OTTAWA, ON: The Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships are returning to Waterloo, Ont., in 2019. The championships will take place from February 22-24, 2019, at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex.

“The beauty of a synchronized skating team working in unison, along with the level of excitement at the Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships combine to create an unforgettable experience,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada. “We look forward to that energy captivating the community when we return to the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex, for what is sure to be another wonderful event.”

The 2019 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will bring approximately 40 teams and over 800 skaters from across the country to Waterloo. The city most recently hosted this event in 2016.

“We are very happy that the Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships is returning to Waterloo,” said City of Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky. “Waterloo is a big advocate of active living through sports, fitness and recreation. We also have a rich history of supporting competitive skating and we are pleased to welcome back this important event. Best of luck to all competitors and I hope everyone has a great time.”

Teams will compete for national titles in the senior, junior, open, intermediate and novice categories. The top two senior teams will represent Canada at the 2019 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships.