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News Release: Sens Skills, presented by Sport Chek, returns to Canadian Tire Centre

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today the return of the fan-friendly Sens Skills competition, presented by Sport Chek, which is set to take place at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m.

Sens Skills will see the Senators split into two squads to compete head-to-head in various skill events including fastest skater and hardest shot. Senators alternate captain Chris Phillips will lead a team and take on a squad led by captain Erik Karlsson, as the players look to set new franchise records. Last year, forward Mika Zibanejad set a team record in the hardest shot competition with a blast that registered 106 miles per hour.

On behalf of Sport Chek, the Senators will donate this year’s net proceeds to the Ottawa Senators Foundation in support of the Sens R.I.N.K. project and the NHLPA Goals and Dreams Fund.

Participating alongside the Senators will be 10 minor hockey skaters and two goaltenders from the National Capital Region. The 12 competitors will be chosen through the Senators Junior Skills Challenge presented by Canadian Tire.

Tickets for Sens Skills presented by Sport Chek are $12.50, $15, 17.50 and $20. For group ticket information (groups of nine or more), please call 613-599-0210 or e-mail groups@ottawasenators.com. All prices include taxes, but exclude CRF fees and applicable convenience charges.

Tickets for this year’s Sens Skills event go on sale on Thursday, Nov. 27, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased by visiting www.CapitalTickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull, Ottawa Festivals and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.

For each ticket purchased to Sens Skills fans will receive a voucher for a free kids meal at Sens House (73 York Street, Ottawa). Vouchers are valid until Feb. 28, 2015. One kids meal redeemable at Sens House per each adult in the dining party.

Beginning Saturday, Nov.29, a limited number of pairs of tickets for Sens Skills will be available to fans in exchange for a minimum $10 donation to Jumpstart at any of the five Ottawa-area Sport Chek locations (Kanata Centrum, Merivale Mall, Barrhaven, St. Laurent Centre and Place D’Orleans). Supplies are limited and are available on a first-come, first served basis.

Over the past five years, more than 85,000 fans have attended Sens Skills presented by Sport Chek with the Senators and the NHLPA donating more than $500,000 to local charities on behalf of their partners.

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