Figure skating fans from around the world will be heading to nearby London, Ontario for the 2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships. Joining them will be 200 of the best figure skaters in the world, from over 50 different countries, who will compete at the event from March 11-17 at the Budweiser Gardens in London.
Tickets are available online at www.budweisergardens.com, by phone at 1-866-455-2849 and in-person at the Budweiser Gardens (formerly the John Labatt Centre) box office.
Official practices at Budweiser Gardens and Western Fair Sports Centre will take place on Monday, March 11, and Tuesday, March 12. As a result of changes to the competitive schedule, events will now begin on Wednesday, March 13. Following is a tentative schedule of events:
• Wednesday, March 13: Pairs Short Program, Opening on Ice, Men Short Program
• Thursday, March 14: Ladies Short Program, Ice Dance Short Dance
• Friday, March 15: Pairs Free Program & Victory Ceremony, Men Free Program & Victory Ceremony
• Saturday, March 16: Ice Dance Free Dance & Victory Ceremony, Ladies Free Program & Victory Ceremony
• Sunday, March 17: Exhibition Gala
Budweiser Gardens is located at 99 Dundas St., London. For more information about the event, please call 1-866-455-2849 or visit http://worlds2013.ca or www.budweisergardens.com. For helpful information on planning a quick getaway to London, please visit www.londontourism.ca.