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October 27, 2017

CITIZEN Supports ISU Grand Prix Series
2017 Skate Canada International
Continuing a 35-year tradition as the oldest ISU sponsor

TOKYO, Japan, October 26, 2017—CITIZEN is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2017 Skate Canada International, running Friday, Oct. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Brandt Centre located at Evraz Place in Regina, Canada. CITIZEN is a proud sponsor of the International Skating Union (ISU), and continues its tradition as the longest-running official ISU sponsor, supporting six Grand Prix competitions in six nations in the 2017-2018 season.

Skate Canada marks the second of six international events in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series this season, which leads up to the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, to be held on Dec.7-10, 2017 in Nagoya, Japan. The 2017-2018 ISU Grand Prix Series represents a very important season for the competing athletes, who include world champions and medalists from around the world, both at junior and senior levels.

CITIZEN believes the spirit of figure skating coincides with the ideals of the company’s brand statement, “Better Starts Now,” which is the simple belief that it is always possible to make something better, and that now is the time to start doing it. Through the support of the ISU, CITIZEN aims to communicate this continuous strive for excellence, and inspire others to continue challenging boundaries and opening new doors to opportunities and innovation.

CITIZEN is the official corporate sponsor of the following ISU competitions.

2017/2018 Season
Oct. 27-29, 2017 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating
Skate Canada International
Regina, Canada
Dec. 7-10, 2017 ISU Junior & Senior Grand Prix of
Figure Skating Final
Nagoya, Japan
Jan. 15-21, 2018 ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2018 Moscow, Russia
Jan. 22-27, 2018 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2018 Taipei, Taiwan
March 5-11, 2018 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2018 Sofia, Bulgaria
March 19-25, 2018 ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2018 Milan, Italy

About ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating
The individual Grand Prix of Figure Skating Events are held in Canada, China, France, Japan, Russia and USA each season. The skaters are seeded and invited to the six Grand Prix of Figure Skating events based on the results of the previous ISU World Figure Skating Championships. Competitors collect points in their Grand Prix events towards the qualification for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. Only the top six Skaters / Couples in each discipline can qualify for the Final. For more information visit:

CITIZEN WATCH is a true manufacture d'horlogerie with a comprehensive manufacturing process that extends from creating a watch’s individual components to its final assembly. The company operates in more than 130 countries around the world. Since its founding in 1918, CITIZEN have held the belief of “Better Starts Now” — that is, no matter who you are and what you do, it is always possible to make something better, and now is the time to start doing it. Sharing this belief, we have made watches, invented and improved technologies and explored the future of watches such as our propriety light-powered Eco-Drive technology, which originally debuted 40 years ago, and state-of-the-art satellite-synchronised timekeeping