Students from 12 Halifax area schools had a chance to watch the senior skate practice for the upcoming Canadian Tire National Skating Championship at the Scotiabank Center on Thursday. During the program, they were involved with in-venue activities which included the Dance Cam and a visit by skating legend Elvis Stojko.
Sporting homemade signs and cheering as loud as they could, students were seen “doing the wave” and dancing in the aisles. Their enthusiasm and energy was clearly welcomed by the skaters as they performed jumps, spins and other skating acts as solo routines and as paired routines.
The program also provided students with educational materials on the Championship events and the healthy benefits of skating, encouraging students to be active on the ice and to have fun.
The Canadian Tire National Skating Championship runs from Jan 18 – 24.