The 2016 Skate Canada International proved to be another exciting skating event for international and domestic skaters alike. This year's event took place at Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario and hosted many of the world's top skaters. Skate Canada International is the second of six events in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. Skaters compete for qualifying points as well as cash prizes. Our Canadian skaters did superbly!
For the ladies event, it was Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia who took gold (landing seven triples!), while Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond took the silver medal with a beautiful skate to "La Boheme." Satoko Miyahara of Japan skated off with the bronze.
In the popular ice dance division, Canada's own Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took gold, while Canada's Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford took gold in the spectacular pairs event.
|Photo from The Canadian Press/ Mark Blinch|
In men's competition, Canada's Patrick Chan also skated off with the gold medal.
As official florist of Skate Canada, Bloomex once again had the privilege (and the fun!) of designing and supplying all the flowers for this event. The Skate Canada event team requested red and white "Canadian" themed bouquets and event flowers.
The podium bouquets were a beautiful combination of deep red roses, white spider mums, white chrysanthemum daisies and assorted accent greens to provide a striking combination enjoyed by all the winners.
Bloomex also provided a visual boost to the venue with flowers for key areas such as registration, skater's and VIP lounges and the "kiss and cry" area. This year's event also saw a fun crowd activation set to music, with a "Pass the Bouquet by Bloomex" event in which some lucky winners took home a beautiful Bloomex bouquet of their own. Bloomex was happy to also provide gift baskets and hotel bouquets to welcome and thank key volunteers and VIP's to the event.
Bloomex also supplied bright and colourful dinner centrepieces to warm up the evening celebrations.
Congratulations to all our amazing Canadian athletes on their stellar performance at this event!