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Canada cancelled the national Synchronized Skating Championships


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Nova Junior - CAN. (Credits: Sean McKinnon - 2020)

"The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to deliver uncertainty surrounding skating events and activities around the country," explains Skate Canada in a press release on Tuesday. The federation decided to cancel the 2021 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships. The event was scheduled to take place in Sherbrooke, QC, in February 2021.

"After consulting with the synchronized skating community, it was clear that our teams have not had or will have the opportunity to train at a level that would be safe to compete on the national stage in February," said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada.

Due to these exceptional circumstances the 2021 Skate Canada Synchronized National Team will be comprised of those teams that finished in the top three in the senior discipline at the 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships.


The 2021 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships was scheduled to take place at the Palais Des Sports Léopold-Drolet in Sherbrooke, Que., from February 19-21, 2021.

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Skate Canada will continue to work with the synchronized skating community "to provide other avenues this season to support development and performance opportunities.

As part of those initiatives, Skate Canada will collaborate with OneTeamMVMT to bring virtual learnings to the Canadian synchronized skating community. The five-week "Virtual Off-Ice for Synchro" will begin on October 24 for synchronized skating teams. It aims to help teams to keep their goals in focus.