2011 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships come to Victoria!

Fans dazzled by figure skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver will have a chance to see more of the sport when two Canadian championships are held in Vbmoictoria in January.

The B.C. capital will host the 2011 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships and the 2011 BMO Skate Canada Junior Nationals.  More than 250 skaters are expected to compete in the two events, which will be held at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.

“British Columbia has been a very special place for Canadian skaters these past several years,” William Thompson, Skate Canada’s chief executive officer, said in a release. “We are delighted to bring these two events here and to continue such a wonderful tradition of Canadian skating in Victoria.”

The junior nationals will be held Jan. 17-20. The Canadian championships will be Jan. 21-23.

Victoria previously hosted the Canadian championships in 1978 and 1988. Victoria was also the site of Skate Canada International in 1984, 1992 and 2006.

“Fans here will truly have the best of both worlds,” said Thompson. “They will see some of the top skaters in the world, including our Olympic champions and world medallists compete.

To purchase tickets, please visit the Select Your Ticket Box Office at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, visit www.selectyourtickets.com or call 250-220-7777.

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