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Skate Canada International

October 29, 8:00 am - October 31, 5:00 pm

“Skate Canada is thrilled to welcome some of the best skaters from around the world to Vancouver for the 2021 Skate Canada international. We are looking forward the 2021-22 season and creating memorable moments for all skating fans,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada. “We are thrilled to be working with the city of Vancouver and Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre again next year to create an event all participants will enjoy.”  

“Sport Hosting Vancouver is proud to continue our relationship with Skate Canada with the hosting the 2021 Skate Canada International,” said Michelle Collens, Senior Manager, Sport Hosting Vancouver. “Our combined hosting history will allow us to creatively reimagine the event experience and ensure the confidence to deliver live events once again. We look forward to welcoming both participants and spectators back to British Columbia when it is safe to do so.”

Skate Canada International is the second competition in the annual International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figuring Skating series. The other events take place in the United States (Skate America), China (Cup of China), Japan (NHK Trophy), Russia (Rostelecom Cup) and France (Internationaux de 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 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

The inaugural Skate Canada International was first held in 1973 in Calgary and the event was added to the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in 1995, the year the series began. Vancouver has been a longtime partner of figure skating, hosting world renowned events such as the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in 2001 and 1960 and the 2018 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. This is their second time hosting Skate Canada International, they previously hosted in 1978.

Proof of Vaccination Requirements for Entry

Please note that all passholders entering the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre must provide proof of full vaccination as per the order of BC’s Provincial Health Officer.

  • BC residents
    • Residents of British Columbia should be prepared to show:
      • their BC Vaccination Card (digital or printed) to be scanned
      • a piece of government issued photo ID for verification
  • Out-of-province & international guests
    • From provinces with a proof of vaccination requirement, please show:
      • barcode/QR Code or the province’s required version of proof of vaccination
      • a piece of government issued photo ID for verification
    • From provinces without a proof of vaccination requirement, please show:
      •  Vaccination card or vaccination record
      •  a piece of government issued photo ID for verification
    • International guests
      • proof of vaccination via the ArriveCAN app used to enter Canada
      • a piece of government issued photo ID for verification

Guests unable to produce proof of vaccination will not be permitted to enter the venue.