Senior Worlds 2020 in Lake Placid: the ISU has decided


Credits: Ice Galaxy - 2019

The International Skating Union (ISU) Council took a final decision regarding the possibility to postpone the 2020 World Senior Synchronized Skating Championships that would have taken place in Lake Placid (USA) at the beginning of April.

Definitively cancelled
"In regard to the planning of the 2020/21 skating season and considering the uncertain development of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the staging of international sports events", the ISU Council concluded during its on-line meeting held on April 16, 2020 that a postponement of the pending 2020 ISU championships is not possible.

Consequently, the ISU Council has decided that the following ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2020 that would have taken place in Lake Placid at the beginning of April must be definitely cancelled. 

Also for the Figure Skating in Montreal
Consequently, this decision is also for the other ISU World Championships like the Short Track and Speed Skating (Seoul, March 13-15, 2020) and the Figure Skating Championships (Montreal, March 16-22, 2020). Those two championships are also definitely cancelled.

Let's remember great memories last year in Helsinki 2019! 

Another meeting on April 28
The ISU explains its decision because of the "world-wide human tragedy" as well as "logistical challenges".

Another on-line meeting will be held on April 28 when "different scenarios of the COVID-19 developments and impact on the ISU event calendar will be discussed. The objective is to work out and communicate to all stakeholders options suitable for different scenarios in order to limit the uncertainty to the strict minimum."

The announcement of the cancellation on March 13 had made many disappointed among the synchro athletes and fans. The competition should have been held at the Olympic rink in Lake Placid (USA).