Ottawa will host national figure skating championships
- Travel News
- Sunday, 23 December 2012 13:17
It was recently announced that Canada's capital will host the national figure skating championships in 2014. According to CTV News, this event is even more exciting for residents of Ottawa, as well as those who will be visiting because 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the competition. In 1914, the Minto Skating Club in Ottawa hosted the first-ever figure skating championship.
The event will take place at the Scotiabank Place on January 9 to 15, 2013. The last time Ottawa hosted this competition was in 2006. The show will draw legions of travellers to Ottawa to watch the championship, and it is expected to generate nearly $4 million for the city, the media outlet reports. Ottawa's mayor, Jim Watson, is thrilled that tourists and fans will able to see everything Ottawa has to offer.
According to CBC, this will be the 14th time that Ottawa has held the event. This championship will be the last time that Canadian skaters will be able to qualify to represent Canada in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.