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Connaught Skating Club Karen Magnussen Tribute/Benefit Show

Mon, 12 Jan 2015

A message from Keegan Murphy, Director of Skating at Connaught Skating Club:

Dear Skating Family, 

I want to let you know about an important event that the Connaught Skating Club will be hosting on March 14th, 2015. 
As many of you know, in November 2011, the North Shore Winter Club facility suffered a very serious ammonia leak.  While escaping the arena, Karen Magnussen's lungs were burnt from the inhaling of this dangerous gas.  
Now suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and other serious, degenerative health issues, Karen is no longer allowed in an ice rink.  She will never skate or coach again. 
As a competitive skating organization whose members have received much valued support from her annual bursary, Connaught SC has decided to honour her skating career and dedication to figure skating by naming her as our beneficiary for this years ice show. 
The Karen Magnussen Tribute / Benefit Show will highlight the best skating that Richmond has to offer in hopes of raising some funds to help Karen and her family through a difficult period of their lives. 
As a Canadian icon for female athletes and a local hero for the figure skating community, I am hoping we can come together for one evening of fun skating and great support.  We have discussed this idea and concept with Karen at great lengths, she is very honoured that such an event will take place. 
It is with great pride and responsibility that Connaught Skating Club takes on this project.  We will deliver our absolute best in paying homage to this great woman, athlete and coach.
Tickets information is available at 

There is now an events page on our club website :
The link provided will have all the necessary information over the next couple months. Tickets will be released for sale online on January 15th.  Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the show, though a limited quantity only.   Hard copy tickets will also be available for purchase via club members and an email address will be set up where you can send in your requests/reservations for your party. 
We have also created a page on Facebook for this special event :
Feel free to share this page amongst friends or invite others to the show!