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Lace-up with Skating Champion Victor Kraatz in Victoria as part of the BMO Financial Group Community Skate for Kids Help Phone

World Figure Skating Champion, Victor Kraatz is the Honourary Chair of the BMO Financial Group Community Skates in support of Kids Help Phone in British Columbia.  Victor will host a Community Skate in Victoria where he will demonstrate his skating expertise with some young up-and-coming skaters from the B.C. national team.

WHEN:SATURDAY, April 1st, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


WHO:               Victor Kraatz, with partner Shae-Lynn Bourne, won ten Canadian ice dance titles and the world title in 2003. Victor will be joined by a member of the B.C. senior figure skating team, along with young skaters from the B.C. national team.

WHAT:             The general public and figure skating fans will be treated to a skating demonstration from Victor and other young skaters. They are invited to skate with him while raising funds for Kids Help Phone.  Hot chocolate, cookies and a draw for prizes will make this a fun, family event. Entry by donation.


WHERE:           Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

1925 Blanshard Street

Victoria, BC

Please let us know if you are able to attend the BMO Financial Group Community Skate with Victor Kraatz & Friends.


Victor is available for media interviews about his “Pond to Podium” experience in figure skating.  The best time for an interview and photos is from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

BMO is Canada's skating bank, sponsoring Skate Canada and its recreational skating programs, as well as the development of young skaters across Canada from grassroots to international competition.  BMO Financial Group is a founding member and the official bank to Kids Help Phone - the only national, bilingual, toll-free, professional counseling service available 24 hours a day for children and youth in Canada.

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