Cheerleaders Return to Civic Complex

January 25, 2019
By Kevin Lajoie

Cornwall Ontario – The Cornwall Civic Complex will be full of cheer on Saturday, February 9th as the Ontario Cheerleading Federation hosts its Winter Blast Competition.

Winterblast Cheerleading

The day-long event will feature 500 to 600 competitors on as many as 50 teams from across Ontario and Quebec. The higher-level teams (Levels 5 and 6) will be vying for a bid to attend the world championships in Orlando later this year.

This will mark the second straight year that the event is held in Cornwall following a successful first edition in 2018.

“We were really pleased with the venue and the community support in Cornwall last year,” said Tara Savoie, Ontario Cheerleading Federation President. “The Civic Complex is a great facility for this type of event and the location is convenient for many of our competitors.”

The arena floor inside the Civic Complex will be split in half with the action taking place on a spring competition floor before a panel of judges.

“The success of Winter Blast is another example of just how versatile the Civic Complex is for special events. It also builds on Cornwall’s growing status as a premier location for hosting sporting events and conferences,” said Janice Robinson, Facility Rental Coordinator.

Catch the action!

Interested residents can take in the sights and sounds of the competition.

“It’s a great event for spectators,” said Mrs. Savoie of the impressive high-tempo, choreographed routines performed by competing teams.

The event will run from 10 am to 6 pm, with the doors opening at 9 am.

Tickets are $13.50 for adults and $8.50 for seniors and children (ages 6-12). They can be purchased at the Civic Complex Box Office (open Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm) or online at

About the Ontario Cheerleading Federation

The Ontario Cheerleading Federation promotes, fosters and regulates cheerleading in the province of Ontario thus furthering the character and development of young athletes. The federation’s industry-leading competitions provide high-quality, cost-effective events for Ontario’s athletes to perform and showcase their skills.

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About the Cornwall Civic Complex

Situated in scenic Lamoureux Park along the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the Cornwall Civic Complex is a versatile facility that plays host to hockey games, conventions, concerts, marriages and other special events throughout the year.

The heart of the Civic Complex is the Ed Lumley Arena, a modern ice rink that boasts state of the art rink boards, an electronic scoreboard and seating for up to 5,800 people.

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