Can I bring my camera and take pictures during the event?
The Skate Canada Spectator Camera Policy is in place at events to protect the safety of athletes and to ensure a distraction-free environment for all spectators.
Personal photography is permitted by spectators but cannot impact the viewing ability of others. All photos taken during the event must be for personal use only and captured on a small digital camera or mobile device.
The following is not permitted at Skate Canada events:
- Flash photography to ensure the safety of the athletes.
- Camera bags and large camera equipment, such as tripods.
- Professional camera and/or detachable lenses greater than 6 inches or 200 mm.
No video recording of any type is permitted within the venue during the competition.
Unauthorized sale, commercial use and/or third-party distribution of photos from events are strictly prohibited. Only accredited team members are permitted to videotape their skater or team from rinkside during practice.
Spectators who do not abide by these restrictions risk having their camera confiscated or being removed from the event by the venue security staff.
Why does Skate Canada have a camera policy?
This policy is in place at events to protect the safety and privacy of athletes and to ensure a distraction-free environment for all spectators. This camera policy falls in line with venue and other sport organization policies.
What type of food and beverage options are available at the Bell Centre?
Food services are available throughout the concourses. There are also many restaurants located within walking distance of the arena. For more information, visit bellcentre.ca.
Can I bring flags, banners, or noisemakers to the event?
Handheld flags and fan signs are permitted in the arena; however, must not obstruct the view of or distract other patrons in the stands. Skate Canada is not responsible for any damaged or lost items.
Airhorns and noisemakers requiring batteries or compressed air are not permitted in the arena. Small handheld noisemakers may only be used following a skater’s program or during ice resurfacing.
Are there in and out privileges during each day of the event?
Fans must have their ticket scanned out when leaving the building during the event and tickets will be scanned upon re-entry into the Bell Centre.
Is smoking allowed in the building?
The Bell Centre is a smoke-free building. Smoking is only permitted in exterior designated areas.
Does Skate Canada supply transportation to and from the arena?
Skate Canada does not offer transportation for spectators. For more information on public transportation, visit Montreal Tourism.
Is parking available at the Bell Centre?
Paid parking is available at the Bell Centre. Visit the Bell Centre website for more details.
Will this event be broadcast or live streamed?
The ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2024 will be broadcast. Exact channel allocation and broadcast schedule will be posted on montreal2024.com closer to the event.
What hotels are located close to the Bell Centre?
To find a list of hotels in Montreal, please visit Montreal Tourism.
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