct. 25 to 27.

“Tourism Kelowna was very proud to support the bid to bring Skate Canada International back to the Central Okanagan,” Lisanne Ballantyne, Tourism Kelowna’s President and CEO said in a news release from Skate Canada. “Televised internationally, Skate Canada is a signature event that will generate more than $3 million in new, economic impact for Kelowna.”

The first Skate Canada International was held in Calgary in 1973. Kelowna hosted the event in 2014.

Skate Canada International is the second competition in the annual International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figuring Skating series, Skate Canada said. The other events take place in the United States, Finland, Japan, Russia and 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 International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

Tickets for the full event go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, April 5 at, by phone at 250-762-5050 or at the Prospera Place box office. Prices for the full event range from $125 to $300. Single event tickets will go on sale at a later date.

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