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Their Excellencies to Attend the 2014 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/10/14 -- Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will attend the 2014 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, January 11, 2014.

As patrons of the 100th anniversary of this championship event, Their Excellencies will cheer on Canada's best figure skaters competing in the Senior Pair Free Program, the Senior Men Free Program and the Senior Ice Dance Free Dance at the Canadian Tire Centre at 6:50 p.m. They will also participate in the Victory Ceremonies at 9:45 p.m. The event is the final qualification opportunity for athletes who will be named to represent Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

About Skate Canada

Skate Canada, the national governing body responsible for the development and administration of skating in Canada. With over 5 000 registered coaches, skating programs for athletes of all ages are offered at nearly 1 300 skating clubs and schools across the country. Skate Canada is an association dedicated to providing every Canadian with the opportunity to learn life skills while experiencing the power, strength and creativity of one of Canada's premier sports. For more information on Skate Canada or the 2014 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, visit

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