Skate Canada has closely monitored the municipal, provincial and federal health authorities position on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and is committed to the health and safety of the athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators. With the growing uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, Skate Canada has decided to cancel the in-person 2021 Skate Canada Challenge competition scheduled to take place at the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre in Edmonton, Alberta from November 23-29, 2020. We are truly grateful for the effort and support of the AB/NWT/NU Section over the past months and deeply regret that we have felt it necessary to make this decision.
Skate Canada is in the process of determining how the competition is best staged to allow skaters to participate from their home regions providing each with an opportunity to qualify for the 2021 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. More information on the new competition format will be available in the coming weeks. The competition will now run from December 2-6, 2020 to allow additional time for planning an altered format. “The global pandemic has put forth challenges for us all, and our priority is to support the development and goals of our skaters in a safe manner,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada.
More information about the 2020-2021 Canadian figure skating event season to come.