On the recommendations from the federal and provincial governments and with the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, Skate Canada regretfully announces that the 2020 Ice Summit, scheduled to take place from May 28-30 in Moncton, New Brunswick, has been cancelled.
Plans are currently underway to hold the Skate Canada Annual General Meeting (AGM) with remote access allowing our membership to participate in the AGM online via live streaming. Details concerning voting technology and the meeting in general will be provided once they are available.
These decisions were made with the best interests of all participants in mind given the exceptional circumstances presented by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
Skate Canada will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and we are committed to the health and safety of all our members and registrants.
Our thanks to Skate Canada New Brunswick for their gracious offer to host Canada’s skating family this spring.
March 17, 2020
Skate Canada Sanctioned Activities Suspended due to COVID-19
Dear members and registrants,
Following up on the communication dated March 13, 2020, regarding Skate Canada’s COVID-19 response, the situation continues to change as expected and consequently we have revised our position.
The events of the past days and weeks have been unprecedented and the federal, provincial and municipal governments have implemented several new restrictions.
Effective March 19, 2020, all Skate Canada sanctioned activities and programming are suspended until further notice.
We acknowledge the immense amount of work that has been done by our sections, clubs and skating schools this season. Many difficult decisions are being made during this global pandemic and the health and safety of our entire membership is our top priority. Skate Canada will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and provide updates as information evolves.
Please contact your club or section directly if you have been impacted by cancelled activities, events, or competitions to inquire about their cancellation and refund policy.
As always please always follow proper hygiene as noted below and be safe.
Proper hygiene can help reduce the risk of infection or spreading infection to others. Please use the following precautions:
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NOTTINGHAM, England – Nexxice, from Burlington, Ont., and Les Suprêmes, from St-Léonard, Que., placed fifth and sixth on Saturday at the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships.
Fintastic, from Finland, climbed from third after Friday’s short program, to win the gold medal. Junost, from Russia, was second and their compatriots Crystal Ice were third. The Canadian teams kept their same plaings as after the short.
There were 19 teams.
Nexxice skaters were: Christina Au; Ninna Blom; Savanna Bosco; Kayleigh Cheung; Avery Clark; Alice Douplik; Vasiliki Kiriakou; Cassandra Leung; Natalie Leung; Kathyn Mallott; Abbey McMurray; Victoria Morgado; Noora Naatsari; Mya Napier; Matilda Nilsson; Soomin Oh; Miriam Pedrozo; Beatrice Sassi and Angela Yang.
Nexxice improved on last year’s eighth place finish.
“We showed what fighters we are,” said Clark. “We had to overcome a lot this season and it hasn’t been easy. We skated very confidently. We had lots of attack. We achieved our goals and did what we had to do.”
The Suprême skaters were: Solène Aymard; Émilie Beaucage; Julia Caponi; Alona Chabalin-Zea; Alice Cormier; Jade Deschenes; Thea Iulia Dimbu; Natasha Gligorijevic; Victoria Gligorijevic; Charlotte Grutter; Josephine Kawa; Astrid Kumpulainen; Audrey-Ann Lajeunesse; Audrey Landry; Mia Lasalle; Olivia Ronca; Simona Ronca; Lauren Santori; Frédérique Savard and Sara Squalli.
They equalled last year’s result.
“We had a great team this year and we are proud of all the memories we made together,” said Deschenes. “We had a beautiful week here and had lot of fun.”
Full results: ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2020
NOTTINGHAM, England – Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., and les Suprêmes from St-Leonard, Que., are fifth and sixth after Friday’s short program at the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships.
Russian teams are 1-2 with Junost first at 76.09 and Crystal Ice second at 75.93. Fintastic from Finland is third at 73.79. Nexxice earned 66.18 and les Suprêmes 62.42. There are 19 teams.
Nexxice skaters are: Christina Au; Ninna Blom; Savanna Bosco; Kayleigh Cheung; Avery Clark; Alice Douplik; Vasiliki Kiriakou; Cassandra Leung; Natalie Leung; Kathyn Mallott; Abbey McMurray; Victoria Morgado; Noora Naatsari; Mya Napier; Matilda Nilsson; Soomin Oh; Miriam Pedrozo; Beatrice Sassi and Angela Yang.
Canadian junior champions, NEXXICE, qualified for this event by finishing second at the 2020 Winterfest. Last year, the team finished eighth at the 2019 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships. This season, NEXXICE took home a bronze medal at the California Cup and finished sixth at French Cup.
“We are very happy with our skate,” said Napier. “We went out there confidently and we are excited about our free program for tomorrow which was specifically made for these world championships.”
The Suprême skaters are: Solène Aymard; Émilie Beaucage; Julia Caponi; Alona Chabalin-Zea; Alice Cormier; Jade Deschenes; Thea Iulia Dimbu; Natasha Gligorijevic; Victoria Gligorijevic; Charlotte Grutter; Josephine Kawa; Astrid Kumpulainen; Audrey-Ann Lajeunesse; Audrey Landry; Mia Lasalle; Olivia Ronca; Simona Ronca; Lauren Santori; Frédérique Savard and Sara Squalli.
Canadian junior silver medallists, Les Suprêmes, qualified for this event by winning gold at the 2020 Winterfest. Last season, Les Supremes, finished sixth at the 2019 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships. This season, they finished third at Lumiere Cup and seventh at French Cup.
Competition ends Saturday with the free skate.
Full results: ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2020
With the COVID-19 situation affecting sporting events all around the world, the U.S. Figure Skating Association (USFSA) and the International Skating Union (ISU) announced that the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2020 is cancelled. The event was scheduled to take place from April 3-4 in Lake Placid, NY, USA.
With the recent U.S. travel ban of 26 European countries, the state of New York’s restrictions on mass gatherings and the concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the USFSA and the ISU determined it would not be possible to organize the event.
Skate Canada respects and supports the difficult decision to cancel the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2020. Les Suprêmes, the 2020 Canadian senior synchronized skating champions, and silver medallists, NEXXICE, were scheduled to represent Canada in Lake Placid.
Skate Canada passes on congratulations to both teams for their exceptional performances and accomplishments this season.
For further information on the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2020, please view the ISU’s statement here.
Due to the cancellation of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020, scheduled from March 16-22 in Montreal at Centre Bell, Skate Canada is working closely with our ticketing partner evenko to ensure all ticket purchasers are refunded as quickly as possible.
evenko will be reaching out directly to ticket purchasers through email to provide instructions on how to obtain a refund.
evenko will be processing refunds in the following manner:
- Clients that purchased via evenko.ca or by phone will automatically receive a refund on the credit card used to make the purchase.
- Customers that purchased their tickets in person must return to the Centre Bell Box office to obtain their refund.
Please note that refunds can take up to ten (10) business days depending on the financial institution.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the evenko Customer Experience Centre by email at [email protected] or by phone at 514-790-2525 or at 1-877-668-8269 (toll free) and an agent will gladly assist you.
Skate Canada would like to thank our fans for purchasing tickets to the world championships. We were very much looking forward to hosting and delivering a world-class event in Montreal and hope to do so in the future.
For further information about the cancellation, please consult Skate Canada’s statement here.
With the uncertainty surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Skate Canada and the International Skating Union (ISU), were informed today by the Government of Quebec that they have cancelled the
ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020. The event was scheduled to take place from March 16-22, 2020 in Montreal at Centre Bell.
Skate Canada and the International Skating Union (ISU) have closely monitored the provincial and federal health authorities position on the spread of the virus and fully respect the difficult decision made today. Like the authorities, Skate Canada and the ISU are committed to the health and safety of the athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators.
Many stakeholders have been affected by the cancellation of the world championships, and Skate Canada and the ISU will be communicating directly with each group in the coming days. Any fan who has purchased tickets directly from the official ticket provider Evenko will receive details on the refund process in due course.
Skate Canada, in partnership with the local organizing committee, Patinage Quebec and all our partners, looked forward to hosting figure skating’s flagship event in Montreal. We thank you all for your efforts and commitment as we prepared to deliver a world-class event.
Skate Canada is pleased to announce that members of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games gold medal team and other legendary Canadian skaters will be a part of the Opening Ceremony at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020. The Opening Ceremony will take place on the first day of competition on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 15:45 ET at Centre Bell in Montreal, Quebec.
Canadian Olympic medallists Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Meagan Duhamel, Eric Radford, Kaetlyn Osmond, Patrick Chan, Joannie Rochette and Elvis Stojko, and four-time World Champion Kurt Browning will perform a thrilling program choreographed by Jeff Buttle, with music composed by Eric Radford and Igor Vrabac, featuring Meira Alaraj to kick-off the Opening Ceremony.
In addition, fans will watch performances from Les Suprêmes senior, the 2020 Canadian synchronized skating champions and bronze medallists Nova senior, choreographed by Dr. Shae Zukiwsky. This spring, Les Suprêmes will represent Canada at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Lake Placid, USA.
Other notable acts will include Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Cirque Éloize and Petits Chanteurs de Mont-Royal.
Next week, Skate Canada will welcome the world to Montreal, Quebec to create history. Day tickets for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020 are on sale now and can be purchased online at montreal2020.com, by phone at 1-855-310-2525 or in person at the Centre Bell Box Office.
OTTAWA, ON: Canada will have two junior synchronized skating teams at the 2020 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships, in Nottingham, Great Britain, from March 13-14, 2020. Les Supremes junior and NEXXICE junior will be the teams representing Canada at the event.
Canadian junior silver medallists, Les Supremes, qualified for this event by winning gold at the 2020 Winterfest. Last season, Les Supremes, finished sixth at the 2019 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships. This season, the representatives of CPA Saint-Leonard finished third at Lumiere Cup and seventh at French Cup. They are coached by Marilyn Langlois, Pascal Denis, Kassandra Patenaude and Cathy Dalton.
Canadian junior champions, NEXXICE, qualified for this event by finishing second at the 2020 Winterfest. Last year, the team finished eighth at the 2019 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships. This season, NEXXICE took home a bronze medal at the California Cup and finished sixth at French Cup. They are coached by Trish Perdue-Mills.
Joanne Shaw of Guelph, Ont., will be the Canadian team leader at the event. Dr. Ed Pilat of Winnipeg, Man., and physiotherapist Paige Larson of North Vancouver, B.C., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Karen Robertson of Chelsea, Que., will be the Canadian team official and Susan Morriss of Victoria, B.C., will be the Canadian official attending the event.
For more information, please visit www.isu.org.