In exciting news for the city, Skate Canada has just announced Hamilton as the official host for the International Skating Union (ISU) World Synchronized Skating Championships in 2022.
This internationally renowned synchronized skating competition – the largest in the world – has chosen the Hammer as its home for the forthcoming championships, which are set to take place at FirstOntario Centre from April 7th to 9th, 2022.
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This will be Hamilton’s second time hosting the championships, the first being back in 2015 at the same venue. It is one of just a handful of Canadian venues to host the event too, the others being London and Ottawa.
“Skate Canada is delighted to be heading back to Hamilton for the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO of Skate Canada.
“Skate Canada has a rich history of holding successful ISU sanctioned events and we are looking forward to bringing the world’s best synchronized skaters to Hamilton in 2022. Hamilton is a vibrant city that possesses all the necessary elements to carry out a successful event and we know athletes and fans will enjoy all aspects of these championships. We’re also thrilled to reveal the official logo for the championships, today.”
The news of this massive event is also very promising for Hamilton’s economic recovery, particularly following the significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the city.
“The City of Hamilton is proud to welcome back the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships to our city in 2022,” said Hamilton’s Mayor Fred Eisenberger.
“Hamilton has a rich history in hosting premium International and National skating events, including the highly successful 2015 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships. We are excited to once again work with Skate Canada to create another memorable experience for all competitors, sponsors, officials, dignitaries and skating fans.
“A Task Force has been assembled by my office for economic recovery in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and with this positive announcement today, to a sector that has been greatly impacted by COVID-19, signifies an increasing level of economic recovery.”
Tickets for the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships are expected to become available this summer.
Read the full announcement on the Skate Canada website.