The 2020-21 season has been impacted by the global pandemic which has required Skate Canada to revisit the format of all competitions to ensure that the health and safety of the athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers remain our utmost priority. With that, Skate Canada is pleased to announce the 2021 Skate Canada Cup.
As the stand-alone event referred to in our communication of September 10, the Skate Canada Cup will replace the pre-novice and novice competitions at the 2021 Skate Canada Challenge. The event will be held virtually allowing pre-novice and novice skaters from across the country to participate in a safe manner from their home sections. The format of the event will follow that of the 2021 Skate Canada Challenge. Sections will film competing skaters’ programs and will submit the videos to Skate Canada to be streamed in the traditional competition format with live remote judging. The deadline for video submissions is March 31, 2021.
The event date will be announced in the New Year and will be available to watch through Skate Canada’s Dailymotion streaming service.
“The addition of the pre-novice and novice competition will allow these athletes the chance to continue their development and goals for the season,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada. “We have made significant changes to our season this year and thank all those who have helped make it possible to keep our athletes on the ice competing in a safe manner.”
Circumstances around the country and the ability for sections to participate in this event are fluid. As such, Skate Canada will determine if this event will continue as planned, or if modifications or cancellation may be required, by February 1, 2021.