Hamilton, ON: The International Skating Union (ISU) has awarded the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships® 2022 to Skate Canada, who will host the event in Hamilton, Ontario. This top-tier event will be held at FirstOntario Centre from April 7-9, 2022.
“Skate Canada is delighted to be heading back to Hamilton for the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships. Skate Canada has a rich history of holding successful ISU sanctioned events and we are looking forward to bringing the world’s best synchronized skaters to Hamilton in 2022,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada. “Hamilton is a vibrant city that possesses all the necessary elements to carry out a successful event and we know athletes and fans will enjoy all aspects of these championships. We’re also thrilled to reveal the official logo for the championships, today.”
The ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships is an annual event that moves around the world, showcasing 25 teams from 20 ISU member nations, competing for the world title.
Skate Canada has a long and proud history of hosting ISU events, having previously held the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships three times. This is the second time Hamilton has been selected to host the event, previously having hosted in 2015. Canada has also hosted the championships in London in 2007 and Ottawa in 2003.
“The City of Hamilton is proud to welcome back the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships to our city in 2022,” said Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of Hamilton. “Hamilton has a rich history in hosting premium International and National skating events, including the highly successful 2015 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships. We are excited to once again work with Skate Canada to create another memorable experience for all competitors, sponsors, officials, dignitaries and skating fans. A Task Force has been assembled by my office for economic recovery in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and with this positive announcement today, to a sector that has been greatly impacted by COVID-19, signifies an increasing level of economic recovery.”
More information on the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships, including ticket sales, will be available this summer.