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Windsor to host 2012 Skate Canada synchro nationals

Event to take place at WFCU Centre from Feb. 23-25, 2012

The 2011 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final will be held in Quebec City from Dec. 8-11.<br>
The 2011 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final will be held in Quebec City from Dec. 8-11.
(courtesy of Skate Canada)

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By Skate Canada
(09/21/2011) - Skate Canada announced today that Windsor, Ontario, will host the 2012 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships at the WFCU Centre from Feb. 23-25, 2012.

This is the first time the city has hosted this event and it is also the first time that the Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will be planned and executed by a local organizing committee.

"Western Ontario has proven over and over again that they have some of the best figure skating fans in the country," said William Thompson, Skate Canada CEO. "Fans can expect entertaining competition in every category and with the top two senior teams qualifying for the 2012 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships it will certainly be an exciting event."

"We are thrilled to have been selected to work with Skate Canada as the host skating community for the 2012 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships. The local organizing committee, represented by the Sun Parlour Skating Region, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island and the WFCU Centre, promises to bring a first class event to the region in February 2012. This event will have a positive impact on our local economy and we look forward to the opportunity to enhance our relationship with Skate Canada and our image as a sports tourism destination," the local organizing committee said.

The 2012 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will bring approximately 1,000 skaters from across the country to the city. The event will bring in excess of $800,000 to the area and use approximately 1,000 hotel room nights.

Teams will compete for national titles in the senior, junior, open, intermediate and novice categories. The top two senior teams will represent Canada at the 2012 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, from April 13-14, 2012.