2017 ISU World Junior Championships coming to Canada for the first time
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Canada will host the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships in 2017. The eagerly awaited event will take place from March 10-12, 2017 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, a city located near Toronto (Ontario). Twenty-five of the top junior synchronized skating teams from 20 countries will compete for the world title.
« It is always an honour to host international events and we are excited to be hosting the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships for the first time, » said Dan Thompson, CEO Skate Canada in a recent press release published last week.
« Canada has a fantastic track record of hosting synchronized skating events. Most recently we hosted the 2015 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships which was an extremely exciting event with Canada winning gold on home soil. We look forward to hosting the world once again in 2017. »
The World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships has always been a biennial event. But since the recent decision of the 2016 ISU Congress, the event will become annual beginning in 2017.
Les Suprêmes Juniors from Canada were the gold medalists at the 2016 Junior World Challenge Cup in Zagreb. At the second place : Team Fintastic from Finland and the Russian team Yunost finished 3rd.