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.