(November 8, 2006)
BMO Financial Group, the title sponsor for the Canadian Championships and other figure skating competitions and initiatives across the country, is proud to present the 2006 BMO Community Skate « Skate with the Stars » event. This community skating activity will be held in Halifax at the Metro Centre, Saturday November 18, 2006.
All skating fans are invited to tie up their laces and enjoy an afternoon of fun skating along with athletes on the Skate Canada national team. Doors will open at 1 pm for the first skating session, followed by a 30-minute skating show at 2:45 p.m. A second skating session will be held at 3:30 p.m.
The following members on the senior national team will perform at the skating show: Lesley Hawker, Nicholas Young, Chantal Lefebvre and Arseniy Markov. Some members on the junior national team will also be a part of the skating show: Jamie Forsythe, Joey Russell, Kevin Darwish, Joanna Lenko and Mitchell Islam.
Canadian ice dance icon Shae-Lynn Bourne will also be a part of this fun day of skating. The 2003 world champion and ten-time Canadian champion will skate with fans and present two numbers in the skating show. Bourne will be back in Halifax for the Canadian championships as she will be inducted with former ice dance partner Victor Kraatz into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame on January 21, 2007 at the conclusion of the 2007 BMO Financial Group Canadian Championships, held January 15-21 at the Halifax Metro Centre.
Former national pair champion, Olympic silver medalist, and current Skate Canada Director of Marketing and Sponsorship Debbi Wilkes will also be present at the 2006 BMO Community Skate.
Tickets for the 2006 BMO Community Skate event are $5 and are available at the following skating clubs:
• Bedford Skating Club - www.bedfordskatingclub.com, 902-431-5976
• Dartmouth Skating Club – www.dartmouthskatingclub.ca, 902-835-8835
• East Hants Skating Club – East Hants Sportsplex, 902-883-1015
• Halifax Skating Club – www.halifaxskatingclub.com, 902-477-2933
• Sackville Skating Club – www.sackvilleskatingclub.com, 902-864-9271
• Shannon Heights Skating Club – www.shannonheightsskatingclub.net, 902-462-0970
• Shearwater Skating Club – 902-469-3027
• St Margaret's Bay Skating Club – www.smbskating.com, 902-826-2100 x 22
Tickets are also available at the Skate Canada Nova Scotia Section office located at 5516 Spring Garden Road, 4th Floor in Halifax 902-425-5454 ext 336.
Proceeds of this event will go to the Skate Canada Athlete Fund.
Hurry! as tickets are available in limited quantities!
Tickets for the skating show only will be available the day of the event at the door of the Halifax Metro Centre.