One year until Montreal hosts the ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020

OTTAWA, ON: With just one year to go until Montreal, Que., hosts the ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020, Skate Canada is proud to unveil the theme and logo for the event. The championships will take place next year from March 16-22, 2020 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

The theme of the championships is Joie de Vivre given the charm of the host city of Montreal and the hospitality and warmth of Montrealers. The event is more than just a sporting event with the best figure skaters in the world, it’s the opportunity for fans from everywhere to sample a unique cultural experience, as the city offers some of the best cuisine, art, and culture that Canada has to offer.

The logo transmits a youthful energy and movement of skaters, ‘M’ for Montreal and monde are clearly visible. The fun and charismatic nature of the logo also reflects the joie de vivre of the host city. Together the theme and logo for the event will be the key visual ambassadors for the championships.

“We are excited that in just one-year we will have the honour of welcoming the world to Canada and Montreal specifically, for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020. We are thrilled to unveil the joie de vivre theme, synonymous to anyone who has experienced the charm and sophistication of Montreal, and the innovative branding for these championships. We believe that both the theme and logo will resonate with both the skaters who will compete in this event and also the public who adores the athleticism and artistry of figure skating,” said Leanna Caron, President, Skate Canada.

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships is an annual event that moves around the globe, attracting more than 300 million television viewers worldwide and showcasing the 200 best athletes from 50 countries in four disciplines: men, women, pair and ice dance. An event of this magnitude could not take place without the contribution of the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec, the City of Montreal and Montreal Tourism.

The 2020 world championships will mark Canada’s 11th time hosting, and a second for Montreal. Montreal last hosted the championships in 1932, the very first time Canada hosted the event. Canada last hosted the event in London, Ontario, in 2013.

Montreal is one of the world’s most vibrant cities, where fans can enjoy a city that truly offers all the finest experiences. Buying a ticket and coming to this exceptional event will offer fans an opportunity to experience the world’s best of everything!

Ticket information for the championships will be available on April 25, 2019 with a target on-sale date for all-event tickets taking place in May 2019.

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