OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada has announced that Mississauga, ON, will host the 2022 Skate Canada International. The event will take place at Paramount Fine Foods Centre from October 28-30, 2022. Skate Canada International is the second competition in the annual International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating series.
“Skate Canada is looking forward to welcoming fans back to Skate Canada International for the 2022-23 grand prix season. This October, Mississauga will host some of the best skaters from around the world as they compete for valuable points on the grand prix circuit,” said Debra Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer, Skate Canada. “We are thrilled to be working with long-time figure skating supporters, the city of Mississauga and Paramount Fine Foods Centre to deliver this event for all participants and fans to enjoy.”
“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, I’d like to extend my warmest welcome to the athletes and spectators participating in 2022 Skate Canada International competition,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We are thrilled to have been chosen to host this prestigious event once again and welcome the world’s best figure skaters as they compete to qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. I encourage visitors to take some time to explore all the great things our city has to offer, from our diverse culinary scene to our incredible shopping, to our beautiful and charming neighbourhoods. I wish everyone a great competition and a wonderful stay in Mississauga.”
Mississauga is home to over 700,000 residents and is the sixth largest city in Canada. Mississauga is home to over 500 parks and the city is also gaining traction as an incredible and diverse culinary destination.
“We are so excited to be hosting and welcoming back the 2022 Skate Canada International competition in our great city again this year,” said Victoria Clarke, CEO of Tourism Mississauga. “Hosting large-scale sporting events, like Skate Canada, fills our hotels, restaurants and retailers and greatly contributes to the economy overall, with this event bringing an estimated $5 million in visitor spending. It also positions Mississauga on the international stage as a destination of choice for elite sporting events, demonstrating that we have the fans, facilities and infrastructure to be a prime location for sport hosting. We’re ready to welcome the world!”
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. In 2022, Mississauga will host the 48th installment of Skate Canada International.