Halifax To Host 50th Skate Canada

Pink Cats

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I booked a hotel because why not, I didn't have to pay for it yet :rofl: but trying to get to Halifax will take a whole day with 2 connections, Atlanta and Toronto... unless I leave Charlotte at 7am :yikes:

I really enjoyed my time in Montreal and would love to come back to Canada!

Have you looked at flights going through New York, Philadelphia or Boston, there are direct flights to Halifax from all three.
 

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I booked a hotel because why not, I didn't have to pay for it yet :rofl: but trying to get to Halifax will take a whole day with 2 connections, Atlanta and Toronto... unless I leave Charlotte at 7am :yikes:

I really enjoyed my time in Montreal and would love to come back to Canada!
Same, I booked the hotel right across from the arena. I've been to Halifax on cruises and it's beautiful! Also really enjoyed Montreal Worlds, so would love the excuse to come back to Canada again soon.
 

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The Maine - Nova Scotia ferries stop running after Oct 15th. I have never been to Halifax, but that's on the bucket list, so doing research right now...
 

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Was today years old when I learned people found the confederation bridge scary :confused: . You can barely see over the edge of it while driving and have never thought anything at all while crossing it LOL.

Also just pointing out that even if the ferry from Maine was still running in late October, it would be faster to just drive through New Brunswick and then into Nova Scotia to get to Halifax. Unless of course you want to take a ferry for the time on the water and the views :lol:. Myself, I couldn’t be paid enough money in the world to be put through nearly 4 hours of that.

Halifax is a great location for this event :) Lots of hotels, restaurants, bars within walking distance. Beautiful water front, and some fun shops all around the area too. The airport is quite far from downtown, so a small draw back for those flying, but nothing too terrible. The weather is usually still pretty good around that time too :).
 

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The Maine - Nova Scotia ferries stop running after Oct 15th. I have never been to Halifax, but that's on the bucket list, so doing research right now...
I-95 to trans Canada highway..... you'll automatically end up in Halifax... depending on where in Maine you are, the drive isn't bad at all, less than 7hrs from Bangor
 

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Does anyone know the rough schedule? I had assumed the Gala would be on the Sunday and that the competition part would be on the Friday/Saturday, but maybe that's not the case???

Anyone have an "in" with Skate Canada who can confirm what's happening on the Sunday?
 

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I-95 to trans Canada highway..... you'll automatically end up in Halifax... depending on where in Maine you are, the drive isn't bad at all, less than 7hrs from Bangor
There’s a right hand turn onto the highway 102 that you need to make off the Trans Canada to get to Halifax and if you miss it, you end up in Cape Breton but yes, easy drive from Maine.

We do it regularly.
 

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NEWS!
The schedule for the competition has apparently changed - it will begin on Friday evening, go through Saturday, and conclude on Sunday afternoon according to the information I've just received from my tour group. It appears that they are attempting to encourage more local attendance by having the competition in non-working hours.
 

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NEWS!
The schedule for the competition has apparently changed - it will begin on Friday evening, go through Saturday, and conclude on Sunday afternoon according to the information I've just received from my tour group. It appears that they are attempting to encourage more local attendance by having the competition in non-working hours.
Thanks for the heads up! I'm now thinking of attending Skate Canada because it's likely cheaper than flying to Texas for Skate America and not really a fan of going to Texas of all places. Was thinking Sunday flights might be easier with no gala but may need to still plan to leave later that night or Monday.
 

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NEWS!
The schedule for the competition has apparently changed - it will begin on Friday evening, go through Saturday, and conclude on Sunday afternoon according to the information I've just received from my tour group. It appears that they are attempting to encourage more local attendance by having the competition in non-working hours.
My boss will be thrilled 🤣 I asked for vacation whenever Skate Canada events were happening.
 

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NEWS!
The schedule for the competition has apparently changed - it will begin on Friday evening, go through Saturday, and conclude on Sunday afternoon according to the information I've just received from my tour group. It appears that they are attempting to encourage more local attendance by having the competition in non-working hours.
Thanks for this info. Did you get any breakdown at all? I am not going to be able to attend on Sunday.. :-/
 

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Thanks for this info. Did you get any breakdown at all? I am not going to be able to attend on Sunday.. :-/
A rough schedule is posted in the FAQ's on the event page: https://skatecanada.ca/2024-skate-canada-international/#faq
Thursday, October 24, 2024 – Official Practices
Friday, October 25, 2024 – Pair Short Program & Men Short Program (evening)
Saturday, October 26, 2024 – Ice Dance Rhythm Dance & Women Short Program (afternoon)
Saturday, October 26, 2024 – Pair Free Program & Men Free Program (evening)
Sunday, October 27, 2024 – Ice Dance Free Dance & Women Free Program (late morning)
 

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