OTTAWA, ON: With the ongoing uncertainty surrounding international travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Skate Canada has cancelled the 2021 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Canada. The event was scheduled to take place from August 25-28, 2021, at Meadows Arena in Edmonton, AB.
For the past 18 months, Skate Canada has closely monitored the provincial and federal health authorities’ position on the global health crisis and is committed to the health and safety of the athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, and spectators. Like last season, due to the federal quarantine guidelines for all travellers and social distancing requirements in effect at this time, Skate Canada regretfully made the decision to cancel the event.
“It’s a difficult decision to cancel the 2021 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Canada for the second consecutive year,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada. “We know brighter days for our skating community are ahead and look forward to a prosperous season for our athletes.”
“While we are disappointed that we will not welcome the world’s top junior skaters to Edmonton this summer, we remain optimistic that there will be competitive opportunities for our NextGen athletes in the near future,” said André Bourgeois, NextGen Director, Skate Canada.
Skate Canada, in partnership with the local organizing committee, Skate Canada Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, looked forward to hosting the Junior Grand Prix event in Edmonton, AB. We thank you all for your efforts and commitment as we prepared to deliver a memorable event.