Skate Canada Cancels Competitions and Events from Coast to Coast – A Complete List

On the heels of the 2020 World Figure Skating Championships in Montreal, Quebec, Skate Canada has announced further skating competition cancellations and restrictions in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic.

From the coast to coast, over 20 competitions have been cancelled, including Skate BC/YT’s STAR Competition in Burnaby, BC from March 21 to 22, 2020. Skate Canada Manitoba’s (SCM) Crocus Invitational Synchronized Skating Championships – slated for this weekend in Roblin, Manitoba. And Skate Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2020 Atlantic Canada Skating Championships, from March 27 to 29 in Paradise, NL.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, which eventually prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to slap 26 European countries with a travel ban. Dealing another blow for the synchronized skating community who were preparing to compete at the 2020 World Synchronized Skating Championships in Lake Placid, New York. Early this week, New York issued a state of emergency and placed restrictions on gatherings over 500 people.

On March 11, Canadian ice dancing champions, Paul Poirier and Piper Gilles, reacted to the cancellation to the 2020 Worlds during a Skate Canada press conference remotely.

“I think Paul and I are both a little disappointed obviously,” said Gilles, “and every athlete is a little disappointed … we’ve all put so much time and effort and our heart and soul into training for the world championships.”

Stony Mountain Skating Club’s medals will be out of reach this year. Stony on Ice, the last competition of Manitoba’s season, has been cancelled.

Disappointment isn’t reserved for professional athletes alone. The final competition of Manitoba’s season, the annual Stony on Ice, was scheduled from March 27 to 29. The Stony Mountain Skating Club runs the inter-provincial event, which draw skaters from Thompson, MB to Kenora, ON.

Figure skating is one of a growing list of sports impacted by COVID-19.

A LIST OF SKATE CANADA COMPETITIONS AND EVENTS CANCELLED OR SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19
BY PROVINCE/TERRITORY 

SKATE BC/YT
Star 1 to 4 competition; Burnaby, BC, March 21 to 22, 2020
VISI Super Series; Parksville, BC, April 3 to 5
BCYK Section Development Camp; Kelowna, BC, April 10 to 12

SKATE ALBERTA-NWT/NUNAVUT
2020 Synchronized Skating Invitational; Carstairs, AB, March 13 to 15
2020 STARSkate and Adult Championship; Edmonton, AB, March 20 to 22
2020 United Sport Sunsational Competition; Edmonton, AB, April 17 to 19

SKATE SASKATCHEWAN
2020 Living Skies Synchronized Skating Competition; Regina, SK, March 14

SKATE MANITOBA
2020 Skate Canada Manitoba Crocus Invitation Synchro Skating, Roblin, MB, March 14
2020 Stony on Ice; Stony Mountain, MB, March 27 to 29

SKATE ONTARIO
Cancelled Events:
2020 Skate Ontario Provincial Championships. Belleville, ON, March 26 to 29
2020 Skate Ontario Adult Championships, Mount Forest, ON, April 3 to 5
2020 Sudbury Let’s Skate; Lively, ON, April 3 to 5
2020 Orillia FunSkate 2020, Orillia, ON, April 3 to 5
Boys Training Day; Brampton, ON, April 7, 2020

PATINAGE QUEBEC
2020 World Figure Skating Championships, Montreal, QC, March 16 to 22

SKATE NEW BRUNSWICK
2020 Atlantic Canada Skating Championships; Paradise, NL, March 27 to 29

SKATE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
2020 STAR Challenge; Corner Brook, NL, March 14 to 15
2020 Atlantic Canada Skating Championships; Paradise, NL, March 27 to 29

SKATE NOVA SCOTIA
2020 Atlantic Canada Skating Championships; Paradise, NL, March 27 to 29
STAR 1-3 Mariposa,  April 4

 SKATE PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
2020 Atlantic Canada Skating Championships; Paradise, NL, March 27 to 29

INTERNATIONAL / CHAMPIONSHIPS
2020 ISU World Figure Skating Championships; Montreal, QC, March 16 to 22
2020 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships; Lake Placid, NY, April 3 to 4
2020 ISU International Adult Competition; Oberstdorf, Germany, May 17 to 25

(More competitions and events will be added or modified as information becomes available.)
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Cross-posted on The Skating Scene