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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 Thursday, Dec. 31 at 11 a.m.

Featuring a kids’ countdown to celebrate the new year at noon, Sens Skills presented by Sport Chek will see the Senators split into two squads to compete head-to-head in various skill events including the Gay-Lea puck control relay, the OLG fastest skater, the Freedom 55 hardest shot, CAA accuracy shooting, the Ashbury College skills challenge and the Sport Chek 3-on-3 competition. Senators alternate captain, Chris Phillips, will lead one team while Senators captain Erik Karlsson will lead the other.

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

Twelve (12) minor hockey skaters and two goaltenders from the National Capital Region will participate alongside the Senators in each event. The 14 competitors will be chosen through the Senators Junior Skills Challenge which is presented by Canadian Tire.

Hosted in association with TSN 1200, tickets for Sens Skills presented by Sport Chek are $20, $15 and $12.50. For group ticket information (groups of nine or more), please call 613-599-0210 or e-mail All prices include taxes, but exclude CRF fees and applicable convenience charges.

Tickets to this year’s Sens Skills event go on sale on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased by visiting, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at 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.

Over the past seven years, more than 110,000 fans have attended Sens Skills presented by Sport Chek with the Senators and the NHLPA donating more than $600,000 to local charities on behalf of their partners.

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