I am happy to let residents know that the Skate Canada Eastern Ontario Special Olympic Invitational Competition will be taking place Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (1500 Shea Rd).
The event is being co-ordinated locally by both the Goulbourn Skating Club and the West Carleton Skating Club, as the local organizing committee. In addition to many athletes from across Eastern Ontario, local skaters Jack Fan and Katie Xu will be participating as a warm up before their trip to Austria in March to represent Canada as members of Team Canada, in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games!
Opening ceremonies will take place approximately between 9:00 – 10:00 am, while the Awards Ceremony will follow the competition approximately between 4:00-5:00 pm.
I would like to take a moment to pre-emptively congratulate all competitors in this annual tradition and extend my thanks to the Goulbourn Skating Club and the West Carleton Skating Club for all of their hard work on making Ottawa the home for this year’s event.
I hope that many residents are able to make it out to support our future Special Olympic athletes in this sporting milestone and I look forward to seeing many of you there.
For more information on the Skate Canada Eastern Ontario and their programming, please visit: http://skate-eos.on.ca.