National Skating Championships Kick Off in Saint John
Jan. 17, 2019
Global Korean Post
From January 13 – 20, 2019, Saint John and Quispamsis host the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, held at Harbour Station, with the skaters practicing at the Quispamsis QPlex.
Saint John hosts the first time this event. The city has previously hosted Skate Canada International three times (2013, 1999, 1995).
On Tuesday, Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha won their third straight national junior ice dance title at the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships being held this week at Harbour Station.
Lajoie and Lagha won gold and silver in their two ISU Junior Grand Prix appearances this season then placed fourth at the Junior Grand Prix Final in Vancouver.
This national event is expecting to draw thousands of tourists to the city, and generate more than $2.5 million in economic spinoff benefits.
The Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), is supporting Discover Saint John as it works to promote this event, maximize economic opportunities, and offer an enhanced visitor experience. ACOA is investing $25,000 towards costs for marketing activities related to hosting the championships.