2017 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships – coming to Mississauga!

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2017 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships coming to Mississauga

OTTAWA, ON: For the first time ever, Canada will host the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships in 2017. The championships will take place from March 10-12, 2017 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ont.  Twenty-five of the top junior synchronized skating teams from 20 countries will compete for the junior world title.

“It is always an honour to host international events and we are excited to be hosting the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships for the first time,” said Dan Thompson, CEO, Skate Canada. “Canada has a fantastic track record of hosting synchronized skating events. Most recently we hosted the 2015 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships which was an extremely exciting event with Canada winning gold on home soil. We look forward to hosting the world once again in 2017.”

The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships was a biennial event but it was recently decided at the 2016 ISU Congress that the event will become annual beginning in 2017. The inaugural event was hosted in 2013 by Helsinki, Finland. In 2015, Team Canada (Les Suprêmes) won the nation’s first medal at the championships, a bronze.

Ticket prices and information will be available later this year. Please check skatecanada.ca for updates.

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Skate Canada is the nation’s governing body for competitive figure skating and is dedicated to creating a nation of skaters, both recreationally and competitively. Over 125 years old, Skate Canada is the world’s oldest skating organization and Canada’s preeminent leader in skating instruction and education. Over 130,000 Canadians participate in Skate Canada educational programs each year, including our flagship CanSkate program that teaches beginners of every age the basic skills of skating and fundamental movements.

As one of Canada’s most successful governing sport bodies, Skate Canada athletes have won 25 Olympic medals and 32 world championships. Today’s Canadian world and Olympic medalists all began at one of our 1,200 local Skate Canada clubs or skating schools. Through our programs, more than 5,500 certified professional coaches encourage Canadians of all ages to skate together as a family, pursue competitive ice sports and enjoy an active lifestyle.

Skate Canada has a National Service Centre in Ottawa, marketing headquarters in Toronto and high performance facilities in Toronto and Calgary.

For Information:
Emma Bowie
Communications Manager
+1 (613) 747-1007 ext. 2547
ebowie@skatecanada.ca