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ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020: Ticket Refunds

Due to the cancellation of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020, scheduled from March 16-22 in Montreal at Centre Bell, Skate Canada is working closely with our ticketing partner evenko to ensure all ticket purchasers are refunded as quickly as possible.

evenko will be reaching out directly to ticket purchasers through email to provide instructions on how to obtain a refund.

evenko will be processing refunds in the following manner:

  • Clients that purchased via evenko.ca or by phone will automatically receive a refund on the credit card used to make the purchase.
  • Customers that purchased their tickets in person must return to the Centre Bell Box office to obtain their refund.

Please note that refunds can take up to ten (10) business days depending on the financial institution.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the evenko Customer Experience Centre by email at [email protected] or by phone at 514-790-2525 or at 1-877-668-8269 (toll free) and an agent will gladly assist you.

Skate Canada would like to thank our fans for purchasing tickets to the world championships. We were very much looking forward to hosting and delivering a world-class event in Montreal and hope to do so in the future.

For further information about the cancellation, please consult Skate Canada’s statement here.

Cancelled: ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020

With the uncertainty surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Skate Canada and the International Skating Union (ISU), were informed today by the Government of Quebec that they have cancelled the

ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020. The event was scheduled to take place from March 16-22, 2020 in Montreal at Centre Bell.

Skate Canada and the International Skating Union (ISU) have closely monitored the provincial and federal health authorities position on the spread of the virus and fully respect the difficult decision made today.  Like the authorities, Skate Canada and the ISU are committed to the health and safety of the athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators.

Many stakeholders have been affected by the cancellation of the world championships, and Skate Canada and the ISU will be communicating directly with each group in the coming days. Any fan who has purchased tickets directly from the official ticket provider Evenko will receive details on the refund process in due course.

Skate Canada, in partnership with the local organizing committee, Patinage Quebec and all our partners, looked forward to hosting figure skating’s flagship event in Montreal. We thank you all for your efforts and commitment as we prepared to deliver a world-class event.

Skate Canada announces Opening Ceremony acts for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020

Skate Canada is pleased to announce that members of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games gold medal team and other legendary Canadian skaters will be a part of the Opening Ceremony at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020. The Opening Ceremony will take place on the first day of competition on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 15:45 ET at Centre Bell in Montreal, Quebec.

Canadian Olympic medallists Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Meagan Duhamel, Eric Radford, Kaetlyn Osmond, Patrick Chan, Joannie Rochette and Elvis Stojko, and four-time World Champion Kurt Browning will perform a thrilling program choreographed by Jeff Buttle, with music composed by Eric Radford and Igor Vrabac, featuring Meira Alaraj to kick-off the Opening Ceremony.

In addition, fans will watch performances from Les Suprêmes senior, the 2020 Canadian synchronized skating champions and bronze medallists Nova senior, choreographed by Dr. Shae Zukiwsky. This spring, Les Suprêmes will represent Canada at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Lake Placid, USA.

Other notable acts will include Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Cirque Éloize and Petits Chanteurs de Mont-Royal.

Next week, Skate Canada will welcome the world to Montreal, Quebec to create history. Day tickets for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020 are on sale now and can be purchased online at montreal2020.com, by phone at 1-855-310-2525 or in person at the Centre Bell Box Office.

Media Accreditation: ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020

OTTAWA, ON: The media accreditation applications for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships taking place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on March 16-22, 2020 are now open.

Media must apply for accreditation through the ISU Online Media Accreditation System (OMAS). The deadline to apply for accreditation is February 24, 2020.

The media information package for the event is also available and will help you prepare for your trip to Montreal. Accreditation will be granted to professional journalists and photographers only.

  • Writing Press (newspaper, magazine, internet, agencies and ISU Member Federations): maximum one professional per organization (agencies and major newspapers: maximum two professionals)
  • Photographer: maximum one professional per organization (agencies and major newspapers: maximum two professionals)
  • Television non-right holder: maximum three professionals per organization
  • Radio non-right holder: maximum one professional per organization
  • Freelancer: A freelance journalist or photographer is a full-time professional editor or photographer, who is not employed by an agency or newspaper – a self-employed professional. A freelance editor or photographer must provide written evidence that he/she operates on behalf of a clearly identified media. A freelance editor or photographer operating under his/her own account will not be accepted.

The total number of accredited media representatives will be subject to space available. The Organizing Committee (OC) and ISU reserve the right to refuse accreditation should the number of applications exceed given space or if any requested information / documentation has not been provided in due time.

All applications are evaluated on an event-by-event basis and are subject to Skate Canada’s media accreditation guidelines, and the International Skating Union (ISU) media accreditation regulations.

For further information on the ISU World Figure Skating Championship 2020, including entries, standings and results, please visit the event page.

Patrick Chan and Joannie Rochette named Athlete Ambassadors for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2020

OTTAWA, ON: Not that the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020 needed any more star appeal, but figure skating’s flagship event just got it anyway.

As Montreal, Quebec gets set to welcome the world to the Centre Bell from March 16-22, 2020, a pair of Canadian legends with 16 national titles between them will once again step onto the sport’s grandest stage. Only this time, they’ll be watching from the wings.

Skate Canada today introduced three-time world champion Patrick Chan, who also holds a record ten Canadian titles, and Montreal’s own Joannie Rochette, the 2010 Olympic Winter Games bronze medallist and six-time Canadian champion, as official Athlete Ambassadors for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020.

As the world championships return to Canada for the first time since 2013, Chan and Rochette, as co-Athlete Ambassadors, will handle speaking engagements and media interviews, conduct appearances on behalf of competing athletes and spend time with the fans who meant so much to them over their careers.

“I am thrilled that the 2020 ISU World Championships are being held in Montreal and very excited to be an ambassador for the event,” says Chan.

“One of my fondest memories in figure skating was when I competed at the 2013 ISU World Championships in London, Ontario. Having the support of a home crowd energized me to be the best I could be and ultimately achieve a gold medal.”

Rochette is ecstatic that the world championships are coming to her hometown for the first time since 1932.

“It means so much to me to be named Athlete Ambassador for the world championships in Montreal,” says Rochette. “Montrealers are known to be welcoming and open to the world and am honoured to represent Skate Canada and all the athletes participating at this incredible event. I wish all the skaters a great week of skating in Montreal and hope they get a chance to see the beautiful city.”

This will mark the second time that Chan and Rochette have served as Athlete Ambassadors as Skate Canada continues to honour the athletes that have contributed so much to its rich and storied history. Most recently, Chan was Athlete Ambassador at the 2018-19 ISU Grand Prix Final and Rochette at 2018 Skate Canada International. Other Athlete Ambassadors at recent Skate Canada events include Kevin Reynolds, Elvis Stojko, Kurt Browning, Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, Jeffery Buttle and Shae-Lynn Bourne.

“We are honoured to have Patrick and Joannie as our athlete ambassadors for the world championships. Skate Canada is thrilled to bring the world championships to Montreal and are proud to have alumni like Patrick and Joannie who are incredible role models for not just athletes but for all Canadians,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada. “Over their careers they have both taken part and won medals at every major skating event and know firsthand the pressures of competition and we know they will help make an unforgettable event for all participants.”

Chan and Rochette need no introduction to figure skating aficionados, in Canada or around the world.

In eight trips to the world championships, Chan stepped onto the podium on five occasions, including three consecutive world titles from 2011 to 2013. In addition to his record ten Canadian championships, he is three-time Olympic medallist, including a gold medal as a member of the winning Canadian squad in the team event at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

Shortly after those Olympics, Chan announced his retirement from competitive skating and regularly performs in skating shows across Canada. He currently resides in Vancouver and continues to give back to the sport that gave him so much, teaching seminars in the Vancouver area.

Chan’s affection for Vancouver is understandable, considering he won his first national title in the city in 2008 before capturing his final Canadian crown in the city.

“It’s great that the next generation of Canadian figure skaters get that same chance to compete on home soil against the world’s best, and I look forward to welcoming the world to Canada,” Chan adds.

Rochette left her footprint on the heart of a nation at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, with her emotional bronze-medal performance, which led to her being named Female Athlete of the Year by Canadian Press.

In addition to her six Canadian championships, Rochette represented Canada seven times at the world championships, winning silver in 2009. During six career appearances at Skate Canada International, she medalled five times including gold in 2006, 2008 and 2009. In 2017, Skate Canada announced Rochette will be inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame.

These days, Rochette keeps a busy schedule as she continues to attend medical school at McGill University, but the opportunity to have a rink side view of a home world championships was too much to pass up.

“There is nothing quite like representing your country on the international stage. I am sure it will bring back a lot of memories for Patrick and I,” adds Rochette.

Along with an entire country.

TICKETS
The ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020 will offer six different levels of day ticket packages located in the 100 and 200 levels at Centre Bell. To view a venue map please click here.

The Bell Centre ticket system offers two ways to purchase tickets: “best available” or “choose a section” in which the system will offer the best available seat in the specified section (if available). Each day ticket includes access to the daily competition and daily early practice (excluding Sunday’s closed Gala practice).

*All prices are in Canadian dollars.

Fans may add a Super Fan Bag to their ticket order. Super Fan Bags include a souvenir program, commemorative championship pin, premium branded blanket and stylish tote for $110 ($100 ticket + $10 venue fee). Super Fan bags are available for pre-order until November 1, 2019.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.montreal2020.com, by phone at 1-877-668-8269 or in person at the Centre Bell Box Office.

EVENT INFO
The ISU World Figure Skating Championships is an annual event that moves around the globe, attracting more than 300 million television viewers worldwide showcasing the 200 best athletes from 50 countries in four disciplines: men, women, pair and ice dance. An event of this magnitude could not take place without the contribution of the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec, the City of Montreal and Montreal Tourism.

The 2020 world championships will mark Canada’s 11th time hosting, a second for Montreal. Montreal last hosted the championships in 1932, the very first time Canada hosted the event. Canada last hosted the event in London, Ontario, in 2013.

ISU Skating Awards premieres at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2020 in Montreal

The ISU Skating Awards is a brand-new and exciting event combining breathtaking Figure Skating performances, entertaining music acts, astonishing artistic shows and a dazzling Award ceremony.

The International Skating Union, Skate Canada and Art on Ice are proud to announce that the first ever ISU Skating Awards will be held on the occasion of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® Montreal 2020.

Awards from seven categories will be given to outstanding athletes, Choreographer and Coach. Additionally, an innovative mix of Figure Skating, Dance and Cirque Nouveau will be showcased, featuring captivating music acts and several live performances – involving all 2020 ISU World Figure Skating Champions and medalists.

The ISU Skating Awards is a new format that will take place on Sunday, March 22, 2020 between 16:00 – 18:30 EDT (21:00 – 23:30 GMT) bringing a glamorous finish to the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2020. Guests, VIPs and ISU Skating Awards nominees will arrive on the red carpet at the famous Bell Center in Montreal.

A long list of candidates will be announced on December 1, 2019 and on-line voting will open, allowing the media, public and ISU Members to vote for their favorite candidates through a new on-line voting platform. On-line voting will be possible from December 1, 2019 to February 10, 2020.

Following the on-line vote, three nominees in each category will be selected and officially announced on March 10, 2020.

A star-studded Jury will determine the winner of each category and the winners will be revealed and presented with their Award on the occasion of ISU Skating Awards held on March 22, 2020.

ISU Skating Awards categories
There are 7 Award categories:

  • Most Valuable Skater: Honors the Single Skater or Pair or Ice Dance Couple who best managed to increase the level of popularity of Figure Skating related to the fan base involvement, media attention and sponsors appreciation
  • Best Costume: Honors the Single Skater or Pair or Ice Dance Couple presenting a costume reflecting creativity, contemporary implementation, fashion, style and originality
  • Most Entertaining Program: Honors the Single Skater or Pair or Ice Dance Couple for the music selection, expression, creativity, contemporary implementation, originality and overall performance
  • Best Newcomer: Honors a young talented Single Skater or Pair or Ice Dance Couple competing very successfully in ISU Events on the Senior level for the first season
  • Best Choreographer: Honors the choreographic work of a Choreographer who successfully inspired one or several Single Skaters and/or Pairs and/or ice Dance Couples
  • Best Coach: Honors a Coach who delivered professional and efficient work and achieved outstanding results with one or several Single Skaters and/or Pairs and/or ice Dance Couples
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Honors a Figure Skating legend having achieved great success and popularity and is considered as a role model in the Figure Skating World.

The ISU, Skate Canada and Art on Ice held a press conference on October 26, 2019 to unveil the ISU Skating Awards. The panel included:

  • Ms. Patricia St Peter – ISU Representative
  • Mr. Benoit Lavoie – ISU Council Member
  • Mr. Oliver Höner – ISU Skating Awards Producer & Art on Ice CEO
  • Mr. Ari Zakarian – ISU Skating Awards Show Initiator
  • Ms. Leanna Caron – Skate Canada President

The full press conference is available on demand.

To receive the latest information on the #ISUSkatingAwards please subscribe to the ISU Newsletter here and for more information please visit www.isu.org and https://montreal2020.com. Click here to buy tickets for this exclusive event.

About International Skating Union
The International Skating Union (ISU), founded in 1892, is the oldest governing international winter sport federation and the exclusive international sport federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) administering the sports of Figure Skating (Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance), Synchronized Skating, Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating worldwide. The objectives of the ISU are to regulate, govern, promote and develop its sports on the basis of friendship and mutual understanding between athletes. Currently three ISU disciplines are included in the Olympic Winter Games program (Figure Skating, Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating). For further information please visit isu.org.

About Skate Canada
A not-for-profit organization, Skate Canada is the oldest figure skating organization in the world and is recognized by the Government of Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the International Skating Union as the governing body for the sport of figure skating in Canada. As the largest learn-to-skate teaching organization in Canada, Skate Canada is dedicated to creating a nation of skaters both recreationally and competitively. Skate Canada is comprised of ten regional sections that are made up of over 1,200 skating clubs and 180,000 members, including over 10,000 volunteers and coaches who are dedicated to creating safe and healthy learning, training, and working environments in our communities. For further information please visit skatecanada.ca.

About Art on Ice
Internationally-renowned music stars performing their greatest hits live, the world’s elite Olympic and Championship ice skaters choreographed in perfect synchronization and an unforgettable show with spectacular special effects – this combination of superlatives is enough to melt the ice.

Year after year, millions of viewers, whether live in the stadium or at home in front of the TV, are enchanted by the passion and power of Art on Ice and its artists.

A star-studded line-up, breathtaking performances and a show rich in emotion all converge to create an unsurpassable experience. That is Art on Ice. For Further information please visit www.artonice.com.

Day tickets for the 2020 ISU World Figure Skating Championships

OTTAWA, ON: Day tickets for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020 will go on sale this Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. (ET). The championships will take place next year from March 16-22, 2020 at Centre Bell in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Tickets can be purchased online at https://montreal2020.com/tickets/ , by phone at 1-877-668-8269 or in person at the Centre Bell Box Office.

Competition tickets begin at $129 ($110 + $19 venue fee) and prices range by day.

Montreal is one of the world’s most vibrant cities, giving fans the opportunity to experience the world’s best of everything and Joie de Vivre of both the world championships and the city of Montreal!

TICKET INFO
The ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020 will offer six different levels of day ticket packages located in the 100 and 200 levels at Centre Bell. To view a venue map please click here.

The Bell Centre ticket system offers two ways to purchase tickets:

  • “best available” in which the system selects what it deems to the best available ticket.
  • “choose a section” in which the system will offer the best available seat in the specified section (if available).

Each day ticket includes access to the daily competition and daily early practice (excluding Sunday’s closed Gala practice).

*All prices are in Canadian dollars.

Fans may add a Super Fan Bag to their ticket order. Super Fan Bags include a souvenir program, commemorative championship pin, premium branded blanket and stylish tote for $110 ($100 ticket + $10 venue fee). Super Fan bags are available for pre-order until November 1, 2019.

EVENT INFO
The ISU World Figure Skating Championships is an annual event that moves around the globe, attracting more than 300 million television viewers worldwide and showcasing the 200 best athletes from 50 countries in four disciplines: men, women, pair and ice dance. An event of this magnitude could not take place without the contribution of the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec, the City of Montreal and Montreal Tourism.

The 2020 world championships will mark Canada’s 11th time hosting, and a second for Montreal. Montreal last hosted the championships in 1932, the very first time Canada hosted the event. Canada last hosted the event in London, Ontario, in 2013.

Worlds Rewind: Montreal 1932

As the countdown begins to the ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020 in Montreal, Quebec, we look back at previous world championships staged in Canada. We begin the ten-part series with the 1932 world championships – also in Montreal.

Montreal, the wait is over.

Eighty-eight years after hosting the inaugural world figure skating championships on Canadian soil back in 1932, the historic city will once again welcome the world for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020 March 16th to 22nd at the Centre Bell.

The top men’s, ladies’ and pairs skaters in the world made the trip to Canada for the world championships from February 17-20, 1932, with figures being held at the Montreal Winter Club and free skating taking place at the iconic Forum.

The 1932 world championships came on the heels of the Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, NY, and many of the athletes that competed at the Olympics boarded trains for the short ride north to Montreal. It turned out to be a worthwhile trip for Olympic gold medallists from Lake Placid – all would win gold again at the world championships.

In the men’s competition, Austria’s Karl Schäfer earned first-place votes from all judges in figures and free skating, cruising to his third of seven consecutive world titles. Toronto’s Montgomery Wilson earned Canada’s first men’s world championship medal with a silver, also a unanimous decision from all judges. Ernst Baier of Germany claimed bronze.

The 1932 world championships also marked the first time Japanese skaters competed in the event, with Kazuyoshi Oimatsu placing seventh and Ryoichi Obitani finishing eighth.

Norway’s Sonja Henie continued her domination of the ladies’ discipline in Montreal, winning her sixth of ten straight world titles. Fritzi Burger of Austria took silver and Canada’s Constance Wilson-Samuel from Toronto, the sister of Montgomery Wilson, won bronze.

Just days after winning gold at the Lake Placid Olympics, the husband/wife team of  Andrée Brunet and Pierre Brunet from France won pairs gold in Montreal, finishing ahead of Hungary’s Emília Rotter and László Szollás and Americans Beatrix Loughran and Sherwin Badger.

The Canadian sibling tandem of Wilson-Samuel and Wilson, who won medals for Canada in the men’s and ladies’ events, teamed up in the pairs event to place sixth.

As the 1932 world championships came to a close in Montreal, the event would not return to Canada for close to three decades, when Vancouver hosted worlds in 1960. Canada has hosted the world championships ten times, the last time in 2013 in London, Ontario.

And next March, Montreal will welcome the world again.

All-event tickets for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020  are on sale now and can be purchased online at montreal2020.com, by phone at 1-855-310-2525 or in person at the Centre Bell Box Office.

Ticket Information: ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020

OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada is pleased to announce that all-event tickets for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020 will go on sale on May 31, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. (ET).  Tickets are available at www.montreal2020.com. The championships will take place next year from March 16-22, 2020 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Montreal is one of the world’s most vibrant cities, where fans can enjoy a city that truly offers all the finest experiences. Buying a ticket and coming to this exceptional event will offer fans an opportunity to experience the world’s best of everything and the Joie de Vivre of both the world championship and the city of Montreal!

TICKET INFOAll prices are in Canadian dollars
All-event ticket packages will include all competitions, as well as competition practices (excluding gala practice). Fans will be able to choose from six levels of all-event ticket packages located in the 100L and 200L that are priced at:

  • P5, 200L end sections = $845 ($800 ticket + $45 venue fee).
  • P4, 100L upper end & 200L side sections = $1,080 ($1,025 ticket + $55 venue fee)
  • P3, 100L lower end & 200L centre sections = $1,365 ($1,300 ticket + $65 venue fee)
  • P2, 100L centre sections = $1,675 ($1,600 ticket + $75 venue fee)
  • P1, 100L rows 4-6 & 100L centre lower bowl = $2,100 ($2,000 ticket + $100 venue fee)
  • Gold Circle, 100L rows 1-3 = $2,410 ($2,300 ticket + $110 venue fee)

SUPER FAN SECTION
The ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020 will feature a Super Fan Section for the first time! The Super Fan Section is a regular section offered at events hosted by Skate Canada and is the most popular area for skating enthusiasts. This section includes all the seats located in the Gold Circle, allowing fans to have the best seat in the house. All fans purchasing tickets in this section will receive a voucher that is exchanged on-site for a keepsake Super Fan bag that includes a souvenir program, a championship pin, and a branded premium blanket.

All-event ticket packages in the Super Fan Section which includes the super fan kit are priced at $2,410 ($2,300 ticket + $110 venue fee).  Fans sitting outside the first three rows of seating may also purchase a Super Fan Bag for $110 ($100 ticket+ $10 venue fee).

MONTREAL2020.COM
Skate Canada is also excited to announce the launch of  www.montreal2020.com., the official website of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020. The website is dedicated to all things #Montreal2020 and will be your go-to source for all updated information regarding the championships. Created with the fan experience in mind, the site includes ticket and hotel/accommodation information, local insights on the best ways to experience Montreal and event-related features.  Optimized to enhance user experience, visitors will be able to quickly and easily navigate the site and stay informed with the latest information around the 2020 world championships.

EVENT INFO
The ISU World Figure Skating Championships is an annual event that moves around the globe, attracting more than 300 million television viewers worldwide and showcasing the 200 best athletes from 50 countries in four disciplines: men, women, pair and ice dance. An event of this magnitude could not take place without the contribution of the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec, the City of Montreal and Montreal Tourism.

The 2020 world championships will mark Canada’s 11th time hosting, and a second for Montreal. Montreal last hosted the championships in 1932, the very first time Canada hosted the event. Canada last hosted the event in London, Ontario, in 2013.

One year until Montreal hosts the ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020

OTTAWA, ON: With just one year to go until Montreal, Que., hosts the ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020, Skate Canada is proud to unveil the theme and logo for the event. The championships will take place next year from March 16-22, 2020 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

The theme of the championships is Joie de Vivre given the charm of the host city of Montreal and the hospitality and warmth of Montrealers. The event is more than just a sporting event with the best figure skaters in the world, it’s the opportunity for fans from everywhere to sample a unique cultural experience, as the city offers some of the best cuisine, art, and culture that Canada has to offer.

The logo transmits a youthful energy and movement of skaters, ‘M’ for Montreal and monde are clearly visible. The fun and charismatic nature of the logo also reflects the joie de vivre of the host city. Together the theme and logo for the event will be the key visual ambassadors for the championships.

“We are excited that in just one-year we will have the honour of welcoming the world to Canada and Montreal specifically, for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020. We are thrilled to unveil the joie de vivre theme, synonymous to anyone who has experienced the charm and sophistication of Montreal, and the innovative branding for these championships. We believe that both the theme and logo will resonate with both the skaters who will compete in this event and also the public who adores the athleticism and artistry of figure skating,” said Leanna Caron, President, Skate Canada.

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships is an annual event that moves around the globe, attracting more than 300 million television viewers worldwide and showcasing the 200 best athletes from 50 countries in four disciplines: men, women, pair and ice dance. An event of this magnitude could not take place without the contribution of the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec, the City of Montreal and Montreal Tourism.

The 2020 world championships will mark Canada’s 11th time hosting, and a second for Montreal. Montreal last hosted the championships in 1932, the very first time Canada hosted the event. Canada last hosted the event in London, Ontario, in 2013.

TICKET INFORMATION
Montreal is one of the world’s most vibrant cities, where fans can enjoy a city that truly offers all the finest experiences. Buying a ticket and coming to this exceptional event will offer fans an opportunity to experience the world’s best of everything!

Ticket information for the championships will be available on April 25, 2019 with a target on-sale date for all-event tickets taking place in May 2019.

Skate Canada to host the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020 in Montreal

MONTREAL, QC: The International Skating Union (ISU) has awarded the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020 to Skate Canada, who will host the event in Montreal, Quebec. This premier sporting event will be held at the Bell Centre from March 16-22, 2020.

“Canada is thrilled to once again host the ISU World Figure Skating Championships. Skate Canada has a proven track record of holding successful ISU events and we are looking forward to bringing the world’s best skaters to Montreal in 2020,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada. “Montreal is a fantastic Canadian city with all the elements required to execute an excellent event and we know athletes and fans alike will enjoy all aspects of the championships. We hope to inspire not only Canadians but people around the world to embrace the joy of skating.”

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® is an annual event that moves around the globe, attracting more than 150 million television viewers worldwide and showcasing the 200 best athletes from 50 countries in four disciplines: men, women, pair and ice dance.

“Montreal is an Olympic city of passionate fans who are particularly fond of ice sports. That’s why I am so pleased that our metropolis is hosting the 2020 ISU World Figure Skating Championships at the Bell Center. The presence of so many international athletes builds on Montréal’s worldwide renown. I am sure there will be plenty of magic on the ice, to the audience’s delight,” stated Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal.

Skate Canada has a long and proud history of hosting ISU events, having previously held the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 10 times. In addition, each year Canada hosts Skate Canada International, one of the stops on the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series.

According to Yves Lalumière, President and CEO of Tourism Montreal, being selected to host the ISU World Figure Skating Championships proves that Montréal is a centre of excellence for organizing major international events. “This is excellent news—not only because it will boost the city’s exposure, but also because it reaffirms our expertise in attracting large-scale events. We are delighted to welcome the world’s best skaters to our hometown and are confident their stay in Montreal will be unforgettable.”
The 2020 world championships will mark Canada’s 11th time hosting, and a second for Montreal. Canada last hosted the event in London, Ontario, in 2013.

Previous Canadian host cities:

  • 1932 Montreal ● 1960 Vancouver ● 1972 Calgary ● 1978 Ottawa ● 1984 Ottawa
  • 1990 Halifax ● 1996 Edmonton ● 2001 Vancouver ● 2006 Calgary ● 2013 London

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Skate Canada announces bid to host the ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020

OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will formally submit a bid in April of 2017 to host the ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020. The International Skating Union (ISU) has confirmed the receipt of Skate Canada’s intent to bid and if successful this will be Canada’s 11th time hosting the championships. Canada last hosted the event in 2013 in London, Ont.

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® is an annual event that moves around the globe, attracting more than 150 million television viewers worldwide and showcasing the 200 best athletes from 50 countries in four disciplines: men’s, ladies, pair and ice dance.

“We are thrilled to be in the running to host the ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020. Canada has a strong hosting history and we would be honoured to hold the 2020 event,” said Dan Thompson, CEO, Skate Canada. “We are proud to have held the world championships 10 times previously and we know that if the ISU brings this event back to Canada we will continue our outstanding hosting record while inspiring not only Canadians to embrace the joy of skating, but people around the world.”

Skate Canada is requesting host city proposals for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020. Skate Canada is focused on acquiring a city host with strong partners across all aspects of the event that will work with Skate Canada to deliver an outstanding championships and inspire Canadians to embrace the joy of skating. Potential candidate cities can find the official RFP information here. A Canadian host city bid will be selected in March 2017.

In accordance with ISU regulations, Skate Canada will submit a host city along with supporting documents in April 2017. The 2020 host will be determined by the ISU Council and a decision is expected in June 2017.

Previous Canadian host cities:
● 1932 Montreal ● 1960 Vancouver ● 1972 Calgary ● 1978 Ottawa ● 1984 Ottawa ● 1990 Halifax ● 1996 Edmonton ● 2001 Vancouver ● 2006 Calgary ● 2013 London