2011 BMO Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the 2011 BMO Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships?
Approximately 53 synchronized skating teams will travel from across Canada to compete in the novice, intermediate, open, junior and senior categories at the 2011 BMO Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships. Roughly 1,000 athletes will be present to compete for the national title in their category and senior teams will have the opportunity to qualify to compete at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships.
Where are the 2011 BMO Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships being held?
All competition events and practices for the 2011 BMO Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will be held at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ontario.
How do I purchase tickets for the BMO Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships?
All-event ticket packages can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.ca, by phone at 1.855.958.5000 or in person at The Powerade Centre Box Office as of Monday, January 31, 2011 at 10am EST.
What is included in the All-Event Ticket Package?
An all-event ticket gives you access to each day of the competition. The event is scheduled for February 24-26, 2011. All-event tickets cost $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under, plus applicable surcharges.
Can I purchase a ticket for one day?
Day tickets can be purchased for $20 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under, plus applicable surcharges.
How would I obtain entry to the practice sessions?
Practice sessions are included with the price of your all-event or day ticket. Simply present your ticket at the door on the day of the practice or event to enter.
Do I receive the same seats for each event?
This event is general admission.
Do children require a ticket?
Children under 2 do not require a ticket if they do not need a seat. If they require a seat, they must purchase an event ticket. Children’s prices are available.
Can I bring my camera and take pictures during the event?
At Skate Canada events, spectators are permitted to use small still point and shoot cameras at the event for personal use only. The following are not permitted at a Skate Canada event:
- No flash photography
- No camera bags in venue
- No type of transmitter mechanism for the purpose of using a flash or strobes
- No use of professional cameras/detachable lenses
- Camera cannot interfere with other fans’ enjoyment
- Any resale of photography or posting photos on websites is strictly prohibited.
- Absolutely no video recording is allowed. Only accredited coaches and team managers may be permitted to videotape their own skater/team from rinkside during that skater’s/team’s practice or performance. If athletes wish to obtain a video of their programs, they may purchase a copy from the licensed video distributor on site if applicable.
Spectators not abiding by these restrictions risk having their camera confiscated by venue security staff. Additionally, Skate Canada staff reserves the right to restrict use of other types of cameras should they feel the quality and/or type of camera fail to protect the athletes’ and/or event’s interests.
Can I bring my own food and beverages to the event?
Outside food and beverages are NOT permitted in the arena. Concession stands will be open throughout the event.
Are there in and out privileges during each day of the event?
Yes, once inside the arena, you may leave throughout the day.
Is smoking allowed in the building?
Powerade Centre is a smoke-free building. Smoking is not permitted in any part of the building except within exterior designated areas.