News from Kamloops

June 1, 2012

National Skating Championships coming to Kamloops

Kamloops, B.C. - The City of Kamloops is pleased to announce that Skate Canada has awarded the 2013 Skate Canada Adult Figure Skating Championships to Canada's Tournament Capital. The event is set to take place April 5th to 7th, 2013 and will utilize both ice surfaces at McArthur Island Sport & Event Centre.

The championships expect to attract up to 700 adult figure skaters to Kamloops. The four disciplines of the event include: free skate, interpretive, ice dance and synchronized skating.

City and Tourism Kamloops staff toured Skate Canada representatives through the facility and local accommodations in April 2012. Skate Canada liked what they saw and Kamloops was chosen over other bidding destinations to be the host city.

"With the strength of the Valleyview Skating Club paired with the City's great two sheet facility, this event will see the skating community working together to put Kamloops on the figure skating map," commented Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar.

"The Valleyview Skating Club is happy to be a part of this inspirational event. We look forward to welcoming the adult skating community and putting on a competition befitting their celebration of 10 years of national competition," said Ev Pochay of the Valleyview Skating Club.

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Media Contact:
Sean Smith, Tournament Capital Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3552
ssmith@kamloops.ca