Skate Canada hosted the 2024 ISU World Figure Skating Championships at the Bell Centre in Montreal from March 18 – 24, where sold-out crowds witnessed incredible performances by the 200 best skaters from more than 40 countries.

Here are some of our top moments from the event (in no particular order)!

  1. Deanna Stellato-Dudek rewriting the history books with Maxime Deschamps as they took home gold in the pair competition, and she became the oldest female world figure skating champion of all time at 40 years old.

  2. Retired skater Keegan Messing sharing his signature HUGE Canadian flag with Deanna & Maxime when they won gold, and then him waving it in the stands throughout the event to cheer on Team Canada.
  3. The “Quad God” Ilia Malinin of the USA absolutely living up to this moniker by nailing 6 quadruple jumps, including the quad axel to set a new World Record for the men’s free program enroute to winning his first World Championship title.

  4. The amazing choreography and visuals from the Opening Ceremony featuring Les Suprêmes, Nova and Elladj Baldé that celebrated the four seasons.

  5. Kaori Sakamoto of Japan becoming the first woman to win three-consecutive World Championship titles since Peggy Fleming (USA) did it from 1966-1968 and becoming the first Japanese skater ever to win three in a row.

  6. Adam Siao Him Fa being resurrected from 19th place after the short program to finish with a bronze medal in the men’s competition. His meteoric rise is the greatest comeback ever recorded in the sport – AND – he did it despite receiving deductions for performing an illegal backflip. What a legend.

  7. Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier taking home a silver medal for Canada in the ice dance competition after posting the highest score in the free dance portion. This was their highest finish at the World Championships since they made their debut at Worlds in 2013.

  8. Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha posting all new personal best scores for their performances just weeks after Marjorie was cleared to return to training after suffering a concussion in January

  9. Retired skater, and Event Ambassador Patrick Chan bringing in the crowds for signatures & photos at the Skate Canada EDIA booth.

  10. The Seraphim Chamber Choir from Montreal who learned 10 different national anthems to perform live for each medal presentation ceremony – a real crowd pleaser! 
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