OTTAWA, ON: Calgary, Alta., is set to welcome the best synchronized skating teams from across Canada for the 2022 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships, taking place from February 25-27, 2022, at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park.
The 2022 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will bring dozens of teams and hundreds of skaters from across the country to Calgary. Teams will compete for national titles in the senior, junior, novice, intermediate, and open categories. The city of Calgary most recently hosted the Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships in 2020.
Calgary has played host to several Skate Canada events, including the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in 2000, 1977, 1965, 1954 and 1948. They have also hosted Skate Canada International three times (1987, 1980, 1973).
2022 marks the 38th annual Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships (first held in 1983). Synchronized skating is a discipline of figure skating performed in a team format, where unison and precision are critical (formerly called precision skating). Combined with music, costumes and innovative choreography, synchronized skating enjoys an immense popularity in Canada. Internationally, the ISU (International Skating Union) introduced the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships® in 2000.