Ottawa will host Canada's figure skating championships in 2014, which will mark the 100th anniversary of the event.

Skate Canada president Benoît Lavoie confirmed the news Tuesday morning.


Skate Canada president Benoît Lavoie announced Tuesday that Ottawa will host the 2014 national figure skating championships. (Ryan Gibson/CBC)

The championships will be held at Scotiabank Place, and the Bell Sensplex will house the practice rink.

The event takes place from Jan. 9-15, and tickets go on sale in the spring. It will be the last chance for Canada's skaters to qualify to represent the country at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

The 2014 champsionship event is expected to generate about $4 million for Ottawa's economy, according to a city media release. The city, meanwhile, is making a $50,000 investment in the championships.

It'll be the 14th time the event has been held in Ottawa. When the championships first began in 1914, they were held in Ottawa at the Minto Skating Club.

Lavoie also announced a new partnership between Skate Canada and Canadian Tire, Mark's and L'Équipeur, which comes into effect for the 2013 championships being held in Mississauga next month.

From 2014 to 2018, the event will be called the Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships. The partnership includes support for the CanSkate program.