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No Junior Worlds in 2021!

The ISU Council decided to cancel the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2021, in Lyon, France, scheduled on March 12-13, 202 in view of the worsening worldwide Covid-19 pandemic situation and the consequent increasing risks for organizers and participants.

U.S. Nationals cancelled out of 'inequity in team training opportunities'

The 2021 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships and Challenge were set for Feb. 23-27 in Las Vegas, but the board of directors decided to cancel the event due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Another city chosen for the Junior Worlds 2021

France announces that it will organize the Synchronized Skating Junior World Championships in 2021. The French ice sports federation confirmed on Saturday that the event would be held in Lyon from March 12 to 13, 2021.

Canada cancelled the national Synchronized Skating Championships

"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.

The ISU launches a new online project for synchro teams

The ISU Synchronized Skating Technical Committee provides an opportunity for international and championship synchronized skating teams to have several synchro elements evaluated by ISU and international officials prior to the upcoming competition season. The "Online Element Evaluation" project has been presented on Monday. We tell you everything!

COVID-19: Ice rinks closing for 2 weeks in the Czech Republic

The Czech government has imposed new restrictions, closing all indoor sports spaces, including ice rinks. Czech synchro teams will now only be allowed to train outside, or individually at home.

COVID-19: Synchro skating stopped in Quebec until the end of the month

Team sports, competitions, and all organized activities are suspended from October 8 until October 28 in the Quebec province in Canada. After the first lockdown this spring, the synchro teams are, therefore, once again kept away from the ice and their training.

Finlandia Trophy 2020 is cancelled: the event could be virtual

After 24 editions, the Finlandia Trophy Espoo 2020 will not be organized this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Finnish Figure Skating Association (FFSA) announced that they are ready to conduct the event virtually.

Disappointment as UK ice rinks remain shut

Members of the British ice skating community were left reeling a few days ago with the government’s last minute announcement that rinks were no longer allowed to open.

The Synchro Challenger Series 2020/21 is cancelled

The Council of the International Skating Union (ISU) decided that the Challenger Series Events for both Figure Skating and Synchronized Skating in the Season 2020/21 should be "held as individual events and not as a Series". Therefore, no prize money will be distributed.

Skaters and coaches are left with uncertainty

On Tuesday, the UK government announced that indoor skating rinks were forbidden by law to reopen with the latest easing of the lockdown regulations.

Finnish synchro teams will be allowed to go back on the ice!

According to this week´s decision of the government of Finland, inner and outdoor sports grounds are opened in a controlled way beginning from 1 June. That means that next month, all skating teams should have the opportunity to skate again.