OTTAWA, ON: The International Skating Union (ISU) has awarded the 2023 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships® to Skate Canada, who will host the event in Calgary, Alberta. This premium event will take place at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park from February 27-March 5, 2023.
“Skate Canada is pleased to be hosting another top-tier event in Calgary at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park for the 2023 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada. “Calgary is no stranger to hosting successful events and Skate Canada is confident that this event will be no different. We are thrilled to be welcoming the future stars of figure skating in 2023.”
The ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships is an annual event that moves around the globe, showcasing the best young skaters from around the world, competing for the world junior titles in men’s, women’s, pairs and ice dance.
Skate Canada has a long and illustrious history of hosting ISU sanctioned events, having previously held the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships five times. This will be the first time Calgary has been selected to host the event. Canada has hosted the championships in London (1981), Kitchener (1987,2005), Hull (1992), and Saint John (1998).
“Calgary is a preeminent winter sport city and we are ecstatic to be hosting the 2023 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championship.” said Jeff Daniels, Executive Director, Sport, Culture & Major Events at Tourism Calgary. “We had the privilege of collaborating with Skate Canada on a first-class bid and are pleased to have secured the event and its projected $8 million in economic impact for our city. Not only do international events like these provide benefits to support the recovery of Calgary’s visitor economy, they also deliver promotional and branding opportunities that enhance Calgary’s position as Canada’s Ultimate Host City.”
More information on the 2023 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships will be available in the coming months.