Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Skaters Stranded in Saint John, NB, amid Storm on Last Day of Championships

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Skaters Stranded in Saint John, NB, amid Storm on Last Day of Championships

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Skaters stranded in Saint John, NB, amid storm

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SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Many Canadian figure skaters are stranded in Saint John, N.B., amid a winter storm on the last day of the national skating championships.

More than half of the flights out of the city's airport were cancelled due to the weather.

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for Saint John and the surrounding area.

The Canadian championships brought some 250 skaters to Saint John. Terry Sheahan, the senior director of marketing and events for Skate Canada, estimates that between 400 and 500 people -- skaters, coaches, officials, and various staff members -- travelled to the event.

"We've got limited flights for people to change to, and it's still an unknown as to how many flights are going to get out and when," Sheahan said. …

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