Cheerleading Competition Lands in Cornwall

January 26, 2018
By Kevin Lajoie

Cornwall Ontario – The Cornwall Civic Complex will be full of cheer on Saturday, February 10th as the Ontario Cheerleading Federation hosts its Winter Blast Competition.

The day-long event will feature over 20 teams and 400-plus competitors from across Ontario and Quebec, including Niagara, London, Waterloo, Toronto and Ottawa. The higher-level teams (Levels 5 and 6) will be vying for a bid to attend the world championships in Orlando later this year.

It marks the first time that an event of this nature is being held at the Civic Complex.

“We’re excited to host our first event in Cornwall,” said Tara Savoie, Ontario Cheerleading Federation President. “The Civic Complex is a great venue for this type of event and the new location will add another level of excitement to the competition.”

The OCF team has been working with City officials for several months now to plan for the event.

“We are proud to be hosting this event,” said Janice Robinson, Facility Rental Coordinator. “It’s 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.”

Catch the action!
Interested residents can take in the sights and sounds of the competition. The event will run from 10 am to 6 pm, with the doors opening at 9 am. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children (ages 6-12) and seniors.

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.

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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