More than 40 teams and 800 skaters expected next year


The energy of Golding Ice Novice from Blainville/St-Eustache, Canada. (Credits: Sean McKinnon - 2020)

The Canadian National Synchronized Skating Championships organized by Skate Canada are heading back to Calgary, Alta., next year. The Championships will take place from February 24-27, 2022, at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre.

“We are very excited to be returning to Calgary for the Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships in 2022,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada.

“With the severe level of disruption to the 2020-2021 competitive season, we are very much looking forward to Canada’s best synchronized skating teams stepping onto the ice in Calgary in 2022, showcasing their dedication and hard work for all to see,” continued Debra Armstrong in a Skate Canada press release.

This will not be the first time that the city of Calgary hosts the synchronized skating Nationals. The last time was in 2020!

In total, 40 teams and more than 800 skaters from across the country will compete to get the precious national medals. The event will also allow senior teams to qualify for the World Championships 2022.

Fourth time in Calgary
According to Skate Canada, the synchronized skating championship's projected economic impact should reach $2.8 million, said Jeff Daniels, Executive Director, Sport, Culture & Major Events at Tourism Calgary.

“This will mark the fourth time Calgary has been selected to host the championship in the past nine years and we are thrilled to once again have Canada’s best synchronized skating teams compete at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre.”

Teams will compete for national titles in senior, junior, novice, intermediate and open categories. The top two senior teams will represent Canada at the 2022 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Hamilton, Ontario.

Synchro fans are waiting to see again teams like Nova Senior. (Credits: Ice Galaxy - 2020)

Given the challenging 2020-21 season in Canada, expectations are very high for this national championship. Indeed, the 2021 Nationals had to be canceled.

Let us keep our fingers crossed that the Covid situation will improve in the coming months and will allow large-scale events to be held next season.