The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to deliver uncertainty surrounding skating events and activities around the country. As a direct result, Skate Canada has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships which was scheduled to take place at the Palais Des Sports Léopold-Drolet in Sherbrooke, Que., from February 19-21, 2021.
“Like many other sport organizations, the global pandemic has placed significant challenges on our business and in particular the operation of national events,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada. “After consulting with the synchronized skating community, it was clear that our teams have not had or will have the opportunity to train at a level that would be safe to compete on the national stage in February.”
Due to these exceptional circumstances the 2021 Skate Canada Synchronized National Team will be comprised of those teams that finished in the top three in the senior discipline at the 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships.
Skate Canada will continue to work with the synchronized skating community to provide other avenues this season to support development and performance opportunities. As part of those initiatives,
Skate Canada is pleased to announce its collaboration with OneTeamMVMT to bring virtual learnings to our Canadian synchronized skating community.
Virtual Off-Ice for Synchro is a five-week virtual program, starting on October 24, 2020, for synchronized skating teams to keep their goals in focus. The program offers three series of classes to choose from: Skating Skills & Technique, Performance & Expression, and Flexibility & Field Moves. Skate Canada will cover the cost for synchronized skating teams who participated at any 2020 Skate Canada Regional Synchronized Skating Championship at the Novice, Junior, Senior, Intermediate and Open levels to join one of the virtual series of classes that are offered. To learn more visit OneTeamMVMT and click on the Skate Canada team registration button.
Any new synchronized skating teams that have been formed this season, please reach out to your Section for further information.
In addition to this OneTeamMVMT collaboration, Skate Canada will provide further information about synchronized skating opportunities in the near future.