OTTAWA, ON: The 2021 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships are headed back to La Belle Province.

Skate Canada announced today that the 2021 edition of the event will be held in Sherbrooke, Quebec from February 19-21, 2021. This will mark the first time since 2015 that the event returns to the province, when Quebec City hosted Canadian synchronized skating’s marquee event.

“We are excited to be heading to Sherbrooke for the 2021 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships. We’re confident that Sherbrooke will be a gracious host for this invigorating event,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada. “Each year, Canada’s best synchronized skating teams demonstrate inspiring performances and we can’t wait to share them with the fans in Sherbrooke.”

The premier synchronized skating teams in Canada will converge at the Palais des Sports Léopold-Drolet with national titles on the line in the senior, junior, novice, intermediate and open categories. The event will feature more than 40 teams and over 800 skaters from across Canada, with the top two senior teams representing Canada at the 2021 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships.

Canada is considered one of the world leaders in synchronized skating. At the inaugural World Synchronized Skating Championships in 2000, Canada’s black ice earned a silver medal. Nexxice brought home Canada’s first gold medal at the 2009 world championships in Zagreb, Croatia, and won the world title once again at the 2015 world championships in Hamilton, Ontario.

Tickets for the 2021 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will go on sale later this fall.